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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 621 new and published paperbacks in the subject of Japanese Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. International Relations and Identity

    A Dialogical Approach

    By Xavier Guillaume

    Series: New International Relations

    International Relations and Identity examines the issue of collective political identity formation and expands the concept of the international beyond the notion of states. Providing a dialogical approach to questions of identity and alterity in International Relations, the author considers how...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Japanese Numbers Game

    By T Crump

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    An almost obsessional use of numbers characterizes Japanese popular culture. A wide variety of numerical formulae and strategies provide the means for explaining events and solving problems occurring in everyday life. These include such matters as the choice of the name for a child, ranking in...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Endö Shüsaku

    A Literature of Reconciliation

    By Mark B. Williams

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Endö Shüsaka is probably the most widely translated of all Japanese authors. In this first major study of Endö's works, Mark Williams moves the discussion on from the well-worn depictions of Endö as the 'Japanese Graham Greene', and places him in his own political and cultural context....

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan

    By Richard M. Siddle

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Once thought of as a 'vanishing people', the Ainu are now reasserting both their culture and their claims to be the 'indigenous' people of Japan. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan is the first major study to trace the outlines of Ainu history. It explores the ways in which competing versions...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Japan's Postwar

    Edited by Michael Lucken, Anne Bayard-Sakai, Emmanuel Lozerand

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Historical surveys of postwar Japan are usually established on the grounds that the era is already over, interpreting "postwar" to be the years directly proceeding World War II. However, the contributors to this book take a unique approach to the concept of the postwar epoch and treat it as a...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Japan in the Age of Globalization

    Edited by Carin Holroyd, Ken Coates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The multiple and diverse forces of globalization have, indeed, affected Japan significantly over the past decades. But so, it must be said, has Japan influenced a variety of critical global developments - globalization is not a one-way street, particularly for a nation as economically influential...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Economics and Economists since 1945

    Edited by Aiko Ikeo

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    In this book, leading Japanese scholars present an objective study of Japanese economics since 1945, based on statistical data and analysis.The first half of the book assesses the impact and influence of Japanese economics within the international academy, demonstrating the increasingly important...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Policy Entrepreneurship and Elections in Japan

    A Political Biogaphy of Ozawa Ichiro

    By Takashi Oka

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro is one of the most important figures in Japanese politics, having held the positions of Chief Secretary of the Liberal Democrat Party and, after defection from the LDP, President of the Democratic Party of Japan. Ozawa has distinctive ideas that set him apart from the average Japanese...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France

    When the Opposition Governs

    By Koichi Nakano

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Decentralization is a curious policy for a central government to pursue. If politics is essentially about the struggle for power, why would anyone want to give away the power that one struggled for and won? This book argues that it is precisely party competition in search of power that propels...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge