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Forthcoming Japanese History Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 forthcoming new books in the subject of Japanese History — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 June 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 June 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 June 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 October 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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