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  • Modern Japan: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Jonathan Clements charts the rise of Japan since the end of World War Two. Presenting the country as the Japanese themselves see it, he explains key issues in national reconstruction, the often-overlooked US Occupation, the influence of the Cold War, student unrest, political scandals, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of the Japanese economy... more...

  • Modern Japan: All That Mattersby Jonathan Clements

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.76

    Jonathan Clements charts the rise of Japan since the end of World War Two. Presenting the country as the Japanese themselves see it, he explains key issues in national reconstruction, the often-overlooked US Occupation, the influence of the Cold War, student unrest, political scandals, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of the Japanese economy... more...

  • Contentious Integrationby Chien-peng Chung

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book studies the relationship between the People's Republic of China and Japan as the basis of the construction and maintenance of economic and security arrangements in the Asia-Pacific. It explains how these arrangements have been challenged by the occasionally testy ties between these two major Asian powers and explores their dynamic interactions... more...

  • Converging Regionsby Nele Lenze; Charlotte Schriwer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The current volume examines the renewed global dynamic, and how it is changing the relationships between the interdependent global communities across Asia and the Middle East. Focussing on the broader aspects of finance and trade between the Middle East and Asia, as well as growing security issues over natural resources and questions of sovereignty,... more...

  • Authority in Crisis in French Literature, 1850–1880by Seth Whidden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Considering the crises of literary authority in nineteenth-century French literature against the backdrop of the Second Empire (1852-1870) and the aftermath of the bloody Paris Commune of 1871, Seth Whidden focuses on the phenomena—literary collaboration, parody, destabilized poetic form, the substitution of one poetic or narrative voice with... more...

  • How Outer Space Made Americaby Daniel Sage

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In this innovatory book Daniel Sage analyses how and why American space exploration reproduced and transformed American cultural and political imaginations by appealing to, and to an extent organizing, the transcendence of spatial and temporal frontiers. While largely engaging with the historical development of space exploration, it shows how contemporary... more...

  • Sudden Deathby Maria Pia Donato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In 1705-1706, an ‘epidemic’ of mysterious deaths terrorized Rome. Pope Clement XI’s physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, was ordered to perform a series of dissections to discover the cause of the epidemic, which hindered confession, thus threatening the victim’s salvation. The book that Lancisi subsequently published, De subitaneis... more...

  • England's Yellow Perilby Anne Witchard

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    As England suffered heavy casualties at the front during World War One, the nation closed ranks against outsiders at home. England sought to reaffirm its racial dominance at the heart of the empire, and the Chinese in London became the principal scapegoat for anti-foreign sentiment. A combination of propaganda and popular culture, from the daily paper... more...

  • Collective Violence and the Agrarian Origins of South African Apartheid, 1900?1948by John Higginson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book examines violence against the rural African population and Africans before apartheid became the justification for the existence of the South African state. more...

  • The San Francisco System and Its Legaciesby Kimie Hara

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In September 1951, Japan signed a peace treaty with forty-eight countries in San Francisco; in April 1952, the treaty came into effect. The San Francisco Peace Treaty is an international agreement that in significant ways shaped the post?World War II international order in the Asia-Pacific. With its associated security arrangements, it laid the foundation... more...