Japanese History Products

  • Meiji Japan - Western Women's Writings

    A Bibliographic Companion

    By Ronald Klein

    Hardback – 2016-12-31 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy

    Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

    By Natsuko Akagawa

    Japan’s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately…

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

  • The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia

    Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife

    Edited by Barak Kushner, Sherzod Muminov

    The end of Japan’s empire appeared to happen very suddenly, and cleanly – but, as this book shows, it was in fact very messy, with a long period of establishing or re-establishing the postwar order. Moreover, as the authors argue, empires have afterlifes, which, in the case of Japan’s empire, is…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Negotiating the U.S.–Japan Alliance

    Japan Confidential

    By Yukinori Komine

    In recent years, the U.S.-Japan alliance has marked several anniversaries, including 40 years since the 1969 decision on the reversion of Okinawa. These occasions have provided crucial opportunities to reassess the continuing significance of U.S.-Japan security and diplomatic relations, prompting…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Examining Japan's Lost Decades

    Edited by Yoichi Funabashi, Barak Kushner

    This book examines five features of Japan’s ‘Lost Decades’: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan’s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing…

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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