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Civil Society and Politics in Central Asia

edited by Charles E. Ziegler with contributions by Charles E. Ziegler, Reuel Hanks, Andrey A. Kazantsev, Dilshod Achilov, Marlene Laruelle, Erica Johnson, Ken Charman, Rakhymzhan Assangaziyev, Ruslan Kazkenov, Charles Buxton, Charles J. Sullivan, Sabine Freizer, and Graeme P. Herd

The five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan constitute an area of increasing importance in global politics.

Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power

edited by Yufan Hao, C.X. George Wei, and Lowell Dittmer with contributions by Zhang Baijia, Jianwei Wang, Jia Quingguo, Baohui Zhang, Xinning Song, Quansheng Zhao, Shi Yinhong, Du Youkang, Zhidong Hao, Ting Wai, Suisheng Zhao, Shen Zhihua, Xiaoyuan Liu, and Wenshan Jia

When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, China symbolically asserted its role as an emerging world power—a position it is not likely to relinquish anytime soon.

Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

by Brian Woodall

The world’s third largest economy and a stable democracy, Japan remains a significant world power; but its economy has become stagnant, and its responses to the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 and the nuclear crisis that followed have raised international concerns.

State Violence in East Asia

edited by N. Ganesan and Sung Chull Kim

The world was watching when footage of the “tank man”—the lone Chinese citizen blocking the passage of a column of tanks during the brutal 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square—first appeared in the media.

Modern Chinese Legal Reform: New Perspectives

edited by Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang

China’s rapid socioeconomic transformation of the past twenty years has led to dramatic changes in its judicial system and legal practices.