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Modern Japanese Culture and Society

Modern Japanese Culture and Society

1st Edition

D. P. Martinez
May 03, 2007

Since the end of the 1980s, scholarly work on Japan has attempted to escape the bounds of the previous discourse that continuously described it as ‘changing Japan’, a discourse which paradoxically also focused, in the main, on the hierarchical models of this so-called vertical society. While...

Japan & North America: RoutledgeCurzon Library of Modern Japan

Japan & North America: RoutledgeCurzon Library of Modern Japan

1st Edition

Ellis Krauss, Ben Nyblade
July 22, 2004

This collection makes available key articles on the Japan-North American relationship from the Meiji era to the present. Volume one focuses on the necessity of Japanese modernization post-1868 and examines the build-up to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour. Volume two looks at the post-war...

Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan

Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan

1st Edition

Michael Weiner
June 17, 2004

Drawing on the full range of materials published during the twentieth century, this three volume set incorporates previously published material concerning the formation of 'racial' identities in Japan, and social exclusion as experienced by the Ainu, Burakumin, Okinawans, and Chinese and Korean...

Japan and South East Asia: International Relations

Japan and South East Asia: International Relations

1st Edition

Wolf Mendl
October 18, 2001

Japan's relations with South East Asia differ significantly in quantity and quality from relations with its immediate neighbours in North East Asia. Since the opening of the country in the mid-nineteenth century, Japan's interest in this vast and geographically remote area has varied over time. The...

Science, Technology and Research & Development in Japan

Science, Technology and Research & Development in Japan

1st Edition

Morris Low
September 20, 2001

This addition to the Routledge Library of Modern Japan brings together the most significant studies in recent years on science, technology and research and development in Japan.Drawn from a broad range of journals, research monographs, technical papers and edited volumes, the articles that make up...

Banking in Japan

Banking in Japan

1st Edition

William M. Tsutsui
February 04, 1999

Banking in Japan offers a wide-ranging survey of the institutional structures, operating principles and regulatory frameworks of Japan's financial system from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the mid-1990s. This collection is an invaluable resource for researchers and students of the Japanese...

The Japanese Economy: Part II

The Japanese Economy: Part II

1st Edition

Peter Drysdale, Luke Gower
December 03, 1998

This timely collection offers an indispensable work of reference to all those interested in the contemporary development of one of the world's largest and most influential economies. The set addresses key issues for the Japanese economy in the post-war decades, including:* the relationship between...

Showa Japan: Political, Economic and Social History 1926-1989

Showa Japan: Political, Economic and Social History 1926-1989

1st Edition

Stephen S. Large
August 27, 1998

A representative cross-section of works by international scholars in Japanese history have been chosen here for their interpretative thrust and narrative clarity. The articles in this set present a rich variety of perspectives on this vital and controversial period in twentieth-century Japanese...

Meiji Japan: Political, Economic and Social History 1868-1912

Meiji Japan: Political, Economic and Social History 1868-1912

1st Edition

Peter Kornicki
July 09, 1998

Meiji Japan represents a reassessment of the political, economic and social history of Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1911). The Meiji Restoration of 1868 was a pivotal event in Japanese history. Often seen as marking the break between 'pre-modern' and 'modern' Japan, the Restoration has...

The Japanese Economy: Part I

The Japanese Economy: Part I

1st Edition

Peter Drysdale, Luke Gower
June 25, 1998

Is the Japanese economy really unique? This set collects the major English language contributions to the theories of the structure and performance of the Japanese economy in the twentieth century. It covers a wide range of topics including: * Japan before the Pacific War* post-war growth* trading...

Education and Training in Japan

Education and Training in Japan

1st Edition

Christopher Bjork, Thomas Rohlen
May 21, 1998

Global interest in Japanese education and industrial training has grown steadily over the last twenty years. The English-language articles included here, written by Japanese and foreign scholars, contain historical studies, and a range of other topics and disciplinary perspectives. An introduction...

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