East Asia is widely regarded as the main "winner" in contemporary globalization, unscathed by the economic crisis of 2008, with its leading new industrializing nations and emerging economies. While 20th-century globalization was mainly led by the West, the 21st century is ushering in different dynamics. The re-emergence of Asia involves alternative visions of the world and different perspectives on globalization. This volume seeks to address these dimensions, turning to local reflexivities, notably in South Korea and China, to explore the key debates in sociology and political economy within East Asia rather than from an outside view.

chapter |11 pages


ByJan Nederveen Pieterse, Jongtae Kim

chapter 1|24 pages

Orientalization in Globalization

A Sociology of the Promiscuous Architecture of Globalization, c. 500–2010
ByJohn M. Hobson

chapter 2|25 pages

Global Rebalancing

Crisis and the East-South Turn
ByJan Nederveen Pieterse

chapter 3|19 pages

Profit, People, Planet, and Global Rebalancing

The Environmental Implications of Development in Japan, South Korea, China, and India
ByLynne Ciochetto

chapter 4|18 pages

The West and East Asian National Identities

A Comparison of the Discourses of Korean Seonjinguk, Japanese Nihonjinron, and Chinese New Nationalism1
ByJongtae Kim

chapter 5|19 pages

East Asian Community as Hybridization

A Quest for East Asianism
BySeung Kuk Kim

chapter 6|24 pages

Japan, Globalization, and East Asian Dynamism

ByHidetaka Yoshimatsu

chapter 7|9 pages

China's New Development Stage

ByPeilin Li

chapter 8|16 pages

Global Specialization and the China-U.S. Economic Imbalance

ByMin Gong

chapter 9|16 pages

Whither Democracy?

South Korea under Globalization Revisited1
ByHyun-Chin Lim, Jin-Ho Jang

chapter 10|25 pages

Democratic Deepening in South Korea and South Africa in an Age of Global Rebalancing

The Potential Role of Civil Society in the Era of Internet
ByWiebe Nauta