Synopses & Reviews
This volume draws together some of the leading scholars to examine how Marxism was interpreted in East Asia, how it impacted on complex historical processes in East Asian countries, and how to use Marxism to understand East Asia in a global capitalist world, particularly in our contemporary increasingly interconnected societies.
The volume presents a new combination of materials from various disciplinary backgrounds and historical/national contexts that shed light on new readings and explorations on Marx, as well as the understanding of the complex dynamics of global capitalism. The various distinguished contributors illuminate highly complex Marxist concepts, such as the question of class contradiction, the temporalities of capitalism, real and formal subsumption, relative surplus value and the commodity form, the question of class and the proletariat.
Bringing these concepts into dialog with East Asian intellectuals as well as looking into East Asian histories and contemporary societies, this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of East Asia, social and political theory and globalization studies.