State Making in Asia by P-TaylorFrancis


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									State Making in Asia
Politics in Asia

Editor: Tak-Wing Ngo
Editor: Richard Boyd
Table of Contents

CONTENTSContributorsPreface1. Reconnecting the state to the dynamics of its makingRichard Boyd
and Tak-Wing Ngo2. Japanese state making in global contextMark Ravina3. The making of state-
bureaucracy relations in JapanRichard Boyd4. Citizen, state and nation in ChinaR. Bin Wong5.
Sovereignty, survival, and the transformation of the Taiwan stateJenn-hwan Wang6. Constructing the state
in the Tibetan diasporaAnn Frechette7. Nation, ethnicity, and contending discourse in the Malaysian
stateShamsul A.B. and Sity Daud8. Some states of Asia compared from afarLaurence

Including contributions from an international team of leading experts, this volume examines state making
from a uniquely Asian perspective and reveals some of the misunderstandings that arise when states and
state making are judged solely on the basis of Western history. The contributors argue that if we are to
understand states in Asia then we must first recognize the particular combination of institution and
ideologies embedded in Asian state making and their distinctiveness from the Western
experience.Presenting new empirical and conceptual material based on original research, the book
provides a unique theoretical reflection of the state through a thorough comparison of East Asian nations
and, as such, will be a valuable resource to scholars of Asian politics and international relations.

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