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Routledge Library Editions

Routledge Library Editions the last few years have reissued some captivating collections.

Each of these 'mini libraries' is made up of diverse titles by various authors, offering the purchaser the chance to buy a title individually, as thematically structured mini-sets, or as a complete set both in print and online.

Below you will find details on sets for Japan, Iran and Egypt, Islam, Buddhism and the Arab Nation.

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  1. Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    This set re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1985 and 1991. They Examine the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identity Present detailed analysis of resources in the Arab world, including...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Historical Formation of the Arab Nation (RLE: The Arab Nation)

    By A A Duri

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    This book is a comprehensive examination of the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identity. It aims to provide a historical context for the assessment of prevailing concepts and suggests hypotheses for...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Future of the Arab Nation (RLE: The Arab Nation)

    Challenges and Options

    Edited by Khair El-Din Haseeb

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    What is the place of the Arab states as a new world order emerges? How can the Arab world respond positively to change as the new Europe emerges, political relationships are restructured, and the information revolution transforms the global economy? To what extent are the Arab states in danger of...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Arabs and Africa (RLE: The Arab Nation)

    Edited by Khair El-Din Haseeb

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    Concentrating on the past, present and future relations of the peoples of Africa and the Arab world this book examines interaction between Arab and African countries; Africa and the Arab-Israeli conflict; Dimensions of Afro-Arab Cooperation. The book concludes with an open discussion on the future...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Society and State in the Gulf and Arab Peninsula (RLE: The Arab Nation)

    A Different Perspective

    By Khaldoun Nassan Al-Naqeeb

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    This book is both a history and contemporary analysis. Charting the main turnpoints as the growth of cities, trade routes, the petroleum industry and growth of the authoritarian state the author argues that central bureaucratic control is limiting growth. He describes the state as governed by the...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from Education in Egypt to Egypt in Transition, from Egyptian Religion to Egypt's Economic Potential, this set...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. RLE: Iran

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Routledge Library Editions: Iran will re-issue works originally published between 1890 and 2005. As well as looking at the (often turbulent) history and politics of this key power in the Middle East, the set includes works of literature and literary criticism by both Persian and Western...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Iran Mini-Set A: History 10 vol set

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Mini-set A:History re-issues 10 volumes originally published between 1902 and 1984 and examines the legacy of British control in Persia and the origins of the conflict between Iran & Iraq. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact online.sales@tandf.co.uk (customers in the...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Iraq and Iran (RLE Iran A)

    By Jasim M Abdulghani

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Behind the Iran-Iraq war rests a history of conflict stretching back to the Ottoman Turks and the Persians. This book examines the deep-seated and complex factors involved in the rivalry between these two nations. It focuses particularly on the period between 1969 and 1984, a time that saw both the...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Iran-Iraq War (RLE Iran A)

    By M. S. EL-Azhary

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    The Iran-Iraq war broke out in September 1980. It brought death and suffering to hundreds of thousands of people on both sides and devastated the economies of both countries. It also increased international tensions by precipitating new alliances and rearrangement of forces in the already turbulent...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Persia (RLE Iran A)

    History and Heritage

    Edited by John A Boyle

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This book traces the history and culture of Persia, one of the world’s oldest civilisations, from pre-history down to the present time. ...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  12. Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)

    By L P Elwell-Sutton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran’s vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Persia (RLE Iran A)

    By Richard Frye

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume is a fascinating portrait of a part of the world uneasily balanced between many loyalties – East and West, European and Arabic. The coronation of the Shah in 1967 marked the end of the need for foreign aid, and Iran emerged from her struggles to become the leading nation in the Middle...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  14. Persia and the Victorians (RLE Iran A)

    By Marzieh Gail

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    The impact of Persian life and literature upon Victorian England was tremendous. It found its public demonstration in the visit of the Shah, but the number of men of letters who turned to the Persian classics for inspiration were as numerous as they were great: William Jones, Charles Murray, Edward...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  15. Studies in Ancient Persian History (RLE Iran A)

    By P. Kershasp

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume lays the foundation of a “correct” view of ancient Persian history, which, in the author’s opinion, had hitherto been approached from a “biased standpoint.” It presents a survey of ancient and modern historians such as Gibbon, Malcolm and Rawlinson and critiques their work – either for...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  16. The Struggle for Persia (RLE Iran A)

