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New and Published Books

  1. Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooks

    By Christopher Barnard

    The Japanese history textbook debate is one that keeps making the news, particularly with reference to claims that Japan has never 'apologised properly' for its actions between 1931 and 1945, and that it is one of the few liberal, democratic countries in which textbooks are controlled and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937

    A New Political Narrative

    By Junji Banno

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taisho democracy to Showa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. International Relations and Identity

    A Dialogical Approach

    By Xavier Guillaume

    Series: New International Relations

    International Relations and Identity examines the issue of collective political identity formation and expands the concept of the international beyond the notion of states. Providing a dialogical approach to questions of identity and alterity in International Relations, the author considers how...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Governing Insecurity in Japan

    The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response

    Edited by Wilhelm Vosse, Reinhard Drifte, Verena Blechinger-Talcott

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the end of the Cold War, Japan's security environment has changed significantly. While, on the global level, the United States is still Japan's most important security partner, the nature of the partnership has changed as a result of shifting demands from the United States, new international...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of War Memory in Japan

    Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

    By Kamila Szczepanska

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country’s imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional politics. The state is undoubtedly the most important actor in the process of memory...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

    By Ra Mason

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    North Korea’s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Internationalising Japan

    Discourse and Practice

    Edited by Jeremy Breaden, Stacey Steele, Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan

    By Richard M. Siddle

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Once thought of as a 'vanishing people', the Ainu are now reasserting both their culture and their claims to be the 'indigenous' people of Japan. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan is the first major study to trace the outlines of Ainu history. It explores the ways in which competing versions...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance

    A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "The Standpoint of World History and Japan"

    By David Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of ‘the standpoint of world history and Japan’ may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism. Published in the pages of Chuo Koron, the influential magazine of enlightened elite...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Postwar

    Edited by Michael Lucken, Anne Bayard-Sakai, Emmanuel Lozerand

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Historical surveys of postwar Japan are usually established on the grounds that the era is already over, interpreting "postwar" to be the years directly proceeding World War II. However, the contributors to this book take a unique approach to the concept of the postwar epoch and treat it as a...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge