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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 116 new and published books in the subject of Japanese History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Examining Japan's Lost Decades

    Edited by Yoichi Funabashi, Barak Kushner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines five features of Japan’s ‘Lost Decades’: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan’s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Empire of the East

    By H. B. Montgomery

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery’s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century....

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Japan To-day

    By James A. B. Scherer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1904, aimed to provide an overview of the aspects of everyday Japanese life at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies....

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Out of the East

    Reveries and Studies in New Japan

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn’s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Evolution of the Japanese Developmental State

    Institutions locked in by ideas

    By Hironori Sasada

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Japanese economy underwent a fundamental transition from a liberal economy to a developmental state system during World War II, and despite efforts by the American occupation forces to dismantle them after 1945, these elements of the wartime economic system remained in place. Through an...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Japan and Germany as Regional Actors

    Evaluating Change and Continuity after the Cold War

    By Alexandra Sakaki

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The end of the Cold War and the bipolar era constituted a significant change in Germany's and Japan's foreign policy settings, granting both countries greater leeway to pursue policies divergent from Washington's strategy. This important book fills a gap in the existing literature by employing an...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan

    The Career of Matsumoto Jiichiro

    By Ian Neary

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Written by an internationally recognized specialist on Buraku studies, this book casts new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation. Ian Neary focuses on the Burakumin activist, left-wing politician, family company manager and arguably the most important Buraku...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge