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East Asia Including China, Japan, Korea

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  • Mysticism and Kingship in Chinaby Julia Ching

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 40.00

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

  • The Civil Service in Hong Kongby Ahmed Shafiqul Huque; Grace O.M. Lee; Anthony B.L. Cheung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1998; US$ 48.00

    The civil service has made significant contribution to the development of Hong Kong. Over the years, this institution has been exposed to challenges emanating from the rapidly changing environment. The preparation for Hong Kong's integration with China was a major accomplishment for the civil service. 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...

  • The Reform of Governanceby Keping Yu

    BRILL 2010; US$ 224.00

    The Reform of Governance is a translated collection of articles providing a look at how scholars in China have been assessing their country's recent governmental history. This volume, as well as the others in the SSRC series, provides Western scholars with an accessible English-language look at the state of current Chinese scholarship, and as such,... more...

  • Ballot Box Chinaby Kerry Brown

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood, experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 600,000 villages, with almost a million elections, some three million officials have been elected. This book looks at the history of the elections, how they arose, what they have achieved and where they might be going, exploring the... more...

  • Political Parties and Electoral Strategyby Olli Hellmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    A study of processes of political party formation and change in new democracies. This book argues that to understand party organizations we need to focus on politicians' electoral strategies. The framework is used to analyze political party development in the new democracies of East Asia (South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.) more...

  • Continent, Coast, Oceanby Ooi Kee Beng; Ding Choo Ming

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90

    This collection of articles takes a long look at the dynamics of regionalism in Eastern Asia and shows how although the past limits the future, its hold on our possibilities for peaceful coexistence is not as strong as we think. What makes this volume unique is that Taiwanese scholars are brought together with Malaysian scholars to discuss a subject... more...

  • The Survival of North Koreaby Suk Hi Kim; Terence Roehrig; Bernhard Seliger

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Since the end of the Cold War, scholars and analysts have been predicting the collapse of the communist regime in North Korea. Yet, despite a deteriorating economy characterized by declining industrial output, outdated technology, and difficulty feeding its people, the country has been able to persist and continues to plod along. How has North Korea... more...

  • China Experimentsby Ann Florini; Hairong Lai; Yeling Tan

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    All societies face a key question: how to empower governments to perform essential governmental functions while constraining the arbitrary exercise of power. This balance, always in flux, is particularly fluid in today’s China. This insightful book examines the changing relationship between that state and its society, as demonstrated by numerous... more...