    By Donald Stuart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume is an account of the journey the author made between Eastern Russia (via Tabriz) to Teheran at the turn of the twentieth century. This is not just a travelogue, however, but a lament for the loss of British “prestige” and power in the region to Russia....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  17. Persia and its People (RLE Iran A)

    By Ella C Sykes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume gives a popular description of Iran and was the result of the author’s extensive travelling in the country and close knowledge of its people and customs over a period of 3 years at the turn of the nineteenth century....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  18. The Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A)

    By Arnold Wilson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume records the history of the Persian Gulf from the very earliest records until the 1920s. It records the rise and fall of ancient Empires and discusses the rule of Turks and Arabs. It chronicles the Western maritime nations – the Portuguese, Dutch, French and British – outstrip one...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  19. Routledge Library Editions: Iran Mini-Set B: Literature, Linguistics & Cultural Studies

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Mini-set B:Literature, Linguistics and Cultural Studies re-issues 10 volumes originally published between 1883 and 2001and covers the language and literature of Persia (in particular poetry), music and song. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  20. A Persian Anthology (RLE Iran B)

    Being Translations from the Persian

    By Edward Granville Browne

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume contains thirty-five translations of Persian poetry, arranged in five groups as well as two examples of prose translations from Arabic, which offer examples of ‘rhymed prose’ of which the earliest examples are to be found in the Koran. To help the reader, a substantial introduction on...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  21. In Search of Omar Khayyam (RLE Iran B)

    By Ali Dashti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Khayyam has been the subject of speculation on the part of literary critics ever since Edward Fitzgerald published his own version of the Rubaiyat in 1859. This edition represented the first opportunity to study in English the work of Khayyam by a Persian scholar. There is no conclusive evidence to...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  22. The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran B)

    Shah-Nama the national epic of Persia

    By Ferdowsi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    ‘Among the many national poets of historical Persia, Ferdowsi is perhaps the greatest...In this superb translation of the epic, the Western reader would not fail to discern clear equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost or the Canterbury Tales.’ Islamic ReviewThe Shah-nama is...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  23. Javid-Nama (RLE Iran B)

    By Muhammad Iqbal

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1873-1938) was not only amongst the leading political figures of his time, but regarded by many as the spiritual father of Pakistan and a great champion of the reform movement of modern Islam. He was also a poet, in both Urdu and Persian. The recurrent theme of his poems is the...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  24. The Persian Language (RLE Iran B)

    By Reuben Levy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This book describes the structure of modern Persia, showing the methods by which it conveys meaning in sentences and connected passages and illustrating its special characteristics. As an introduction there is a brief account of Persia, its inhabitants, their occupations and beliefs; some attempt...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  25. Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B)

    The Art of Avaz

    By Lloyd Miller

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of Persian elements in the music of the Islamic Middle Ages, their relevance to both contemporary and traditional Iranian music and their interaction with classical Persian poetry...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  26. A Concise Dictionary of the Persian Language(RLE Iran B)

    By E H Palmer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    The aim of this dictionary was to provide reference of all the words in use in colloquial Persian, particularly for beginners. Especially for the candidates in the Indian Civil Service, all the words in the Gulistán and other prescribed text-books were also included....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  27. Ibn Yamin (RLE Iran B)

    100 Short Poems The Persian Text With Paraphrase

    By E. H. Rodwell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume gives a brief outline of the life of Ibn Yamin (who died in 1367), based on the biography of Rashid-i-Yásimi and the background of his writing at a time when the Sultans of Khurásán at a time when they were constantly at war with one another. This version of the Qita’s was collated from...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  28. Indo-Iranian Studies (RLE Iran B)

    Being Commemorative Papers contributed by European, American and Indian Scholars

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Throughout his life the Shams-ul-Ullema devoted himself to advancing the Zoroastrian Faith, not only as a priest and teacher, but also as a writer. This volume of papers is authored by an international group of scholars and covers the history, philosophy, literature and language of Persia and the...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  29. Papers from the Seminar on Fasahat and Balaghat in Classical Persian Literature (RLE Iran B)

    Edited by JULIE MEISAMI, Michael Beard

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This issue of Edebiyât discusses topics ranging from medieval grammar, prosody and rhetoric to computer-assisted techniques of analysis. It also features excerpts from Michael Cooperson’s translation of Abdelfattah Kilito’s L’Auteur et ses doubles....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  30. RLE Iran Mini-Set C: Philosophy & Religion 4 vol set

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Mini-set C:Philosophy & Religion re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1924 and 1973 and examines the ancient religions of Persia as well as Christianity in Persia. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact online.sales@tandf.co.uk (customers in the UK,...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  31. The Divine Songs of Zarathushtra (RLE Iran C)

    By D J Irani

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Zarathusthtra brought about important religious reform in Iran, giving a definitely moral character and direction to religion whilst at the same time preaching the doctrine of monotheism, which offered an eternal foundation of reality to goodness as an ideal of perfection. This volume provides a...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  32. The Persian Sufis (RLE Iran C)

    By Cyprian Rice

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    The Sufi phenomenon is not easy to sum up or define. This book is concerned primarily with the Persian mystics and looks at the history of the Sufi movement, the mystical states, fundamentals of Persian mysticism and Sufi practices....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  33. The Nasirean Ethics (RLE Iran C)

    By Nasir ad-Din Tusi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    The Nasirean Ethics is the best known ethical digest to be composed in medieval Persia, if not in all mediaeval Islam. It appeared initially in 633/1235 when Tusi was already a celebrated scholar, scientist, politico-religious propagandist. The work has a special significance as being composed by...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  34. Christians in Persia (RLE Iran C)

    Assyrians, Armenians, Roman Catholics and Protestants

    By Robin Waterfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    When it was originally published this book broke new ground in presenting one continuous narrative of the history of Christians in Persia from the second century A.D to the 1970s. The material gathered here was previously only to be found in obscure books, manuscripts and foreign periodicals....

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  35. Routledge Library Editions: Iran Mini-Set D: Politics & Sociology 13 vol set

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Mini-set D:Politics and Sociology re-issues 13 volumes originally published between 1977 and 1991. It discusses the revolution in Iran and what that has meant for the wider region of the Persian Gulf in terms of stability and relations with other countries, as well as issues of...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  36. Agriculture, Poverty and Reform in Iran (RLE Iran D)

    By Mohammad Javad Amad

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    As in many developing countries, the prospects for land reform in Iran seemed promising. It was expected to improve rural poverty and stimulate agricultural development by replacing the traditional landlord-peasant system with more peasant-biased, modern farming. This book assesses the economic...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  37. The Security of the Persian Gulf (RLE Iran D)

    Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government’s policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  38. The State and Revolution in Iran (RLE Iran D)

    By Hossein Bashiriyeh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This book analyses the distant and proximate causes of the 1978 revolution in Iran as well as the dynamics of power which it set in motion. The volume explains the complex and far-reaching processes which produced the revolution, beginning in the late nineteenth century. In explaining the more...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  39. Iran and the International Community (RLE Iran D)

    By Anoush Ehteshami

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    In this book experts examine the main features of Iran’s foreign policy from 1980 – 1990, assessing relations with the UN, the superpowers, Europe, the GCC and Iraq. Although the Islamic revolution made Iran a significant force in the international arena, it is argued that the ending of the Cold...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  40. Iran (RLE Iran D)

    The Illusion of Power

    By Robert Graham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    The sudden increase of oil prices in 1973 meant that the foreign revenues of Iran quadrupled in just over two months. As the first OPEC member to begin disbursing this extra revenue on a significant scale, Iran offers the first complete example of the social, economic and political problems this...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  41. The Persian Gulf and the West (RLE Iran D)

    By Charles Kupchan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume provides a broadly comparative and historical re-examination of the fundamental strategic dilemmas that confront the Western world in the Persian Gulf region. This systematic study of how the West has defined and dealt with its security interests in this region reveals three central...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  42. Outcaste (RLE Iran D)

    Jewish Life in Southern Iran

    By Laurence D Loeb

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This volume is a unique investigation of contemporary Jewish life in a Muslim country and the first ethnography of the Persian-Jewish diaspora, giving the reader a deep appreciation of this relatively unknown culture. The author describes in detail traditional Jewish life in the provincial city of...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  43. Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D)

    By Richard Tapper

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    In 1978 and 1979 revolutions in Afghanistan and Iran marked a shift in the balance of power in South West Asia and the world. Then, as now, the world is once more aware that tribalism is no anachronism in a struggle for political and cultural self-determination. This books provides historical and...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  44. The Soviet Union and the Arabian Peninsula (RLE Iran D)

    By Aryeh Yodfat

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    In the first years of the Soviet regime there was little, if any, Soviet interest in Arabia and the Persian Gulf. Over the last fifty years relations between Russia and this part of the world have become more complex; this book traces their intricate history in a full analysis of Soviet policy...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  45. The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran (RLE Iran D)

    By Aryeh Yodfat

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Relations between the USSR and Iran during the period from the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic up to early 1983 are reviewed in this book. It begins with a brief survey of Russian-Persian relations in earlier years, with a focus on the developments that served as...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  46. Iran Since the Revolution (RLE Iran D)

    By Sepehr Zabir

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    Since the turn of the century Iran has experienced three major political upheavals in the struggle to democratize her political systems. The last revolution inaugurated an era of unprecedented turmoil and instead of fulfilling its democratic aim, paved the way for an even more despotic theocracy....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  47. The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D)

    By Sepehr Zabir

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This book is a fascinating critical examination of the characteristics and development of the armed forces in Iran, their role under the Shah and their re-creation in the war against Iraq as the fighting forces of Islam. The author examines the contradictory accounts, including the Shah’s own...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  48. The Left in Contemporary Iran (RLE Iran D)

    By Sepehr Zabir

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

    This book examines the structure and ideology of all the main leftist groups in Iran. It considers their role in the Revolution, and analyses their relations with Khomeini and his colleagues. It also explains why the majority of the leftist organisations had defected from the Islamic regime by the...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  49. RLE: Japan

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Routledge Library Editions: Japan will re-issue works originally published between 1890 and 2005. Volumes will be available to purchase individually, or as sub-disciplinary mini-sets focussing on economics and japanese business as well as the history, politics, sociology, literature, linguistics,...

    Published October 25th 2010 by Routledge

  50. RLE: Japan Mini-Set A: Economics, Business & Management 20 vol set

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Mini-set A: Economics, Business & Management re-issues 20 volumes originally published between 1935 and 1996. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact online.sales@tandf.co.uk (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)...

    Published February 8th 2011 by Routledge

  51. Foreign Competition in Japan

    Human Resource Strategies

    By Robert J Ballon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Japanese market is an attractive and challenging one. It is essential for foreign companies wanting to establish a growing presence to build operations which are suited to the Japanese. This book focuses on three particular areas: the labour market, the workplace and the market-place. The...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  52. British Factory Japanese Factory

    The Origins of National Diversity in Industrial Relations

    By Ronald Dore

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Japanese way of work is notoriously ‘different’. But is it Japan or Britain which is the odd man out? When originally published this was the first book to explore the real differences, through a point-by-point comparison of two Japanese factories with two British ones making similar products....

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  53. Japanese Participation in British Industry

    By John Dunning

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japanese participation in British industry has increased greatly in recent years. While the new investment is welcomed for the jobs it helps create and the injection of new technology and managerial techniques, many people are fearful lest this increased participation should lead to loss of control...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  54. Global Japanization?

    The Transnational Transformation of the Labour Process

    Edited by Tony Elger, Chris Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Global Japaniziation? Brings together research from North America, Japan, Europe and Latin America to analyse the influence of Japanese manufacturing investment and Japanese working practices across the global economy. The editors present original case studies of work reorganization and workers’...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  55. Japanese-Style Management Transferred

    The Experience of East Asia

    By K J Fukuda

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan’s rapid rise to economic super-power status has led to a worldwide interest in and attempts to emulate Japanese management practices. This book, based on extensive original research, considers both the opportunities and problems of the transfer of Japanese management practices to other areas...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  56. Industrial Training and Technological Innovation

    A Comparative and Historical Study

    Edited by Howard F Gospel

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Taking an international and comparative perspective, this book focuses on the relationship between industrial training and technological change in three major global economies – the UK, USA and Japan. The contributors, an international group of leading researchers, look at the origins and...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  57. Foreign Workers and Law Enforcement in Japan

    By Wolfgang Herbert

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This is a detailed study of the extent to which an increased influx of foreign workers is a threat to law and order in the context of the data-generating process of police statistics and the media coverage of "crimes" committed by foreigners. It shows that a general mood in which foreign workers...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  58. Broadcasting in Japan

    Case-studies on Broadcasting Systems

    Edited by Masami Ito

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan has developed what is arguably the most sophisticated and the most democratic broadcasting system in the world. The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1st September 1923, with its devastation and confusion drove home in its appalling way the importance of being able to broadcast immediate information...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  59. Networking in Japanese Factory Automation

    Edited by Koichi Kishimoto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    In Japan information technology has been a vital part of manufacturing for decades. A central factory computer provides a production plan and shop minicomputers and microcomputers in the factory run machines that manufacture products. It has become necessary to connect computers installed at...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  60. Direct Foreign Investment

    A Japanese Model of Multi-National Business Operations

    By Kyoshi Kojima

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Direct foreign investment and the activities of multinational corporations are new dynamic elements in the international economy. This book identifies, theoretically and practically, a Japanese model of multinational business operations which has characteristics differing from the American or "...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  61. Japan and a New World Economic Order

    By Kyoshi Kojima

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    President Nixon’s new economic policy of August 1971, aggravated by the oil problem since October 1973 caused chaos and uncertainty in the international trade and currency system. There were fears of another 1930s style depression. In addition, a world food shortage and strident claims by...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  62. The Rise of the Japanese Corporate System

    By Koji Matsumoto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan’s economy is invariably seen as a prime example of a capitalist system, and a consideration of the elements upon which the Japanese economy is founded seems to lead inexorably to the conclusion that Japan is an established member of the group of highly developed capitalist nations. Yet a...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  63. Japan's Economic Aid

    Policy Making and Politics

    By Alan Rix

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan’s arrival since World War Two as a major industrial nation has meant that she has had to bear a greater share of the developed world’s contribution to the developing nations and foreign aid has become an integral part of foreign policy. This book describes the roots of Japan’s aid policy and...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  64. Japan's Foreign Aid Challenge

    By Alan Rix

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    When this volume was published in 1993 it was the first comprehensive analysis of the major policy issues confronting Japan’s massive foreign aid programme. It deals with the philosophy behind Japan’s aid, Japanese reactions to the severe criticisms of its programmes and the beginnings of...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  65. Industry and Business in Japan

    Edited by Kazuo Sato

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume analyzes Japan’s industrial organization both from a historical perspective and by looking in details at specific industries such as iron, steel and the automotive industry. Big business, business groups and industrial policy are also discussed. The volume also provides a survey of the...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  66. The Anatomy of Japanese Business

    Edited by Kazuo Sato

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume collects eleven essays written by Japanese experts on various aspects of Japanese business management and is a sequel to the volume Industry and Business in Japan. It examines the mechanisms for Japan’s phenomenal economic growth since the Second World War by analyzing Japanese...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  67. The Arab Gulf States and Japan

    Edited by Walid Sharif

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    During the 1970s and ‘80s economic relations between the Arab Gulf States and Japan grew enormously. Approximately 65% of Japan’s oil requirements were met from Arab Gulf resources. However, although Japanese imports of Arab oil comprise the major component of trade, Arab imports of Japanese goods...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  68. Made in Japan

    By Guenther Stein

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume concentrates on the effect of Japanese trade competition on the UK and Europe, it also provides an illuminating picture of political, social and military conditions in Japan in the early twentieth century. ...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  69. Banking Policy in Japan

    American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation

    By William M Tsutsui

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The unique Japanese banking system has contributed greatly to Japan’s post-war economic advance by investing aggressively in industry and by supporting close government-business relations. The banking sector might not have come to assume such a significant role, however, had American efforts to...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  70. Industrial Collaboration with Japan

    By Louis Turner

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This study looks at the experiences of European and American companies that have collaborated with their Japanese competitors in the fields of computers, consumer electronics, automobiles and aero-engines, by forming joint ventures, designing products together and pursuing complementary marketing...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  71. RLE: Japan Mini-Set B: History (34 vols)

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Mini-set B: History re-issues a century of publishing in 34 volumes originally published between 1901and 1990. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact online.sales@tandf.co.uk (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)...

    Published September 6th 2010 by Routledge

  72. Meiji 1868

    Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan

    By Paul Akamatsu

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Among the revolutionary movements which shook the nineteenth-century world, the change of government in Japan in 1868 occupies a special place. A new, dynamic ruling class provoked the overthrow of the old rule of the shogun and in a few years the visible structure of feudal society disappeared....

