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Political Theories in East Asian Context


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Global Justice in East Asia

Global Justice in East Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hugo El Kholi, Jun-Hyeok Kwak
December 20, 2019

As a fascinating study of global justice in Asia, this book presents a series of contributions reflecting upon the conditions of a greater involvement of East Asian traditions of thought in the debate on global justice. Including chapters on diverse issues such as global social inequalities, human...

Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia

Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Sungwoo Park
November 12, 2019

This book analyzes the reception of Leo Strauss and his political philosophy in Northeast Asia. By juxtaposing the central idea of Strauss’s political philosophy with the question of modernity, the contributors explore the eclectic adaptations of Strauss in Northeast Asian countries as a...

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

1st Edition

Giorgio Shani, Takashi Kibe
September 18, 2019

This book re-examines the relationship between religion and nationalism in a contemporary Asian context, with a focus on East, South and South East Asia. Addressing empirical, analytical, and normative questions, it analyses selected case studies from across Asia, including China, India, Iraq,...

Republicanism in Northeast Asia

Republicanism in Northeast Asia

1st Edition

Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Leigh Jenco
May 25, 2017

As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, termed iscalled neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but...

Patriotism in East Asia

Patriotism in East Asia

1st Edition

Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda
May 24, 2017

Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

Worlding Multiculturalisms: The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

Worlding Multiculturalisms: The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

1st Edition

Daniel P. S. Goh
May 24, 2017

Worlding multiculturalisms are practices that infuse our arbitrary cultural lives with new things from other cultures in poetic ways to enable us to dwell and be at home with the complexity of the world. In the context of the crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the growing obsolescence of...

Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia

Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia

1st Edition

Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Melissa Nobles
February 12, 2013

Contemporary East Asian societies are still struggling with complex legacies of colonialism, war and domination. Years of Japanese imperial occupation followed by the Cold War have entrenched competing historical understandings of responsibility for past crimes in Korea, China, Japan and elsewhere...

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