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Major Works: Japanese Studies

You are currently browsing 61–70 of 132 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 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

  2. 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

  3. The Japanese Population Problem

    The Coming Crisis

    By W R Crocker

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume analyzes what the pressure of population growth in Japan in the early twentieth century consisted of and attempts to indicate what form it would take in the future. It examines not only the relationship between the number of inhabitants and the economic resources of the country but also...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Nihongi

    Chronicles of Japan From the Earliest Times to A D 697

    Edited by W G Aston

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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