Japanese Studies Catalog 2012

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Welcome to the 2012 Japanese Studies Catalog.

This catalog contains key monographs, textbooks and supplemental reading, from new and established authors for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

Navigate the catalog via the contents on the left, and use it to:

1. Browse full details of all our new titles; including tables of contents, reviews, author biographies and more
2. Recommend titles of interest to your librarian
3. Request complimentary exam copies where offered
4. Create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians.

Our full range of titles is available to browse at www.routledge.com/asianstudies.

A small selection of our key titles include:

  1. Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policy

    Russia as Japan's 'Other'

    By Alexander Bukh

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    This book is the first attempt to examine Japan’s relations with Russia from the perspective of national identity; providing a new interpretation of Japan’s perceptions of Russia and foreign policy. Alexander Bukh focuses on the construction of the Japanese self using Russia as the other,...

    Published July 25th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

    Edited by Victoria Bestor, Theodore C. Bestor, Akiko Yamagata

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of...

    Published April 5th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

    Edited by Alisa Gaunder

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume is divided into five sections covering: domestic politics civil society social policy...

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. A Sociology of Japanese Youth

    From Returnees to NEETs

    Edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the past thirty years, whilst Japan has produced a diverse set of youth cultures which have had a major impact on popular culture across the globe, it has also developed a succession of youth problems which have led to major concerns within the country itself. Drawing on detailed empirical...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Understanding Japanese Society

    4th Edition

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    With the ever growing contact between Japan and the rest of the world comes an increasingly important need to understand a society that is fascinating but still often confusing to the outsider. In this brand new fourth edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up to...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge