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- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
The Observer (UK) ?Authoritative and entertaining... [Pilling] deftly manages the trick of illustrating grand sweep with small anecdote." In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Japan?s Household Registration System ( koseki seido ) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of social order. It provides identity whilst at the same time imposing identity upon everyone registered, and in turn, the state receives validity... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
As the preface to this new edition points out, Mitford (Algernon Bertram, the first Lord Redesdale) was a gifted writer whose descriptions of Japan, during the critical time of transition from a feudal to a modern state in the late nineteenth century, are a testimony to his narrative skills, accuracy and objective reporting - qualities which are sometimes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
This book explores the development in Japan throughout the twentieth century of marketing and consumerism. It shows how Japan had a long established indigenous traditional approach to marketing, separate from Western approaches to marketing, and discusses how the Japanese approach to marketing was applied in the form of new marketing activities, which,... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99
The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of honor called Bushido?the Way of the Warrior?the reality behind the myth proves more fascinating than any fiction. In Samurai , celebrated author... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
By 1816, Japan had recovered from famines and political reforms and seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. No one questioned the shogunate, yet, in this same year, an anonymous author wrote one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society Japan had ever seen. Writing as Buyo Inshi, ďa retired gentleman of Edo,? this experienced observer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
As one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics, Medoruma Shun has highlighted the problems and limits of conventional representation of the Battle of Okinawa, raised new questions and concerns about the nature of Okinawan war memory, and expanded the possibilities of representing war through his groundbreaking and prize-winning fiction,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00
Today's "clash of civilizations" between the Islamic world and the West are in many ways rooted in 19th-century resistance to Western hegemony. This compellingly argued and carefully researched transnational study details the ways in which Japan served as a model for Ottomans in attaining "non-Western" modernity in a Western-dominated global order.... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 34.99
This book deepens our understanding of the dynamics between nature and culture in Japanese thought and feeling. The author provides a detailed study of Shiga Naoya?s nature-inspired literature as an example of Japanese people?s engagement with nature. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 90.00
When we think of composers, we usually envision an isolated artist separate from the orchestra—someone alone in a study, surround by staff paper—and in Europe and America this image generally has been accurate. For most of Japan’s musical history, however, no such role existed—composition and performance were deeply intertwined.... more...