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Forthcoming Japanese History 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. 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

  3. Local History and War Memories in Hokkaido

    Edited by Philip A. Seaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, barely features in most histories of the Second World War. However, the combination of distinctive war experiences, a vibrant set of local historian groups, and powerful media organizations disseminating local war history, has generated an identifiable...

    To Be Published August 19th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Local Realities and Environmental Changes in the History of East Asia 

    Edited by Ts'ui-Jung Liu

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    Environmental history has evolved into a well-established historical subfield which has broadened the horizons of historical research, beyond human affairs, to include the study of human interactions with natural and man-made environments. This broadened scope has attracted scholars from many...

    To Be Published September 11th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Agriculture and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan

    The Place of Rice

    By Charlotte von Verschuer, Wendy Cobcroft

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the...

    To Be Published October 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Modern Korea and Its Others

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also...

    To Be Published November 18th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Japan's Border Issues

    Pitfalls and Prospects

    By Akihiro Iwashita

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan was sometimes described as a country of "peace" during the Cold War period, in contrast to the continental border conflicts taking place at the time, such as the China-Soviet rivalry. However, as the maritime frontier was "rediscovered" and defined by the regional powers and legal refinements...

    To Be Published December 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature

    Friends and Foes on the Battlefield

    By Minjie Chen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    This book is the first to focus on how the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)—fought in the Asian-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the U.S. as the latter’s major military ally—has been represented in non-English and English sources for children and young adults. A cross-cultural...

    To Be Published December 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

    Edited by David G. Wittner, Philip C Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially...

    To Be Published December 31st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Suicide in Twentieth Century Japan

    By Francesca Di Marco

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book explores how the idea of suicide in Japan was shaped, reinterpreted and reinvented from the 1900s to the 1980s and provides a timely contribution to the underexplored history of suicide and to the current heated debates on the contemporary way we organize our thoughts on life and...

    To Be Published December 31st 2015 by Routledge