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- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 30.95
With little domestic fanfare and even less attention internationally, Japan has been reinventing itself since the 1990s, dramatically changing its political economy, from one managed by regulations to one with a neoliberal orientation. Rebuilding from the economic misfortunes of its recent past, the country retains a formidable economy and its political... more...
- Stone Bridge Press 1998; US$ 16.95
"Shono conveys both intimacy and distance, tranquility and tension, as he explores the shifting relations between husband and wife, father and son, brother and sister." - Publishers Weekly "These stories are so artful... they seem like the artless productions of life itself." -Kenyon College Book Review -- Kenyon College Book Review "This... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 19.50
Tot het einde van de negentiende eeuw was Japan een klein, afgelegen eilandenrijk in de luwte van het Aziatische vasteland, waarvoor niemand veel belangstelling had en waarvan men in de rest van de wereld niets tot weinig wist. Het feit dat Japan nu een belangrijke rol op het wereldtoneel speelt, maakt dat de Japanse geschiedenis voor ons belangrijk... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 85.00
This volume presents an account of the author?s travels during 1912-13 making particular note of the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Japanese societies and the effect upon them of contact with the West. Although inevitably dated in some of its views, the volume nonetheless provides an excellent starting point for comparisons between East and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 64.99
One of Japan's most important intellectuals, Nambara Shigeru defended Tokyo Imperial University against its rightist critics and opposed Japan's war. His poetic diary (1936?1945), published only after the war, documents his profound disaffection. In 1945 Nambara became president of Tokyo University and was an eloquent and ardent spokesman for academic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
This book sheds light on the changing nature of contemporary Japan by decoding a range of political, economic and social boundaries. With a focus on the period following the inauguration of Prime Minister Koizumi Junichir?, the book grows out of a recognition that, with the Koizumi administration playing a more proactive role internationally and moving... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
In today's world, the lives of ancient tea masters, living in mountainside huts and picking tea leaves fresh off wild plants, seem inapplicable to our hectic lives. The Way of Tea shows modern readers how you can bring this serenity to your daily life. You don't need a mountainside hut or hours for endless contemplation; just a few quiet moments... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.49
On the 11th March 2011, a massive earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near to North-Eastern Japan. Soon afterwards, a devestating tsunami followed. This quick-read guide written by Paul Andrews gives the reader an overview an explanation of the events in easy-to-understand plain English. With sections including the nuclear crisis, the effect of the disaster... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95
One of the best known translators of the wisdom of Asia, Thomas Cleary now adds a new book to his samurai canon with Samurai Wisdom , new translations of five classic works on bushido . His previous works, Code of the Samurai and Soul of the Samurai , focused on the practical aspects and the more spiritual, Zen side of the samurai, respectively.... more...