Japanese Culture & Society Products

  • Japan’s New Ruralities

    Coping with Decline in the Periphery, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter, Ralph Lützeler, Sebastian Polak-Rottmann

    Seeking to challenge negative perceptions within Japanese media and politics on the future of the countryside, the contributors to this book present a counter-argument to the inevitable demise of rural society. Contrary to the dominant argument, which holds outmigration and demographic hyper-aging…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Japanese Machizukuri and Community Engagement

    History, Method and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Shigeru Satoh

    Over the past few decades, Japan has faced severe earthquake disasters, an increasing ageing population, declining birth rates and widening social disparities. These issues have served to highlight gaps left by top-down governance approaches and the urgent need to create resilient societies using…

    Hardback – 2020-02-06 
    Routledge
    Planning, Heritage and Sustainability

  • The Soul of the Far East

    1st Edition

    By Percival Lowell

    First published in 1908, this volume explored Japanese culture and society for British readers in the wake of the Anglo-Japanese treaty of 1902. Japan’s recent victory over the Russian Empire in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-5 had represented the first victory of an Asian power over its Western…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Netsukes

    1st Edition

    By Albert Brockhous

    Edited by E.G. Stillman

    First published in 1924, no book had ever before emerged dealing with Netsukes, one of the most fascinating and interesting forms of expression of the Japanese in art. Netsukes are the exquisitely carved and infinitely varied little knobs used by the Japanese to keep from slipping all kinds of…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Caste in Early Modern Japan

    Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Amos

    ‘Caste’, a word normally used in relation to the Indian subcontinent, is rarely associated with Japan in contemporary scholarship. This has not always been the case, and the term was often used among earlier generations of scholars, who introduced the Buraku problem to Western audiences. Amos…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan

    Staging the Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Aragorn Quinn

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan, sheds new light on the adoption of concepts which motivated political theatres of resistance for nearly a century and even now underpin the collective understanding of the Japanese nation. Grounded in the aftermath of the Meiji Restoration in…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Cross-bordering Dynamics in Education and Lifelong Learning

    A Perspective from Non-formal Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hideki Maruyama

    Education as a concept has long been taken for granted. Most people immediately think of schools and colleges, of classes and exams. This volume aims to highlight non-formal education (NFE) in its various forms across different historical and cultural contexts. Contributors draw upon their…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia

  • Being Young in Super-Aging Japan

    Formative Events and Cultural Reactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Heinrich, Christian Galan

    Japan is not only the oldest society in the world today, but also the oldest society to have ever existed. This aging trend, however, presents many challenges to contemporary Japan, as it permeates all areas of life, from the economy and welfare to social cohesion and population decline. Nobody is…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Learning to Teach in Two Cultures

    Japan and the United States, 1st Edition

    By Nobuo K. Shimahara, Akira Sakai

    Originally published in 1995. This ethnographic account of teaching practise in both Japan and the USA offers an excellent cross-cultural perspective of education. It focuses on beginning teachers and particularly highlights both the similarities and the contrasting elements between the two…

    Paperback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Comparative Education

  • Care Communication

    Making a home in a Japanese eldercare facility, 1st Edition

    By Peter Backhaus

    This book studies communication in institutional eldercare. It is based on audio-recorded interactions between residents and staff in a Japanese care facility. The focus is on the morning care routines, which include getting the residents out of bed and ready for the day. Combining quantitative and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Japan in Australia

    Culture, Context and Connection, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Chapman, Carol Hayes

    Japan in Australia is a work of cultural history that focuses on context and connection between two nations. It examines how Japan has been imagined, represented and experienced in the Australian context through a variety of settings, historical periods and circumstances. Beginning with the first…

    Hardback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

  • Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film

    The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades, 1st Edition

    By Marc Yamada

    This book provides the first interdisciplinary examination of the popular fiction and film of the "lost decades" of Japan’s Heisei period (1989–2019). Presenting original analysis of major Heisei writers, filmmakers, and manga artists, the chapters examine the work of Urasawa Naoki, Kurosawa…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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