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Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Japan.

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41-50 of 57 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. The Novels of Oe Kenzaburo

    By Yasuko Claremont

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Ôe Kenzaburô was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. This critical study examines Ôe’s entire career from 1957 – 2006 and includes chapters on Ôe’s later novels not published in English. Through close readings at different points in Ôe’s career Yasuko Claremont establishes the spiritual...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Civil Society and the Internet in Japan

    By Isa Ducke

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Using case studies, interviews, and empirical sources, this book analyzes the strategies and impact of Internet use by civil society actors and asks how useful it is for their work – does the availability of Internet tools change the way citizens’ groups work, does it influence their effectiveness,...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys

    Guilty lessons

    By Julian Dierkes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity after World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national trauma and reconstruction? History education shaped how these nations reconceived their national identities. Because the content of history education...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Japan's Contested War Memories

    The 'Memory Rifts' in Historical Consciousness of World War II

    By Philip A. Seaton

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan's Contested War Memories is an important and significant book that explores the struggles within contemporary Japanese society to come to terms with Second World War history. Focusing particularly on 1972 onwards, the period starts with the normalization of relations with China and...

    Published November 19th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Japanese Love Hotels

    A Cultural History

    By Sarah Chaplin

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Drawing on theories of place, consumption and identity, Sarah Chaplin details the evolution of the love hotel in urban Japan since the 1950s. Love hotels emerged in the late 1950s following a ban of licensed prostitution, then were extremely popular in the 1970s, were then legislated against in the...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan

    By Nanette Gottlieb

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book is the first full-length study in English to examine the use of discriminatory language in Japan. As in other countries, there has been much debate about the public use of language deemed demeaning to certain groups within society especially in relation to the issue of minority rights...

    Published September 12th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Translation in Modern Japan

    Edited by Indra Levy

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The role of translation in the formation of modern Japanese identities has become one of the most exciting new fields of inquiry in Japanese studies. This book marks the first attempt to establish the contours of this new field, bringing together seminal works of Japanese scholarship and criticism...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  8. A Life Adrift

    Soeda Azembo, Popular Song and Modern Mass Culture in Japan

    By Soeda Azembo, Michael Lewis (Translator)

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    A Life Adrift, the memoir of balladeer-political activist Soeda Azembo (1872-1944), chronicles his life as one of Japan’s first modern mass entertainers and imparts an understanding of how ordinary people experienced and accommodated the tumult of life in prewar Japan. Azembo ...

    Published July 20th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicity

    By David Chapman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Shedding light on contemporary Japanese society in an international context, Japanese-Korean relations and modern day notions of a multicultural Japan, this book addresses the broad notions and questions of citizenship, identity, ethnicity and belonging through investigation of Japan’s Korean...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Cities, Autonomy, and Decentralization in Japan

    Edited by Carola Hein, Philippe Pelletier

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Adding a new perspective to the current literature on decentralization in Japan, Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan, approaches the subject from an urban studies and planning approach. The essays in the collection present a cogent compilation of case studies focusing on the past,...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Decision-Making Reform in Japan: The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government
    By Karol Zakowski
    To Be Published May 13th 2015
  2. Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan
    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  3. Japanese Women in Science and Engineering: History and Policy Change
    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate
    To Be Published August 9th 2015
  4. Japan's Border Issues
    By Akihiro Iwashita
    To Be Published October 29th 2015

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