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Forthcoming Japanese History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published May 17th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Fall of Singapore 1942

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 September 1942, but in 1941 Europeans on the island felt still untouched by war, lulled into security by the belief that Singapore was impregnable from the sea. However, the Planning Chief of Imperial Army Headquarters in Tokyo had realised a successful invasion...

    To Be Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  5. New Guinea 1942-44

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Drawing on material that had only just been released when this book was originally published in 1981, this book provides a graphic account of the war which, to all intents and purposes, was fought on Australian soil against Australian people – a war which came to the very door of Australia itself....

    To Be Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Darwin 1942

    Australia's Darkest Hour

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    On 19 February 1942 the Japanese air force bombed Darwin. Whilst this fact is well known, very few people know exactly what happened. Timothy Hall was the first writer to be given acess to all the official reports of the time and as a result he has been able to reveal exactly what happened on that...

    To Be Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Economic Development

    Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition

    By Penelope 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...

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaise

    By Dagfinn Gatu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Writings on post-war Japanese politics have tended to take for granted the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as inevitable, without questioning how this came about. This book analyses the nature of Japanese party politics over the first four decades following the Second World War,...

    To Be Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 18th 2015 by Routledge