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  1. 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 10th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan

    Sexing Class

    Edited by Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys

    Guilty lessons

    By Julian Dierkes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity after World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national trauma and reconstruction? History education shaped how these nations reconceived their national identities. Because the content of history education...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 19th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2010 by Routledge

  9. 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 30th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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 15th 2010 by Routledge