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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 637 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

    Edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie, Ulrike Wöhr

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan

    A Political Biography

    By Stephen Large

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Emperor Hirohito reigned for more than sixty years, yet we know little about him or the part he really played in the turbulent history of Showa Japan.Stephen Large draws on a wide range of Japanese and Western sources in his study of Emperor Hirohito's political role in Showa Japan (1926-89). This...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy

    Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

    By Natsuko Akagawa

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan’s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Made in Japan

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Toru Mitsui

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Made in Japan serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Japanese popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Japanese music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Japan and...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Asia Pacific Security

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    This new title from Routledge, edited by Professor Leszek Buszynski, includes the key literature on Asia Pacific Security. Arranged across four volumes, the collection covers China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, as well as peripheral players such as Australia and India. It explores in...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Hikaru Suzuki

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying and death. It shows how new forms of funeral ceremonies have been developed by the funeral industry, how traditional grave burial is being...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Subjectivism and Objectivism in the History of Economic Thought

    Edited by Kiichiro Yagi, Yukihiro Ikeda

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This book investigates the tensions between subjectivism and objectivism in the history of economics. The book looks at the works of Adam Smith, Carl Menger, Leon Walras, William Stanley Jevons, Oskar Morgenstern, Ludwig Mises, Piero Sraffa, and so on. The book highlights the...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Interpreting Japan

    Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, Brian McVeigh lays out practical and understandable research...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Japanese popular culture has developed in many unexpected and fascinating ways. From contemporary pop culture’s beginnings in the shadow of the Second World War and the earlier China campaign, Japan’s sense of identity has been contested, challenged, reconsidered, restructured, and revived through...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Industrial Development in Postwar Japan

    By Hirohisa Kohama

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Structured into sub-sector by sub-sector analyses, this book provides a clear and accessible examination of industrial development, without over-generalizing or being weighed down by historical details. Written by an authority in the area of development economics it explores the companies and the...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge