Journal of East Asian Studies
JEAS는 동아시아 연구가 ‘지역’ 차원이 아닌 국가 단위에서만 이뤄지고 있다는 문제 의식에서 출발했다.
한국을 연구하는 ‘한국학’, 중국을 공부하는 ‘중국학’, 일본을 이해하려는 ‘일본학’ 등 개별 국가 단위로만 존재했던 것이다.
한 국가를 넘어서는 거대한 지역을 연구 단위로 삼아, 역내 국가들의 특수성과 보편성을 함께 살펴보는 유럽 혹은 중남미 지역학과는 달리, 동아시아 연구는 한 국가 사례에 함몰되어 있었다. 이에, EAI 출판은 동아시아 연구를 국가라는 소단위를 넘어 진정한 지역학으로 키운다는 비전아래 영문저널인 Journal of East Asian Studies (JEAS)를 연간 3회 발간하고 있다.
2016년부터는 캠브리지대출판사를 통해 본 학술지를 발행하고 있다. JEAS 전문은 캠브지대출판사 웹사이트에서 구독 가능하다.

편집위원회

주간 Stephan HaggardUniversity of California, San Diego
서평주간 Yves TiberghienUniversity of British Columbia
운영주간 Juwon SeoEast Asia Institute

Journal of East Asian Studies Current Issue Vol.20 No.2

JEAS Vol.20 No.2

An Introduction to the Journal of East Asian Studies 20.2



 



The current issue of the Journal of East Asian Studies leads with an outstanding book symposium that addresses the core issue in international politics at the moment: how to theorize China’s rise. Guest edited by Joshua Shifrinson, the roundtable takes four recent books by IR theorists working on power transitions. However, these scholars are not Asianists; their work draws largely on European examples, with exploratory references to the current Chinese case. Dave Kang, Robert Ross and Ketian Zhang—well-known regionalists--offer their views of this new work, and the authors—Stacie Goddard, Paul McDonald and Joseph Parent, Kori Schake and Josh Shifrinson respond. This is an important engagement between IR theory and those who work on the region, and should contribute to the debate on China’s rise.



The rest of the volume provides our usual mix of international relations scholarship and work in comparative politics, much of it particularly topical. Paul Kenny and Ronald Holmes dissect democratic backsliding in the Philippines, using the case as an example of what they call the new “penal populism”: the belief that criminal and anti-social activity should be harshly punished. Since coming to power in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has waged a violent and highly popular campaign against drug-related criminality. Surveys by Kenny and Holm show that support for harsh treatment of drug users and belief in Duterte’s charisma are in fact closely related, raising issues about the changing nature of populism and a particular route to democratic decay.



Mathew Wong takes us to Hong Kong. Recent conflicts in the city have naturally focused attention on the cleavage between supporters of the mainland and those favoring a more democratic Hong Kong under the one-country, two-systems formula. Based on a new dataset on the ideological positions of political parties in Hong Kong, Wong shows that there is an identifiable left–right spectrum in the city as well. Wong’s work extends the manifesto coding project to a competitive authoritarian setting, and raises the question of how these different cleavages—around democracy and economic circumstance—will intersect. 



Tao Li makes a contribution by generating new data as well, estimating the vote counts of the secret elections held by the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party from 1945 to 2017. The results confirm that a new political era has in fact dawned: both the number of dissenting votes and the voter preference diversity index plummeted by 2017. Applying the same method to provincial party congress elections from 2006–2017, the paper finds that provincial dissenting votes also declined around the same time, though the magnitude is relatively smaller and there is a wide range of provincial variations. Will the provinces hold out or are they destined to follow the same path?



Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and Kyohei Yamada offer a methodologically interesting paper that uses remote sensing data to assess the impact of municipal mergers in Japan. They demonstrate that when rural and sparsely populated municipalities merge with more urban and densely populated municipalities, patterns of spending shift, and in some cases quite dramatically. Electoral boundaries have important effects on the provision of public goods.



As incomes in the advanced industrial states stagnate and inequality increases, we should be paying more attention to the politics of labor. Byunghwan Son looks at the conditions under which publics trust unions drawing on data from the Korean case. Those who are in general less trusting are more likely to view unions as rent-seeking organizations advancing their interests at the expense of the rest of society. The faith in unions among those who are more trusting, however, depends on whether unions are already represented by government; where they are, the Korean public tends to view them with greater suspicion.



Finally, Taisuke Fujita and Hiroki Kusano offer a nuanced qualitative design for explaining the timing of Japanese leaders visits to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine. Taking a necessary-conditions approach, they demonstrate the circumstances when such visits are more likely: under a conservative ruling party, and when that government is popular, but also when the government perceives a significant Chinese threat. Fukita and Kusano thus integrate the visits with a broader signaling approach to Japan’s foreign policy while also demonstrating the value of well-crafted qualitative analysis.


ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS

원고기고방법

The Journal of East Asian Studies invites original contributions that meet the journal's aims and scope.
Manuscripts may be in the form of articles (approximately 10,000 words), review essays or commentaries (3,000 words), or book reviews (1,000 words).

Manuscripts for articles, review essays, and research notes should be submitted electronically, via the JEAS ScholarOne site.
To submit an article, please visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/joeas.

Correspondence concerning book reviews should be sent to Yves Tiberghien, Journal of East Asian Studies Book Review Editor, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Buchanan C 416, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada.Phone: 604-822-4358; fax: 604-822-5540; email: yvestibe@politics.ubc.ca.

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