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Japan

  • The Men in My Countryby Marilyn Abildskov

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    A travel memoir offering an artful depiction of a very real place, The Men in My Country also covers the terrain of a complex emotional journey, tracing a geography of the heart, showing how we move to be moved, how in losing ourselves in a foreign place we can become dangerously—and gloriously—undone. more...

  • The Jesuit Mission to New Franceby Takao Abé

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    A new interpretation of the Jesuit mission to New France is here proposed by using, for comparison and contrast, the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan. In order to present revisionist perspectives of the Jesuit missions based on a broader international framework beyond North America, the existing historical paradigms of the Jesuit missionary activity... more...

  • Kyudo The Japanese Art of Archeryby William Acker

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery offers a concise description of kyudo by an ardent American enthusiast, describing the aims, techniques, anti the philosophical basis of its ceremonial aspect, which is strongly influenced by Zen. more...

  • Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japanby Peter Ackermann; Dolores Martinez; Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the unifying theme of a spiritual quest. Several fascinating... more...

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Japan?s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan?s sense of national identity, in... more...

  • Meiji 1868by Paul Akamatsu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

    Among the revolutionary movements which shook the nineteenth-century world, the change of government in Japan in 1868 occupies a special place. A new, dynamic ruling class provoked the overthrow of the old rule of the shogun and in a few years the visible structure of feudal society disappeared. The nature of this transformation has been regarded... more...

  • Internationalizing the Pacificby Tomoko Akami

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    The Institute of Pacific Relations was a pioneering intellectual-political organization that shaped public knowledge and both elite and popular discourse throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond during the inter-war years. Inspired by Wilsonian internationalism after the 1919 formation of the League of Nations, it grew to become an international... more...

  • Police In Occupation Japanby Christopher Aldous

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Many Western commentators have expressed their admiration for the Japanese police system, tracing its origins to the American Occupation of Japan (1945-52). This study challenges the assumptions that underlie these accounts, focusing on the problems that attended the reform of the Japanese police during the Occupation. Drawing on a wide range of primary... more...

  • Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945-52by Christopher Aldous; Akihito Suzuki

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    Whilst most facets of the Occupation of Japan have attracted much scholarly debate in recent decades, this is not the case with reforms relating to public health. The few studies of this subject largely follow the celebratory account of US-inspired advances, strongly associated with Crawford Sams, the key figure in the Occupation charged with carrying... more...

  • The Arc of Japan's Economic Developmentby Arthur Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    This core textbook is the definitive overview of the Japanese economy, charting its history from before the Meiji restoration through to the contemporary scene and the implications of the ongoing financial crisis. more...