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  • Samurai 1550-1600by Anthony Bryant; Angus Mcbride

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In 1542 the Portuguese introduced the matchlock musket... more...

  • Shinohataby Ronald Dore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.99

    Not many foreigners have the chance to live in a Japanese village, certainly not foreigners who are sufficiently at home to do so as unobtrusively and intimately as the author of this book. Ronald Dore went to Shinohata twenty years ago when he was studying the land reform which broke the power of Japan's landlords. He went back many times thereafter... more...

  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?[A]n excellent book...? -- The Economist Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Japanby Anne Walthall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asiaby Adam Clulow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that explores the intertwined histories of Taiwan and Japan across the long sweep of the early modern and modern periods. Drawing on new research by scholars from Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, it moves beyond the conventional focus on the mechanics of the... more...

  • Politics and Pitfalls of Japan Ethnographyby Jennifer Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Four anthropologists, Elise Edwards, Ann Elise Lewallen, Bridget Love and Tomomi Yamaguchi, draw on their fieldwork experiences in Japan to demonstrate collectively the inadequacy of both the Code of Ethics developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the dictates of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) when dealing with messy human... more...

  • The A to Z of United States-Japan Relationsby Van John Sant; Peter Mauch; Yoneyuki Sugita

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of United States-Japan Relations traces this 150 year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. Covering everything from Walt Whitman's poem, "A Broadway Pageant," commemorating the visit of the... 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...

  • The Nightless Cityby J.E. De Becker; Terence Barrow

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Organized sex in Japan has always been big business, and nowhere was it more politely offered than in the Yoshiwara Yukwaku (red light district) of Tokyo. The appeal of the Yoshiwara was its women, all the surroundings being a frame for display of their charms. The Nightless City provides us with a fascinating picture of a "floating world" that... more...