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Major Works: Asian History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 58 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.

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  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 9th 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 8th 2011 by Routledge

  3. A History of Japan

    By Hisho Saito

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume presents the Japanese version of the history of Japan from its origins, through the subjection of Korea, the introduction of Chinese culture, rebellion in Korea, Buddhism, Taika reforms, Ainu insurrection, the founding of Kyoto as the capital, the power of Fujiwara, the founding of the...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Traits and Foreign Influences

    By Inazo Nitobe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume collects together essays and lectures given by the author from 1922-1927 to a variety of international audiences. Together they illuminate essential aspects of the Japanese mentality and way of life, particularly in social, religious and linguistic aspects. ...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Modern Japan and its Problems

    By G C Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The author, who was for several years a lecturer in a Japanese Government College, has tried to interpret the civilization and national character of Japan in the light of his experience and of his studies in that country. He describes the novel problems and phenomena which have been created by the...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. A Cultural History of Postwar Japan


    By Shunsuke Tsurumi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Shunsuke Tsurumi, one of Japan’s most distinguished contemporary philosophers, continues his study of the intellectual and social history of modern Japan with this penetrating analysis of popular culture in the post-war years. Japanese manga (comics), manzai (dialogues), television, advertising and...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Imperial Japan


    By A Morgan Young

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years, the author collected in this volume the most significant current events for discussion. They include the financial crisis of 1927, hostilities with China and in particular Manchuria, Japan’s booming manufacturing industry, Japanese nationalism,...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge


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