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  • Yoshida Shigeruby Yoshida Shigeru; Hiroshi Nara; Yoshida Ken'ichi; Hiroshi Nara

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 47.99

    The most complete autobiography of Yoshida Shigeru (1878?1967) available in English, this expanded translation of his memoirs traces the remarkable life and times of one of Japan's most powerful figures. A career diplomat who shaped Japan's China policy and worked with Europe's most influential leaders in the first half of the century, Yoshida returned... more...

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empireby David G. Wittner; Philip C Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially different from other Asian countries and thus justify its... more...

  • The Abe Restorationby Craig Mark

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book analyzes contemporary Japanese politics, charting the return of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?s domestic political dominance and his economic and foreign policy agenda. It is an up-to-date account and critique of the progress, obstacles, and far-reaching consequences of one of the most important periods in recent Japanese history. more...

  • Clans and Religion in Ancient Japanby Masanobu Suzuki

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan  presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous research relies upon, but also mythology, archaeological... more...

  • Tracing the Itinerant Pathby Caitilin J. Griffiths; Richard K. Payne

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Women have long been active supporters and promoters of Buddhist rituals and functions, but their importance in the operations of Buddhist schools has often been minimized. Chin?ichib? (??1344), a nun who taught male and female disciples and lived in her own temple, is therefore considered an anomaly. In Tracing the Itinerant Path, Caitilin Griffiths?... more...

  • The Samurai Warriorby Ben Hubbard

    Amber Books Ltd 2015; US$ 9.99


  • Tumultuous Decadeby Masato Kimura; Tosh Minohara

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    Featuring an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, Tumultuous Decade examines Japanese domestic and foreign affairs between 1931 and 1941. more...

  • The Logic of Conformityby Tomoko T. Okagaki

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    A sophisticated and significant contribution to the literature on state building and the history of international relations, The Logic of Conformity is a fascinating study of how the concept of sovereignty is reshaped by the entrance of newcomers. more...

  • Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movementby Simon Avenell

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    What motivates people to become involved in issues and struggles beyond their own borders? How are activists changed and movements transformed when they reach out to others a world away? This adept study addresses these questions by tying together local, national, regional, and global historical narratives surrounding the contemporary Japanese environmental... more...

  • Ritualized Writingby Bryan D. Lowe

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Ritualized Writing takes readers into the fascinating world of Japanese Buddhist manuscript cultures. Using archival sources that have received scant attention in English, primarily documents from an eighth-century Japanese scriptorium and colophons from sutra manuscripts, Bryan D. Lowe uncovers the ways in which the transcription of Buddhist scripture... more...