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A reading list of open access books about various topics related to Japan, both historic and contemporary - 🟧Sourceful

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Open Access Books about Japan

as of August 2020



Originally compiled by Allison Alexy and Jordan Cleland at the University of Michigan



A few notes:

ANU Press also has a few other Japan-related titles, some already in this list. All of its publications are open access.

The University of Michigan Press has a number of OA books focused on Japan and is currently growing their list.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has also made a number of its out-of-print exhibition catalogs, including more than fifty on Japanese art, free to download.







Intimate Disconnections: Divorce and the Romance of Independence in Contemporary Japan

Allison Alexy

University of Chicago Press, open access through TOME

https://bibliopen.org/p/bopen/9780226701004



Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict

edited by Allison Alexy and Emma E. Cook

University of Hawai'i Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25933



Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order

Edited by Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock

University of Hawai'i Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv3zp05k



Violets between Cherry Blossoms: The Diffusion of Classical Motifs to the East

P.L.W. Arts

Leiden University Press

https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32877



Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement

Simon Avenell

University of Hawai'i Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1wn0qwk



The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema: Ghosts of Futurity at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Jessica Balanzategui

Amsterdam University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv80cc7v



The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan’s Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities

Desmond Ball and Richard Tanter

Australian National University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt13wwvvt



Intellectual Property in the Global Arena: Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, and the Recognition of Judgments in Europe, Japan and the US

Edited by Jürgen Basedow, Toshiyuki Kono and Axel Metzger

Mohr Siebeck

https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/en/book/intellectual-property-in-the-global-arena-9783161512964?no_cache=1



Mixed Member Electoral Systems in Constitutional Context: Taiwan, Japan, and Beyond

Edited by Nathan F. Batto, Chi Huang, Alexander C. Tan, and Gary W. Cox

University of Michigan Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1gk08h7



Geopolitics by Other Means: The Indo-Pacific Reality

Edited by Axel Berkofsky and Sergio Miracola

ISPI

https://www.ispionline.it/sites/default/files/pubblicazioni/indo-pacific_web_2.pdf



What Is a Family?: Answers from Early Modern Japan

Edited by Mary Elizabeth Berry and Marcia Yonemoto

University of California Press, open access through luminos

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvr7fdd1



Multiregionalism and Multilateralism: Asian-European Relations in a Global Context

Edited by Sebastian Bersick, Wim Stokhof, Paul van der Velde, Benedikt Seemann

Amsterdam University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt45kcmv



Institutional Change in Japan

Edited by Magnus Blomstrom and Sumner La Croix

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203968819



The Other Women's Lib: Gender and Body in Japanese Women's Fiction

Julia C. Bullock

University of Hawai'i Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt6wqcz0



Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Edited by Julia C. Bullock, Ayako Kano, and James Welker

University of Hawai'i Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv3zp07j



Sacred Men: Law, Torture, and Retribution in Guam

Keith Camacho

Duke University Press

https://muse.jhu.edu/book/71933



Anti Japan: The Politics of Sentiment in Postcolonial East Asia

Leo T.S. Ching

Duke University Press, open access through TOME

https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24900



Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

Rebecca Corbett

University of Hawai'i Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv3zp062



Consuming Life in Post Bubble Japan: A Transdiciplinary Perspective

Edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Ewa Machotka

University of Amsterdam Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv56fgjm



A Bowl for a Coin: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea

by William Wayne Farris

University of Hawai'i Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/580815?language=en



Child’s Play: Multi-Sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan

Edited by Sabine Frühstück and Anne Walthall

University of California Press, open access through Luminos

https://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/e/10.1525/luminos.40/



Robotics in Germany and Japan: Philosophical and Technical Perspectives

Edited by Michael Funk and Bernhard Irrgang

Peter Lang

https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/14056



Japan's China Policy: A Relational Power Analysis

Linus Hagström

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780203023792



Cities, Autonomy, and Decentralization in Japan

Edited by Carola Hein, Philippe Pelletier

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780203358498



Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Media-Mixes

Edited by Manuel Hernández-Pérez

MDPI

https://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/1386



Figures of the World: The Naturalist Novel and Transnational Form

Christopher Hill

Northwestern University Press, open access through TOME

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/156043/Hill-Figures%20of%20the%20World.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y



Housing and Social Transition in Japan

Edited by Yosuke Hirayama and Richard Ronald

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203967423



Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics

Edited By Barbara Holthus, Isaac Gagné, Wolfram Manzenreiter, Franz Waldenberger

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781003033905



Contested Governance in Japan: Sites and Issues

Glenn D. Hook

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780203015384



Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy: Past and Present

Edited by Janet Hunter and Cornelia Storz

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203028018



Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs

Purnendra Jain

Routledge

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780203413906



Beyond the Limits to Growth: New Ideas for Sustainability from Japan

Hiroshi Komiyama

Springer

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431545583



Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Alexander Lanoszka

Cornell University Press

https://cornellopen.org/9781501729188/atomic-assurance/



Revolution Goes East: Imperial Japan and Soviet Communism

Tatiana Linkhoeva

Cornell University Press, open access through TOME

https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501748097/revolution-goes-east/#bookTabs=1



The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism: Malthusianism and Trans-Pacific Migration, 1868–1961

Sidney Xu Lu

Cambridge University Press

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/making-of-japanese-settler-colonialism/644DFDA740495E1C2D49B20CCF914418



Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

Kate McDonald

University of California Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1w8h288



Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews during the Holocaust Era

Meron Medzini

Academic Studies Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/573031



Pacific Exposures: Photography and the Australia–Japan Relationship

Melissa Miles and Robin Gerster

Australian National University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv9hj8jz



Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages

Edited by Toshiyuki Monma, Itsuo Goto, Takahisa Hayashi, Hidekiyo Tachiya, and Kanju Ohsawa

Springer

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431555575



Japan’s Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform

Aurelia George Mulgan

Australian National University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt31ngnn



Power and Pork: A Japanese Political Life

Aurelia George Mulgan

Australian National University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2jbjf8



Footprints in Paradise: Ethnography of Ecotourism, Local Knowledge and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Andrea E. Murray

Berghahn Books, open access through KNowledge Unlatched

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1ws7wk4



Japan's Future in East Asia and the Pacific

Edited by Mari Pangestu and Ligang Song

Australian National University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt24h334



Japanese Reflections on WWII and American Occupation

Edgar A. Porter and Ran Ying Porter

Amsterdam University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1pk3jj7



The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies

Willem Remmelink

Leiden University Press

https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/35184



Dilemmas of Adulthood: Japanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Nancy Rosenberger

University of Hawai'i Press, open access through Knowledge Unlatched

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvvn5bm



The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Hiro Saito

University of Hawai'i Press

https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/531004



Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

Fordham University Press

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv75db00



Bridging Australia and Japan: The Writings of David Sissons, Historian and Political Scientist

Edited by Arthur Stockwin and Keiko Tamura


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