Asian Studies: Japanese Studies

  • Reassessing Japan’s Cold War: Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s book cover

    Reassessing Japan’s Cold War

    Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Oliviero Frattolillo

    As memories of the savage conflict inaugurated by the attack on Pearl Harbor recede, the ethical foundations that influenced post-war interpretations of Japan’s role during the Cold War era are crumbling on different fronts. Retracing Japanese history during the Sixties, this book locates the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film: The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades book cover

    Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film

    The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades, 1st Edition

    By Marc Yamada

    This book provides the first interdisciplinary examination of the popular fiction and film of the "lost decades" of Japan’s Heisei period (1989–2019). Presenting original analysis of major Heisei writers, filmmakers, and manga artists, the chapters examine the work of Urasawa Naoki, Kurosawa…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Japan’s Cold War Policy and China: Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972 book cover

    Japan’s Cold War Policy and China

    Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972, 1st Edition

    By Yutaka Kanda

    From 1960s to the early 1970s in East Asia, the Cold War bipolar system, centering on the US and USSR, shifted to a more complicated structure. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Washington and Moscow accelerated the détente process, leading China to fear a "collusion" of the two superpowers. Publicly…

    Hardback – 2019-12-01 
    Politics in Asia

  • Japan in Australia: Culture, Context and Connection book cover

    Japan in Australia

    Culture, Context and Connection, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Chapman, Carol Hayes

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

  • Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia book cover

    Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Sungwoo Park

    This book analyses the reception of Leo Strauss and his political philosophy in Northeast Asia. By juxtaposing the central idea of Strauss’ political philosophy with the question of modernity, the contributors explore the eclectic adaptations of Strauss in Northeast Asian countries as a…

    Hardback – 2019-11-11 
    Political Theories in East Asian Context

  • Ceramics and Modernity in Japan book cover

    Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Meghen Jones, Louise Allison Cort

    Ceramics and Modernity in Japan offers a set of critical perspectives on the creation, patronage, circulation, and preservation of ceramics during Japan’s most dramatic period of modernization, in the Meiji to mid-Showa eras. As in other parts of the world, ceramics in modern Japan developed…

    Hardback – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality book cover

    Comparative Metaethics

    Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colin Marshall

    This collection of original essays explores metaethical views from outside the mainstream European tradition. The guiding motivation is that important discussions about the ultimate nature of morality can be found far beyond ancient Greece and modern Europe. The volume’s aim is to show how rich the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-14 
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Japan - A State Strategy for the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Japan - A State Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

    1st Edition

    By Yasuhiro Nakasone

    In this important, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging study, Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of the most highly regarded former prime ministers of Japan, considers what should be Japan's strategic direction in the twenty-first century. Japan is often accused of lacking a vision, being slow to respond to…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02 

  • The Sociology of Structural Disaster: Beyond Fukushima book cover

    The Sociology of Structural Disaster

    Beyond Fukushima, 1st Edition

    By Miwao Matsumoto

    How and why did credible scientists, engineers, government officials, journalists, and others collectively give rise to a drastic failure to control the threat to the population of the Fukushima disaster? Why was there no effort on the part of inter-organizational networks, well-coordinated in the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • The Russian Discovery of Japan, 1670-1800 book cover

    The Russian Discovery of Japan, 1670-1800

    1st Edition

    By David N. Wells

    During the period of the Tokugawa shogunate’s seclusion policy from about 1630 onwards there was very little European contact with Japan, apart from the very restricted Dutch presence at Nagasaki. During this period, however, Russians exploring Siberia and the Russian Far East came into contact…

    Hardback – 2019-09-24 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives book cover

    Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki

    Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives, 1st Edition

    By Gwyn McClelland

    On 9th August 1945, the US dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Of the dead, approximately 8500 were Catholic Christians, representing over sixty percent of the community. In this collective biography, nine Catholic survivors share personal and compelling stories about the aftermath of the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-23 
    Asia's Transformations

  • Asian Social Work: Professional Work in National Contexts book cover

    Asian Social Work

    Professional Work in National Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Shaw, Rosaleen Ow

    The countries of East and Southeast Asia, taken as a whole, display a laboratory of social and political conditions, with individual countries presenting a variety of political, cultural and social characteristics. Some with one-party state systems, others with stable liberal democracies and yet…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16 
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

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