East Asia is changing and students need to grasp the new dynamics that shape politics and society across the region. This collection of essays by respected scholars examines the impact of development at the societal, national, and international levels on the conduct of politics in East Asia.
The chapters in this unique comparative tool are organized in sections around the themes of security and foreign policy, the new political economy, and changing societies, with each section featuring a mix of region-wide and country specific chapters. The book explains what are the new features and developments in East Asian politics today. It also examines how nations, more specifically China, Japan, both Koreas, and Taiwan are responding to challenges such as globalization, information technology, and the global recession as well as the impact of resulting domestic and foreign policies for the region and the world.
Its comparative nature, broad coverage, and pedagogical apparatus will make this text a key resource to teach East Asian politics at the undergraduate level.
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About the Author
Zhiqun Zhu is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in East Asian Politics and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bucknell University, USA. He is the author of China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Ashgate, 2010); Understanding East Asia's Economic "Miracles" (Association for Asian Studies, 2009); US-China Relations in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2006); and The People's Republic of China Today: Internal and External Challenges (ed., World Scientific Publishing, 2010).
Table of Contents
Introduction: East Asian Politics Today Zhiqun Zhu
Part I. Security and Foreign Policy
1. China's Rise and East Asian Security Hochul Lee
2. The Changing US Role and the Shifting Regional Order in East Asia Il Hyun Cho
3. The Era of "Ibis Diplomacy" in Japan-China Relations?
Mary M. McCarthy
4. Cross-Strait Relations Today: Challenges and Opportunities Chunjuan Nancy Wei
5. The Rise and Fall of Anti-Americanism in South Korea Heon Joo Jung
Part II. The New Political Economy
6. Economic Globalization, Democracy, and Social Protection: Welfare Capitalism in East Asia Mason M.S. Kim
7. East Asia in the Digital Age: National Innovation Strategies of China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan Carin Holroyd and Ken Coates
8. Media and Environmental Politics in East Asia Mary Alice Haddad
9. Environmental Legislation in East Asia: Rationale and Significance Matthew A. Shapiro
10. East Asian Women and the Military: Victors and Victims Lana Obradovic
Part III. Changing Societies
11. China's Rising Generation: College-Educated Youth in the Reform Era Teresa Wright
12. A "Natural" State? Nature and Nation in North Korea Carol Ann Medlicott
13. A Global "Chinawood"? China's Cultural Policy toward Global Hollywood in the New Century Wendy Su
14. Japan's Belated Policy Development toward a Gender-Equal Society Atsuko Sato
15. The Local People's Congress and Grassroots Democracy in China Diqing Lou