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  • 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...

  • Pacific Victoryby Paul Kennedy

    RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    By the spring of 1943, Japan had a tight grip on the countries and territories of East Asia and the Western Pacific. But the Allies had won decisive victories at Midway and Guadalcanal, and they were coming for the rest of Japan?s conquests. Now the empire of Japan would be on the defensive. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this... more...

  • Japan's Response to the Gorbachev Era, 1985-1991by Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    Gorbachev's transformation of both Soviet socialism and the Cold War world atmosphere kindled a far-reaching debate in Japan. Would Japan at last free itself of its secondary postwar standing? Would a new Soviet system and world order soon be established? Gilbert Rozman argues in Japan's Response to the Gorbachev Era, that Japanese perceptions of... more...

  • Tanakaby James Babb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times of Tanaka explores the public profile and private power-broking of a controversial and powerful politician, opening up in the process the intimate... more...

  • OKAGAMI, The Great Mirrorby Helen Craig McCullough

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    Presented here in a new and complete translation is the Japanese classic Okagami, an historical talc that mirrors a man's life and the times in which he lived. Dating from the late eleventh or early twelfth century, it focuses on Fujiwara Michinaga, the leading political figure in the great family that dominated the court during most of the Helan... more...

  • Japan's Siberian Intervention, 1918?1922by Paul E. Dunscomb

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 34.99

    The first complete narrative of Japan's Siberian Intervention in either Japanese or English placing the intervention in the context of the evolution of Japanese imperialism and of its domestic politics. It represents a missing link in the larger narrative of Japan's quest for modernity through empire and the ambivalent relationship of the Japanese... 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 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...

  • Die Domestizierung der Samuraiby Mathias Hamp

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 31.74

    Die Samurai - das Sinnbild der tödlichen Krieger. Doch im Japan des 19. Jahrhunderts wurden die Samurai domestiziert, wie auch westliche Barbaren, Geishas, Zen-Mönche oder Unberührbare. Klar definierbare Opfer und Täter sucht man vergeblich: Die Domestizierung der Samurai handelt von der Bewältigung alter und der Entstehung neuer Fremdbilder - in einem... more...

  • Culture and Identityby J. Thomas Rimer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    This collection of essays represents the first attempt in this country to examine systematically the nature and development of modern Japanese self-consciousness as expressed through culture. The essays reveal eloquently the extent to which important aspects of Japanese intellectual life in the early twentieth century were inspired by European models... more...