Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History

Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History

Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in both sophistication and volume.

Author: Karl F. Friday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 036758123X

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Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in both sophistication and volume. The new scholarship sees a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader exploration of social structures, and a reexamination of many of the key tenets which were once the rec
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Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History

Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History

In The Cambridge History of Japan. Volume 1: Ancient Japan, edited by Delmer M. Brown, 317–358. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Matsumura Kazuo. “Ancient Japan and Religion.” In Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions, ...

Author: Karl F. Friday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351692014

Category: History

Page: 418

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Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result, the picture of the early Japanese past now taught by specialists differs radically from the one that was current in the mid-twentieth century. This handbook offers a comprehensive historiographical review of Japanese history up until the 1500s. Featuring chapters by leading historians and covering the early Jōmon, Yayoi, Kofun, Nara, and Heian eras, as well as the later medieval periods, each section provides a foundational grasp of the major themes in premodern Japan. The sections will include: Geography and the environment Political events and institutions Society and culture Economy and technology The Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History is an essential reference work for students and scholars of Japanese, Asian, and World History.
Categories: History

Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History

Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History

Hanihara, Kazuo (1991) 'Dual structure model for the population history of the Japanese', Japan Review, 3: 1–33. Hanley, Susan (1997) Everyday Things in Premodern Japan: The Hidden Legacy of Material Culture, Berkeley, CA: University of ...

Author: Sven Saaler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317599036

Category: History

Page: 532

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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his or her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. The subjects featured in the book range from the development of the political system and matters of international relations, to social and economic history and gender issues, to post-war discussions about modern Japan’s historical trajectory and its wartime past. Divided into thematic parts, the sections include: Nation, empire and borders Ideologies and the political system Economy and society Historical legacies and memory Each chapter outlines important historiographical debates and controversies, summarizes the latest developments in the field, and identifies research topics that have not yet received sufficient scholarly attention. As such, the book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese history, Asian history and Asian Studies.
Categories: History

The Routledge Handbook of Translation History

The Routledge Handbook of Translation History

The use of the word utsusu, with its various connotations, shows how intralingual translation between the Japanese of ... The abundance of translation terminology in Japanese history highlights the difference between premodern Japanese ...

Author: Christopher Rundle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317276074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 548

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The Routledge Handbook of Translation History presents the first comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of this multi-faceted disciplinary area and serves both as an introduction to carrying out research into translation and interpreting history and as a key point of reference for some of its main theoretical and methodological issues, interdisciplinary approaches, and research themes. The Handbook brings together 30 eminent international scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, offering examples of the most innovative research while representing a wide range of approaches, themes, and cultural contexts. The Handbook is divided into four sections: the first looks at some key methodological and theoretical approaches; the second examines some of the key research areas that have developed an interdisciplinary dialogue with translation history; the third looks at translation history from the perspective of specific cultural and religious perspectives; and the fourth offers a selection of case studies on some of the key topics to have emerged in translation and interpreting history over the past 20 years. This Handbook is an indispensable resource for students and researchers of translation and interpreting history, translation theory, and related areas.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Caste in Early Modern Japan

Caste in Early Modern Japan

Janet Goodwin, “Outcasts and Marginals in Medieval Japan”, in Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History, ed. Karl F. Friday (London; New York: Routledge, 2017), 297. Ibid., 298. Here I draw upon the thought-provoking review of ...

Author: Timothy Amos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429863035

Category: History

Page: 208

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"Caste", a word normally used in relation to the Indian subcontinent, is rarely associated with Japan in contemporary scholarship. This has not always been the case, and the term was often used among earlier generations of scholars, who introduced the Buraku problem to Western audiences. Amos argues that time for reappraisal is well overdue and that a combination of ideas, beliefs, and practices rooted in Confucian, Buddhist, Shinto, and military traditions were brought together from the late 16th century in ways that influenced the development of institutions and social structures on the Japanese archipelago. These influences brought the social structures closer in form and substance to certain caste formations found in the Indian subcontinent during the same period. Specifically, Amos analyses the evolution of the so-called Danzaemon outcaste order. This order was a 17th century caste configuration produced as a consequence of early modern Tokugawa rulers’ decisions to engage in a state-building project rooted in military logic and built on the back of existing manorial and tribal-class arrangements. He further examines the history behind the primary duties expected of outcastes within the Danzaemon order: notably execution and policing, as well as leather procurement. Reinterpreting Japan as a caste society, this book propels us to engage in fuller comparisons of how outcaste communities’ histories and challenges have diverged and converged over time and space, and to consider how better to eradicate discrimination based on caste logic. This book will appeal to anyone interested in Japanese History, Culture and Society.
Categories: History

Kingdom of the Sick

Kingdom of the Sick

A History of Leprosy and Japan Susan L. Burns ... “'Essentially Christian, Eminently Philanthropic': The Mission to Lepers in India. ... In The Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History, edited by Karl F. Friday, 296–309.

