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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 118 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. The War Against Japan, 1941-1945

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By John J. Sbrega

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA’s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Japanese Economic Development

    Theory and practice, 3rd Edition

    By Penny Francks

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This fully revised and updated third edition of Japanese Economic Development looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II, recasting analysis of Japan’s economic past in the light fresh theoretical perspectives in the study of economic history and...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)

    Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun

    By Brown Clarence Ludlow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Their intention through these anecdotes – some humorous and charming, others...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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 13th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Empire of the East
    By H. B. Montgomery
    To Be Published May 30th 2015
  2. The War Against Japan, 1941-1945: An Annotated Bibliography
    By John J. Sbrega
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  3. The Fall of Singapore 1942
    By Timothy Hall
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  4. New Guinea 1942-44
    By Timothy Hall
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  5. Darwin 1942: Australia's Darkest Hour
    By Timothy Hall
    To Be Published June 10th 2015

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