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  • 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...

  • The Book of Ninjaby Anthony Cummins

    Watkins Media 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... more...

  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • 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...