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  1. The Development of the Japanese Nursing Profession

    Adopting and Adapting Western Influences

    By Aya Takahashi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the years after 1868, when Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation ended, in nursing, as in every other aspect of life, the Japanese looked to the west. This book tells the story of 'Florence Nightingale-ism' in Japan, showing how Japanese nursing developed from 1868 to the present. It...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945-52

    Alien Prescriptions?

    By Christopher Aldous, Akihito Suzuki

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Whilst most facets of the Occupation of Japan have attracted much scholarly debate in recent decades, this is not the case with reforms relating to public health. The few studies of this subject largely follow the celebratory account of US-inspired advances, strongly associated with Crawford Sams,...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Resolving the Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute

    Hokkaido-Sakhalin Relations

    By Brad Williams

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The unresolved territorial dispute between Japan and Russia over the South Kuril Islands/Northern Territories remains the largest obstacle to concluding a peace treaty and fully normalising bilateral relations between the two nations. This book traces the evolution of transnational relations...

    Published October 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia

    Edited by Kevin Blackburn, Karl Hack

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Experiences of captivity in Japanese-occupied Asia varied enormously. Some prisoners of war (POWs) were sent to work in Japan, others to toil on the ‘Death Railway’ between Burma and Thailand. Some camps had death rates below 1 per cent, others of over 20 per cent. While POWs were deployed far and...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities

    Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics

    Edited by Jing Bao Nie, Nanyan Guo, Mark Selden, Arthur Kleinman

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Prior to and during the Second World War, the Japanese Army established programs of biological warfare throughout China and elsewhere. In these “factories of death,” including the now-infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists conducted large numbers of vivisections and experiments on...

    Published May 21st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Diplomacy in the 1950s

    From Isolation to Integration

    Edited by Makoto Iokibe, Caroline Rose, Junko Tomaru, John Weste

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book provides a detailed examination of Japan's diplomatic relations in the 1950s, an important decade in international affairs when new structures and systems emerged, and when Japan established patterns in its international relationships which continue today. It examines the process of...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Japanese-Russian Relations, 1907–2007

    By Joseph Ferguson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of Japanese-Russian relations from the end of the Russo-Japanese War until the present. Based on extensive original research in both Japanese and Russian sources, it traces the development of relations from the tumultuous pre-war period, through the Second...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building

    An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering

    By Hui-yu Caroline Tsai

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book explores the institutions through which Taiwan was governed under Japanese colonial rule, illuminating how the administration was engineered and how Taiwan was placed in Japan’s larger empire building. The author argues that rather than envisaging the ruling of the society and then going...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan

    The Phantom Samurai

    By Stewart Lone

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ‘nation of samurai’, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Homosexuality and Manliness in Postwar Japan

    By Jonathan D. Mackintosh

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan’s first professionally produced, commercially marketed and nationally distributed gay lifestyle magazine, Barazoku (‘The Rose Tribes’), was launched in 1971. Publicly declaring the beauty and normality of homosexual desire, Barazoku electrified the male homosexual world whilst scandalising...

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge