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Media in China, China in the Media

Media in China, China in the Media

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Media in China, China in the Media: Processes, Strategies, Images and Identities. Adina Zemanek (Ed.). Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2014. China’s economic engagement extends to all corners of the globe, bringing a variety of Chinese actors into contact with people in locales where a Chinese presence has...

Jonathan Sullivan16 Jan 2015Leave a comment

Three Hurdles to Realize a Collective Security Arrangement in Japan

Three Hurdles to Realize a Collective Security Arrangement in Japan

Written by Martin Šturdík Mitsuaki Kojima. Foreign Policy Journal. Three Hurdles to Realize a Collective Security Arrangement in Japan. June 30, 2014. Available online at: http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/06/30/three-hurdles-to-realize-a-collective-security-arrangement-in-japan/2/ East Asia is a region where the world’s most powerful...

Martin Lavicka11 Dec 2014Leave a comment

The EU, the US and China – Towards a New International Order?

The EU, the US and China – Towards a New International Order?

Review by Jiří Lach[1] Jing MEN – Wei SHEN (eds.), The EU, the US and China – Towards a New International Order? Cheltenham – Northampton (Mass.), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2014, IX + 202 pp. ISBN 978 1 78100 346 6 This book, written by researchers and academics renowned in different fields from political science and international...

Martin Lavicka30 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo

Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo

Written by Adam Horálek David Joseph Lorenzo, Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2013, x + 257 p., ISBN 978-1-4214-0917-7 Recently, the world’s eyes have focused on the development of a pro-democratic movement in Hong Kong refusing the...

Martin Lavicka27 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Why Taiwan Matters

Why Taiwan Matters

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Shelley Rigger, Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Millions of Taiwanese will go to the polls on Saturday Nov 29 to elect over eleven thousand public officials. It is an extraordinary democratic exercise. The many campaigns have passed off with minimal...

Jonathan Sullivan25 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Democratizing Taiwan

Democratizing Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Democratizing Taiwan by J. Bruce Jacobs (Brill; 2012) On Saturday Nov 29, Taiwan will conduct a range of local elections that are historic in scale. The number of positions up for grabs (over eleven thousand), the size of the electorate (over 18 million) and the range of offices (from Mayor of Taipei to head of local...

Jonathan Sullivan23 Nov 2014Leave a comment

The long shadow of Taiwan’s one-party legacy

The long shadow of Taiwan’s one-party legacy

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Mikael Mattlin, (2011) Politicized Society: The long shadow of Taiwan’s one-party legacy (Copenhagen: NIAS). Taiwan is in the middle of an historic democratic exercise, which will culminate on November 29 when millions of Taiwanese will choose over 11000 local representatives to serve them. The scale of the exercise...

Jonathan Sullivan19 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Government and Politics in Taiwan

Government and Politics in Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Dafydd Fell, (2011) Government and Politics in Taiwan (London: Routledge). On November 29, millions of Taiwanese voters will go to the polls to choose a range of local officials in historic 9-in-1 elections. If readers find themselves bamboozled by the complexities of competition for over 11000 public positions,...

Jonathan Sullivan17 Nov 2014Leave a comment

The Coach in Asian Society: Impact of social hierarchy on the coaching relationship

The Coach in Asian Society: Impact of social hierarchy on the coaching relationship

Written by Jaroslava Kubátová The Coach in Asian Society: Impact of social hierarchy on the coaching relationship. Lina Nangalia, Ajay Nangalia. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Vol. 8, No. 1, February 2010, pp 51-66. Available online at http://ijebcm.brookes.ac.uk/documents/vol08issue1-paper-03.pdf Coaching is...

Martin Lavicka08 Nov 2014Leave a comment

The Success Frame and Achievement Paradox: The Costs and Consequences for Asian Americans

The Success Frame and Achievement Paradox: The Costs and Consequences for Asian Americans

Written by Jaroslava Kubátová The Success Frame and Achievement Paradox: The Costs and Consequences for Asian Americans. By Jennifer Lee, Min Zhou. Race and Social Problems, March 2014, Volume 6, Issue 1 pp 38-55. DOI 10.1007/s12552-014-9112-7 This study deals with the fact that children of Asian immigrants often achieve great academic and...

Martin Lavicka05 Nov 2014Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

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