New and Published Books
21-30 of 50 results in Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series
The Search for Multilateral Security in the Asia-Pacific
Based on primary resources, including documents and extensive interviews with Japanese policy makers, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed empirical analysis of Japan’s involvement in Asia-Pacific security multilateralism after the end of the Cold War with special reference to the ARF....
Published June 14th 2010 by Routledge
Facing a Rising Power
The essays in this collection examine Sino-Japanese political relations given the phenomenon of ‘a rising China and a stagnating Japan’. Questioning whether their relationship is one of cooperation or conflict, the book reviews China and Japan’s bilateral ties to see whether they have deepened and...
Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge
Okinawan people have developed a unique tradition of protest in their long history of oppression and marginalization. Beginning with the Ryukyu Kingdom’s annexation to Japan in the late nineteenth century, Miyume Tanji charts the devastation caused by the Second World War, followed by the...
Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge
Nationalisms in Japan brings together leading specialists in the field to discuss how notions of ‘nationalism’ in modern Japan impinges on all aspects of social, political and cultural understanding of the Japanese nation or the Japanese state. This book is clearly presented and jargon-free, and...
Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge
The illusion of homogeneity, 2nd Edition
Based on original research, Japan's Minorities provides a clear historical introduction to the formation of individual minorities, followed by an analysis of the contemporary situation. This second edition identifies and explores the six principal minority groups in Japan: the Ainu, the Burakumin,...
Published November 24th 2008 by Routledge
The Institutional Architecture
Leading specialists from Europe and Japan examine the institutional mechanisms of governance at the global level and provide concrete evidence of the role Japan plays in these institutions. An excellent introduction to the concept of global governance, the volume analyzes how global governance...
Published March 29th 2007 by Routledge
A Critical Approach
Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature looks at the ways in which authors writing in Japanese in the twentieth century constructed a division between the ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’ in their work. Drawing on methodology from Foucault and Lacan, the clearly presented essays seek to show how...
Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge
Sites and Issues
Contested Governance in Japan extends the analysis of governance in contemporary Japan by exploring both the sites and issues of governance above and below the state as well as within it. This volume discusses the contested nature of governance in Japan and the ways in which a range of actors are...
Published March 20th 2005 by Routledge
Japan and the Emerging Asia-Pacific Order provides an up-to-date account of Japanese involvement in recent developments within the Asia-Pacific region. The book looks at the ways in which the end of the Cold War has opened up new opportunities for both state and non-state actors in Japan to play an...
Published November 14th 2004 by Routledge
The Rebirth of a Nation
Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan presents new material on grassroots peace activism and pacifism in two major groups active in the post-World War 2 peace movement - workers and housewives. Yamamoto contends that the peace movement, which was organised in tandem with other activities to promote...
Published November 3rd 2004 by Routledge
Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk
To Be Published April 8th 2014
Governing Insecurity in Japan: The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response
To Be Published April 29th 2014
The Politics of War Memory in Japan: Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War
To Be Published May 29th 2014
Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan
To Be Published August 14th 2014