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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Christ's Samuraiby Jonathan Clements

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 18.99

    The sect was said to harbour dark designs to overthrow the government. Its teachers used a dead language that was impenetrable to all but the innermost circle of believers. Its priests preached love and kindness, but helped local warlords acquire firearms. They encouraged believers to cast aside their earthly allegiances and swear loyalty to... more...

  • The Book of Ninjaby Anthony Cummins

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 25.00

    The Book of Ninja , the ultimate ninjutsu manual, was penned in 1676 by a ninja known as Fujibayashi. Born in the post-civil war era of Japan, Fujibayashi collected and combined information from the ninja clans of Iga - regarded to be the homeland of the ninja - and compiled it into an authoritative book. Known as The Bansenhukai , this book has... more...

  • The Vaccinatorsby Ann Jannetta

    Stanford University Press 2007; Not Available

    The Vaccinators examines the way a new generation of physicians in Tokugawa Japan transmitted global knowledge of Jennerian vaccination--a new medical technology that prevented smallpox. 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...

  • Beyond Nationby Richard Calichman

    Stanford University Press 2016; Not Available

    In the work of writer Abe Kobo (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form... more...

  • The Castaway's Warby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    The story of Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, marooned on a South Pacific island, and his one-man war against Japanese forces 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...

  • 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...