Congratulations to Professor Hwa-Jen Liu from Department of Sociology for Receiving "The Fifth Academia Sinica Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences"
Why do social movements appear at different times in a nation’s development?
Leverage of the Weak enhances knowledge of movement emergence and offers the first systematic, multilayered comparisons across movements and nations in East Asia. Hwa-Jen Liu argues that examining material factors versus ideational factors is crucial to understanding the successes (or failures) of social movements.
Theoretically sophisticated and methodologically meticulous, Hwa-Jen Liu’s book presents a fascinating comparative analysis of the labor and environmental movements in Taiwan and South Korea. Leverage of the Weak is one of the most interesting and significant books on East Asian development.
Hagen Koo, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Info: Website for the Book