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  • Peasants, Rebels, Women, and Outcastesby Mikiso Hane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 42.99

    Uses diaries, memoirs, fiction, trial testimony, personal recollections, and eyewitness accounts to weave a fascinating tale of what ordinary Japanese endured throughout their country's booming economic growth. more...

  • The Little Book of Japanby Charlotte Anderson

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    This compact travel pictorial and Japan travel guide is packed with cultural and historical information along with charming photographs. Japan is a country shrouded in mystery, even now in the 21st century. The myriad facets that, when put together, compose the whole of this nation are impossible to fully capture. But in The Little Book of Japan... more...

  • The British Press and the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910by Hirokichi Mutsu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Japan-British exhibition in London, 1910 was the most concerted and systematic attempt by Meiji Japan to explain its traditional society and arts, modern industry and empire, to its most important international ally, Great Britain. This is a facsimile edition of the original book compiled and edited for the exhibition by Count Hirokichi Mutsu (1869-1942)... more...

  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    A pacy, fresh and surprising portrait of Japan and the Japanese - from David Pilling, award-winning writer and Asia Editor of the Financial Times Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply knowledgeable... more...

  • Tsumi - Offence and Retribution in Early Japanby Yoko Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Covering the period from before the emergence of the first political units through to the formation of the Japanese ritsuryo state in the 8th century, this book offers a ground-breaking scholarly diachronic analysis of tsumi (offence and retribution) from a politico-historical perspective. Taking as its starting point the native forms of tsumi in the... more...

  • A Japanese View of Natureby Kinji Imanishi; Pamela J. Asquith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Although Seibutsu no Sekai (The World of Living Things) , the seminal 1941 work of Kinji Imanishi, had an enormous impact in Japan, both on scholars and on the general public, very little is known about it in the English-speaking world. This book makes the complete text available in English for the first time and provides an extensive introduction... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinemaby Daisuke Miyao

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 160.00

    A comprehensive volume that grasps Japanese cinema under the rubric of the global and also fills the gap between Japanese and non-Japanese film studies and between theories and practices, The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema challenges and responds to the major developments underfoot in this rapidly changing field. more...

  • When the Earth Roarsby Gregory Smits

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 87.99

    Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness of the magnitude 9 class earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on 3/11 raised profound questions about how societies can deal... more...

  • Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japanby Tomoko Aoyama; Laura Dales; Romit Dasgupta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public discourse. This book explores the meanings and practices... more...

  • The Rising Sunby John Toland

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 21.95

    This Pulitzer Prize?winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author?s words, ?a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming... more...