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  • Japan faces the World, 1925-1952by Mary L. Hanneman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.99

    By 1925 the process of Japan's transition to a modern industrialised, westernised state was pretty much complete. Not only had the imperial tradition been restored with the Meiji Restoration in 1868, but some forms of democratic parliamentary institutions had been set up. However, during the years that followed, the so-called imperial democracy came... more...

  • Japanese Homes and Their Surroundingsby Edward S. Morse

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits. It is the only authentic record of the traditional home ? mats, lamps, screens, gardens ? from its general plan to the smallest decorative detail.... more...

  • Japanische Zeitrechnungby Reinhard Zöllner

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 8.17

    Bis 1872 benutzte Japan wie das übrige Ostasien einen Mond-Sonnen-Kalender, der auf komplizierten und häufig wechselnden Berechnungen beruhte. Diesen Kalender und weitere wichtige Besonderheiten der japanischen Zeitrechnung wie den Zyklus der Elemente und Tierzeichen, die Herrscherdevisen und Ären sowie die von den Jahreszeiten abhängige dynamische... more...

  • Japans Karneval der Kriseby Reinhard Zöllner

    Iudicium Verlag 2003; US$ 20.90

    In den Jahren 1867 und 1868 erlebte Japan einen dramatischen und entscheidenden politischen Umbruch: die Meiji-Renovation. Doch inmitten der Bürgerkriegsstimmung begeisterten sich viele Japaner im ganzen Land für karnevalsähnliche Feiern und Tänze und sammelten angeblich vom Himmel herabgestiegene Kultobjekte. Stichwort dieser Feste und Namensgeber... more...

  • The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japanby Federico Marcon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced knowledge that questioned the traditional religious and philosophical understandings of the world, developed into a system (called honz ogaku ) that rivaled Western science in complexity?and... more...

  • Legends of the Samuraiby Hiroaki Sato

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    Over the decades the reputation of the Samurai has grown to mythical proportions, from the films of Kurasawa in the 1950s to recent critical successes such as Zatoichi and 13 Assassins. Legends of the Samurai represents the ultimate anthology of classic Samurai texts, masterfully translated by Hiroaki Sato and accompanied by his insightful commentary.... more...

  • Myths and Legends of Japanby F. Hadland Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.00

    This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths. more...

  • Nagautaby William P. Malm

    Tuttle Publishing 1963; US$ 9.95

    This study of Japanese music explore Nagauta or literally "long song"?the delicate and complex music that accompanies kabuki theater?in great detail. The Kabuki theater of Japan has achieved a growing reputation as one of the world's most brilliant achievements in the field of theater. And the number of studies made on the subject in the West... more...

  • The Norwegian-American Lutheran Experience in 1950s Japanby Kate Allen; John E. Ingulsrud

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    This study examines a group of young Norwegian-American missionaries sent to Japan in the early 1950s. Certain that a communist regime would take over and make mission work impossible, as in China, they instead witnessed Japan?s economic transformation and were affected by postcolonial ideologies and new ways to understand ?mission.? more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinemaby Daisuke Miyao

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 159.99

    The reality of transnational innovation and dissemination of new technologies, including digital media, has yet to make a dent in the deep-seated culturalism that insists on reinscribing a divide between the West and Japan. The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema aims to counter this trend toward dichotomizing the West and Japan and to challenge the... more...