Japanese Studies Products

  • Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods

    The arts of reinvention

    Edited by Morgan Pitelka, Alice Y. Tseng

    The city of Kyoto has undergone radical shifts in its significance as a political and cultural centre, as a hub of the national bureaucracy, as a symbolic and religious centre, and as a site for the production and display of art. However, the field of Japanese history and culture lacks a book which…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • East Asian Regionalism

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher M. Dent

    East Asia is one of the world's most dynamic and diverse regions and is also becoming an increasingly coherent region through the inter-play of various integrative economic, political and socio-cultural processes. Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition explores the various ways in…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Teacher Evaluation Policies and Practices in Japan

    How Performativity Works in Schools

    By Masaaki Katsuno

    This book explores the impacts of the introduction of new teacher evaluation policies on teachers and head teachers in Japan, particularly that of producing and reinforcing mutual policing relations among teachers and the destabilisation of their identities. It is timely given the big surge of…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia

  • The Development of Economics in Japan

    From the Inter-war Period to the 2000s

    Edited by Toichiro Asada

    This book covers the development of economics in Japan from the inter-war period to the 2000s focusing on the international theoretical contributions of Japanese economists. The first focal point is the international contributions of Japanese economists before and after World War II. The second…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • New Regional Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

    Drivers, Dynamics and Consequences

    Edited by Priya Chacko

    During the last twenty years, a process of proliferating transnational trade, investment and production linkages has emerged in the area between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The emergence of this area of interdependence and interaction and its potential impact on global order has captured the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • State Building and Development

    Edited by Keijiro Otsuka, Takashi Shiraishi

    Why does a huge income gap still exist between developed and developing countries? Plausible causes on the surface may be the difference in technology, the quality of human resources, and economic institutions, but on the deeper level the gap reflects the success and failure of state…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge

  • Electoral Survey Methodology

    Insight from Japan on using computer assisted personal interviews

    Edited by Masaru Kohno, Yoshitaka Nishizawa

    While it has been some time since computer technologies were first introduced to social surveys, their methodological advantages, as well as potential limitations, are not yet fully appreciated by the relevant communities of scholars, mass media and governmental organizations. What can…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Japan's Modern Theatre

    A Century of Change and Continuity

    By Brian Powell

    This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms.Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Japan Library

  • Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship

    Koseki, Identification and Documentation

    Edited by David Chapman, Karl Jakob Krogness

    Japan’s Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of social order. It provides identity whilst at the same time imposing identity upon everyone…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

    Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier

    In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists to suggest that the 1990s would be a Japanese decade. Today, however, the dominant view is that Japan is inescapably on a downward slope. Rather than focusing on the evolution of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Japanese Femininities

    By Justin Charlebois

    The corporate salaryman and professional housewife stand as hegemonic archetypes of masculinity and femininity in Japan. However, these rigid gender roles are being challenged by women who are seeking to move beyond the strictly defined confines of their traditional roles as caregivers and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Japan

    Beyond lesson study

    Edited by Koji Tanaka, Kanae Nishioka, Terumasa Ishii

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history and current status of policy, research and practices of curriculum, classroom instruction and assessment in Japan. It outlines the mechanism of curriculum organization and the history of the National Courses of Study, and assesses the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

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