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  • The Transformation of the Japanese Leftby Sarah Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the transition within the Japanese party system that has seen the demise of ?the old socialists?, the Japan Socialist Party, and in its place, the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan as the leading opposition party. Sarah Hyde has produced an original book which looks at the intra-left (non-communist) opposition party manoeuvrings during... more...

  • Patron-Client Politics and Elections in Hong Kongby Bruce Kam-kwan Kwong

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    The study of patron-client politics is new to the study of Hong Kong political science. This book examines whether patron-client relations are critical to the electoral victory of candidates; how the political elites cultivate support from clients in order to obtain more votes during local elections; and tests the extent to which whether patron-client... more...

  • The Rise of Japanese NGOsby Kim D. Reimann

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Over the past two decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exploded in number and emerged as a new force in international and transnational politics. Why, however, do some countries nonetheless have more active NGO sectors than others? Using the case of Japan, this book uncovers patterns of convergence and divergence in levels of activism... more...

  • Kingship in Early Medieval Chinaby Andrew Eisenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The institution of the Retired Emperor forms the innovative angle from which this study analyzes Classical Chinese political history (4th to 7th centuries A.D.) and lays bare broader patterns of political and social action of Classical Chinese monarchy. The author lays a basis for a new framework to think about kingship and succession in East Asia. more...

  • East Asia?s New Democraciesby Yin-wah Chu; Siu-lun Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    This collection brings us up-to-date on the contemporary situations in the new democracies of East Asia, and debates on the prospect of introducing liberal democracy to this part of the world. The chapters cover a wide range of cases, including in-depth examination of China, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and broad comparisons of Malaysia,... more...

  • Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalismby Elena Barabantseva

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Elena Barabantseva looks at the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. The interplay between modernisation programmes and nationalist discourses has shaped China?s national project, whose membership criteria have evolved historically.... more...

  • Party vs. State in Post-1949 Chinaby Shiping Zheng

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A comprehensive analysis of a very important issue in contemporary China: the tensions between the Communist Party and state institutions. more...

  • Mysticism and Kingship in Chinaby Julia Ching

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Surveys over four thousand years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism. more...

  • Getting Heardby Christine Loh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2002; US$ 21.00

    This is a practical guide to help Hong Kong citizens participate more effectively in public affairs. It suggests ways that individual citizens can work with each other and with the government in making choices and taking action. more...

  • Functional Constituenciesby Christine Loh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 80.00

    The book provides detailed information on: the relevant law of functional constituencies, their place in the Basic Law and with respect to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, their history, a full list of functional constituencies and the size and make-up of their electorates including how certain major companies may control large... more...