East Asia Before the West

Author: David C. Kang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231153198
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From the founding of the Ming dynasty in 1368 to the start of the Opium Wars in 1841, China has engaged in only two large-scale conflicts with its principal neighbors, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. These four territorial and centralized states have otherwise fostered peaceful and long-lasting relationships with one another, and as they have grown more powerful, the atmosphere around them has stabilized. Focusing on the role of the "tribute system" in maintaining stability in East Asia and fostering diplomatic and commercial exchange, Kang contrasts this history against the example of Europe and the East Asian states' skirmishes with nomadic peoples to the north and west. Scholars tend to view Europe's experience as universal, but Kang upends this tradition, emphasizing East Asia's formal hierarchy as an international system with its own history and character. His approach not only recasts common understandings of East Asian relations but also defines a model that applies to other hegemonies outside of the European order.

East Asia Before the West

Author: Michael Lee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548239091
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Focusing on the role of the "tribute system" in maintaining stability in East Asia and in fostering diplomatic and commercial exchange, Kang contrasts this history against the example of Europe and the East Asian states' skirmishes with nomadic peoples to the north and west. Although China has been the unquestioned hegemon in the region, with other political units always considered secondary, the tributary order entailed military, cultural, and economic dimensions that afforded its participants immense latitude.

American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the 21st Century

Author: David C. Kang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110716723X
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David C. Kang tells an often overlooked story about East Asia's 'comprehensive security', arguing that American policy towards Asia should be based on economic and diplomatic initiatives rather than military strength.

Globalization and Development in East Asia

Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415807034
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East Asia is widely regarded as the main "winner" in contemporary globalization, unscathed by the economic crisis of 2008, with its leading new industrializing nations and emerging economies. While 20th-century globalization was mainly led by the West, the 21st century is ushering in different dynamics. The re-emergence of Asia involves alternative visions of the world and different perspectives on globalization. This volume seeks to address these dimensions, turning to local reflexivities, notably in South Korea and China, to explore the key debates in sociology and political economy within East Asia rather than from an outside view.

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary East Asia

Author: Merle Goldman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674000988
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In these original essays, distinguished scholars of modern East Asia distill from long years of research interpretive accounts of late nineteenth--and twentieth-century China, Japan, and Korea. All of the contributors describe particular features of the modern experience of East Asian countries, while also addressing common themes, such as the different ways these countries resisted Western imperialism and the role of nationalism as a powerful motivating force in their modern development.

Die Unsterblichen

Author: Chloe Benjamin
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641207088
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Wie würdest du leben, wenn du wüsstest, an welchem Tag du stirbst? Sommer 1969: Wie ein Lauffeuer spricht sich in der New Yorker Lower East Side herum, dass eine Wahrsagerin im Viertel eingetroffen ist, die jedem Menschen den Tag seines Todes vorhersagen kann. Neugierig machen sich die vier Geschwister Gold auf den Weg. Nichtsahnend, dass dieses Wissen für jeden von ihnen auf unterschiedliche Weise zum Verhängnis wird. Simon, den Jüngsten, zieht es Anfang der 1980-er Jahre nach San Francisco, wo er nach Liebe sucht und alle Vorsicht über Bord wirft. Klara, verwundbar und träumerisch, wird als Zauberkünstlerin zur Grenzgängerin zwischen Realität und Illusion. Daniel findet nach 9/11 Sicherheit als Arzt bei der Army. Varya wiederum widmet sich der Altersforschung und lotet die Grenzen des Lebens aus. Doch um welchen Preis?

The Ambivalent Consumer

Author: Sheldon M. Garon
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801444876
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A comparative examination of the ambivalence provoked, especially in East and Southeast Asia, by the global spread of "American" consumer culture.

East Asia the West and International Security

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Af indholdet: The Security of North-East Asia. Trade, Technology and Security: Implications for East Asia and the West. Prospects for Security Cooperation between East Asia and the West. Comment on Ambassador Okawara's Speech.