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Major Works: Japanese Studies

You are currently browsing 41–50 of 125 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. The Cultural Transition

    Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan

    Edited by Merry I White, Susan Pollak

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume makes available a wide variety of cultural perspectives on education and on economic and social progress. Contributors focus on three main questions, the answers to which are vital for understanding the needs of both national policy and personal fulfilment in widely differing cultures....

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language

    With Easy Progressive Exercises

    By Tatui Baba

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken. ...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Masterpieces of Chikamatsu

    The Japanese Shakespeare

    By Robert Nichols

    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

  9. 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

  10. An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

    With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases

    By William M McGovern

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    William Montgomery McGovern’s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge