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Japan Research Centre

SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan

SERIES EDITOR: Christopher Gerteis (SOAS, University of London)

EDITORIAL BOARD: Stephen Dodd (SOAS, University of London) I Andrew Gerstle (SOAS, University of London) I Janet Hunter (London School of Economics) I Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS, University of London) I Timon Screech (SOAS, University of London) I Naoko Shimazu (Birkbeck, University of London) 

The SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series features new research monographs as well as translations of scholarship not previously available in English. Our goal is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed research on Japan and its history, politics and culture.

For more information: www.bloomsbury.com/soasstudies/

Published works include:

Jan Bardsley - Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan
Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan

By: Jan Bardsley (University of North Carolina, USA)

Examining the shifting personae of the housewife, especially in the appealing texts of women’s magazines, Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan reveals the diverse possibilities of postwar democracy as they were embedded in media directed toward Japanese women.

 

 

 

 

Emily Anderson: Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan

Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan: Empire for God
By: Emily Anderson (Washington State University, USA)

Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan explores how Japanese Protestants engaged with the unsettling changes that resulted from Japan's emergence as a world power in the early twentieth century.

 

 

 

The China Problem in Postwar Japan by Robert Hoppens

The China Problem in Postwar Japan
By: Robert Hoppens (University of Texas Pan-American, USA) 

The China Problem in Postwar Japan challenges some common assertions or assumptions about the role of Japanese national identity in postwar Sino-Japanese relations, showing how the history of Japanese relations with China in the 1970s is shaped by the strength of Japanese national identity, not its weakness.

 

 

Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan by The Asahi Shimbun Company

Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan 
By: The Asahi Shimbun Company

Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century, explores the relationship between media and society during the postwar era and into the 21st century. 

 

Forthcoming works include:

  • Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen, Griseldis Kirsch (SOAS, University of London, UK), 2015
  • Japanese Taiwan, Andrew Morris (California Polytechnic State University, USA), 2015
  • Politics and Power in 20th Century Japan, Timothy S. George (University of Rhode Island, USA) 2015
  • The Self-Defense Forces and Civil Society in Postwar Japan,Tomoyuki Sasaki (Eastern Michigan University, USA), 2015
  • Japan as a Maritime Power, Paul Midford (Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Norway), 2015


We welcome proposals for new books in the series. If you would like to discuss contributing, please get in touch with the series editor at christopher.gerteis@soas.ac.uk