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  • The Great Waveby Christopher Benfey

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to ?Old Japan,? with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance and perspective. Japan, meanwhile, was trying to reinvent itself as a more cosmopolitan, modern state,... more...

  • Heideggers verborgene Quellenby Reinhard May

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 21.41

    War Martin Heidegger tatsächlich ein Plagiator? Und wahrscheinlich mehr Plagiator als Genie? Tatsache ist, dass Heidegger in erheblichem Ausmaß taoistisches und zen-buddhistisches Gedankengut ohne Quellenhinweise in seine Philosophie übernommen hat. Die Aneignung wurde auch durch seine darauf abzielenden Gespräche mit chinesischen und japanischen Gelehrten... more...

  • Hiroshima Diaryby Michihiko Hachiya M.D.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. His compelling diary was originally published... more...

  • Homosexuality and Manliness in Postwar Japanby Jonathan D. Mackintosh

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Japan?s first professionally produced, commercially marketed and nationally distributed gay lifestyle magazine, Barazoku (?The Rose Tribes?), was launched in 1971. Publicly declaring the beauty and normality of homosexual desire, Barazoku electrified the male homosexual world whilst scandalising mainstream society, and sparked a vibrant period... more...

  • How Policies Changeby John Creighton Campbell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    Japan is aging rapidly, and its government has been groping with the implications of this profound social change. In a pioneering study of postwar Japanese social policy, John Creighton Campbell traces the growth from small beginnings to an elaborate and expensive set of pension, health care, employment, and social service programs for older people.... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Japanby Anne Walthall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    The Human Tradition in Modern Japan is a collection of short biographies of ordinary Japanese men and women, most of them unknown outside their family and locality, whose lives collectively span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Their stories present a counterweight to the prevailing stereotypes, providing students with depictions of real people... more...

  • Inventing Japanby Ian Buruma

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    In a single short book as elegant as it is wise, Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan?s history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated... more...

  • Japanby Frank Baldwin; Anne Allison

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan?s northeast coast triggered a tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced 600,000, and caused billions of dollars in damage as well as a nuclear meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world?s third largest economy, was already grappling with recovery from... more...

  • Japan - A State Strategy for the Twenty-First Centuryby Yasuhiro Nakasone

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    In this important, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging study, Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of the most highly regarded former prime ministers of Japan, considers what should be Japan's strategic direction in the twenty-first century. Japan is often accused of lacking a vision, being slow to respond to changing circumstances, and then only responding reluctantly,... more...

  • Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectivesby Yoneyuki Sugita; Bruce Cumings; Karl Gustafsson; Steven Heine; Toru Oga; Yuki Ooi; Nissim Otmazgin; John Paden; Juha Saunavaara; Mayako Shimamoto; Judith Snodgrass; Marie Söderberg; Yoneyuki Sugita; Victor Teo; Christopher Weiss

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    Situating itself within contemporary Japan, this edited collection raises questions about globalization, Japan's relationships with other Asian countries, and the continued importance of U.S.?Japan relations. The contributors analyze the historical development of the region and its current situation from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives... more...