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Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

Series Editor: Morris Low, Tessa Morris Suzuki

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1-10 of 14 results in Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series
  1. The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33

    By Sandra Wilson

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    This book explores the reactions to the Manchurian crisis of different sections of the state, and of a number of different groups in Japanese society, particularly rural groups, women's organizations and business associations. It thus seeks to avoid a generalized account of public relations to the...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking Identity in Modern Japan

    Nationalism as Aesthetics

    By Yumiko Iida

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    This volume is a major reconsideration of Japanese late modernity and national hegemony which examines the creative and academic works of a number of influential Japanese thinkers. The author situates the process of Japanese knowledge production in the interface between the immediate historical and...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan

    Crafting Masculinities

    By Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    In Japan, the figure of the suited, white-collar office worker or business executive ‘salaryman’ (or, sarariiman), came to be associated with Japan’s economic transformation following World War Two. The ubiquitous salaryman came to signify both Japanese masculinity, and Japanese corporate culture,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Japan's New Left Movements

    Legacies for Civil Society

    By Takemasa Ando

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan shocked the world. In the wake the of the disaster, questions were asked as to why Japanese antinuclear movements were not able to prevent those with vested interests, such as businesses, bureaucrats...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

    By Curtis Anderson Gayle

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    This timely look at a neglected corner of Japanese historiography spotlights the decade following the end of World War II, a time in which Japanese society was undergoing the transformation from imperial state to democratic nation. For certain working and middle-class women involved in...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Mental Illness, Dementia and Family in China

    By Guy Ramsay

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    With rapid economic progress and increasing life expectancy in East Asian societies, more attention is being paid by their governments, the media and the academy to mental illness and dementia. While clinical research on mental illness and dementia in Chinese societies acknowledges the importance...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

    By Cuncun Wu

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism played a central role in the...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Japan on Display

    Photography and the Emperor

    By Morris Low

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Defending Rights in Contemporary China

    By Jonathan Benney

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights...

    Published June 24th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Korea's Development Under Park Chung Hee

    By Hyung-A Kim

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Based on personal interviews with the principal policy-makers of the 1970s, Korea's Development under Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to develop South Korea into an independent, autonomous sovereign state both economically and militarily. Kim provides a new narrative in the complex...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Defending Rights in Contemporary China
    By Jonathan Benney
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  2. Gender in Japan: Power and Public Policy
    Edited by Vera Mackie
    To Be Published April 15th 2015

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