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  • Political Survival and Yasukuni in Japan's Relations with China

    By Mong Cheung

    What role does the political survival of prime ministers play in Japan’s relations with China over the Yasukuni issue? Three Japanese prime ministers, including Nakasone Yasuhiro, Hashimoto Ryutaro and Abe Shinzo, complied with China’s demands and stopped visiting the controversial Shrine in 1986,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Ito Hirobumi – Japan's First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji Constitution

    By Takii Kazuhiro

    The brilliant and influential statesman, Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909), and the first prime minister of Japan’s modern state, has been poorly understood. This biography attempts to set the record straight about Ito’s thought and vision for Japan’s modernisation based on research in primary sources. It…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Excavating the Power of Memory in Japan

    Edited by Glenn D Hook

    Excavating the power of memory offers a succinct examination of how memory is constructed, embedded and disseminated in contemporary Japanese society. The unique range and perspective of this collection will provide an understanding not found elsewhere. It starts with a lucid introduction of how…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23 
    Routledge

  • Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937

    A New Political Narrative

    By Junji Banno

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taisho democracy to Showa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno…

    Paperback – 2016-06-18 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Tomoko Aoyama, Laura Dales, Romit Dasgupta

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public…

    Paperback – 2016-06-18 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan

    The mythology of Mt. Miwa

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson, Leith Douglas Morton

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining…

    Hardback – 2016-06-07 
    Routledge

  • Japan's Early Experience of Contract Management in the Treaty Ports

    By Yuki Allyson Honjo

    This is the first in-depth study of the early trial-and-error experiences of contracting between Japanese and western merchants trading in the Japanese Treaty Ports in the eighteen year period immediately following the opening of the ports in 1859. Fundamental to the equation were the inevitable…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge
    Japan Library

  • Britain and Japan

    Biographical Portraits, Vol. IV

    Edited by Hugh Cortazzi

    The continuing success of this series, highly regarded by scholars and the general reader alike, has prompted The Japan Society to commission this fourth volume, devoted as before to the lives of key people, both British and Japanese, who have made significant contributions to the development of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge
    Japan Library

  • Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods

    The arts of reinvention

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • State Building and Development

    Edited by Keijiro Otsuka, Takashi Shiraishi

    Why does a huge income gap still exist between developed and developing countries? Plausible causes on the surface may be the difference in technology, the quality of human resources, and economic institutions, but on the deeper level the gap reflects the success and failure of state…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge

  • Japan's Modern Theatre

    A Century of Change and Continuity

    By Brian Powell

    This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms.Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Japan Library

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