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Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics, History and Media


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The Politics of Culture: Around the Work of Naoki Sakai

The Politics of Culture: Around the Work of Naoki Sakai

1st Edition

Richard Calichman, John Namjun Kim
April 15, 2013

Naoki Sakai is an important and prominent thinker in Asian and cultural studies and his work continues to make itself felt across a broad range of both national and disciplinary borders. Originally finding a home in the otherwise circumscribed field of Japan Studies, Sakai’s writings have succeeded...

Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset: A changing pattern of interaction between Taiwanese businesses and Chinese governments

Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset: A changing pattern of interaction between Taiwanese businesses and Chinese governments

1st Edition

Chun-Yi Lee
October 20, 2011

This book investigates how China has used Taiwanese investment and treated Taiwanese investors to pursue political reunification. The book’s main supposition is that both Chinese central and local governments have strategic considerations with respect to Taiwanese businesses. Consequently, through...

China and Japan in the Late Meiji Period: China Policy and the Japanese Discourse on National Identity, 1895-1904

China and Japan in the Late Meiji Period: China Policy and the Japanese Discourse on National Identity, 1895-1904

1st Edition

Urs Matthias Zachmann
February 07, 2011

The first war between China and Japan in 1894/95 was one of the most fateful events, not only in modern Japanese and Chinese history, but in international history as well. The war and subsequent events catapulted Japan on its trajectory toward temporary hegemony in East Asia, whereas China entered...

Re-Politicising the Kyoto School as Philosophy

Re-Politicising the Kyoto School as Philosophy

1st Edition

Christopher Goto-Jones
December 15, 2010

In Re-Politicising the Kyoto School as Philosophy Christopher Goto-Jones contends that existing approaches to the controversial Kyoto School fail to take it seriously as a school of philosophy, instead focussing on historical debates about the alleged complicity of the School’s members with the...

Ideology and Christianity in Japan

Ideology and Christianity in Japan

1st Edition

Kiri Paramore
September 30, 2010

Ideology and Christianity in Japan shows the major role played by Christian-related discourse in the formation of early-modern and modern Japanese political ideology. The book traces a history development of anti-Christian ideas in Japan from the banning of Christianity by the Tokugawa shogunate...

Political Philosophy in Japan: Nishida, the Kyoto School and co-prosperity - PbDirect

Political Philosophy in Japan: Nishida, the Kyoto School and co-prosperity - PbDirect

1st Edition

Christopher Goto-Jones
July 20, 2010

Political Philosophy in Japan focuses on the politics of Japan's pre-eminent philosophical school - the Kyoto School - and particularly that of its founder, Nishida Kitarô (1870-1945). Existing literature on Nishida is dismissive of there being serious political content in his work, and of the...

The Left in the Shaping of Japanese Democracy: Essays in Honour of J.A.A. Stockwin

The Left in the Shaping of Japanese Democracy: Essays in Honour of J.A.A. Stockwin

1st Edition

David Williams, Rikki Kersten
June 15, 2006

Leftist thought and activism stands as a defining force in the articulation of political culture and policy in modern Japan. Operating from the periphery of formal political power for the most part, the Japanese Left has had an impact that extends far beyond its limited success at the ballot box....

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