Author: Susan L. Burns

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824879488

Category: History

Page: 344

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In this groundbreaking work, Susan L. Burns examines the history of leprosy in Japan from medieval times until the present. At the center of Kingdom of the Sick is the rise of Japan’s system of national leprosy sanitaria, which today continue to house more than 1,500 former patients, many of whom have spent five or more decades within them. Burns argues that long before the modern Japanese government began to define a policy toward leprosy, the disease was already profoundly marked by ethical and political concerns and associated with sin, pollution, heredity, and outcast status. Beginning in the 1870s, new anxieties about race and civilization that emanated from a variety of civic actors, including journalists, doctors, patent medicine producers, and Christian missionaries transformed leprosy into a national issue. After 1900, a clamor of voices called for the quarantine of all sufferers of the disease, and in the decades that followed bureaucrats, politicians, physicians, journalists, local communities, and leprosy sufferers themselves grappled with the place of the biologically vulnerable within the body politic. At stake in this “citizenship project” were still evolving conceptions of individual rights, government responsibility for social welfare, and the delicate balance between care and control. Refusing to treat leprosy patients as simply victims of state power, Burns recovers their voices in the debates that surrounded the most controversial aspects of sanitarium policy, including the use of sterilization, segregation, and the continuation of confinement long after leprosy had become a curable disease. Richly documented with both visual and textual sources and interweaving medical, political, social, and cultural history, Kingdom of the Sick tells an important story for readers interested in Japan, the history of medicine and public health, social welfare, gender and sexuality, and human rights.
Categories: History

Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness

Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness

This does not mean the non-existence of what I call racialisation in premodern Japanese society. ... In this essay, the name order of Japanese historical figures takes the Japanese style according to which a surname comes first then a ...

Author: Shona Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000486711

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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This handbook offers a unique decolonial take on the field of Critical Whiteness Studies by rehistoricising and re-spatialising the study of bodies and identities in the world system of coloniality. Situating the critical study of whiteness as a core intellectual pillar in a broadly based project for racial and social justice, the volume understands whiteness as elaborated in global coloniality through epistemology, ideology and governmentality at the intersections with heteropatriarchy and capitalism. The diverse contributions present Black and other racially diverse scholarship as crucial to the field. The focus of inquiry is expanded beyond Northern Anglophone contexts to challenge centre/margin relations, examining whiteness in the Caribbean, South Africa and the African continent, Asia, the Middle East as well as in the United States and parts of Europe. Providing a transdisciplinary approach and addressing debates about knowledges, black and white subjectivities and newly defensive forms of whiteness, as seen in the rise of the Radical Right, the handbook deepens our understanding of power, place, and culture in coloniality. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, advanced students, and scholars in the fields of Education, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Political Sciences, Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Feminist and Gender Studies, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Security Studies, Migration Studies, Media Studies, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Diversity Studies, and African, Latin American, Asian, American, British and European Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia

Glossary Amida 阿弥陀 Amitābha, the principal buddha of Pure Land Buddhism. Bìgǔ Chinese word meaning the Taoist practice of abstention from cereals. Edo period The Tokugawa period of Japanese history from 1603 to 1868.

Author: Cecilia Leong-Salobir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317209379

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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Throwing new light on how colonisation and globalization have affected the food practices of different communities in Asia, the Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia explores the changes and variations in the region’s dishes, meals and ways of eating. By demonstrating the different methodologies and theoretical approaches employed by scholars, the contributions discuss everyday food practices in Asian cultures and provide a fascinating coverage of less common phenomenon, such as the practice of wood eating and the evolution of pufferfish eating in Japan. In doing so, the handbook not only covers a wide geographical area, including Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, India, China, South Korea and Malaysia, but also examines the Asian diasporic communities in Canada, the United States and Australia through five key themes: Food, Identity and Diasporic Communities Food Rites and Rituals Food and the Media Food and Health Food and State Matters. Interdisciplinary in nature, this handbook is a useful reference guide for students and scholars of anthropology, sociology and world history, in addition to food history, cultural studies and Asian studies in general.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia

The story of Yen-chu and his family provides a close-up view of courtship and dating. ... Ancient. traditions. moving. forward: the. Japanese. experience. It is prudent to note that, in comparative analysis, the notions of 'conceptual ...