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  73. Modern Japan and its Problems

    By G C Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The author, who was for several years a lecturer in a Japanese Government College, has tried to interpret the civilization and national character of Japan in the light of his experience and of his studies in that country. He describes the novel problems and phenomena which have been created by the...

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  74. Japan

    The Hungry Guest

    By G C Allen

    Written after the outbreak of war between Japan and China but putting aside British sentiments of suspicion, dislike and a sense of competition, G C Allen bases his observations of Japanese social, political and economic life on his first-hand experience of living and working in the country for a...

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  75. Black Star Over Japan

    Rising Forces of Militarism

    By Albert Axelbank

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Japanese are the only people in the world who have experienced the horror of nuclear weapons with their own flesh. Atomic holocaust was followed by American occupation and the American-inspired, postwar Japanese ‘Peace Constitution’ which explicitly outlawed Japanese military forces and the use...

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  76. The Rise of Modern Japan

    By William G Beasley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    It is now generally recognized that Japan has been much the most successful of the countries outside Europe and North America in achieving modernization. The transformation from a feudal society with a Confucian ethic to a ‘modern, Western style economy’ is charted in this book which follows the...

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  77. The Affair of the Madre de Deus

    A Chapter in the History of the Portuguese in Japan.

    By C R Boxer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The fact that the Portuguese opened up the Far East to European maritime enterprise is well known, but the prosperity to which their trade attained in that region is less so, as historians have tended to dwell on the English or Dutch activities. The period of Luso-Japanese trade is therefore of...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  78. Government by Assassination

    By Hugh Byas

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Written by someone who spent twenty-three years as a journalist in Japan, this book describes the political and military aspirations of Japan at a tumultuous period of twentieth century history. The book examines the workings of the Japanese government and discusses the role of the military in...

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  79. Militarism and Foreign Policy in Japan

    By E E N Causton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Manchurian "Incident" of 1931 led to a Japanese occupation, the birth of Manchoukuo and the withdrawal of Japan from the League of Nations. At the time it seemed as if the army and navy were exerting a supreme influence. This volume points out that this influence is not new and that there are...

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  80. Japan's Economic Offensive in China

    By Lowe Chuan Hua

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume exposes Japan’s motives and designs on the economic front, pointing out the dangers of her policy of ousting Western interests and influence from East Asia during the conflict with China in Manchuria. The author urges the American and British governments to reconsider their position and...

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  81. The Case of Korea

    By Henry Chung

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume examines how and why Japan annexed Korea in the early twentieth century and discusses the role of foreign powers (particularly the USA) in trying to bring about freedom and independence for Korea. Written by a Korean living in the USA the book is at times a harrowing account of...

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  82. Japan's Dream of World Empire

    The Tanaka Memorial

    Edited by Carl Crow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Described as the Japanese Mein Kampf, this small pamphlet outlines the history of Japan which by the late 1920s was, according to the author, becoming a dream for world domination. Although this did not come to fruition, the book nonetheless represents a fascinating insight into the national psyche...

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  83. An Essay on the Civilisations of India, China and Japan

    By G Lowes Dickinson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume presents an account of the author’s travels during 1912-13 making particular note of the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Japanese societies and the effect upon them of contact with the West. Although inevitably dated in some of its views, the volume nonetheless provides an...

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  84. Education in Tokugawa Japan

    By Ronald Dore

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japanese cultural life had reached a low ebb at the beginning of the Tokugawa period. The Japanese society which emerged when Tokugawa Ieyasu had completed the process of pacifying warring baronies was neither literary, nor hardly literate. The rulers were warriors and the people they ruled were...

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  85. Daily Life in Japan

    At The Time of the Samurai, 1185-1603

    By Louis Frederic

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    From the tenth century onwards the emperors of Japan gradually lost power. The local lords or clan chiefs waged ceaseless war against each other, while the court, wholly steeped in Chinese culture, seemed to take no further interest in the affairs of the nation. In 1191 the Minamoto clan mastered...

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  86. The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire

    By David H James

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume is a history of the Japanese drive for the conquest of Greater East Asia. It includes an account of the Malayan campaign and the Fall of Singapore, followed by an outline of the dominant features of the campaign in S E Asia and the Pacific and ending with the attack on Japan and the...

