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  • Castles in Japanby Morton S. Schmorleitz

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 19.95

    Behind the glossy facade of modern Japan there survive remnants—some of them surprisingly well preserved—of the country's feudal past, of warlords and fighting samurai, of shoguns and sequestered emperors, of princes and peasants. This book vividly presents the castles of Japan, more than 80 of them altogether, ranging geographically from Matsumae... more...

  • Constructing East Asiaby Aaron Moore

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    The conventional understanding of Japanese wartime ideology has for years been summed up by just a few words: anti-modern, spiritualist, and irrational. Yet such a cut and dried picture is not at all reflective of the principles that guided national policy from 1931?1945. Challenging the status quo, Constructing East Asia examines how Japanese intellectuals,... more...

  • Post-War Borneo, 1945-1950by Ooi Keat Gin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book examines Borneo, both British Borneo ? Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo ? and Dutch Borneo in the period 1945-1950. It discusses the effects of the Japanese surrender, the impact of the subsequent interregnum and Australian and British administrations, the reassertion of Dutch control, the struggle for Indonesian independence, and movements... more...

  • A History of Christianity in Japanby Otis Cary

    Tuttle Publishing 1976; US$ 29.95

    Cary's impressive work, first published in two volumes, appears here in a convenient one-volume edition. The first part deals with Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox missions; the second, with Protestant missions. more...

  • The Little Book of Japanby Charlotte Anderson; Gorazd Vilhar

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    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, the dynamic photographer-writer team of Gorazd Vilhar and Charlotte Anderson do a beautiful job of creating a celebration in words and... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This is a facsimile edition of the original book compiled and edited for the 1910 Japan-British exhibition by Count Hirokichi Mutsu (1869-1942) and published in London and Tokyo in four parts in 1910 and 1911 by the Imperial Japanese Commission. more...

  • Tsumi - Offence and Retribution in Early Japanby Yoko Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Covering the period from before the emergence of the first political units until the formation of the Japanese ritsuryo state in the eighth century, this book offers an analysis of tsumi from a politico-historical perspective. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This book makes the complete text of Seibutsu no Sekai available in English for the first time and provides an extensive introduction and notes to set the work in context. more...

  • When the Earth Roarsby Gregory Smits

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japanby Mikiso Hane; Masao Maruyama

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    A comprehensive study of changing political thought during the Tokugawa period, the book traces the philosophical roots of Japanese modernization. Professor Maruyama describes the role of Sorai Confucianism and Norinaga Shintoism in breaking the stagnant confines of Chu Hsi Confucianism, the underlying political philosophy of the Tokugawa feudal state.... more...