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  1. Japan’s Outcaste Abolition

    The Struggle for National Inclusion and the Making of the Modern State

    By Noah Y. McCormack

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    The Tokugawa Shogunate, which governed Japan for two and a half centuries until the mid-1860s, classed people into hierarchically ranked status groups (mibun). The early Tokugawa rulers legally established these status groups through the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, adapting and...

    Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

    Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition

    By Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific

    Divided Territories in the San Francisco System

    By Kimie Hara

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    After World War II, many regional conflicts emerged in the Asia-Pacific, such as the divided Korean peninsula, the Cross-Taiwan Strait, the ‘Northern Territories’, (Southern Kuriles) Takeshima (Dokdo), Senkaku (Diaoyu) and the Spratly (Nansha) islands problems. These and other disputes, such as the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published July 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Business-Government Relations in Prewar Japan

    By Peter von Staden

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    For the business and government relationship in Japan, the pre-war period was an era of considerable change. Framed by Japan’s nation-building efforts, the relationship adapted and evolved with the often fluid economic and political circumstances. As both business and government had vested...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Russian Military Intelligence in the War with Japan, 1904-05

    Secret Operations on Land and at Sea

    By Evgeny Sergeev

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    Examining Russian military intelligence in the war with Japan of 1904-05, this book, based on newly-accessible documents from the tsarist era military, naval and diplomatic archives, gives an overview of the origins, structure and performance of Russian military intelligence in the Far East at the...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan

    Language, genes and civilisation

    By Ann Kumar

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    This iconoclastic work on the prehistory of Japan and of South East Asia challenges entrenched views on the origins of Japanese society and identity. The social changes that took place in Japan in the time-period when the Jomon culture was replaced by the Yayoi culture were of exceptional...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The International History of East Asia, 1900–1968

    Trade, Ideology and the Quest for Order

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book provides a broad account of the international history of East Asia from 1900 to 1968 - a subject that is essential to any understanding of the modern epoch. Whereas much of the scholarship on this subject has focused purely on the immediate origins and consequences of violent events such...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Institutional Change in Japan

    Edited by Magnus Blomström, Sumner La Croix

    Series: European Institute of Japanese Studies East Asian Economics and Business Series

    This is a new analysis of recent changes in important Japanese institutions. It addresses the origin, development, and recent adaptation of core institutions, including financial institutions, corporate governance, lifetime employment, and the amakudari system. After four decades of rapid...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge