Asian Studies: Japanese Studies

  • Religion in Japanese Daily Life

    By David Lewis

    Many books on religion in Japan consider the subject from the perspective of the major religions and how they have developed in Japan. This book, on the other hand, examines the lives of ordinary Japanese people, and their life cycles, and explores why they engage in religious activities. It…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30 
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia

    Epistemologies, practices and locales

    Edited by Ravi Baghel, Lea Stepan, Joseph K.W. Hill

    The dramatic transformation of our planet by human actions has been heralded as the coming of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. Human relations with water raise some of the most urgent questions in this regard. The starting point of this book is that these changes should not be seen as the result…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20 
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Contemporary Japanese Architecture

    Tracing the Next Generation

    By James Steele

    Contemporary Japanese Architecture presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural framework that informs the work of all Japanese architects, as an introduction to an in-depth investigation of the challenges now occupying the contemporary designers who will be the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-18 

  • Management Control Systems in Japan

    By Takashi Shimizu

     As the world's third-ranking economic power, Japan's style of management such as the lifetime employment system, the seniority system and an enterprise union have been well studied. However, little else is known about the Japanese management control systems (MCSs) and management accounting…

    Hardback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • Time Frames: Conservation Policies for Twentieth Century Architectural Heritage

    Edited by Ugo Carughi, Massimo Visone

    Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and 20th century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with a…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12 

  • Care Communication

    Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility

    By Peter Backhaus

    This book studies communication in institutional eldercare. It is based on audio-recorded interactions between residents and staff in a Japanese care facility. The focus is on the morning care routines, which include getting the residents out of bed and ready for the day. Combining quantitative and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12 
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Japan's Aid

    Lessons for economic growth, development and political economy

    By Edward M Feasel

    In the twentieth century Japan emerged as one of the world’s leading economic powers: rising from wartime destruction to a leading economic engine in world markets. Japan’s economic aid policy, beginning with war reparations following its defeat in World War II, became a vehicle to help achieve…

    Paperback – 2017-04-06 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Life Course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

    Edited by Barbara Holthus, Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Much of the existing literature on happiness in Japan has been produced in the field of economics and psychology and is quantitative in nature. Here, for the first time, a group of anthropologists and sociologists jointly analyze the state of happiness and unhappiness in Japan among varying social…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05 
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Japan–China Relations in the Modern Era

    By Ryosei Kokubun, Yoshihide Soeya, Takahara Akio, Shin Kawashima

    From before the dawn of recorded history, there has been a rich flow of interaction between Japan and China. Japan has long learned many things from Chinese civilization, and since the modern era China began to learn from Japan. In the twenty-first century, however, China surpassed Japan in terms…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 

  • Happiness and the Good Life in Japan

    Edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter, Barbara Holthus

    Contemporary Japan is in a state of transition, caused by the forces of globalization that are derailing its ailing economy, stalemating the political establishment and generating alternative lifestyles and possibilities of the self. Amongst this nascent change, Japanese society is confronted with…

    Hardback – 2017-03-29 
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Japanese Politics and Government

    By Alisa Gaunder

    This textbook investigates Japanese politics in the postwar era from theoretical and comparative perspectives. After providing historical context, it offers an in-depth exploration of postwar political institutions, political reform in the 1990s, the policymaking process, and the politics of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-28 

  • Buddhist Modernities

    Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World

    Edited by Hanna Havnevik, Ute Hüsken, Mark Teeuwen, Vladimir Tikhonov, Koen Wellens

    The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17 
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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