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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 53 results in Routledge Contemporary Japan Series
  1. 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 19th 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2010 by Routledge

  3. 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 28th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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 19th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan

    The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges

    By Yoshiko Nozaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan’s occupation of neighbouring countries during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945), and which have been challenged by critics who favour more critical, peace and justice perspectives,...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Changing Japanese Family

    Edited by Marcus Rebick, Ayumi Takenaka

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese family is shifting in fundamental ways, specifically in terms of attitudes towards family and societal relationships, and also the role of the family in society. Changing Japanese Family explores these significant changes which include an ageing population, delayed marriages, a fallen...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Population Decline and Ageing in Japan - The Social Consequences

    By Florian Coulmas

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of one of the most pressing challenges facing Japan today: population decline and ageing. It argues that social ageing is a phenomenon that follows in the wake of industrialization, urbanization and social modernization, bringing about changes in values,...

    Published August 30th 2008 by Routledge

  10. The Ethics of Aesthetics in Japanese Cinema and Literature

    Polygraphic Desire

    By Nina Cornyetz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This is an innovative, scholarly and original study of the ethics of modern Japanese aesthetics from the 1930s, through the Second World War and into the post-war period. Nina Cornyetz embarks on new and unprecedented readings of some of the most significant literary and film texts of the Japanese...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge