- Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series (Book 5)
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 16, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415320526
- ISBN-13: 978-0415320528
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,239,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shinkansen: From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) 1st Edition
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'This book comprehensively covers just about every conceivable aspect of the shinkansen, linking its development to social and economic changes in Japan...This highly readable book makes a significant contribution not just to Japanese studies but also to the field of transport studies.' - japansociety --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Christopher P. Hood is Director of the Cardiff Japanese Studies Centre, Cardiff University and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He is the author of Japanese Education Reform: Nakasone’s Legacy (Routledge 2001), co-editor with G. Bownas and D. Powers of Doing Business with the Japanese (2003), and regularly handles media enquiries relating to Japan.
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This book explains to non-Asians why the Shinkansen is so important to Japan, beyond simply as one mode in the cross-country transportation network.
I got this from my university's library and now I see that costs over one hundred dollars! That's amazing. But I think that's because this book won't sell many copies and the author does an amazing job making sure he tells you about the "new trunk line" better than anyone has before. At least any native English writer ever has. It's the only book UIC has on the subject.