Japanese History Products

  • Japan and the Asian Pacific Region

    Profile of Change, 1st Edition

    By Masahide Shibusawa

    This book, first published in 1984, examines the spectacular economic growth of the Asia Pacific region in the 1970s and 1980s. How did a group of non-Western nations, in an area plagued by war, achieve such success, so quickly? Japan was the driving force in the region, and a dominant influence on…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan's International Relations

  • Sino-Japanese Relations

    China's Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Laura Newby

    This book, first published in 1988, analyses the economic changes that China and Japan underwent in the 1980s – changes that not only underlined, but also added to, the complexity of the relationship between these two important Asian powers. China saw a key role for Japan in its modernization plans…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan's International Relations

  • U.S./Japan Foreign Trade

    An Annotated Bibliography of Socioeconomic Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Rita E. Neri

    This bibliography, first published in 1988, consists of annotated entries of monographs and journal articles published in English that discuss socio-economic aspects of Japanese society as well as the general and economic dynamics of United States-Japan trade relations. Emphasis is on the Japanese…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan's International Relations

  • Japan at the Summit

    Its Role in the Western Alliance and in Asian Pacific Cooperation, 1st Edition

    By Shiro Saito

    This book, first published in 1990 and written from a Japanese perspective, examines the gradual transformation of Japan's traditional role in world politics since the Second World War. With Japan's postwar economic success came calls from many quarters for it to match its economic involvement with…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan's International Relations

  • Urban Culture in Pre-War Japan

    1st Edition

    By Adam Thorin Croft

    Politically the 1910s and 1920s were dark days for Japan: economic instability, frequent political assassinations, and increasing violent military interventions at home and overseas affected many. This book explores the literature of the period, showing how it contributed to this overall mood. It…

    Hardback – 2019-05-27 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    This new and fully updated second 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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05 

  • Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

    The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan, 1st Edition

    By Niki Alsford

    On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods

    The arts of reinvention, 1st Edition

    Edited by Morgan Pitelka, Alice Y. Tseng

    The city of Kyoto has undergone radical shifts in its significance as a political and cultural center, as a hub of the national bureaucracy, as a symbolic and religious center, and as a site for the production and display of art. However, the field of Japanese history and culture lacks a book that…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10

  • Voices of the Korean Minority in Postwar Japan

    Histories Against the Grain, 1st Edition

    By Erik Ropers

    Shedding new light on how the histories of zainichi Koreans have been written, consumed, and discussed, this book addresses the roots of postwar debates concerning the wartime experiences of Koreans in Japan. Providing an overview of the complicated historiography, it explores the experiences of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Japan's "New Deal" for China

    Propaganda Aimed at Americans before Pearl Harbor, 1st Edition

    By June Grasso

    In the decade leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, at a time when Japan was expanding its influence in Asia, several Japanese institutions set about trying to convince Americans to support Tokyo’s plans and ambitions for China. This book seeks to analyze the original publications produced by…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Zainichi Korean Women in Japan

    Voices, 1st Edition

    By Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka

    Presenting the voices of a unique group within contemporary Japanese society—Zainichi women—this book provides a fresh insight into their experiences of oppression and marginalization that over time have led to liberation and empowerment. Often viewed as unimportant and inconsequential, these women…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Prisons and Forced Labour in Japan

    The Colonization of Hokkaido, 1881-1894, 1st Edition

    By Pia Maria Jolliffe

    Prisons and Forced Labour in Japan examines the local, national and international significance of convict labour during the colonization of Hokkaido between 1881 and 1894 and the building of the Japanese empire. Based on the analysis of archival sources such as prison yearbooks and letters, as…

    Hardback – 2018-10-16
    Routledge Focus on Asia

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