Japanese Culture & Society Products

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    This new and fully updated 2nd edition of Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary textbook written by leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Students will gain the analytical insights and information necessary to assess the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-06 

  • The History of Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Jun Teng

    This book traces back to the history of Japanese civilization, clarifies the unique thinking mode of Japanese nation, analyses the unique aesthetic viewpoints. It also describes the communication history of culture between China and Japan from BC 3rd century to the Late Qing Dynasty. Taking the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-21 
    China Perspectives

  • Corporate Governance and Effectiveness

    Why Companies Win or Lose, 1st Edition

    By Dipak R. Basu, Victoria Miroshnik

    The book looks at the corporate management system and how it affects company performance. The main theme revolves around the notion that when a company values its workers and their satisfaction, that company can achieve success. The book is unique in its quantitative perspective and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-07 
    Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance

  • Animism in Contemporary Japan

    Voices for the Anthropocene from post-Fukushima Japan, 1st Edition

    By Shoko Yoneyama

    ‘Postmodern animism’ first emerged in grassroots Japan in the aftermath of mercury poisoning in Minamata and the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima. Fusing critiques of modernity with intangible cultural heritages, it represents a philosophy of the life-world, where nature is a manifestation of a…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16 
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Sikh Diaspora in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Masako Azuma

    The Sikh community is one of the largest groups of Indians abroad and many studies of these migrants have been conducted. The Sikh temples which are called gurdwaras are seen at all the places where Sikh migrants have settled. As other Indian migrants, Sikhs too have struggled to maintain their…

    Hardback – 2018-10-16

  • Comfort Women and Post-Occupation Corporate Japan

    1st Edition

    By Caroline Norma

    This book provides an overview of the Japanese sex industry in the years of Japan’s postwar economic boom. It argues that the origins of gender inequality in contemporary Japan resulted from the policies put in place during this period, when there was instituted a “sexual contract” which provided…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • National Identity and Japanese Revisionism

    Abe Shinzo’s vision of a beautiful Japan and its limits, 1st Edition

    By Michal Kolmas

    Over the course of the twentieth century, Japan has experienced a radical shift in its self-perception. After World War II, Japan embraced a peaceful and anti-militarist identity, which was based on its war-prohibiting Constitution and the foreign policy of the Yoshida doctrine. For most of the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge Studies on the Asia-Pacific Region

  • A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture

    Wandering madness, 1st Edition

    By Iwao Akita

    A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture: Wandering Madness explores differences between Western and Japanese models of mental health. It argues that while the advent of modern mental health has brought about seminal changes in our understanding of and relationship to those…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies

  • The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

    1st Edition

    By Raul Sanchez Garcia

    This is the first long-term analysis of the development of Japanese martial arts, connecting ancient martial traditions with the martial arts practised today. The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts captures the complexity of the emergence and development of martial traditions within the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Intercultural Communication in Japan

    Theorizing Homogenizing Discourse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Satoshi Toyosaki, Shinsuke Eguchi

    Japan is heterogeneous and culturally diverse, both historically through ancient waves of immigration and in recent years due to its foreign relations and internationalization. However, Japan has socially, culturally, politically, and intellectually constructed a distinct and homogeneous identity.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • English Language Teaching during Japan's Post-war Occupation

    Politics and Pedagogy, 1st Edition

    By Mayumi Ohara, John Buchanan

    In 1945 Japan had to adjust very rapidly to sudden defeat, to the arrival of the American Occupation and to the encounter with the English language, together with a different outlook on many aspects of society and government. This scholarly book is based on in-depth interviews with people, now aged…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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