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  1. 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,...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Gleams From Japan (Routledge Revivals)

    By S. Katsumata

    First published in 1937, this collection presents a series of vignettes on Japanese life and thought, taken from 25 years of the author's work for the Japanese tourist board between 1912 and 1937. Dealing in subjects as diverse as wrestling, singing insects and Japanese...

    Published August 27th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Memory and Nationhood in Japan

    Remembering the Glory Days

    Edited by Andreas Niehaus, Christian Tagsold

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book clarifies and verifies the role sport has as an alternative marker in understanding and mapping memory in Japan, by applying the concept of lieux de mémoire (realms of memory) to sport in Japan. Japanese history and national construction have not been short of sports landmarks since the...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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