tag East Asia
- East Asia after the Empire
- This volume is a collection of theoretical and critical essays on East Asia by Choi Won-sik, who has unceasingly explored the true significance and direction of the region amidst eventful world history in the past two decades from the collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe in the early 1990’s to the Asian foreign exchange crisis, the 9/11 terrorist attack, Korea-Japan World Cup, and the global economic crisis originating in the United States. As such, it is a compendium of the author’s theory on East Asia from a South Korean perspective, a collection of his timely analyses of the situation in the area over the past 20 years under the consistent argument for the establishment of a permanently peaceful system in East Asia. He argues in this work that East Asians must discard the delusion of empire and jointly search for a future beyond empire.
- Regional Order in East Asia: From Empire to Community
- Consisting of studies by experts with a shared vision of the historical possibility of an East Asian order, this volume explores the trajectory of the regional order that has governed East Asia since the 16th century. In this book, “East Asian order” denotes a certain pattern by which international problems and relations are managed and maintained over duration. Indeed, international relations in East Asia have been dictated by the ever-changing central power. After analyzing the influence of this regional “empire”—from China, with its Sinitic civilization, to Japan, which has risen from the ashes of war, and the United States, which has led the Cold War following World War II—and neighboring states’ responses, the volume examines the current movement toward a new, decentralized East Asian community and confirms the historical potentials and limitations of this new regional order as emitted by Korea.
- Critical Intellectuals of East Asia (vols.1-6)
- New Perspectives on East Asia in the 21st Century This special series consists of writings by and interviews with six critical intellectuals who were born and grew up in East Asia after World War II, when an American-led order and the Cold War system were established amid the vestiges of colonialism. Through social, ideological, cultural, political, and economic exploration, these scholars confront the modernity of East Asia and search for new ways of organizing and imagining society in this region. Vol. 1: The Eye of Empire – Kuan-Hsing Chen (陳光興) Vol. 2: The Intellectual Space Called Asia – Sun Ge (孫歌) Vol. 3: Where Is China Headed? – Zhiyuan Cui (崔之元) Vol. 4: Imagining a New Asia – Hui Wang (汪暉) Vol. 5: The Poesis of Nationalism – Sakai Naoki (酒井直樹) Vol. 6: Asia: One and Many – Yamamuro Shinichi (山室信一)