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New and Published Books

  1. Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

    By Denis Gainty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the Butokukai’s efforts to define and popularise...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Nationalism and Power Politics in Japan's Relations with China

    A Neoclassical Realist Interpretation

    By Yew Meng Lai

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Despite flourishing economic interactions and deepening interdependence, the current political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and China remains lukewarm at best. Indeed, bilateral relations reached an unprecedented nadir during the spring of 2005, and again more recently in autumn 2012,...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaise

    By Dagfinn Gatu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Writings on post-war Japanese politics have tended to take for granted the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as inevitable, without questioning how this came about. This book analyses the nature of Japanese party politics over the first four decades following the Second World War,...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Green Politics in Japan

    By Lam Peng-Er

    An important comparative study of Japanese politics that reveals that green issues have yet to displace the traditional urban politics of post-industrial Japan. This is unlike the rise of green parties and politics in Europe. Unlike Europe, it seems that political values in Japan are still...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Security and Conflict in East Asia

    Edited by Andrew T. H. Tan

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and thorough analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula, China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these, and is a...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Examining Japan's Lost Decades

    Edited by Yoichi Funabashi, Barak Kushner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines five features of Japan’s ‘Lost Decades’: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan’s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy

    Edited by Uttam Kumar Sinha, Jo Inge Bekkevold

    In May 2013, China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea (Asia 5) were given status as permanent observers in the Arctic Council. It was a symbolic and significant moment in the history of Arctic affairs. The list of stakeholders in the Arctic has now expanded to include both the Arctic littoral...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Nationalism, Political Realism and Democracy in Japan

    The thought of Masao Maruyama

    By Fumiko Sasaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Masao Maruyama was the most influential and respected political thinker in post-WWII Japan. He believed that the collective mentality, inherent in the traditional Japanese way of thinking, was a key reason for the defeat in WWII and was convinced that such thought needed to be modernized. In this...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Japan and Germany as Regional Actors

    Evaluating Change and Continuity after the Cold War

    By Alexandra Sakaki

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The end of the Cold War and the bipolar era constituted a significant change in Germany's and Japan's foreign policy settings, granting both countries greater leeway to pursue policies divergent from Washington's strategy. This important book fills a gap in the existing literature by employing an...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge