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Forthcoming Japanese Culture & Society Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

    History and Policy Change

    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what...

    To Be Published August 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Disability in Japan

    By Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Disability and chronic illness represents a special kind of cultural diversity, the "other" to "normal" able-bodiedness. Most studies of disability consider disability in North American or European contexts; and studies of diversity in Japan consider ethnic and cultural diversity, but not the...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature

    Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

    By Fuminobu Murakami

    This book uses texts from classical to modern Japanese literature to examine concepts of 'respect for the strong', as a notion of an evolutionary society, and 'sympathy for the weak', as a notion of a non-violent and changeless egalitarian society. The term strong refers not just to those...

    To Be Published August 17th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition

    By Elise K. Tipton

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments,...

    To Be Published August 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years and each successive system of rule has possessed its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what has remained constant through these many upheavals has been the process of negotiation between censor and...

    To Be Published August 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea

    De-mystifying Stereotypes

    By Hyunjoon Park

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    International comparisons of student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading have consistently shown that Japanese and Korean students outperform their peers in other parts of world. Understandably, this has attracted many policymakers and researchers seeking to emulate this success, but...

    To Be Published September 26th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Social Inequality in Japan

    By Sawako Shirahase

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an ‘all-middle-class society’. However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of...

    To Be Published September 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Japanese Gardens

    Symbolism and Design

    By Seiko Goto, Naka Takahiro

    The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and...

    To Be Published October 6th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Rashomon Effects

    Kurosawa, Rashomon and Their Legacies

    Edited by Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Akira Kurosawa is arguably known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life’s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese...

    To Be Published November 18th 2015 by Routledge