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Forthcoming Japanese History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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,...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border

    Karafuto / Sakhalin

    Edited by Svetlana Paichadze, Philip A. Seaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of World War II...

    To Be Published March 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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,...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War

    The Yakeato Generation

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum, Yasuko Claremont

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia–Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, Asian minorities, comfort women and many others. Many of...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 Asian’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. The Postwar Roots of Japan's Political Malaise

    By Dagfinn Gatu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book presents an analysis of how political parties operated in Japan over the first four decades following the Second World War. It extends quite widely to include discussion of the political system, the social and economic environment in which parties operated, internal party matters,...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge