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Major Works: Japanese Studies

You are currently browsing 31–40 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. Populist Nationalism in Pre-War Japan

    A Biography of Nakano Seigo

    By Leslie R Oates

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Nakano has received very little attention in works in English on the relevant period, as his approaches to effective power were limited while his career also lacks the violent drama associated with movements resorting to terrorism. Even in Japan he has not been made the subject of much academic...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Ochikubo Monogatari or The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo

    A Tenth Century Japanese Novel

    Edited by Wilfrid Whitehouse

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo dates from the last quarter of the tenth century. It is therefore one of the earliest of that long line of monogatari which are a special part of Japanese literature from the Heian Era. Ochikubo is the first novel: here for the first time is a vivid and realistic...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Difference and Modernity

    Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society

    By John Clammer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The question of ‘postmodernity’ that has swept Western academic and intellectual circles raises critical comparative questions. Do societies that have not experienced the same historical development as the West pass inevitably through modernity into postmodernity, or can they skip such stages...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Shinto

    At the Fountainhead of Japan

    By Jean Herbert

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto,...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. A Study of Shinto

    The Religion of the Japanese Nation

    By Genchi Katu

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume investigates and present the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compile on strict lines of religious...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Buddhist Sects of Japan

    Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries

    By E Steinilber-Oberlin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Nihongi

    Chronicles of Japan From the Earliest Times to A D 697

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Nihongi is the standard native history of Ancient Japan. This volume, originally published in 1896 and now of classic status makes accessible to European scholars the extensive store of material for the study of mythology, folk-lore, early civilization and manners and customs which it contains....

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Soil

    A Portrait of Rural Life in Meiji Japan

    By Nagatsuka Takashi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge