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  1. Out of the East

    Reveries and Studies in New Japan

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn’s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Education Reform and Social Class in Japan

    The emerging incentive divide

    By Takehiko Kariya

    Series: Routledge/University of Tokyo Series

    Until the early 1990s, Japanese education was widely commended for achieving outstanding outcomes in global comparison. At the same time, it was frequently criticized for failing to cultivate 'individuality' and 'creativity' in students. Wide-ranging education reforms were enacted during the 1990s...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Urban Spaces in Japan

    Cultural and Social Perspectives

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Evelyn Schulz

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 1

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed....

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 2

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed....

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Clouds above the Hill

    A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 3

    By Shiba Ryōtarō

    Edited by Phyllis Birnbaum

    Clouds above the Hill, a long-time best-selling novel in Japan, is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Acclaimed author...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Nature of the Japanese State

    Rationality and Rituality

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Brian J. McVeigh uses a unique anthropological approach to step outside flawed stereotypes of Japanese society and really engage in the current debate over the role of bureaucracy in Japanese politics.To many in the West, Japan appears as a paradox: a rational, high-tech economic superpower and yet...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Japan: The Basics

    By Christopher P. Hood

    Series: The Basics

    Japan: The Basics, is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: • How do we go about...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge