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  • Japanese Woodblock Kimono Designs in Full Colorby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.95

    The delicate beauty of the kimono and its appealing designs embody Japan's ancient and venerable tradition of textile arts. This unusual design treasury recaptures the graceful art of the kimono in all its subtle elegance, with authentic designs from a nineteenth-century source. Reproduced directly from a rare and costly original portfolio, these... more...

  • Legends of the Samuraiby Hiroaki Sato

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    Over the decades the reputation of the Samurai has grown to mythical proportions, from the films of Kurasawa in the 1950s to recent critical successes such as Zatoichi and 13 Assassins. Legends of the Samurai represents the ultimate anthology of classic Samurai texts, masterfully translated by Hiroaki Sato and accompanied by his insightful commentary.... more...

  • The War Against Japan, 1941-1945by John J. Sbrega

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 270.00

    With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA?s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents reference works, including encyclopedias, pictorial accounts,... more...

  • To Hell and Backby Charles Pellegrino

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, ?you are there? time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino?s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. Also available from compatible vendors is an enhanced e-book version containing never-before-seen... more...

  • The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japanby Federico Marcon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced knowledge that questioned the traditional religious and philosophical understandings of the world, developed into a system (called honz ogaku ) that rivaled Western science in complexity?and... more...

  • The Invitation-Only Zoneby Robert S. Boynton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    Throughout the late 1970's and early 80's, dozens--perhaps hundreds--of Japanese citizens were kidnapped by North Korean commandos from coastal Japanese towns and cities. The intent may have been to brainwash the abductees with the regime's ideology, and train them to spy on the state's behalf. But when the project faltered, the abductees were made... more...

  • Japanby Frank Baldwin; Anne Allison

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan?s northeast coast triggered a tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced 600,000, and caused billions of dollars in damage as well as a nuclear meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world?s third largest economy, was already grappling with recovery from... more...

  • Japanische Zeitrechnungby Reinhard Zöllner

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 8.17

    Bis 1872 benutzte Japan wie das übrige Ostasien einen Mond-Sonnen-Kalender, der auf komplizierten und häufig wechselnden Berechnungen beruhte. Diesen Kalender und weitere wichtige Besonderheiten der japanischen Zeitrechnung wie den Zyklus der Elemente und Tierzeichen, die Herrscherdevisen und Ären sowie die von den Jahreszeiten abhängige dynamische... 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...

  • 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...