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

About the Series

This series aims to publish the best new scholarly work focusing on Japan, Greater China and North and South Korea. It will examine political, historical, economic and social themes from the region, and include the work of both established scholars and those at earlier stages in their careers.

20 Series Titles

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The Politics of Korean Language Textbooks in the Two Koreas Nationalism, Ideologies and Education

The Politics of Korean Language Textbooks in the Two Koreas: Nationalism, Ideologies and Education

1st Edition

By Dong Bae Lee
December 01, 2023

This book investigates the politics embedded in the Korean-language textbooks utilised between 1895 and 2019, within the context of one Korea (pre-colonial and colonial eras), the divided Koreas, and an ethnic Korean group residing in Japan (Chongryon). By analysing the inclusions and omissions ...

Reporting Mental Illness in China

Reporting Mental Illness in China

1st Edition

By Guy Ramsay
May 06, 2022

This book examines how Chinese-language newspapers across greater China report on severe mental illness, and why they do so in the ways they do, given that reporting in local newspapers can strongly influence how Chinese readers view the illness. By assessing how the reporting in three leading ...

The Representation of Japanese Politics in Manga The Visual Literacy Of Statecraft

The Representation of Japanese Politics in Manga: The Visual Literacy Of Statecraft

1st Edition

Edited By Roman Rosenbaum
April 29, 2022

This edited volume explores political motives, discourses and agendas in Japanese manga and graphic art with the objective of highlighting the agency of Japanese and wider Asian story-telling traditions within the context of global political traditions. Highly illustrated chapters presented here ...

Japan in Australia Culture, Context and Connection

Japan in Australia: Culture, Context and Connection

1st Edition

Edited By David Chapman, Carol Hayes
December 02, 2019

Japan in Australia is a work of cultural history that focuses on context and connection between two nations. It examines how Japan has been imagined, represented and experienced in the Australian context through a variety of settings, historical periods and circumstances. Beginning with the first...

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo Power Struggles

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo: Power Struggles

1st Edition

By Alexander Brown
April 18, 2018

This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of citizen activism in Tokyo, it also situates the movement within the framework of a global struggle for democracy, from ...

Japan's New Left Movements Legacies for Civil Society

Japan's New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society

1st Edition

By Takemasa Ando
March 03, 2016

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...

Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction Beyond the Opium Dens

Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction: Beyond the Opium Dens

1st Edition

By Guy Ramsay
December 07, 2015

Addiction to illicit drugs is a pressing social concern across greater China, where there are likely several million drug addicts at present. This research breaks new ground by examining Chinese people’s stories of drug addiction. Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction systematically evaluates how ...

Defending Rights in Contemporary China

Defending Rights in Contemporary China

1st Edition

By Jonathan Benney
February 27, 2015

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 ...

The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33

The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33

1st Edition

By Sandra Wilson
May 16, 2014

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 ...

Rethinking Identity in Modern Japan Nationalism as Aesthetics

Rethinking Identity in Modern Japan: Nationalism as Aesthetics

1st Edition

By Yumiko Iida
December 12, 2013

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...

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan Crafting Masculinities

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinities

1st Edition

By Romit Dasgupta
November 08, 2013

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, ...

Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

1st Edition

By Curtis Anderson Gayle
May 03, 2013

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 ...

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