Researching Twenty-First Century Japan: New Directions and Approaches for the Electronic Age (Hardback)
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Researching Twenty-First Century Japan: New Directions and Approaches for the Electronic Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 394 Pages / Published: 12/01/2012
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A wide-ranging collection of essays on diverse aspects of contemporary Japan, held together by the thread of continuity within change, this volume presents fifteen distinct points of view on aspects from immigration to regulatory reform to critical thinking in education to theatre, literature, and religion. The essays are provocative, international in scope, and deeply analyical of the challenges facing both Japan and scholars as they enter the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739170144
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 29 mm


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Researching Twenty-First Century Japan brings together 15 of the best papers published in the journal's first ten years. It is, appropriately, a very eclectic collection, with papers on such diverse topics as municipal mergers and manga, political financing scandals and Buddhist priests. Readers looking for a full set of wide ranging explorations of modern Japan will find informative and insightful essays. ... This book provides important insights about contemporary scholarly publishing. It reveals the depth and range of ejcjs's intellectual contributions. ... Together, ejcjs and Researching Twenty-First Century Japan demonstrate the potential, achievements and unrealized opportunities of e-journals. ... this collection is a very good representation of the contributions that ejcjs has made and continues to make to modern Japan studies. The richness of the papers leads one to wish ejcjs all the best for continued good health and to make us all look forward to the next print collection of the 'best of' this useful e-journal. * Pacific Affairs *
Researching Twenty-First Century Japan brings to print for the first time a rich selection of stimulating and informative essays gleaned from the digital pages of ejcjs, the electronic journal of contemporary Japanese studies. Editors Iles and Matanle have done a superb job of compiling a valuable collection of essays showcasing the research of a global network of scholars whose expertise ranges across the disciplines, from the social sciences to literary and cultural studies, demonstrating a wealth of new approaches to the study of contemporary Japan. Offering new vistas on major issues in contemporary Japan Studies - soft power, hybridization, social marketing, globalization, mobile technologies, popular culture and more - this volume is sure to open fresh perspectives on global culture and in turn promote discussion and dialogue among scholars and students in many disciplines. -- Janice Brown, professor and chair, University of Colorado Boulder
In this era of 'a rising China,' Japan is often forgotten. However, Japan remains and will remain as a very important country in this new century and chapters collected in this book offer many insights into the changing faces of contemporary Japan. It is a welcome addition to the study of Japan. -- Gi-Wook Shin, Stanford University

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