In Critical Readings on Contemporary Japanese Politics, Jeff Kingston presents an array of excellent, recent articles that explore and explain democracy in Japan, how it has been evolving and to what extent it is coping with the various challenges that have emerged over the past few decades. The four volumes include nearly 80 articles delving into various aspects of politics ranging from elections, policymaking and foreign policy to history, nationalism, identity, civil society and the March 11, 2011 disasters. While many of the authors are political scientists, this is an interdisciplinary collection that broadens the scope of political analysis in ways that are revealing about the diversity, vibrancy, controversial issues and malaise evident in 21st century Japan.
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Critical Readings on Contemporary Japanese Politics (4 Vols. SET)
W.J. Boot, Leiden University
This volume of Critical Readings provides an overview of recent scholarship about Japanese thought, as it took shape during the Edo Period (1600-1867). It contains articles about all participants in the intellectual debate: Buddhism, Confucianism, National Studies, and Dutch Learning.
Sarah Harper (University of Oxford)
The three volumes of this collection concentrate on ageing in East Asia. The publication features recently published essays from various disciplinary and methodological approaches. Per region attention is given to health care; ageing and society; and ageing and economy.
Vincent Goossaert, Societies-Religions-Secularisms Institute (GSRL, Paris)
The anthologized articles showcase how scholars from different disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds make sense of the variety of religious practices and beliefs to analyze the place of religion in Chinese societies.
Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Leiden University
The culinary cultures of contemporary East Asia (Greater China, Korea and Japan) are a mixture of long-standing traditions and the turbulent transformations of the last century. This selection brings together high-quality scholarship that illuminates key issues in this process.
Edited by John A Tucker, East Carolina University
Critical Readings on Japanese Confucianism advances more in-depth understandings of the multifaceted nature of Confucianism in Japan by bringing together important studies from the humanities and works in translation, offering a vision of Confucianism as a dynamic cultural force.
Edited by Jim Hoare
This publication features a wide range of articles concentrating on the Korean peninsula since 1945. The articles are brought together in 3 volumes, which are organized chronologically and thematically. Among the themes discussed are: period from Pacific War until start of Korean war; the Korean ...
Edited by Hyung-Gu Lynn, University of British Columbia
There has been a rapid accumulation of new scholarship on colonial Korea in particular and comparative colonialism in general within the last ten years. This volume gathers these articles from a variety of venues to allow researchers, students, and readers to access the most important ...
Edited by Ben-Ami Shillony
This publication concentrates on the emperors of Japan and brings together in 4 volumes the scholarship of a variety of authors addressing Ancient and Medieval Japan; Early Modern Japan; Imperial Japan and Postwar Japan. Brill's Critical Readings publications are a one stop reference resource in ...
Edited by Christopher Gerteis, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
The three volumes of this collection feature essays spanning the past forty years of scholarly discussion of how it was that Japan reached its present status as one of the world’s great industrialized nations.
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