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  • 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 Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinemaby Daisuke Miyao

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 159.99

    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...

  • Political Life in Japanby Takako Kishima

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To understand how change occurs in politics, we should turn from concentrating on intentional political actions to exploring everyday life, especially marginal frames of mind in which people are open to questioning existing ideas and institutions. In so contending, Takako Kishima offers fresh understandings of contemporary Japanese politicians and... more...

  • Politics and Pitfalls of Japan Ethnographyby Jennifer Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Samurai Talesby Romulus Hillsborough; Kiyoharu Omino

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Samurai Tales is about the legendary men reborn from the samurai class who fought for the helm of power in 19th century Japan. In an internecine war that was unique in its scope and character, Hillsborough gives us a rare and fascinating look at the men who were willing to sacrifice their lives for their leaders and their country. Names like Sakamoto... more...

  • 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...

  • Scottish Samuraiby Alexander McKay

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.79

    Thomas Glover arrived in Nagasaki in 1859, just as Japan was opening to the West. Within a few years he had played a crucial part in the overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate, providing the rebels with war-winning, Scottish-designed warships, and modern arms. Bankruptcy by the age of thirty was barely a setback and he went on to become a pivotal figure... 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...

  • 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... more...