Recent Social, Environmental, and Cultural Issues in East Asian Societies, 1st Edition

  • Mika Markus Merviö
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  • ISBN-10: 1799818098
  • ISBN-13: 9781799818090
  • DDC: 306.095
  • 298 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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East Asian societies continue to react to developments occurring in the Western part of the world as well as influence development elsewhere due to the global reach of East Asian economies and the increased political weight of East Asian societies. These systems have distinctive features often connected with local social and cultural traditions. However, these traditions are constantly being reinterpreted, and the changing meanings attached to them must be taken into account. This title is an essential research book that explores various social, environmental, and cultural issues challenging modern East Asian cultures and their implications on society. Featuring a wide range of topics such as local identity, social risk, and government policy, this book is ideal for researchers, policymakers, sociologists, managers, anthropologists, politicians, diplomats, academicians, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Politics of Sanitation Development and Civil Society in Cambodia and India.
2: Eradication of Schistosomiasis in Japan: Lessons for the Rest of East Asia.
3: Narratives of Child Care in Public Policy in Japan: Comprehensive Support for Child-Rearing.
4: Interpretation and Reconstruction of Environment, Aesthetics, and Politics in Japan.
5: Government Policy and the Disintegration of Village Community Life and Individual Identity in Urbanising Japan.
6: Landscapes and Local Identity: The Eight Views of Linfen.
7: Landscapes and Environmental Change: Famous Views of Linfen.
8: Terrains of Myths and Devotion: Ritual Interactions With the Land at the Kôyasan Monastery in Traditional Japan.
9: Foreign Aid and Family at Risk: Role of Foreign Aid to Myanmar.
10: Migrant Care Workers, Skill Regimes, and Transnational Subjects in East Asia.
11: Politics Matters: The Attempts and Failure of Health Finance Reform in Hong Kong.
12: Changing Employment Trends, Childcare Patterns, and Work-Family Reconciliation in Taiwan.
13: Socio-Cultural Barriers of Female Ex-Combatants’ Social Re-Integration in Sri Lanka.
14: Food Safety Concerns in Tokushima: A Reflective Consumer Approach.
15: Social Risk Discourse and Japan: The State of Reflexivity and Individualization.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.