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  • The Castaway's Warby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroyer's back, flooded her engine room, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. While accompanying ships were able to rescue most of Strong 's surviving crewmen, scores were submerged in the ocean as the shattered... more...

  • Operation Broken Reedby Arthur L. Boyd

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    At the height of the Korean War, President Truman launched one of the most important intelligence - gathering operations in history. So valuable were the mission's findings about the North Korean-Soviet-Chinese alliance that it is no stretch to say they prevented World War III. Only one man sworn to secrecy for a half-centurysurvived Operation Broken... more...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 68.00

    Japan Emerging provides a comprehensive survey of Japan from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship and methodology, leading authorities writing specifically for this volume outline and explore the main developments in Japanese life through ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Instead of relying... more...

  • Modern Japanby Mikiso Hane; Louis G. Perez

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00

    Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japan provides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan's early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses... more...

  • Against Harmonyby James Mark Shields

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    Against Harmony traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought and practice from the mid-Meiji period (ca. 1885) through the early Showa period (ca. 1935). more...

  • Facing the Rising Sunby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    The surprising alliance between Japan and pro-Tokyo African Americans during World War II    In November 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois a group of African Americans engaged in military drills were eagerly awaiting a Japanese invasion of the U.S.— an invasion that they planned to join. Since the rise of Japan as a superpower less than a century... more...

  • Yokohama and the Silk Tradeby Yasuhiro Makimura

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.00

    This study provides a political and economic examination of the impact of the silk trade on nineteenth-century Japan. It analyzes the role of Japan’s eastern interior region and the port of Yokohama and argues that the growth of the silk industry was largely responsible for the integration of Japan into the global economy. 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’ichibō (?–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...

  • 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...

  • Industrial Innovation in Japanby Takuji Hara; Norio Kambayashi; Noboru Matsushima

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In this new book, Hara, Kambayashi and Matsushima gather together a collection of case studies of innovation in various industries in modern Japan, including automobile, electronics, semiconductor, component, chemical, pharmaceutical and service industries. Unlike other books in this area, this book focuses on a broader range of Japanese industries... more...