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Confucianism's Prospects
Confucianism's Prospects (August 2019)
A Reassessment
Shaun O'Dwyer - Author

Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and critically evaluates communitarian Confucian alternatives to liberal democracy.

In Confucianism’s Prospects, Shaun O’Dwyer offers a rare critical engagement with English-language scholarship on Confucianism. Against the background of historical and sociological research into the rapid modernization of East Asian societies, O’Dwye...(Read More)
 
 
Help (Not) Wanted
Help (Not) Wanted (August 2019)
Immigration Politics in Japan
Michael Strausz - Author

Shows how Japan’s immigration policy is shaped by the nature of Japan’s economy and elite debates about the country’s national identity.

In Help (Not) Wanted, Michael Strausz offers an original and provocative answer to a question that has long perplexed observers of Japan: Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international po...(Read More)
 
 
The State of Race
The State of Race (July 2019)
Asian/American Fiction after World War II
Sze Wei Ang - Author

An innovative comparative study of the role racial stereotypes play in expressing state power under globalization.

Contemporary ideas about race are often assumed to be products of specific locales and histories, yet we find versions of the same ideas about race across countries and cultures. How can we account for this paradox? In The State of Race, Sze Wei Ang argues that globalization has led to new ways of using raci...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Troubled Water of Shifei
Beyond the Troubled Water of Shifei (June 2019)
From Disputation to Walking-Two-Roads in the Zhuangzi
Lin Ma - Author
Jaap van Brakel - Author

Offers the first focused study of the shifei debates of the Warring States period in ancient China and challenges the imposition of Western conceptual categories onto these debates.

In recent decades, a growing concern in studies in Chinese intellectual history is that Chinese classics have been forced into systems of classification prevalent in Western philosophy and thus imperceptibly transformed into examples that echo Wester...(Read More)
 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (May 2019)
The Rise and Sudden Fall of Jang Song-thaek
Ra Jong-yil - Author
Jinna Park - Translator

Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.

First published in Korean in 2016, Inside North Korea’s Theocracy offers a fascinating and rare look at the lives of several of the regime’s key leaders. Its primary focus is Jang Song-thaek, a talented and reform-minded member of the political ruling class who was executed in 2013. J...(Read More)
 
 
Malleable Mara
Malleable Mara (March 2019)
Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil
Michael D. Nichols - Author

Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities.

This is the first book to examine the development of the figure of Māra, who appears across Buddhist traditions as a personification of death and desire. Portrayed as a combination of god and demon, Māra serves as a key antag...(Read More)
 
 
Nothingness in the Heart of Empire
Nothingness in the Heart of Empire (March 2019)
The Moral and Political Philosophy of the Kyoto School in Imperial Japan
Harumi Osaki - Author

Reveals the complicity between the Kyoto School’s moral and political philosophy, based on the school’s founder Nishida Kitarō’s metaphysics of nothingness, and Japanese imperialism.

In the field of philosophy, the common view of philosophy as an essentially Western discipline persists even today, while non-Western philosophy tends to be undervalued and not investigated seriously. In t...(Read More)
 
 
Found in Transition
Found in Transition (November 2018)
Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.

In Found in Transition, Yiu-Wai Chu examines the fate of Hong Kong’s unique cultural identity in the contexts of both global capitalism and the increasing influence of China. Drawing on recent developments, especially with respect to language, movies, and popular songs as modes of resistance to “Mainlandization&...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy (October 2018)
Michaeline A. Crichlow - Editor
Patricia Northover - Editor
Juan Giusti-Cordero - Editor

Essays that examine globalization’s effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Issues of migration, environment, rurality, and the visceral “politics of place” and “space” have occupied center stage in recent electoral political struggles in the United States and Europe, suffused by an antiglobalization discourse that has come ...(Read More)
 
 
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy - Annual
The Journal of Japanese Philosophy - Annual (September 2018)
Mayuko Uehara - Editor-in-Chief
Ching-yuen Cheung - Assistant editor
Leah Kalmanson - Assistant editor
John W. M. Krummel - Assistant editor
Curtis Rigsby - Book Review editor
Anton Luis Sevilla - Book Review editor
Dennis Stromback - Editorial assistant

The first international, peer-reviewed journal of Japanese philosophy.

Interest in Japanese philosophy has grown throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and this first international peer-reviewed journal serves to both develop these traditions of thought and enhance worldwide awareness of them and the resources they offer. The Journal of Japanese Philosophy is devoted to scholarly engagement with a wide r...(Read More)
 
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