Author: Stella R. Quah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134712908

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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Research on the family has expanded considerably across Asia but studies tend to be fragmented, focusing on narrow issues within limited areas (cities, towns, small communities) and may not be accessible to international readers. These limitations make it difficult for researchers, students, policy makers, and practitioners to obtain the information they need. The Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia fills that gap by providing a current and comprehensive analysis of Asian families by a wide range of experts in a single publication. The thirty-two chapters of this comparative and multi-disciplinary volume are organized into nine major themes: conceptual approaches, methodological issues, family life in the context of culture, family relationships across the family life cycle, issues of work and income, stress and conflict, family diversity, family policy and laws, and environmental setting of homes. Each chapter examines family life across Asian countries, studying cultural similarities and differences and exploring how families are changing and what trends are likely to develop in the future. To provide a fruitful learning experience for the reader, each chapter offers examples, relevant data, and a comprehensive list of references. Offering a complete interdisciplinary overview of families in Asia, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers and practitioners across the disciplines of Asian Studies, Sociology, Demography, Social Work, Law, Social Policy, Anthropology, Geography, Public Health and Architecture.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

Population in History: Essays in Historical Demography, Volume I: General and Great Britain. ... Hanley, S. B. (1974) 'Fertility, mortality and life expectancy in premodern Japan'. Population Studies, 28(1): 127–142.

Author: Zhongwei Zhao

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351373449

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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Home to close to 60 per cent of the world’s population, Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent. It is also extremely diverse, physically and culturally. Asian countries and regions have their own distinctive histories, cultural traditions, religious beliefs and political systems, and they have often pursued different routes to development. Asian populations also present a striking array of demographic characteristics and stages of demographic transition. This handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive study of population change across the whole of Asia. Comprising 28 chapters by more than 40 international experts this handbook examines demographic transitions on the continent, their considerable variations, their causes and consequences, and their relationships with a wide range of social, economic, political and cultural processes. Major topics covered include: population studies and sources of demographic data; historical demography; family planning and fertility decline; sex preferences; mortality changes; causes of death; HIV/AIDS; population distribution and migration; urbanization; marriage and family; human capital and labour force; population ageing; demographic dividends; political demography; population and environment; and Asia’s demographic future. This handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive reference for researchers, policymakers, academics, students and anyone who is interested in population change in Asia and the world.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

Accordingly, while PhD students in Chinese or Japanese history or literature were expected to learn and use materials in both languages and cultures, in practice most scholars neglected the study or use of the non-national language.

Author: Matthias Middell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429796425

Category: History

Page: 704

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The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies brings together the various fields within which transregional phenomena are scientifically observed and analysed. This handbook presents the theoretical and methodological potential of such studies for the advancement of the conceptualization of global and area-bound developments. Following three decades of intense debate about globalization and transnationalism, it has become clear that border-crossing connections and interactions between societies are highly important, yet not all extend beyond the borders of nation-states or are of truly world-wide reach. The product of extensive international and interdisciplinary cooperation, this handbook is divided into ten sections that introduce the wide variety of topics within transregional studies, including Colonialism and Post-Colonial Studies, Spatial Formats, International Organizations, Religions and Religious Movements, and Transregional Studies and Narratives of Globalization. Recognizing that transregional studies asks about the space-making and space-formatting character of connections as well as the empirical status of such connections under the global condition, the volume reaches beyond the typical confines of area and regional studies to consider how areas are transcended and transformed more widely. Combining case studies with both theoretical and methodological considerations, The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies provides the first overview of the currently flourishing field of transregional studies and is the ideal volume for students and scholars of this diverse subject and its related fields.
Categories: History

Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics

Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics

The Handbook of Japanese Historical Linguistics will present the latest research on better studied topics, such as segmental phonology, accent, morphology, and some salient syntactic phenomena such as focus constructions.

Author: Prashant Pardeshi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614514077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 767

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The Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics is a unique publication that brings together insights from three traditions—Japanese linguistics, linguistic typology and contrastive linguistics—and makes important contributions to deepening our understanding of various phenomena in Japanese as well other languages of the globe. Its primary goal is to uncover principled similarities and differences between Japanese and other languages of the globe and thereby shed new light on the universal as well as language-particular properties of Japanese. The issues addressed by the papers in this volume cover a wide spectrum of phenomena ranging from lexical to syntactic and discourse levels. The authors of the chapters, leading scholars in their respective field of research, present the state-of-the-art research from their respected field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Japanese Phonetics and Phonology

Handbook of Japanese Phonetics and Phonology

The Handbook of Japanese Historical Linguistics will present the latest research on better studied topics, such as segmental phonology, accent, morphology, and some salient syntactic phenomena such as focus constructions.

