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Major Works: Japanese Studies

You are currently browsing 61–70 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.

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 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

  2. The Phonetics of Japanese Language

    With Reference to Japanese Script

    By P M Suski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This book gives true characters of Japanese speech sounds in reference to European speech sounds. When it was first published in 1931, it was the first book of its kind. There are only 5 Japanese vowel elements as opposed to 18 in English, 13 in French and 8 in German. There are 15 Japanese...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Year Names of China and Japan

    By P M Suski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title, exactly as has been the custom in China. During the reign of some of the emperors, as...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Government of Japan

    By Ardath Burks

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This book takes a clear look at the course of the economic and political developments in Japan since the Second World War and in particular trends in government and politics since the peace treaty of 1952. It examines the disagreements within the country over re-armament and security; over...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Party Politics in Japan

    By Hans H Baerwald

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    To the outside observer, the character and dynamics of Japan’s political parties and Diet (National Assembly) are often obscure. This volume is an invaluable description of party politics in Japan, and a unique analysis of the influence that a changing balance of power has had upon the functioning...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Emperor's Adviser

    Saionji Kinmochi and Pre-War Japanese Politics

    By Lesley Connors

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Saionji Kinmochi was an aristocrat, a scholar and a progressive liberal politician who twice occupied the highest political office in the nation and who, during three decades, as adviser to three Emperors, coordinated and directed Japanese politics. His long life encompassed the emergence of the...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Democracy and Foreign Policy

    By R Bassett

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Sino-Japanese crisis of 1931-33 provides effective illustrations of wider themes in British Foreign Policy. It might even be said that the general pattern of opinion in the UK at the time was to be reproduced in subsequent crises. The Manchurian problem and the controversies which it provoked...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Marriage in Changing Japan

    Community & Society

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This book approaches its subject from two angles. First, there is a detailed and descriptive analysis of the social organisation of, and place of marriage in, one community in Kyushu. To this extent, the study is a regional one and provides valuable ethnographic information. The second angle,...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Health Care in Japan

    By Margaret Powell, Masahira Anesaki

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    In the 1970s and 80s Japan experienced some deep-rooted social changes which affected attitudes to health care services among both professionals and consumers alike. Health Care in Japan provides an introduction to and overview of health and medical services in Japan at that time. It describes the...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Global Japanization?

    The Transnational Transformation of the Labour Process

    Edited by Tony Elger, Chris Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Global Japaniziation? Brings together research from North America, Japan, Europe and Latin America to analyse the influence of Japanese manufacturing investment and Japanese working practices across the global economy. The editors present original case studies of work reorganization and workers’...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge