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  • 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

  • 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

  • Building Japan 1868-1876

    By Richard Henry Brunton

    Personal account of one of the Westerners who helped build modern Japan (see also study by Pedlar - also available from Curzon Press).…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Japan Library

  • Treacherous Women of Imperial Japan

    Patriarchal Fictions, Patricidal Fantasies

    By Helene Bowen Raddeker

    Kanno Suga and Kaneko Fumika were both found guilty on different occasions in 1911 and 1926 of conspiring to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Kanno was executed and Kaneko hanged herself whilst in prison, but both women maintained their defiance of the state even in the face of death.Through…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Basil Hall Chamberlain

    Portrait of a Japanologist

    By Yuzo Ota

    This first full length critical biography of one of the most significant figures in Japanese Studies in the last hundred years is based on an earlier work published in Japanese (Iwanami Shoten, 1990). Ota sees Chamberlain as a giant of his period, both academically and intellectually. His…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Japan's New Left Movements

    Legacies for Civil Society

    By Takemasa Ando

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan shocked the world. In the wake the of the disaster, questions were asked as to why Japanese antinuclear movements were not able to prevent those with vested interests, such as businesses, bureaucrats…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10
    Routledge
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

  • Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

    By Francesca Di Marco

    Japan’s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a "Suicide Nation". This tendency causes common misconceptions…

    Hardback – 2016-02-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

    By Valerie Wee

    The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Allied Occupation and Japan's Economic Miracle

    Building the Foundations of Japanese Science and Technology 1945-52

    By Bowen C. Dees

    There is virtually nothing - until the arrival of this study - addressing the significance of the enormous contributions in science and technology towards the realization of Japan's 'economic miracle' during the occupation period. Describes the Scientific and Technical Division of McArthur's GHQ.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Japan Library

  • Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japan

    Edited by Joseph D. Hankins, Carolyn S. Stevens

    This book argues that sound – as it is created, transmitted, and perceived – plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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