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Major Works: Asian History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 51 new and published major works in the subject of Asian History — 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.

New and Published Books

  1. The Works of Nicholas Tarling on Southeast Asia

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin

    The collection’s editor writes: Southeast Asian history and historiography would be greatly handicapped if the writings of Nicholas Tarling were removed from the increasingly expanding literature. The reading list has increased several folds since the early 1950s when Southeast Asian history was...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Sino-Japanese Relations

    History, Politics, Economy, Security

    Edited by Caroline Rose

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic and popular interest in China and Japan, the two major powers in East Asia, has risen dramatically in the last decade. While on the one hand their relationship has benefited from high levels of two-way trade and investment underscoring their growing economic interdependence, political...

    Published June 7th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Militarism and Foreign Policy in Japan

    By E E N Causton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Manchurian "Incident" of 1931 led to a Japanese occupation, the birth of Manchoukuo and the withdrawal of Japan from the League of Nations. At the time it seemed as if the army and navy were exerting a supreme influence. This volume points out that this influence is not new and that there are...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Japan in Crisis

    An Englishman's Impression

    By Hugh Vere Redman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    "...The Japanese are not so black as they are painted or so immaculate as they occasionally paint themselves." As the author’s own words suggest, this book attempts to give a balanced account of Japan during the "crisis" years of 1931-1935 which were some of the most significant in modern Japanese...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 8th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 8th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The New Japanese Peril

    By Sidney Osborne

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume examines the issues surrounding the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Alliance and looks at the possible consequences of different courses of action, against a backdrop of a Far Eastern situation under constant change. In spite of claims of impartiality, this volume represents...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Dream of World Empire

    The Tanaka Memorial

    Edited by Carl Crow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Described as the Japanese Mein Kampf, this small pamphlet outlines the history of Japan which by the late 1920s was, according to the author, becoming a dream for world domination. Although this did not come to fruition, the book nonetheless represents a fascinating insight into the national psyche...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge


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