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Major Works: Asian History

You are currently browsing 31–40 of 71 new and published major works in the subject of Asian History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For major works that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming major works.

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. Japan's Accession to the Comity of Nations

    By Alexander von Siebold

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This volume is based upon personal observations and recollections of the author extending over six different periods of residence in Japan between 1859 and 1877. It examines how the focus of the West towards Japan changed, as Japan became a dominant force in the political arena of the Far East when...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Japan Under Taisho Tenno


    By A Morgan Young

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years this volume examines the history, economy, politics and society of Japan from just before the First World War until 1926. Japan’s relations with the West, as well as with Russia and China are also discussed. ...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Maker of Modern Japan

    The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

    By A L Sadler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Tokugawa Ieyasu founded a dynasty of rulers, organized a system of government and set in train the re-orientation of the religion of Japan so that he would take the premier place in it. Calm, capable and entirely fearless, Ieyasu deliberately brought the opposition to a head and crushed in a...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Death of Old Yokohama

    In the Great Japanese Earthquake of 1923

    By Otis M Poole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    It was almost noon in the picturesque city of Yokohama on Saturday, September 1st 1923 when the first sway of one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes was felt. The first great shock lasted for four minutes and in that time every building in the city was destroyed, together with 100,000 of...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. An Intellectual History of Wartime Japan


    By Shunsuke Tsurumi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    When this book was published in Japanese in 1982 it was awarded the prestigious Jiro Osaragi Prize. It is an important contribution to the understanding of the mental and spiritual world of Japan just over two generations ago. The author argues that just as the period of isolation up to the middle...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Affair of the Madre de Deus

    A Chapter in the History of the Portuguese in Japan.

    By C R Boxer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The fact that the Portuguese opened up the Far East to European maritime enterprise is well known, but the prosperity to which their trade attained in that region is less so, as historians have tended to dwell on the English or Dutch activities. The period of Luso-Japanese trade is therefore of...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Britain and Russia in Central Asia 1880–1907

    Edited by Martin Ewans

    Britain and Russia in Central Asia, 1880–1907 is the third in a series of collections of books and documents on the relationship between Britain and Russia in Central Asia during the nineteenth century. The previous sets have covered the periods 1800–42 (The Great Game: Britain and Russia in...

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

    Edited by GREGOR BENTON

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic interest in Mao Zedong’s role in the Chinese Revolution remains intense, as scholars and commentators continue to analyze his thinking and the history of the movement for clues about the Chinese model and its supposedly unique features. The debate about Mao’s career and influence is now...

    Published October 12th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Chinese Overseas

    Routledge Library of Modern China

    Edited by Hong Liu

    With a population of more than thirty million, the Chinese living outside of the mainland, and in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan constitute an important force in the socio-economic transformation of modern China, and they have also played a significant role in the interactions between China and...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge

  10. The Thailand-Burma Railway, 1942-1946

    Documents and Selected Writings

    Edited by PAUL KRATOSKA

    The construction of the railway between Thailand and Burma in the Second World War using forced labour and prisoners of war has been the subject of numerous memoirs, novels and the famous Hollywood film The Bridge over the River Kwai. Yet documentation and primary sources offering an account of the...

    Published October 20th 2005 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 29th 2015
  2. Five Letters 1519-1526
    By Hernando Cortés
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  3. Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia
    By Various
    To Be Published May 26th 2015
  4. The Silk Roads
    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst
    To Be Published November 15th 2015

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