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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
The aim of this book is to examine and analyse the phenomenon of ?Japan-bashing?, from its invention and popularisation in the United States in the late 1970s to the emergence of other national variants, including in Australia and Japan, to its gradual decline in the late 1990s. It is the first major book-length study of ?Japan-bashing from a multinational... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 57.95
Tropics of Savagery is an incisive and provocative study of the figures and tropes of "savagery" in Japanese colonial culture. Through a rigorous analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, Robert Thomas Tierney demonstrates how imperial Japan constructed its own identity in relation both to the West and to... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95
Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...
- I.B.Tauris 1988; US$ 10.24
Today Lebanon is one of the world's most divided countries. But paradoxically the faction-ridden Lebanese, both Christians and Muslims, have never shown a keener consciousness of common identity. In this outstanding book a famous Lebanese historian examines in the light of modern scholarship the historical myths on which his country's warring communities... 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 38.00
The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history and of the norms that have shaped this history. This book not only reveals the mentality and national character of modern Japanese people but... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 28.00
The DK Eyewitness Japan Travel Guide is your indispensible guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all these fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations... more...