Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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  1. Dynasties and Democracy
    The presence of dynasties seems to run counter to widely held conceptions of democratic opportunity and fairness. Yet they persist throughout the modern democratized world. Looking at the institutional change in Japan's party... Learn More
    Published: 3rd July 2018
    Hardback | £54.00
  2. Manipulating Globalization
    Beginning in the 2000s, the Chinese state shifted its economic policy away from trying to attract Foreign Direct Investment to strengthening its own domestic firms. Ling Chen examines the implementation of these policies at a... Learn More
    Published: 12th June 2018
    Hardback | £41.00
  3. Poisonous Pandas
    A favorite icon for cigarette manufacturers across China since the mid-twentieth century has been the panda, with factories from Shanghai to Sichuan using cuddly cliché to market tobacco products. The proliferation of panda-branded... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2018
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  4. Zouping Revisited
    China has undergone dramatic change in its economic institutions in recent years, but surprisingly little change politically. Somehow, the political institutions seem capable of governing a vastly more complex market economy and... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2018
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  5. Uneasy Partnerships
    Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners. Using the same empirical approach employed in the companion... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2017
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  6. Divergent Memories
    No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past. History is not simply about recording past events—it is often contested, negotiated, and reshaped over time. Debate over the history of World... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2016
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  7. Contested Embrace
    Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their "internal others," such as immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. Contested Embrace shifts the analytic focus to explore how a state relates to people... Learn More
    Published: 20th July 2016
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  8. The New Great Game
    China's rise has elicited envy, admiration, and fear among its neighbors. Although much has been written about this, previous coverage portrays events as determined almost entirely by Beijing. Such accounts minimize or ignore... Learn More
    Published: 23rd March 2016
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  9. The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India
    The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But when the famous Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was destroyed in 1992, Jaipur burned while Ajmer... Learn More
    Published: 2nd March 2016
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  10. Rebranding Islam
    Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training seminars. In Rebranding Islam James... Learn More
    Published: 11th November 2015
    Hardback | £66.00
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  11. Global Talent
    Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges between host and home countries. Gi-Wook... Learn More
    Published: 18th March 2015
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  12. Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan
    Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy. Within a broad-ranging examination of Japan's "semi-democratic"... Learn More
    Published: 20th August 2014
    Hardback | £50.00
  13. New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan
    New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two... Learn More
    Published: 29th January 2014
    Hardback | £80.00
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  14. The Institutional Imperative
    This book is a comparative-historical study of the politics of equitable development in Southeast Asia and the role of political institutions in addressing structural inequalities.... Learn More
    Published: 18th August 2011
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  15. Spending Without Taxation
    This book chronicles the rise and fall of the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party's political strategy of using an off-budget financial mechanism—the Fiscal Investment Loan Program—to deliver the seemingly impossible: low... Learn More
    Published: 25th March 2011
    Hardback | £50.00
  16. Collective Resistance in China
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