Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Sociology

Title

Studies of Japanese society and culture: Sociology and cognate disciplines in Hong Kong

Language

English

Abstract

This paper reviews the studies of Japanese society and culture undertaken by Hong Kong-based sociologists and scholars in related disciplines. It presents information on research projects funded by the Research Grants Council, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) journal articles, authored and edited books, book chapters, non-SSCI and non-A&HCI journal articles, as well as master and doctoral theses written by scholars and graduate students associated with Hong Kong's major universities. It is found that the main topics of research are Japan's capitalist development and corporate growth, meanings and social ramifications of traditional and popular culture, education, gender, and marriage, as well as aspects of work and employment, whereas the major research methods include document analysis, ethnography, and in-depth interviews. The limited amount of research and the preoccupation with economic development and popular culture reflect in part Hong Kong's unique political conditions and the government's indifference to the pursuit of social and political policy analysis. In recent years, the growth of academic exchanges between scholars in Hong Kong, Japan, and other East Asian regions and the heightened emphasis by university administrators on academic research will hopefully bring about advancements in such academic endeavors. © 2012 Cambridge University Press.

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Japanese Journal of Political Science

Volume

13

Issue

Special Issue 02

Start Page

201

End Page

221

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

DOI

10.1017/S1468109912000047

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1468109912000047

ISSN (print)

14681099

ISSN (electronic)

14740060

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