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New and Published Books

  1. Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Tomoko Aoyama, Laura Dales, Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Language, Education and Citizenship in Japan

    By Genaro Castro-Vázquez

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Based on extensive original research, this book explores the early educational experiences of foreign children in Japan. It considers foreign children’s experiences of Japanese schools, examines the special tutoring such children often have to improve their language proficiency, and explores the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

    By Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka, Hidehiro Yamamoto

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan’s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Japanese Family

    Touch, Intimacy and Feeling

    By Diana Adis Tahhan

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book explores how the relationship between child and parent develops in Japan, from the earliest point in a child’s life, through the transition from family to the wider world, first to playschools and then schools. It shows how touch and physical contact are important for engendering intimacy...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Cultural Policy in East Asia

    Contemporary Issues and Trends

    Edited by Lorraine Lim

    This book provides an introduction to the contemporary issues that are occurring in cultural policy in East Asia today. Interest in East Asia has grown considerably in recent years due not only to the emergence of economic super-powers such as China but also to the cultural impact the region is...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Internationalising Japan

    Discourse and Practice

    Edited by Jeremy Breaden, Stacey Steele, Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance

    A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "The Standpoint of World History and Japan"

    By David Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of ‘the standpoint of world history and Japan’ may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism. Published in the pages of Chuo Koron, the influential magazine of enlightened elite...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan
    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi
    To Be Published September 21st 2014
  2. Japanese Cinema
    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  3. Philosophy and the Martial Arts: Engagement
    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  4. Career Women in Contemporary Japan: Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives
    By Anne Stefanie Aronsson
    To Be Published October 26th 2014
  5. Japan: The Basics
    By Christopher P. Hood
    To Be Published November 17th 2014

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