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Japan

  • The Castaway's Warby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    The story of Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, marooned on a South Pacific island, and his one-man war against Japanese forces more...

  • Neonationalist Mythology in Postwar Japanby Nariaki Nakazato

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This study examines the effect of Radhabinod Pal?s judgment at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, in which he boldly dissented from the majority opinion and held that all Japanese defendants were not guilty. It also explores how historical revisionists have utilized and propagated his judgment in postwar Japanese right-wing politics. more...

  • The Stories Clothes Tellby Tatsuichi Horikiri; Rieko Wagoner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 28.99

    This compelling social history tells the stories of ordinary people in modern Japan. Tatsuichi Horikiri spent a lifetime searching out old items of clothing and oral accounts to shed light on those who used these items. He illuminates not only the often desperate lives of these people but also their hopes, aspirations, and human values. more...

  • China and Japan at War 1937 - 1945by Philip Jowett

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The 1937-1945 war between China and Japan was one of the most bitter conflicts of the twentieth century. It was a struggle between the two dominant peoples of Asia. Millions of soldiers fought on each side and millions of soldiers and civilians died. Philip Jowett's book is one of the first photographic histories of this devastating confrontation.... more...

  • The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese Warby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    When the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed Russia's battle fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, it marked the emergence of Japan as one of the world's major naval powers. Japan's navy had been built up over just two decades, with the IJN acquiring a fleet of modern foreign-built warships. Coupled with the IJN's leadership and high levels of training,... more...

  • Japon : L'empire de l'harmonieby Corinne Atlan; L'Âme des Peuples

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre Les Japonais vivent au présent. Le temps glisse sur l?Archipel, emportant avec lui les joies comme les malheurs. Le tsunami de mars 2011, à l?origine du pire accident nucléaire de l?histoire, reste une plaie ouverte, mais le Japon, pugnace, regarde déjà ailleurs. Ce pays est un... more...

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empireby David G. Wittner; Philip C Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially different from other Asian countries and thus justify its... more...

  • An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacificby Putnam Weale

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    The Anglo-Japanese Alliance Treaty was first signed in January 1902 and was seen as a major milestone in diplomatic relations as well as seeing an end to Great Britain?s ?Splendid Isolation? policy. Originally published in 1922, Weale?s study aims to outline the steps taken to bring about the demise of the treaty with a focus on how countries such... more...

  • Beyond Nationby Richard Calichman

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    In the work of writer Abe Kobo (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form... more...

  • The Bonin Islanders, 1830 to the Presentby David Chapman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book examines the social and cultural history of the Bonin Islands and its inhabitants from the first settlements in the early nineteenth century to today. It provides a critical approach to understanding how communities create local narratives while located between powerful nations and national discourses. more...