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  • Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    In twenty-first century Japan there are numerous instances of media harassment, intimidation, censorship and self-censorship that undermine the freedom of the press and influence how the news is reported. Since Abe returned to power in 2012, the recrudescence of nationalism under his leadership has…

    Paperback – 2016-12-26 
    Routledge

  • The Aging Body in Dance

    A cross-cultural perspective

    By Nanako Nakajima, Gabriele Brandstetter

    What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge

  • Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin'ichi

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Superhuman Japan

    Knowledge, Nation and Culture in US-Japan Relations

    By Marie Thorsten

    This book examines the imaginative narratives that shaped the attitudes of Americans (and others) toward Japan. Focusing on cultural aspects of economic nationalism and US-Japan relations during the trade war Marie Thorsten uses examples from public discourse, film, documentaries, novels, acts of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Japan’s Outcaste Abolition

    The Struggle for National Inclusion and the Making of the Modern State

    By Noah Y. McCormack

    The Tokugawa Shogunate, which governed Japan for two and a half centuries until the mid-1860s, classed people into hierarchically ranked status groups (mibun). The early Tokugawa rulers legally established these status groups through the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, adapting and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance

    A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "The Standpoint of World History and Japan"

    By David Williams

    The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of ‘the standpoint of world history and Japan’ may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism. Published in the pages of Chuo Koron, the influential magazine of enlightened elite…

    Paperback – 2016-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Climate Change Policy in Japan

    From the 1980's to 2015

    By Yasuko Kameyama

    Amidst growing environmental concerns worldwide, Japan is seen as particularly vulnerable to the effects of a changing climate, with a large coastal population and frequent extreme weather events. This book analyses Japan’s response to the climate change problem from the late 1980s up to the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • The Empire of the East (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. B. Montgomery

    This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery’s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture

    Edited by Koichi Iwabuchi, Chris Berry, Eva Tsai

    Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge

  • 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

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