Nationalism in Asia: A History Since 1945 is a new book that assesses currents of nationalism from a thematic perspective in China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea, five nations identified by author Jeff Kingston as key actors in the region that shape its region and global developments in the 21st century.
The ongoing modernization of the armed forces in each nation is increasing military capabilities across the region, one that is beset by various territorial disputes and lingering historical animosities, as well as internal tensions that arise from clashes of culture, religion or ethnicity within national borders.
Nationalism in Asia explores this vibrant and divisive topic in the context of these five contemporary Asian societies.
An accessible, thematic narrative, this work provides important trans-national and trans-regional analysis not found in other books. It begins with an historical overview of nationalism before discussing the effect of nationalism on politics, minorities, foreign policy, national security and nuclear weapons policies, the economy, and culture in each country. Nationalism in Asia provides essential background and analysis for understanding the lay of the land and will help students, Asian specialists, journalists, policymakers, executives, politicians and curious readers better understand a region crucial to our collective future one that remains shackled to the past in often divisive ways.
Written by Asian studies expert Jeff Kingston, this narrative history is based on three decades of copious reading, extensive interviews and travels throughout the region, and draws on his graduate training in Indonesia and subsequent emergence as a Japan-hand since moving there in 1987. The book includes a thematic, detailed bibliography that extends up to books published in 2015, making this an invaluable resource for students and others conducting research on Asian nationalism.
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