The Routledge Library of Modern Japan offers a comprehensive collection of major English language contributions on the political, social, economic and financial history of Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Representative cross-sections of works by international scholars provide complex and nuanced readings of Japanese history and historiography, and of Japan's remarkable economic growth, making sets in this series invaluable reference resources.
Modern Japanese Culture and Society
Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan
The Japanese Economy Part II
Education and Training in Japan
The Japanese Economy Part I
By D. P. Martinez
June 25, 2007
Since the end of the 1980s, scholarly work on Japan has attempted to escape the bounds of the previous discourse that continuously described it as ‘changing Japan’, a discourse which paradoxically also focused, in the main, on the hierarchical models of this so-called vertical society. While ...
By Michael Weiner
August 16, 2004
Drawing on the full range of materials published during the twentieth century, this three volume set incorporates previously published material concerning the formation of 'racial' identities in Japan, and social exclusion as experienced by the Ainu, Burakumin, Okinawans, and Chinese and Korean ...
By Wolf Mendl
December 07, 2001
Japan's relations with South East Asia differ significantly in quantity and quality from relations with its immediate neighbours in North East Asia. Since the opening of the country in the mid-nineteenth century, Japan's interest in this vast and geographically remote area has varied over time. The...
By Morris Low
November 09, 2001
This addition to the Routledge Library of Modern Japan brings together the most significant studies in recent years on science, technology and research and development in Japan.Drawn from a broad range of journals, research monographs, technical papers and edited volumes, the articles that make up ...
By Peter Drysdale, Luke Gower
January 06, 1999
This timely collection offers an indispensable work of reference to all those interested in the contemporary development of one of the world's largest and most influential economies. The set addresses key issues for the Japanese economy in the post-war decades, including:* the relationship between ...
By Peter Kornicki
November 10, 1998
Meiji Japan represents a reassessment of the political, economic and social history of Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1911). The Meiji Restoration of 1868 was a pivotal event in Japanese history. Often seen as marking the break between 'pre-modern' and 'modern' Japan, the Restoration has ...
By Stephen S. Large
September 15, 1998
A representative cross-section of works by international scholars in Japanese history have been chosen here for their interpretative thrust and narrative clarity. The articles in this set present a rich variety of perspectives on this vital and controversial period in twentieth-century Japanese ...
By Christopher Bjork, Thomas Rohlen
June 26, 1998
Global interest in Japanese education and industrial training has grown steadily over the last twenty years. The English-language articles included here, written by Japanese and foreign scholars, contain historical studies, and a range of other topics and disciplinary perspectives. An introduction ...
By Peter Drysdale, Luke Gower
June 24, 1998
Is the Japanese economy really unique? This set collects the major English language contributions to the theories of the structure and performance of the Japanese economy in the twentieth century. It covers a wide range of topics including: * Japan before the Pacific War* post-war growth* trading ...