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  • Schreiben und Erinnernby Petra Buchholz

    Iudicium Verlag 2003; US$ 24.54

    Erinnerung in Japan geschieht überwiegend schriftlich. Dieses Buch stellt einen bislang wenig bekannten Aspekt der japanischen Schreibkultur vor: die massenhafte Produktion von Erinnerungstexten, Lebensberichten und Tagebüchern, mit denen die Laienschriftsteller ihren Beitrag zu einer Formulierung der Vergangenheit leisten wollen. Verschiedene Schreibbewegungen,... 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 Vaccinatorsby Ann Jannetta

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Japan - A State Strategy for the Twenty-First Centuryby Yasuhiro Nakasone

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    In this important, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging study, Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of the most highly regarded former prime ministers of Japan, considers what should be Japan's strategic direction in the twenty-first century. Japan is often accused of lacking a vision, being slow to respond to changing circumstances, and then only responding reluctantly,... more...

  • Beyond Nationby Richard Calichman

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Death in Lifeby Robert Jay Lifton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and... more...