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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Technology and the Culture of Progress in Meiji Japan

    By David G. Wittner

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    In this book David Wittner situates Japan’s Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice....

    Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Alternative Narratives in Modern Japanese History

    By M. William Steele

    How did ordinary people experience Japan's modern transformation? What role did people in local areas play in the making of modern Japan? How do studies of local politics help explain national events?The dominant account of modern Japanese history focuses on the nation-building that brought Japan...

    Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns

    Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822

    By Isaac Titsingh

    Edited by Timon Screech

    Isaac Titsingh was intermittently head of the Japan factory (trading station) of the Dutch East India Company 1780-94. He was a career merchant, but unusual in having a classical education and training as a physician. His impact in Japan was enormous, but he left disappointed in the ability of the...

    Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge