The Two Koreas and the Great Powers by Samuel S. Kim

By Samuel S. Kim

This ebook explores Korea's position by way of a number of degrees and domain names of interplay concerning foreign-policy behaviors and family members with the 4 regional/global powers (China, Russia, Japan, and the United States). The synergy of world differences has now dropped at an finish Korea's proverbial identification and function because the helpless shrimp between whales, and either North Korea and South Korea have taken on new roles within the strategy of redefining and projecting their nationwide identities. man made nationwide identification idea bargains an invaluable point of view on swap and continuity in Korea's turbulent relationships with the good powers through the years. Following a evaluate of Korean diplomatic background and competing theoretical techniques, in addition to an artificial national-identity idea as a substitute strategy, one bankruptcy each one is dedicated to how Korea pertains to the 4 powers in flip, and the e-book concludes with a attention of inter-Korean kin and strength reunification.

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Philosophy, Culture, and Religion: The Collected Essays of by Bimal Krishna Matilal

By Bimal Krishna Matilal

A student of eminence within the box of Indian philosophy, Bimal okay. Matilal used to be one of many top exponents of Indian common sense and epistemology. Painstakingly compiled from Matilal's large physique of labor, this choice of essays features a set of formerly unpublished essays and divulges the intense intensity of Matilal's philosophical pursuits.

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Ideography and Chinese Language Theory: A History by Timothy Michael O'neill

By Timothy Michael O'neill

This ebook examines the epistemological assumptions approximately language and writing that have been continual in the course of the process imperial chinese language historical past (with an emphasis at the Han dynasty, while the middle theories have been tested) and significantly compares them to the historical past of eu discourse at the summary inspiration of ideography (from Plato to Champollion).

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The Indian English Novel: Nation, History, and Narration by Priyamvada Gopal

By Priyamvada Gopal

The Oxford experiences in Postcolonial Literatures sequence bargains stimulating and obtainable introductions to definitive issues and key genres and areas in the quickly diversifying box of postcolonial literary stories in English. it is usually claimed that not like the British novel or the radical in indigenous Indian languages, Anglophone fiction in India has no family tree of its personal. Interrogating this acquired inspiration, Priyamvada Gopal indicates how the English-language or Anglophone Indian novel is a heterogeneous physique of fiction during which definite dominant traits and recurrent topics are, however, discernible. it's a style that has been unusual from its inception through a preoccupation with either historical past and kingdom as those come jointly to form what students have termed 'the proposal of India'. established round issues corresponding to 'Gandhi and Fiction', 'The Bombay Novel', and 'The Novel of Partition', this research strains traces of impact throughout major literary works and situates person writers and texts of their ancient context. Its emergence out of the colonial come upon and nation-formation has impelled the Anglophone novel to come back again and again to the query: 'What is India?' within the most vital works of Anglophone fiction, 'India' emerges not only as a topic yet as some extent of dialogue, mirrored image, and contestation. Writers whose works are thought of of their context comprise Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, RK Narayan, Salman Rushdie, Nayantara Sahgal, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, and Vikram Seth.

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A Rising China and Security in East Asia: Identity by Rex Li

By Rex Li

A emerging China, diplomacy theories, and chinese language defense discourse of East Asian powers -- Hegemonic aspirations in a unipolar international : US protection method less than the George Bush Snr and invoice Clinton presidencies -- September eleven, pre-emption and the Bush Doctrine : US defense approach less than the George W. Bush management -- safety, id, and strategic selection : Japan's quest for an exceptional strength prestige -- A key participant in an rising multipolar international : Russia and East Asian safety -- China's reaction to the protection problem of the most important powers in East Asia : id building and nice strength aspirations -- chinese language safeguard discourse and its implications for the controversy at the upward push of China

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Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction: Gender, by Ruvani Ranasinha

By Ruvani Ranasinha

This e-book is the 1st comparative research of a brand new new release of diasporic Anglophone South Asian ladies novelists together with Kiran Desai, Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali, Kamila Shamsie and Jhumpa Lahiri from a feminist standpoint. It charts the numerous adjustments those writers have produced in postcolonial and modern women’s fiction because the past due Nineteen Nineties. Paying cautious cognizance to the authors’ special subcontinental backgrounds of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – in addition to India - this learn destabilises the critical position given to fiction concerned with India. It broadens the accepted concentrate on diasporic writers’ metropolitan contexts, illuminates how those transnational, female-authored literary texts problem nationwide assumptions and considers the ways that this new configuration of transnational, feminist writers produces a postcolonial feminist discourse, which differs from Anglo-American feminism.

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The Thought of Chang Tsai (1020-1077) by Ira E. Kasoff

By Ira E. Kasoff

Chang Tsai is without doubt one of the 3 significant chinese language philosophers who, within the 11th century, revitalised Confucian notion after centuries of stagnation and shaped the basis for the neo-Confucian pondering that was once major until eventually the 19th century. The ebook analyses extensive Chang's perspectives of guy, his nature and endowments, the cosmos, heaven and earth, the issues of studying and self cultivation, definitely the right of the sage - and the way that perfect will be attained. It seems on the highbrow weather of the 11th century, the assumptions chinese language intellectuals shared, and the issues which involved them. It describes the triumph of Chang's opponents in the neo-Confucian circulation and the next emergence of neo-Confucianism to nation orthodoxy within the 13th century.

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