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Major Works: Asian History

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 71 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.

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. Black Star Over Japan

    Rising Forces of Militarism

    By Albert Axelbank

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Japanese are the only people in the world who have experienced the horror of nuclear weapons with their own flesh. Atomic holocaust was followed by American occupation and the American-inspired, postwar Japanese ‘Peace Constitution’ which explicitly outlawed Japanese military forces and the use...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. A Cultural History of Postwar Japan

    1945-1980

    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

  4. Japan's Continental Adventure

    By Ching-Chun Wang

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This book contains eighteen studies on various important phases of Japan’s invasion of China. The appendix contains the historical declaration by Chiang-Kai-shek setting forth clearly the reasons why China took up arms against Japanese aggression, and a lucid chapter by the veteran sinologist Owen...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Imperial Japan

    1926-1938

    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

  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 9th 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Japan's Options for the 1980s

    By Radha Sinha

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan’s economic success since the 1950s created a range of serious domestic and international problems which threaten the stability of the country. Within Japan at the start of the 1980s there was a strong mood on the right for remilitarization to give the nation the super-power status her...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Japan in World History

    By George Sansom

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    In this volume the author considers what the purpose and method of advanced Japanese studies should be. He believes that the study of Japanese history should be, not an end in itself but an integral part of world history. He discusses areas of controversy in interpretation which arise when a...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Akbar and the Jesuits: An Account of the Jesuit Missions to the Court of Akbar
    By Father Pierre du Jarric Jarric
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  2. Five Letters 1519-1526
    By Hernando Cortés
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  3. The Silk Roads
    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst
    To Be Published November 14th 2015

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