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  87. The Japanese Discovery of Europe, 1720 - 1830

    By Donald Keene

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Originally published in 1952, this account of the growth and uses of Western learning in Japan has been enlarged by two new chapters that extend the story from 1798 to 1830. The author has incorporated the results of recent research by scholars in Japan and the West and made corrections in the text...

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  88. The Image of Japan

    From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905

    By Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan's image has experienced numerous transmutations. The book covers the metamorphosis from Japan's image of a feudal, exotic and romantic land inhabited by Madam Butterflies, to its sudden emergence as a geopolitical power following its defeat of Russia in 1905. More was to come. In the 1930s...

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  89. The Netherlands, Indies and Japan

    Their Relations 1940-1941

    By H J van Mook

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume chronicles the facts concerning the relations between the Netherlands in Asia and Japan during the last two years before the outbreak of war in the Pacific and concentrates on political and economic affairs. ...

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  90. Japanese Traits and Foreign Influences

    By Inazo Nitobe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume collects together essays and lectures given by the author from 1922-1927 to a variety of international audiences. Together they illuminate essential aspects of the Japanese mentality and way of life, particularly in social, religious and linguistic aspects. ...

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  91. The New Japanese Peril

    By Sidney Osborne

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume examines the issues surrounding the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Alliance and looks at the possible consequences of different courses of action, against a backdrop of a Far Eastern situation under constant change. In spite of claims of impartiality, this volume represents...

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  92. The Death of Old Yokohama

    In the Great Japanese Earthquake of 1923

    By Otis M Poole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    It was almost noon in the picturesque city of Yokohama on Saturday, September 1st 1923 when the first sway of one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes was felt. The first great shock lasted for four minutes and in that time every building in the city was destroyed, together with 100,000 of...

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  93. Japan in Crisis

    An Englishman's Impression

    By Hugh Vere Redman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    "...The Japanese are not so black as they are painted or so immaculate as they occasionally paint themselves." As the author’s own words suggest, this book attempts to give a balanced account of Japan during the "crisis" years of 1931-1935 which were some of the most significant in modern Japanese...

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  94. The Maker of Modern Japan

    The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

    By A L Sadler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Tokugawa Ieyasu founded a dynasty of rulers, organized a system of government and set in train the re-orientation of the religion of Japan so that he would take the premier place in it. Calm, capable and entirely fearless, Ieyasu deliberately brought the opposition to a head and crushed in a...

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  95. A History of Japan

    By Hisho Saito

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume presents the Japanese version of the history of Japan from its origins, through the subjection of Korea, the introduction of Chinese culture, rebellion in Korea, Buddhism, Taika reforms, Ainu insurrection, the founding of Kyoto as the capital, the power of Fujiwara, the founding of the...

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  96. Japan in World History

    By George Sansom

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    In this volume the author considers what the purpose and method of advanced Japanese studies should be. He believes that the study of Japanese history should be, not an end in itself but an integral part of world history. He discusses areas of controversy in interpretation which arise when a...

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  97. Origins of the War in the East

    By Aron Shai

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This study describes the British government’s policy towards China during the first phases of the undeclared Sino-Japanese war, starting in July 1937 when the conflict in North China culminated in all-out hostilities; and ending in September 1939 when the outbreak of the war over Poland forced the...

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  98. Japan's Accession to the Comity of Nations

    By Alexander von Siebold

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume is based upon personal observations and recollections of the author extending over six different periods of residence in Japan between 1859 and 1877. It examines how the focus of the West towards Japan changed, as Japan became a dominant force in the political arena of the Far East when...

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  99. Japan's Options for the 1980s

    By Radha Sinha

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan’s economic success since the 1950s created a range of serious domestic and international problems which threaten the stability of the country. Within Japan at the start of the 1980s there was a strong mood on the right for remilitarization to give the nation the super-power status her...

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  100. War and Diplomacy in the Japanese Empire

    By Tatsuji Takeuchi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The author had access to many Japanese texts and private documents dealing with undercurrents of diplomacy and with constitutional history; he also had the advantage of knowing the Japanese attitude towards life and politics, the terrific force of Japan’s traditions as they are brought to bear on...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge