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New and Published Books

  1. Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 1

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed....

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed....

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. East Asian Development Model

    Twenty-first century perspectives

    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Transformative Sustainable Development

    Participation, reflection and change

    By Kei Otsuki

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations. In this context, participation is a genuinely transformative approach to sustainable...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The East Asian War, 1592-1598

    International Relations, Violence and Memory

    Edited by James B. Lewis

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Academic Nations in China and Japan

    Framed by Concepts of Nature, Culture and the Universal

    By Margaret Sleeboom

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The descriptions Chinese and Japanese people attribute to themselves and to each other differ vastly and stand in stark contrast to Western perceptions that usually identify a 'similar disposition' between the two nations. Academic Nationals in China and Japan explores human categories, how...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Right to Life in Japan

    By Noel Williams

    The Right to Life in Japan is a study that brings new perspectives to bear on an extremely important topic for all those facing the moral dilemmas of such issues as abortion and the death penalty. It also helps to fill a gap in life, in social science and law studies of contemporary Japan.Noel...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Nature of the Japanese State

    Rationality and Rituality

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Brian J. McVeigh uses a unique anthropological approach to step outside flawed stereotypes of Japanese society and really engage in the current debate over the role of bureaucracy in Japanese politics.To many in the West, Japan appears as a paradox: a rational, high-tech economic superpower and yet...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge