Japanese Literature Products

  • 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 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Trauma, Dissociation and Re-enactment in Japanese Literature and Film

    1st Edition

    By David C. Stahl

    Japanese literature and film have frequently been approached using lenses such as language, genre and ideology. Yet, despite a succession of major social traumas that have marked, and in many ways shaped and defined much of modern Japan, Japanese fiction and cinema have not often been examined…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Fukushima and the Arts

    Negotiating Nuclear Disaster, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Geilhorn, Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt

    The natural and man-made cataclysmic events of the 11 March 2011 disaster, or 3.11, have dramatically altered the status quo of contemporary Japanese society. While much has been written about the social, political, economic, and technical aspects of the disaster, this volume represents one of the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature

    Metaphors of Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Massimiliano Tomasi

    The first book-length study to explore the links between Christianity and modern Japanese literature, this book analyses the process of conversion of nine canonical authors, unveiling the influence that Christianity had on their self-construction, their oeuvre and, ultimately, the trajectory of…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Okinawan War Memory

    Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun, 1st Edition

    By Kyle Ikeda

    As one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics, Medoruma Shun has highlighted the problems and limits of conventional representation of the Battle of Okinawa, raised new questions and concerns about the nature of Okinawan war memory, and expanded the possibilities of representing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

  • Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Empire of the East (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-06-20
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-06-13
    Routledge

  • Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson

    Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years and each successive system of rule has possessed its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what has remained constant through these many upheavals has been the process of negotiation between censor and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed.…

    Paperback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge

  • Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2, 1st Edition

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed.…

    Paperback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge

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