9780765617859

Political Systems of East Asia: China, Korea, and Japan

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  • ISBN13:

    9780765617859

  • ISBN10:

    0765617854

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/15/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This innovative, interdisciplinary introduction to East Asian politics uses a thematic approach to describe the political development of China, Japan, and Koreas since the mid-nineteenth century and analyze the social, cultural, political, and economic features of each country. Instead of focusing on Western conventions of the state, Political Systems of East Asia identifies a common thread running through the histories of China, Korea, and Japan. This common thread is Confucianism, which has shaped East Asian perspectives of the universe and how it operates. The text describes and explains the ways in which each country has employed this shared tradition, and how it has affected the country's internal dynamics, responses to the outside world, and its own political development.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
China
The Confucian Tradition
China and the West
Revolution
Maoism
China after Mao
Contemporary Issues
Korea
Korea in the Shadow of China
Korea and Imperialism
Partition and War
Korea and the Cold War
Hermit Kingdom
Asian Tiger
Japan
Japan in Isolation
Imperial Japan
Japan at War
The Economy
Government and Politics
Foreign Relations
Contemporary Issues
Notes
About the Author
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