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Major Works: Asian History

You are currently browsing 11–20 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Japan's Economic Offensive in China

    By Lowe Chuan Hua

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume exposes Japan’s motives and designs on the economic front, pointing out the dangers of her policy of ousting Western interests and influence from East Asia during the conflict with China in Manchuria. The author urges the American and British governments to reconsider their position and...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Government by Assassination

    By Hugh Byas

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Written by someone who spent twenty-three years as a journalist in Japan, this book describes the political and military aspirations of Japan at a tumultuous period of twentieth century history. The book examines the workings of the Japanese government and discusses the role of the military in...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Meiji 1868

    Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan

    By Paul Akamatsu

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Among the revolutionary movements which shook the nineteenth-century world, the change of government in Japan in 1868 occupies a special place. A new, dynamic ruling class provoked the overthrow of the old rule of the shogun and in a few years the visible structure of feudal society disappeared....

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Case of Korea

    By Henry Chung

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume examines how and why Japan annexed Korea in the early twentieth century and discusses the role of foreign powers (particularly the USA) in trying to bring about freedom and independence for Korea. Written by a Korean living in the USA the book is at times a harrowing account of...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Education in Tokugawa Japan

    By Ronald Dore

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japanese cultural life had reached a low ebb at the beginning of the Tokugawa period. The Japanese society which emerged when Tokugawa Ieyasu had completed the process of pacifying warring baronies was neither literary, nor hardly literate. The rulers were warriors and the people they ruled were...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

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