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Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine

Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Céline Coderey, Laurent Pordie
October 03, 2019

This book unpacks the organized sets of practices that govern contemporary Asian medicine from their production in the lab to their circulation within circuits and networks of all kinds and examines the plurality of actors involved in such governance. Chapters analyse the process of...

Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies: Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan

Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies: Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Timur Dadabaev
June 25, 2019

This book analyses initiatives and concepts initiated by China, Japan and South Korea (the Republic of Korea) towards Central Asia to ascertain their impact on regionalism and regional cooperation in Central Asia. Using the case study of Uzbekistan, the book focuses on the formation of the...

Conflict in India and China's Contested Borderlands: A Comparative Study

Conflict in India and China's Contested Borderlands: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

Kunal Mukherjee
January 03, 2019

For a long time, India and China have been seen as the rising economic giants on the Asiatic mainland. Studies of the conflicts which have plagued the borderlands of India and China however have tended to only analyse individual case studies without attempting to compare and contrast the situation...

Populist Threats and Democracy’s Fate in Southeast Asia: Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia

Populist Threats and Democracy’s Fate in Southeast Asia: Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia

1st Edition

William Case
August 14, 2018

Democracy in Southeast Asia has been explained using a number of factors including historical legacies, social structures, developmental levels, transitional processes, and institutional designs while other elements, such as elite-level relations and social coalitions, have been overlooked. This...

Enhancing Asia-Europe Co-operation through Educational Exchange

Enhancing Asia-Europe Co-operation through Educational Exchange

1st Edition

Georg Wiessala
August 10, 2018

This book examines the ideas of knowledge-transfer and higher education exchange in the relationship between the European Union and countries, regions, universities and think-tanks across Asia. It critically investigates some discourses of particular relevance to the cognitive framework of the...

Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in Asia

Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in Asia

1st Edition

Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
July 30, 2018

This book offers a timely analysis of the tripartite links between the middle class, civil society and democratic experiences in Northeast and Southeast Asia. It aims to go beyond the two popular theoretical propositions in current democratic theory, which emphasise the bilateral connections...

Asia Struggles with Democracy: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

Asia Struggles with Democracy: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

1st Edition

Giovanna Maria Dora Dore
June 28, 2018

Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance....

Protecting the Weak in East Asia: Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation

Protecting the Weak in East Asia: Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation

1st Edition

Iwo Amelung, Moritz Bälz, Heike Holbig, Matthias Schumann, Cornelia Storz
June 18, 2018

This book investigates public claims for the protection of weak groups and interests in Japan and China from the nineteenth century to the present day. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it engages with ongoing global debates relevant to both Western and non-Western societies whilst also...

China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy

China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Razak Abdullah
January 22, 2018

When Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, paid an official visit to China in May 1974, it secured Malaysia a place in the annals of regional diplomatic history as the first ASEAN country to establish full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. This book analyses the...

Energy Transition in East Asia: A Social Science Perspective

Energy Transition in East Asia: A Social Science Perspective

1st Edition

Kuei-Tien Chou
December 04, 2017

The Fukushima disaster of 2011 shook the globe, arousing warm debate and new research within the academic fields of countries in both the West and the East on issues related to nuclear security, public trust, government governance, risk governance and risk perception along with technological and...

Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and Resilience

Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and Resilience

1st Edition

Minako Sakai, Edwin Jurriëns, Jian Zhang, Alec Thornton
October 26, 2017

A UN report recently found that the Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region. Indeed, considering that the region accounts for more than half of the total number of disasters in the world, building capacity and resilience to mitigate the devastating impact of disasters is a pressing...

Political Participation in Asia: Defining and Deploying Political Space

Political Participation in Asia: Defining and Deploying Political Space

1st Edition

Eva Hansson, Meredith L. Weiss
October 20, 2017

A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades. This book explores...

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