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Routledge Library Editions: Japan

Routledge Library Editions: Japan brings together a century's worth of publishing and provides a comprehensive collection of volumes which chart the literature, history, economics, politics & sociology of this fascinating country.

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  1. The Buddhist Sects of Japan

    Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries

    By E Steinilber-Oberlin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into...

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Japan in World History

    By George Sansom

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    In this volume the author considers what the purpose and method of advanced Japanese studies should be. He believes that the study of Japanese history should be, not an end in itself but an integral part of world history. He discusses areas of controversy in interpretation which arise when a...

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Year Names of China and Japan

    By P M Suski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title, exactly as has been the custom in China. During the reign of some of the emperors, as...

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Unwrapping Japan

    Society and Culture in Anthropological Perspective

    Edited by Eyal Ben-Ari, Brian Moeran, Jim Valentine

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Recent years have witnessed an explosive growth in the literature published about Japan. Yet it seems that the more that is written about Japan and Japanism – its culture, society, people – the more mysterious it becomes. As well as exploring issues relating to advertising, tourism, women,...

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Rise of Modern Japan

    By William G Beasley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    It is now generally recognized that Japan has been much the most successful of the countries outside Europe and North America in achieving modernization. The transformation from a feudal society with a Confucian ethic to a ‘modern, Western style economy’ is charted in this book (originally...

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Rise of the Japanese Corporate System

    By Koji Matsumoto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan’s economy is invariably seen as a prime example of a capitalist system, and a consideration of the elements upon which the Japanese economy is founded seems to lead inexorably to the conclusion that Japan is an established member of the group of highly developed capitalist nations. Yet a...

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Modern Japan and its Problems

    By G C Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The author, who was for several years a lecturer in a Japanese Government College, has tried to interpret the civilization and national character of Japan in the light of his experience and of his studies in that country. He describes the novel problems and phenomena which have been created by the...

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

    By John Crump

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Socialism first gained a major foothold in Japan after the revolution and the subsequent Meiji restoration of 1868. Against the background of the rapid development of capitalism in Japan after the revolution, and the accompanying emergence of the working class, this study shows how early Japanese...

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Social Psychology of Modern Japan

    By Munesuke Mita

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This study reveals the complex combination of cultural particularity and modern universality that underlies the reality of contemporary Japan. The work uses sources such as popular works of art, song, best-selling books and the advice columns of newspapers to draw a striking portrait of the...

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Party Politics in Japan

    By Hans H Baerwald

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    To the outside observer, the character and dynamics of Japan’s political parties and Diet (National Assembly) are often obscure. This volume is an invaluable description of party politics in Japan, and a unique analysis of the influence that a changing balance of power has had upon the functioning...

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge

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