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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Although Seibutsu no Sekai (The World of Living Things) , the seminal 1941 work of Kinji Imanishi, had an enormous impact in Japan, both on scholars and on the general public, very little is known about it in the English-speaking world. This book makes the complete text available in English for the first time and provides an extensive introduction... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00
In an ?other world? composed of language?it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest?a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami?s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts?people without names or pasts,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public discourse. This book explores the meanings and practices... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in working practices over this period. The availability... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes appeared from the clouds above Pearl Harbor and fundamentally changed the course of history; with this one surprise attack, the previously isolationist America was irrevocably thrown into the fray and World War II had begun in earnest. This definitive history reveals each of the major battles that America... more...
- Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 7.99
Gerald Astor, author of THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World War II. On the sea the Japanese rained down a deadly hail of kamikazes. On land the entrenched defenders had nowhere to retreat, and the... more...
- Overlook 2012; US$ 9.99
Over the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavell's epic Shogun . In Legends of the Samurai , Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99
Uses diaries, memoirs, fiction, trial testimony, personal recollections, and eyewitness accounts to weave a fascinating tale of what ordinary Japanese endured throughout their country's booming economic growth. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99
Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness of the magnitude 9 class earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on 3/11 raised profound questions about how societies can deal... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 55.00
The conventional understanding of Japanese wartime ideology has for years been summed up by just a few words: anti-modern, spiritualist, and irrational. Yet such a cut and dried picture is not at all reflective of the principles that guided national policy from 1931?1945. Challenging the status quo, Constructing East Asia examines how Japanese intellectuals,... more...