Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

Series Editors: Hideaki Miyajima, Shinko Taniguchi

Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies looks at the interdisciplinary research of high-priority disciplines of Waseda Institute for Advanced Study. It provides cutting edge research and brings together researchers from within and outside Waseda University in interdisciplinary domains, invigorating research and researchers with the exchange of approaches, ideas, techniques and information. WIAS recruits researchers from the humanities and social sciences, conducts advanced research that identifies issues for the future and carves out new fields of study. The series is an excellent platform to showcase such research and will be of invaluable use in promoting and contributing to the progress of these fields.

  • Ancient Japanese Clans

    Genealogy and Legend

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    In recent years, there has been a noticeable and enthusiastic increase of interest in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan. The legends of these temples and shrines are recorded in many historical manuscripts and these genealogies have such great significance that some of them have been…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23 
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  • Corpus Methodologies Explained

    An empirical approach to translation studies

    Edited by Meng Ji, Michael Oakes, Li Defeng, Lidun Hareide

    This book introduces the latest advances in Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS), a thriving subfield of Translation Studies which forms an important part of both translator training and empirical translation research. Largely empirical and exploratory, a distinctive feature of CBTS is the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08
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  • Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan

    The mythology of Mt. Miwa

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26
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  • Electoral Survey Methodology

    Insight from Japan on using computer assisted personal interviews

    Edited by Masaru Kohno, Yoshitaka Nishizawa

    While it has been some time since computer technologies were first introduced to social surveys, their methodological advantages, as well as potential limitations, are not yet fully appreciated by the relevant communities of scholars, mass media and governmental organizations. What can…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11
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  • Why Policy Representation Matters

    The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments

    By Luigi Curini, Willy Jou, Vincenzo Memoli

    Elections are a fundamental element of democracy, since elected governments reflect voter preferences. At the same time, it is inevitable that policies pursued by any government closely resemble the preferences of some citizens, while alienating others who hold different views. Previous works have…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
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  • Corporate Crime in China

    History and contemporary debates

    By Zhenjie Zhou

    Corporate crime in China has garnered worldwide attention and in the recent years we have witnessed positive legislative and administrative efforts by the Chinese government to prevent corporate misconducts. This book first defines the meaning of corporate crime in China and answers the basic…

    Hardback – 2014-10-07
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