Author: Haruo Kubozono

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614511984

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 807

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This volume is the first comprehensive handbook of Japanese phonetics and phonology describing the basic phonetic and phonological structures of modern Japanese with main focus on standard Tokyo Japanese. Its primary goal is to provide a comprehensive overview and descriptive generalizations of major phonetic and phonological phenomena in modern Japanese by reviewing important studies in the fields over the past century. It also presents a summary of interesting questions that remain unsolved in the literature. The volume consists of eighteen chapters in addition to an introduction to the whole volume. In addition to providing descriptive generalizations of empirical phonetic/phonological facts, this volume also aims to give an overview of major phonological theories including, but not restricted to, traditional generative phonology, lexical phonology, prosodic morphology, intonational phonology, and the more recent Optimality Theory. It also touches on theories of speech perception and production. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to Japanese phonetics and phonology for all interested in linguistics and speech sciences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Asia

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Asia

At a time when greater attention is being given to the history and memory of twentieth-century conflict, resulting in the ... In both cases, tourism has been a key vehicle for the Japanese state to communicate such messages and ideas.

Author: C. Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317665885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Asia is regarded as the fastest growing area for international and domestic tourism in the world today and over the next 20 years. Given the economic, social and environmental importance of tourism in the region, there is a need for a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies in tourism in the region and the major factors that are affecting tourism development both now and in the foreseeable future. This Handbook provides a contemporary survey of the region and its continued growth and development as a key destination and generator of tourism, which is marked by a high proportion of intra-regional travel. The book is divided into five sections. This first section provides an introduction to the region and context to the nationally focused chapters. The next three sections are then broadly based on the three UNWTO Asian regions: South-East Asia, South and Central Asia, and East and North-East Asia, providing readers with a valuable snapshot of tourism at various scales, and from various approaches and positions. The concluding section considers future prospects for tourism in Asia. The handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through its authorship and content. It presents a range of perspectives and understanding of the processes and forces that are shaping tourism in this fascinating and dynamic region that is one of the focal points of global tourism. This is essential reading for students, researchers and academics interested in tourism in the growth region of Asia now and in the future.
Categories: Business & Economics

Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia

This story was written by a Kyoto public servant and described a well-known Buraku area as an impoverished, lawless slum. ... It is estimated that the funding generated through the SML alone cost the Japanese taxpayer approximately 15 ...

Author: Michael Weiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351246682

Category: Social Science

Page: 458

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The Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia introduces theoretical approaches to the study of race, ethnicity and indigeneity in Asia beyond those commonly grounded in the Western experience. The volume’s twenty-eight chapters consider not only the relationship between ethnic or racial minorities and the state, but social relations within and between individual and transnational communities. These shape not only the contours of governance, but also the means by which knowledge of national identity, ‘self ’, and ‘other’ have been constructed and reconstructed over time. Divided into four sections, it provides holistic and comparative coverage of South, South East, and East Asia, as well as Australasia and Oceania; an area that extends from Pakistan in the West to Hawai’i in the East. Contributors to this handbook offer a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, opening a domain of scholarship wherein the relationship between phenotype and racism is less pronounced than European and North American approaches, which have often privileged the so-called ‘colour stigmata’, leading to further exclusions of particular ethnic, racial, and indigenous communities. This volume seeks to overcome racism and white ideologies embedded in theories of race and ethnicity in Asia, proving a valuable resource to both students and scholars of comparative racial and ethnic studies, international relations and human rights.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Europe Korea Relations

The Routledge Handbook of Europe Korea Relations

Of course, even during this Japanese colonial period, many Europeans' descriptions of the Korean Peninsula ... the entire handbook, this apter does not have enough space to cover the long pre-modern relationship history of Korea and ...

