This systematic, invative introduction to the dynamic politics and political ecomies of China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan teaches students how to think analytically, critically, and independently about the most significant developments in the region. It offers in-depth coverage of the unique experiences of each country, all within the framework of an explicit comparative perspective. Throughout, the five countries are contrasted with one ather to maximise opportunities for learning. Covering the intertwined issues of politics, ecomics, and culture, this is a book that is ideally suited for assignment in any social science course on East Asia.
Timothy C. Lim is professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. He is author of Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues.