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  • Beauty In Disarrayby Harumi Setouchi; Sanford Goldstein; Kazuji Ninomiya

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 18.95

    Setouchi was eminently qualified to write this historical novel on women's liberation in Japan, which had its roots in sexual politics, socialism, and anarchism, movements in decline following the famous massacre after the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and neighboring prefectures on September 1, 1923. Among those put to death in the... more...

  • Shinsengumiby Romulus Hillsborough

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Shinsengumi: The Shogun's last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun. The only book in English about the Shinsengumi, it focuses on the corps' two charismatic leaders, Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo, both impeccable swordsmen. It is a history–in–brief of... more...

  • A Diplomat in Japanby Ernest Satow

    Tuttle Publishing 1983; US$ 12.95

    A fascinating inside account of the epic clash between the Japanese in the West in its earliest days. Sir Ernest Satow entered the British diplomatic service in 1861, a fresh graduate of London University, shortly arriving in Yokohama as the pressure of the Western powers heightened to force Japan from her self-imposed seclusion. This illustrated... more...

  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A pacy, fresh and surprising portrait of Japan and the Japanese - from David Pilling, award-winning writer and Asia Editor of the Financial Times Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinemaby Daisuke Miyao

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 149.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Samurai Revolutionby Romulus Hillsborough

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 29.95

    Japan's dramatic rise from a political backwater to a great power; an inside look at the men and their times that shaped a nation. Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's transformation from a backward country of feudal lords and samurai under the control of the shogun into a modern industrialized nation under the unifying rule... more...

  • Pacific Onslaughtby Paul Kennedy

    RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    Japan had mighty ambitions?to control the Western Pacific. The attack on Pearl Harbor devastated the American Pacific fleet, their primary obstacle, and they swept across the region. What ensued was a bitter struggle in which many thousands of soldiers lost their lives on both sides. This is the first book in Paul Kennedy?s chronicle of the Pacific... more...

  • Pacific Victoryby Paul Kennedy

    RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    By the spring of 1943, Japan had a tight grip on the countries and territories of East Asia and the Western Pacific. But the Allies had won decisive victories at Midway and Guadalcanal, and they were coming for the rest of Japan?s conquests. Now the empire of Japan would be on the defensive. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this... more...

  • Target Tokyoby Gordon W. Prange; Donald M. Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    From deep within imperial Japan, a Soviet agent smuggled out intelligence that helped the Allies win the war Richard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to serve the spymasters of Moscow. For eight years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets of Hitler?s invasion of Russia and the... more...