Asian Studies: Japanese Studies

  • Religion in Japanese Daily Life book cover

    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 – 2017-10-09 
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

    Edited by Akihiro Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Useful Rivalry book cover

    The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    Useful Rivalry

    By Anna Costa

    This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Series

  • The History of Japanese Economic Development: Origins of Private Dynamism and Policy Competence book cover

    The History of Japanese Economic Development

    Origins of Private Dynamism and Policy Competence

    By Kenichi Ohno

    This is an easy-to-read book that explains how and why Japan industrialized rapidly. It traces historical development from the feudal Edo period to high income and technology in the current period. Catch-up industrialization is analyzed from a broad perspective including social, economic and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Japanese Poetry and its Publics: From Colonial Taiwan to 3.11 book cover

    Japanese Poetry and its Publics

    From Colonial Taiwan to 3.11

    By Dean Anthony Brink

      This book aims to explore precisely how modern Japanese poetry has remained central to public life in both Japan and its former colony of Taiwan. Though classical Japanese poetry has captivated the imagination of Asian studies scholars, little research has been conducted to explore its role in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • Reimagining Nation and Nationalism in Multicultural East Asia book cover

    Reimagining Nation and Nationalism in Multicultural East Asia

    Edited by Sungmoon Kim, Hsin-wen Lee

    Since the late 1980s, many East Asian countries have become more multicultural, a process marked by increased democracy and pluralism despite the continuing influence of nationalism, which has forced these countries in the region to re-envision their nations. Many such countries have had to…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • The Cold War in East Asia book cover

    The Cold War in East Asia

    By Xiaobing Li

    This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they intermesh to establish the nations that have entered the modern world.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Japan and the High Treason Incident book cover

    Japan and the High Treason Incident

    Edited by Masako Gavin, Ben Middleton

    The ‘High Treason Incident’ rocked Japanese society between 1910 and 1911, when police discovered that a group of anarchists and socialists were plotting to assassinate the Emperor Meiji. Following a trial held in camera, twelve of the so-called conspirators were hanged, but while the executions…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

    Edited by Tun-Jen Cheng, Yun-Han Chu

    This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Okinawan War Memory: Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun book cover

    Okinawan War Memory

    Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun

    By Kyle Ikeda

    As one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics, Medoruma Shun has highlighted the problems and limits of conventional representation of the Battle of Okinawa, raised new questions and concerns about the nature of Okinawan war memory, and expanded the possibilities of representing…

    Paperback – 2017-09-02 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

  • Decision-Making Reform in Japan: The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government book cover

    Decision-Making Reform in Japan

    The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government

    By Karol Zakowski

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People’s New Party. The new ruling party…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Japan and the shaping of post-Vietnam War Southeast Asia: Japanese diplomacy and the Cambodian conflict, 1978-1993 book cover

    Japan and the shaping of post-Vietnam War Southeast Asia

    Japanese diplomacy and the Cambodian conflict, 1978-1993

    By Andrea Pressello

    The Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia in 1978 and the consequent outbreak of the Cambodian conflict brought Southeast Asia into instability and deteriorated relations between Vietnam and the subsequently established Vietnam-backed government in Cambodia on the one hand and the ASEAN countries on the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

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