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Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies


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Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies looks at the interdisciplinary research of high-priority disciplines of Waseda Institute for Advanced Study. It provides cutting edge research and brings together researchers from within and outside Waseda University in interdisciplinary domains, invigorating research and researchers with the exchange of approaches, ideas, techniques and information. WIAS recruits researchers from the humanities and social sciences, conducts advanced research that identifies issues for the future and carves out new fields of study. The series is an excellent platform to showcase such research and will be of invaluable use in promoting and contributing to the progress of these fields.

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Clans and Genealogy in Ancient Japan: Legends of Ancestor Worship

Clans and Genealogy in Ancient Japan: Legends of Ancestor Worship

1st Edition

Masanobu Suzuki
February 14, 2017

In recent years, there has been a noticeable and enthusiastic increase of interest in Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines in Japan. The legends of these temples and shrines are recorded in many historical manuscripts and these genealogies have such great significance that some of them have been...

Corpus Methodologies Explained: An empirical approach to translation studies

Corpus Methodologies Explained: An empirical approach to translation studies

1st Edition

Meng Ji, Michael Oakes, Li Defeng, Lidun Hareide
August 04, 2016

This book introduces the latest advances in Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS), a thriving subfield of Translation Studies which forms an important part of both translator training and empirical translation research. Largely empirical and exploratory, a distinctive feature of CBTS is the...

Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan: The mythology of Mt. Miwa

Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan: The mythology of Mt. Miwa

1st Edition

Masanobu Suzuki
May 26, 2016

Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous...

Electoral Survey Methodology: Insight from Japan on using computer assisted personal interviews

Electoral Survey Methodology: Insight from Japan on using computer assisted personal interviews

1st Edition

Masaru Kohno, Yoshitaka Nishizawa
April 11, 2016

While it has been some time since computer technologies were first introduced to social surveys, their methodological advantages, as well as potential limitations, are not yet fully appreciated by the relevant communities of scholars, mass media and governmental organizations. What can...

Why Policy Representation Matters: The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments

Why Policy Representation Matters: The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments

1st Edition

Luigi Curini, Willy Jou, Vincenzo Memoli
June 25, 2015

Elections are a fundamental element of democracy, since elected governments reflect voter preferences. At the same time, it is inevitable that policies pursued by any government closely resemble the preferences of some citizens, while alienating others who hold different views. Previous works have...

Corporate Crime in China: History and contemporary debates

Corporate Crime in China: History and contemporary debates

1st Edition

Zhenjie Zhou
October 07, 2014

Corporate crime in China has garnered worldwide attention and in the recent years we have witnessed positive legislative and administrative efforts by the Chinese government to prevent corporate misconducts. This book first defines the meaning of corporate crime in China and answers the basic...

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