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- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 75.00
For almost nine decades, since their mass-resettlement to the Levant in the wake of the Genocide and First World War, the Armenian communities of Lebanon and Syria appear to have successfully maintained a distinct identity as an ethno-culturally diverse group, in spite of representing a small non-Arab and Christian minority within a very different,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 64.95
The period of Japanese history before the advent of industrialisation and modernism is of tremendous interest. The essays in this collection show a fascination with the social context behind the development of aesthetics, drama, language, art and philosophy, whether it be the world of the pleasure quarters or the Shogun's court. more...
- University of California Press 1992; US$ 12.95
This latest work from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the first ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. Officially dissolved in 1947, this group of social elites is still generally perceived... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00
Previous biographies of the so-called First Englishman in Japan - most notably P.G. Rogers and Richard Baker ("The Needlewatchers") earlier this century - did not have access to the more recent research of scholars such as Derek Masarella, Anthony Farrington, Michael Cooper and Charles Boxer. This study offers an authoritative biography, as well as... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 85.00
The fact that the Portuguese opened up the Far East to European maritime enterprise is well known, but the prosperity to which their trade attained in that region is less so, as historians have tended to dwell on the English or Dutch activities. The period of Luso-Japanese trade is therefore of interest in more ways than one, and in particular the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
Perfect for educators or parents wishing to teach kids about different cultures, this new book in the Tuttle "All About Asia" series includes favorite games, foods, special holiday times and after-school activities unique to Korea. All About Korea is a fun-filled journey to a new place. Learn how to play the exciting Korean see-saw game with... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95
At Home in Japan tells the true story of a foreign woman who has been, for 30 years, the housewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350-year-old farmhouse in rural Japan. This astonishing book traces a circular path, from the basic physical details of life in the house and village, through relationships with family, neighbors and the natural and supernatural... more...
- Alma Books 2007; US$ 9.99
As the first British professor of philosophy since 1882 to be invited to teach at the prestigious and enigmatic University of Tokyo, Simon May enjoyed a degree of access denied to other commentators. Each chapter of the book focuses on some everyday human matter, such as love, death, bureaucracy, hygiene, food, commuting, education, marriage, and... more...