A special issue on Social Stratification Studies in East Asia has been out from the Asian Journal of Social Science (AJSS) (Volume 39, No.1, 2011).
Koichi Hasegawa and I have selected and edited 5 enthusiastic research papers presented at the Tohoku University-National University of Singapore Joint Forum of Sociology and Social Stratification Studies held in Singapore back in February 2009.
Please find an introductory essay here: "Inequalities and Disparities in Globalised Asia" (AJSS 39(1), 2011).
Reference: Hasegawa, Koichi and Chika Shinohara, eds. 2011. Social Stratification Studies in East Asia (special issue), the Asian Journal of Social Science (AJSS, Volume 39, No.1).