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Major Works: Japanese Studies

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 91 new and published major works in the subject of Japanese Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. 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...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  2. A Cultural History of Postwar Japan

    1945-1980

    By Shunsuke Tsurumi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Shunsuke Tsurumi, one of Japan’s most distinguished contemporary philosophers, continues his study of the intellectual and social history of modern Japan with this penetrating analysis of popular culture in the post-war years. Japanese manga (comics), manzai (dialogues), television, advertising and...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Japan's Political Warfare

    By Peter de Mendelssohn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    After more than six years of active fighting in the Far East and over two years of open war between Japan and the Anglo-Saxon powers, Japanese political warfare was still a factor largely unknown in the Western world. Overshadowed by the much nearer and more closely felt exertions of the Nazi...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Imperial Japan

    1926-1938

    By A Morgan Young

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years, the author collected in this volume the most significant current events for discussion. They include the financial crisis of 1927, hostilities with China and in particular Manchuria, Japan’s booming manufacturing industry, Japanese nationalism,...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Social Psychology of Modern Japan

    By Munesuke Mita

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This study reveals the complex combination of cultural particularity and modern universality that underlies the reality of contemporary Japan. The work uses sources such as popular works of art, song, best-selling books and the advice columns of newspapers to draw a striking portrait of the...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Language and Popular Culture in Japan

    By Brian Moeran

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    When this book was originally published it was the first work of its kind to examine the way in which language is used to express the ‘myth’ of advertising slogans and other popular cultural forms. By making use of general theories from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, media studies...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Whaling?

    End of an Era

    By Arne Kalland, Brian Moeran

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This book gives a social anthropological account of whaling culture in Japan. When originally published this was the first comprehensive account in English of the history of Japanese whaling, showing how it has given rise to a particular culture. The volume discusses what happens when that culture...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Foreign Policies

    By A M Pooley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume draws together material from The Japan Chronicle, The Japan Gazette and the China Treaty Port foreign papers, all of which are of great historical value. The Japan and China Treaty Port foreign papers frequently contain important articles translated from the vernacular press. These...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge