Asian Studies: Japanese Studies

  • New Directions in Japan’s Security: Non-U.S. Centric Evolution book cover

    New Directions in Japan’s Security

    Non-U.S. Centric Evolution, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Midford, Wilhelm Vosse

    While the US-Japan alliance has strengthened since the end of the Cold War Japan has, almost unnoticed, been building security ties with other partners, in the process reducing the centrality of the US in Japan’s security; this book explains why this is happening. Japan pursued security…

    Hardback – 2020-09-30 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hiroko Takeda, Mark Williams

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan presents a synthesized, interdisciplinary study of contemporary Japan based on up-to-date theoretical models designed to provide readers with a comprehensive and full understanding of the dynamics of contemporary Japan. In order to achieve this, the…

    Hardback – 2020-09-03 
    Routledge

  • Censorship in Japan book cover

    Censorship in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Heung Wah Wong, Hoi Yan Yau

    This book explores censorship, particularly film and video censorship, in Japan in modern times. It shows how most censorship has been the film and video industry exercising self-censorship, but how this system has been problematic in that it has allowed dominant players in the industry to impose…

    Hardback – 2020-08-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joanne Bernardi, Shota T. Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema provides a timely and expansive overview of Japanese cinema today, through cutting-edge scholarship that reflects the hybridity of approaches defining the field. The volume’s twenty-one chapters represent work by authors with diverse backgrounds and…

    Hardback – 2020-08-11 
    Routledge

  • State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa book cover

    State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa

    1st Edition

    By Graham F. Odell

    Presented through an investigation of Sengoku Japan and Republican China, this book proposes an innovative explanation of state formation that focuses on ideational and geographic factors. This study addresses the question; why are some collapsed states able to reconstitute themselves where others…

    Hardback – 2020-07-21 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Climate Change Governance in Asia book cover

    Climate Change Governance in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kuei-Tien Chou, Koichi Hasegawa, Dowan Ku, Shu-Fen Kao

    Asian countries are among the largest contributors to climate change. China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the top ten largest carbon emitters in the world, with South Korea, Japan and Taiwan also some of the largest on a per capita basis. At the same time, many Asian countries, notably…

    Hardback – 2020-07-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Japanese Political Theatre in the 18th Century: Bunraku Puppet Plays in Social Context book cover

    Japanese Political Theatre in the 18th Century

    Bunraku Puppet Plays in Social Context, 1st Edition

    By Akihiro Odanaka, Masami Iwai

    Bunraku has fascinated theatre practitioners through its particular forms of staging, such as highly elaborated manipulation of puppets and exquisite coordination of chanters and shamisen players. However Bunraku lacks scholarship dedicated to translating not only the language but cultural barriers…

    Paperback – 2020-07-16 
    Routledge

  • Scripting Japan: Orthography, Variation, and the Creation of Meaning in Written Japanese book cover

    Scripting Japan

    Orthography, Variation, and the Creation of Meaning in Written Japanese, 1st Edition

    By Wesley C. Robertson

    Imagine this book was written in Comic Sans. Would this choice impact your image of me as an author, despite causing no literal change to the content within? Generally, discussions of how language variants influence interpretation of language acts/users have focused on variation in speech. But it…

    Hardback – 2020-07-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan–Korea Relations book cover

    Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan–Korea Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Epstein, Rumi Sakamoto

    This book presents essays exploring the ways in which popular culture reflects and engenders ongoing changes in Japan–Korea relations. Through a broad temporal coverage from the colonial period to the contemporary, the book’s chapters analyse the often contradictory roles that popular culture has…

    Hardback – 2020-07-10 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Ethno-Epistemology: New Directions for Global Epistemology book cover

    Ethno-Epistemology

    New Directions for Global Epistemology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Masaharu Mizumoto, Jonardon Ganeri, Cliff Goddard

    This volume features new perspectives on the implications of cross-linguistic and cultural diversity for epistemology. It brings together philosophers, linguists, and scholars working on knowledge traditions to advance work in epistemology that moves beyond the Anglophone sphere. The first group of…

    Hardback – 2020-07-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Epistemology

  • The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    This is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the history, development and contemporary significance of sport in Asia. It addresses a wide range of issues central to sport in the context of Asian culture, politics, economy and society. The book explores diverse topics including the…

    Hardback – 2020-07-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Soul of the Far East book cover

    The Soul of the Far East

    1st Edition

    By Percival Lowell

    First published in 1908, this volume explored Japanese culture and society for British readers in the wake of the Anglo-Japanese treaty of 1902. Japan’s recent victory over the Russian Empire in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-5 had represented the first victory of an Asian power over its Western…

    Paperback – 2020-07-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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