Author: Nicola Casarini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429957642

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

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The Routledge Handbook of Europe–Korea Relations provides a comprehensive overview of the changing dynamics in relations between Europe and Korea, provided by leading experts in the field. Informed by high-quality academic research and key trilateral data and statistics, this book brings scope, balance, and depth, with wide-ranging coverage examining the history of Europe-Korea relations, the Cold War, contemporary Europe-Korea and Europe-North Korea relations, Europe and inter-Korea relations within the regional context, and relations between European countries and the Korea. Through this approach, it increases awareness of the extent and intensity of the multi-faceted and multi-layered connections between the Europe and Korea. Finally, it proposes a way forward for a future relationship between Europe and the Koreas. As a key reference point, for advanced-level students, researchers, policy-makers and journalists producing, and consuming, new material in the area and beyond, it provides an essential understanding of both the historical backdrop to, and the current crisis in, this troubled peninsula. This Handbook will be an essential reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners interested and working in the fields of Asian Politics/ Studies, EU Politics/Studies, European Politics/Studies, Korean Politics/Studies and International Relations. The Routledge Handbook of Europe–Korea Relations is part of the mini-series Europe in the World Handbooks examining EU-regional relations.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Japanese Society

Understanding Japanese Society

Saaler, Sven and Christopher W. A. Szpilman, Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History (Routledge, London and New York, 2018). Sasagawa, Ayumi, 'Centred Selves and Life Choices: Changing Attitudes of Young Educated Mothers', ...

Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351179898

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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In this welcome brand new fifth edition of the bestselling textbook Understanding Japanese Society, Joy Hendry takes the reader into the heart of Japanese life. Providing a clear and accessible introduction to Japanese ways of thinking, which does not require any previous knowledge of the country, this book explores Japanese society through the worlds of home, work, play, religion and ritual, covering a full range of life experiences, from childhood to old age. It also examines the diversity of people living in Japan, the effects of a growing number of new immigrants, and role of the longest-standing Japanese prime-minister Shinzo Abe. Fully updated, revised and expanded, the fifth edition contains new material on: the continued effects of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters of 2011 local examples of care for nature and the environment new perspectives on the role of women Japan’s place in the context of globalisation . Each chapter in this new edition also includes an exciting insert from scholars in the field, based on new and emerging research. This book will be invaluable to all students studying Japan. It will also enlighten those travellers and business people wishing to gain an understanding of Japanese people.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia

Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia

It is this equation of our memories with our identity that makes history wars so heated. ... in the erection in 2011 of a bronze status of a “comfort woman” across the street from the Japanese embassy in downtown Seoul, and in the ...

Author: Mikyoung Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135009205

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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Decades after the end of the World War II East Asia continues to struggle with lingering animosities and unresolved historical grievances in domestic, bilateral and regional memory landscapes. China, Japan and the Korea share a history of inter- and intra-violence, self-other identity construction and diametrically opposed interpretations of the past. Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia offers a complete overview of the challenges of national memory and ideological rivalry for reconciliation in the East Asian region. Chapters provide authoritative analyses of contentious issues such as comfort women, the Nanjing massacre, history textbook controversies, shared heritage sites, colonial rule, territorial disputes and restitution. By interweaving memory, human rights and reconciliation the contributors actively explore real prospects of redressing past wrongs and achieving peaceful coexistence at personal as well as governmental levels. Bringing together an international team of experts, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of East Asian studies, anthropology, gender studies, history, international relations, law, political science, and sociology, and for those interested in memory and reconciliation issues.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Japan

Encyclopedia of Japan

A reference guide to Japan presents current information on its government, industry, history, art, and culture

Author: Dorothy Perkins

Publisher: New York : Facts on File

ISBN: UOM:49015002844844

Category: History

Page: 410

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A reference guide to Japan presents current information on its government, industry, history, art, and culture
Categories: History

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies

Although it is debatable whether premodern China was once a primordial nation-state, it is clear that from the 1840s onward, ... Not rooted in a total social transformation, it retained many historical components, despotism, xenophobia, ...

Author: Chris Shei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429596216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 682

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This Handbook approaches Chinese Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective while attempting to establish a fundamental set of core values and tenets for the subject, in relation to the further development of Chinese Studies as an academic discipline. It aims to consolidate the current findings in Chinese Studies, extract the essence from each affiliated discipline, formulate a concrete set of ideas to represent the ‘Chineseness’ of the subject, establish a clear identity for the discipline and provide clear guidelines for further research and practice. Topics included in this Handbook cover a wide spectrum of traditional and newly added concerns in Chinese Studies, ranging from the Chinese political system and domestic governance to international relations, Chinese culture, literature and history, Chinese sociology (gender, middle class, nationalism, home ownership, dating) and Chinese opposition and activism. The Handbook also looks at widening the scope of Chinese Studies (Chinese psychology, postcolonialism and China, Chinese science and climate change), and some illustrations of innovative Chinese Studies research methods. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies is an essential reference for researchers and scholars in Chinese Studies, as well as students in the discipline.
Categories: Foreign Language Study