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  1. Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War

    The Yakeato Generation

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum, Yasuko Claremont

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia–Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, Asian minorities, comfort women and many others. Many of...

    Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Re-Politicising the Kyoto School as Philosophy

    Edited by Christopher Goto-Jones

    Series: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics, History and Media

    In Re-Politicising the Kyoto School as Philosophy Christopher Goto-Jones contends that existing approaches to the controversial Kyoto School fail to take it seriously as a school of philosophy, instead focussing on historical debates about the alleged complicity of the School’s members with the...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Japan's Contested War Memories

    The 'Memory Rifts' in Historical Consciousness of World War II

    By Philip A. Seaton

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan's Contested War Memories is an important and significant book that explores the struggles within contemporary Japanese society to come to terms with Second World War history. Focusing particularly on 1972 onwards, the period starts with the normalization of relations with China and...

    Published November 18th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region’s history in the twentieth century. This new...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Ideology and Christianity in Japan

    By Kiri Paramore

    Series: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics, History and Media

    Ideology and Christianity in Japan shows the major role played by Christian-related discourse in the formation of early-modern and modern Japanese political ideology. The book traces a history development of anti-Christian ideas in Japan from the banning of Christianity by the Tokugawa shogunate...

    Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge

  6. State Formation in Japan

    Emergence of a 4th-Century Ruling Elite

    By Gina Barnes

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    This volume brings together for the first time a significant body of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on Japanese early state formation, brought together so that successive topics form a coherent overview of the problems and solutions of ancient Japan. The writings are, in some cases, the only...

    Published August 14th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Political Philosophy in Japan

    Nishida, the Kyoto School and co-prosperity - PbDirect

    By Christopher Goto-Jones

    Series: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics, History and Media

    Political Philosophy in Japan focuses on the politics of Japan's pre-eminent philosophical school - the Kyoto School - and particularly that of its founder, Nishida Kitarô (1870-1945). Existing literature on Nishida is dismissive of there being serious political content in his work, and of the...

    Published July 19th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan

    The Career of Matsumoto Jiichiro

    By Ian Neary

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Written by an internationally recognized specialist on Buraku studies, this book casts new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation. Ian Neary focuses on the Burakumin activist, left-wing politician, family company manager and arguably the most important Buraku...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Democracy in Occupied Japan

    The U.S. Occupation and Japanese Politics and Society

    Edited by Mark E. Caprio, Yoneyuki Sugita

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    With expert contributions from both the US and Japan, this book examines the legacies of the US Occupation on Japanese politics and society, and discusses the long-term impact of the Occupation on contemporary Japan. Focusing on two central themes – democracy and the interplay of US-initiated...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Russian Views of Japan, 1792-1913

    An Anthology of Travel Writing

    By David N. Wells

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Before Japan was 'opened up' in the 1850s, contact with Russia as well as other western maritime nations was extremely limited. Yet from the early eighteenth century onwards, as a result of their expanding commercial interests in East Asia and the North Pacific, Russians had begun to encounter...

    Published August 13th 2009 by Routledge