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  1. Love in Modern Japan

    Its Estrangement from Self, Sex and Society

    By Sonia Ryang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    This compelling and controversial book places the concept of love in both a social and historical context. Taking an approach in which state formation and vicissitude of power are explicitly taken into account in the discussion of intimacy and love, the author demonstrates that love as idealization...

    Published July 8th 2008 by Routledge

  2. The Ethics of Aesthetics in Japanese Cinema and Literature

    Polygraphic Desire

    By Nina Cornyetz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This is an innovative, scholarly and original study of the ethics of modern Japanese aesthetics from the 1930s, through the Second World War and into the post-war period. Nina Cornyetz embarks on new and unprecedented readings of some of the most significant literary and film texts of the Japanese...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Elise K Tipton, Elise K. Tipton

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This thoroughly updated second edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, the book charts the country's evolution into a modernized, economic and...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Japanese popular culture is constantly evolving in the face of internal and external influence. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan examines this evolution from a new and challenging perspective by focusing on the movements of popular culture into and out of Japan. Taking a multidisciplinary...

    Published February 20th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Ageing in Asia

    Asia’s Position in the New Global Demography

    Edited by Roger Goodman, Sarah Harper

    The volume takes four key themes related to ageing – the experience of old age; intergenerational relations; economics of and social policy for ageing; longevity and the culture of ageing - and examines how these issues are emerging in different regions of Asia, specifically, the former Soviet...

    Published December 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  6. Support for Victims of Crime in Asia

    Edited by Wing-Cheong Chan

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Giving victims of crime a greater role in the criminal justice system is a relatively recent development, a trend likely to continue and increase in the foreseeable future. In many jurisdictions it has led to compensation schemes funded by the state, support for victims of crime to help them...

    Published September 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  7. Modern Japanese Culture and Society

    By D. P. Martinez

    Series: Routledge Library of Modern Japan

    Since the end of the 1980s, scholarly work on Japan has attempted to escape the bounds of the previous discourse that continuously described it as ‘changing Japan’, a discourse which paradoxically also focused, in the main, on the hierarchical models of this so-called vertical society. While...

    Published May 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Tea Culture

    Art, History and Practice

    Edited by Morgan Pitelka

    From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the sixteenth century to its international expansion in the twentieth, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japaneseness. The authors dispel...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  9. Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History

    Colonialism, Regionalism and Borders

    Edited by Sven Saaler, J. Victor Koschmann

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Regionalism has played an increasingly important role in the changing international relations of East Asia in recent decades, with early signs of integration and growing regional cooperation. This in-depth volume analyzes various historical approaches to the construction of a regional order and a...

    Published December 19th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Cultural Governance and Resistance in Pacific Asia

    By William A. Callahan

    This text examines the politics of culture and the culture of politics in Pacific Asia through case studies on the South Pacific, China, South Korea, Thailand and Southeast Asia. The contexts and cultures of the chapters are wide-ranging and Callahan skilfully ties them together with the...

    Published May 9th 2006 by Routledge