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  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country by country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Out of the East (Routledge Revivals)

    Reveries and Studies in New Japan

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn’s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Japan To-day (Routledge Revivals)

    By James A. B. Scherer

    This book, first published in 1904, aimed to provide an overview of the aspects of everyday Japanese life at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Career Women in Contemporary Japan

    Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives

    By Anne Stefanie Aronsson

    Since Japan’s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The End of Cool Japan

    Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Challenges to Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Mark McLelland

    Today’s convergent media environment offers unprecedented opportunities for sourcing and disseminating previously obscure popular culture material from Japan. However, this presents concerns regarding copyright, ratings and exposure to potentially illegal content which are serious problems for…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Social Inequality in Post-Growth Japan

    Transformation during Economic and Demographic Stagnation

    Edited by David Chiavacci, Carola Hommerich

    In recent decades Japan has changed from a strongly growing, economically successful nation regarded as prime example of social equality and inclusion, to a nation with a stagnating economy, a shrinking population and a very high proportion of elderly people. Within this, new forms of inequality…

    Hardback – 2016-08-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Fukushima and the Arts

    Negotiating Nuclear Disaster

    Edited by Barbara Geilhorn, Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt

    The natural and man-made cataclysmic events of the 11 March 2011 disaster, or 3.11, have dramatically altered the status quo of contemporary Japanese society. While much has been written about the social, political, economic, and technical aspects of the disaster, this volume represents one of the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

    By Brian Bocking

    A comprehensive glossary and reference work with more than a thousand entries on Shinto ranging from brief definitions and Japanese terms to short essays dealing with aspects of Shinto practice, belief and institutions from early times up to the present day.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • Japanese Tree Burial

    Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death

    By Sebastien Penmellen Boret

    Tree burial, a new form of disposal for the cremated remains of the dead, was created in 1999 by Chisaka Genpo, the head priest of a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Japan. Instead of a conventional family gravestone, perpetuating the continuity of a household and its identity, tree burial uses vast…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Mental Health Care in Japan

    Edited by Ruth Taplin, Sandra J. Lawman

    Mental health, including widespread depression, a high suicide rate and institutionalisation, is a major problem in Japan. At the same time, the mental health care system in Japan has historically been more restrictive than elsewhere in the world. This book looks at the challenges of mental health…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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