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New and Published Books

  1. Japan's Response to Crisis and Change in the World Economy

    Edited by Michèle Schmiegelow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Originally published in 1986, after a period of global changes and financial crisis in the majority of industrialised countries, this book explores how Japan’s economy seemed to maintain its success. This study provides an overview of the Japanese case and the main schools of thought that arose...

    Published August 13th 2017 by Routledge

  2. The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Thomas French

    Series: Perspectives in Economic and Social History

    The Occupation era (1945-1952) witnessed major change in Japan and the beginnings of its growth from of the ashes of defeat towards its status as a developmental model for much of the world. The period arguably saw the sowing of the seeds of the post-war flowering of what some term the ‘postwar...

    Published August 10th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Beverley Curran, Nana Sato-Rossberg, Kikuko Tanabe

    Series: Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

    Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan offers a collection of essays that (1) deepens the understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of communities in contemporary Japan and how translation operates in this shifting context and circulates globally by looking at some of...

    Published August 5th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

    The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan

    By Niki Alsford

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the...

    Published July 27th 2017 by Routledge

  5. Japanese Management in Evolution

    New Directions, Breaks, and Emerging Practices

    Edited by Tsutomu Nakano

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

    Japanese Management in Evolution illustrates the significant changes that have been taking place in Japanese business by focusing on "emerging industries" in the relatively neglected service and "creative" sectors as well as other key industries, and to put those changes in historical perspective...

    Published July 14th 2017 by Routledge

  6. The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    Series: Routledge Focus on Asia

    With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of ‘who leads’ in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the ‘prime ministerial executive’ is therefore one of the most...

    Published July 13th 2017 by Routledge

  7. An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific

    By Putnam Weale

    The Anglo-Japanese Alliance Treaty was first signed in January 1902 and was seen as a major milestone in diplomatic relations as well as seeing an end to Great Britain’s ‘Splendid Isolation’ policy. Originally published in 1922, Weale’s study aims to outline the steps taken to bring about the...

    Published July 12th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Japanese Studies

    Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by Kaori Okano, Yoshio Sugimoto

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japanese Studies has provided a fertile space for non-Eurocentric analysis for a number of reasons. It has been embroiled in the long-running internal debate over the so-called Nihonjinron, revolving around the extent to which the effective interpretation of Japanese society and culture requires...

    Published July 11th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States

    Cool Politics, Lukewarm Economics

    By Keisuke Iida

    Series: Politics in Asia

    With the rise of China, Japan and many East Asian countries are caught between maximizing profit from economic ties with her, and strengthening alliances with the United States to prevent China from overpowering them. Liberals and realists thus debate over the likelihood of either security tensions...

    Published July 10th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture....

    Published June 30th 2017 by Routledge