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  1. The Body in Postwar Japanese Fiction

    By Douglas Slaymaker

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

    This book explores one of the crucial themes in postwar Japanese fiction. Through an examination of the work of a number of prominent twentieth century Japanese writers, the book analyses the meaning of the body in postwar Japanese discourse, the gender constructions of the imagery of the body and...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. British and Japanese Military Leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-45

    Edited by Brian Bond, Kyoichi Tachikawa

    Series: Military History and Policy

    Some sixty years after the Far Eastern War ended, this innovative new collection brings together five distinguished UK-based scholars and five from Japan to reappraise their respective country's leadership in the Malaya and Burma campaigns. This leadership is analyzed on various levels, ranging...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs

    By Purnendra Jain

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    This book moves away from the common belief that Japan’s international relations are firmly the preserve of the national government in Japan’s highly centralised political system. Examining examples of subnational governments (SNGs) across Japan the book uncovers a significant and generally...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Systemic Changes in the German and Japanese Economies

    Convergence and Differentiation as a Dual Challenge

    Edited by Werner Pascha

    Should Japan and Germany strive to restructure their institutional fabric and arrangements to make them more similar to Anglo-American standards? Where will systemic change lead? This book offers fresh insights by collecting Japanese and German contributions to this scholarly discussion both from...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Japan and East Asian Monetary Regionalism

    Towards a Proactive Leadership Role?

    By Shigeko Hayashi

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Based on original fieldwork including interviews held with Japanese officials, this text provides important new insight into Japan and East Asian relations, principally through the close examination of changes in Japan’s regional policy. Furthering discussions on Japan’s new regional activism,...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy

    Past and Present

    Edited by Janet Hunter, Cornelia Storz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Institutional and technological change is a highly topical subject. At the theoretical level, there is much debate in the field of institutional economics about the role of technological change in endogenous growth theory. At a practical policy level, arguments rage about how Japan and the Japanese...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Rise and Fall of the East Asian Growth System, 1951-2000

    Institutional Competitiveness and Rapid Economic Growth

    By Huang Xiaoming

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Huang examines a recurring pattern of rapid economic growth in East Asia from 1951 to the present and explores how far a single East Asian Growth model can be said to exist. Assessing the various theories put forward to explain the phenomenon and supported by the most comprehensive data, the...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

    By Cuncun Wu

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism played a central role in the...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

    The Point of View

    By Paul Fuller

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' (ditthi) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Party Politics in Taiwan

    Party Change and the Democratic Evolution of Taiwan, 1991-2004

    By Dafydd Fell

    Series: Politics in Asia

    In 1991 Taiwan held its first fully democratic election. This first single volume of party politics in Taiwan analyzes the evolution of party competition in the country, looking at how Taiwan’s parties have adjusted to their new multi-party election environment. It features key chapters on: the...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge