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Editorial Inquiries
  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

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Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

  1. Gender in Japan

    Power and Public Policy

    Edited by Vera Mackie

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Adding a new dimension to current discussions of politics in contemporary Japan, this collection of essays examines the gendered nature of the Japanese State. Incorporating new material arising from recent research on gender and power in Japan, Gender in Japan explores issues including:...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan

    Crafting Masculinities

    By Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    In Japan, the figure of the suited, white-collar office worker or business executive ‘salaryman’ (or, sarariiman), came to be associated with Japan’s economic transformation following World War Two. The ubiquitous salaryman came to signify both Japanese masculinity, and Japanese corporate culture,...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Defending Rights in Contemporary China

    By Jonathan Benney

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights...

    Published June 24th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

    By Curtis Anderson Gayle

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    This timely look at a neglected corner of Japanese historiography spotlights the decade following the end of World War II, a time in which Japanese society was undergoing the transformation from imperial state to democratic nation. For certain working and middle-class women involved in...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Technology and the Culture of Progress in Meiji Japan

    By David G. Wittner

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    In this book David Wittner situates Japan’s Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice....

    Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Japan on Display

    Photography and the Emperor

    By Morris Low

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the...

    Published March 29th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture

    A Reading of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin

    By Fuminobu Murakami

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin. In addition the author reconsiders this...

    Published June 22nd 2005 by Routledge