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Journal of Asian Sociology

Journal of Asian Sociology

  • Frequency : 4 issues/year
  • ISSN : 2671-4574(Print) / 2671-8200(Online)
  • Publisher : The Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Editor in Chief : Kim, Hong Jung
Journal of Asian Sociology (JAS) is one of the most established academic journals for social science in English-language published by the Institute of Social Development and Policy Research (ISDPR) at Seoul National University. Founded as Bulletin of the Population and Development Studies Center in 1972 and evolving into Korea Journal of Population and Development from 1990 to 1997, and then Development and Society from 1998 to 2018, JAS has more than 40 years of history.
With its main focus on Asia, and especially the East Asian region, JAS provides path breaking works from social, cultural, political to economic field, and discusses various sociological issues such as inequality, social change, policy, labor, environment, social quality, demographic change and so on. The journal presents empirical analysis and theoretical discussions on important topics of modern society, including culture, economics, politics, demographics and the varied sociological issues that emerge in the Asian region.

Journal of Asian Sociology

Volume 48 Number 1, March 2019

Current Issue of Asian Sociology: The Metamorphosis of the Korean Peninsula
  • Ulrick Beck and the Metamorphosis of the Korean Peninsula

    Sang-Jin Han

  • Facing Korea’s Future with Kim Dae Jung

    John Dunn

Special Issue: Social Empathy in East Asia
  • Identification, Confucianism, and Intersubjectivity: Issues Related with Social Empathy in East Asia

    Wonho Jang

  • Intersubjectivity and Transnational Phenomenological Sociology: An Essay on Social Empathy in East Asia from the Viewpoint of Okinawan Issues

    Kazuhisa Nishihara

  • Flexible and Plastic National Identification in Hong Kong: Its Historical Configuration and Changes since 1997

    Tai-lok Lui

  • From Confucianism to Communism and Back: Understanding the Cultural Roots of Chinese Politics

    Jin Wang and Keebom Nahm

  • The Politics of Foreign Aid and Development of the Private Sector: A Case Study of the Republic of Korea

    Jiyoung Kim

  • Varieties of Politically Moderate Groups in South Korea: Social Identity, Morality, and Political Attitude

    Seunghye Seok, Ansik Chang, and Doohwan Kim