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  1. Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship

    Koseki, Identification and Documentation

    Edited by David Chapman, Karl Jakob Krogness

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Japan’s Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of social order. It provides identity whilst at the same time imposing identity upon everyone...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The First European Description of Japan, 1585

    A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.

    By Luis Frois SJ

    Edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Internment of Western Civilians under the Japanese 1941-1945

    A patchwork of internment

    By Bernice Archer

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Bernice Archer's comparative study of the experiences of the Western civilians interned by the Japanese in mixed family camps and sexually segregated camps in the Far East, combines a wide variety of conventional and unconventional source material. This includes contemporary War, Foreign and...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)

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

    By Brownell 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 February 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. State Building and Development

    Edited by Keijiro Otsuka, Takashi Shiraishi

    Why does a huge income gap still exist between developed and developing countries? Plausible causes on the surface may be the difference in technology, the quality of human resources, and economic institutions, but on the deeper level the gap reflects the success and failure of state...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Ito Hirobumi – Japan's First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji Constitution

    By Takii Kazuhiro

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The brilliant and influential statesman, Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909), and the first prime minister of Japan’s modern state, has been poorly understood. This biography attempts to set the record straight about Ito’s thought and vision for Japan’s modernisation based on research in primary sources. It...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia

    Identity Politics, Schooling and Popular Culture

    Edited by Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu, Edward Vickers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative...

    Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Chinese Hsinhai Revolution

    G. E. Morrison and Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1897-1920

    By Eiko Woodhouse

    The Chinese Hsinhai Revolution explores and explains for the first time the important role of G. E. Morrison in great power diplomacy in China from the end of the Russo-Japanese War to the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty. The work is based on a wide range of multinational scholarly sources and in...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Japanese Occupation of Borneo, 1941-45

    By Ooi Keat Gin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Japanese occupation of both British Borneo – Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo – and Dutch Borneo in 1941 to 1945 is a much understudied subject. Of particular interest is the occupation of Dutch Borneo, governed by the Imperial Japanese Navy that had long-term plans for ‘permanent possession’....

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Okinawan War Memory

    Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun

    By Kyle Ikeda

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

    As one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics, Medoruma Shun has highlighted the problems and limits of conventional representation of the Battle of Okinawa, raised new questions and concerns about the nature of Okinawan war memory, and expanded the possibilities of representing...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge