About the Book
Known internationally for his research, writings and commentaries on the politics of modern and contemporary Japan, this two-volume work brings together much of his considerable archive of published as well as unpublished research over the past fifty years, some dating back to his early years as a scholar in the 1960s at ANU's Department of Political Science. Structured thematically, Volume I comprises Part I: Japanese Foreign Policy; Part II: Australia-Japan Relations; Part III: Democracy in Japan and Asia; Volume II comprises Part I: Understanding Japanese Politics; Part II: Teaching and Research in Japanese Studies. Volume II complements his earlier Collected Writings which focuses specifically on the politics and political environment of Japan up to the date of publication (2004). J.A.A. Stockwin has also been a lead reviewer of new publications in his field; a list of his principal reviews together with a bibliography of his complete output can be found at the back of Volume II of this work. Both volumes are separately indexed.
About the Author: Arthur Stockwin, OBE (awarded in 2009 for services to academic excellence and the promotion of UK-Japanese understanding), was formerly Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, from 1964 to 1981, then Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies and Director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford, from 1982 to 2003. At St Antony's College, Oxford, he was Professorial Fellow from 1982 to 2003, sub-warden from 1999 to 2001 and Emeritus Fellow from 2003 to the present. His life work in Japanese Studies was recognized by the Japanese Government in 2004 with the Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, and in 2009 he received the Japan Foundation Award for Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.
His major publications include The Japanese Socialist Party and Neutralism (1968), Japan: Divided Politics in a Growth Economy (1975, 4 edn [as Governing Japan: Divided Politics in a Resurgent Economy] 2008), Dynamic and Immobilist Politics in Japan (ed and part-author, 1988), The Establishment of the Japanese Constitutional System (by Junji Banno, trans 1992), The Story of Tim (1993), Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan (2003), Collected Writings of J. A. A. Stockwin (2004), and Thirty-Odd Feet Below Belgium: An Affair of Letters in the Great War, 1915-1916 (2005).