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Japan

  • Joćo Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japanby Michael Cooper

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Joćo Rodrigues sailed from Portugal to Japan in 1577, and there entered the Jesuit novitiate and was ordained priest. He met Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the virtual ruler of Japan, in 1591, and from that time became the missionaries' spokesman in dealings with Japanese authorities. He was also involved in negotiations concerning the bulk sale of Chinese silk... more...

  • The Japan--South Korea Identity Clashby Brad Glosserman; Scott Snyder

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Brad Glosserman is the executive director of Pacific Forum CSIS. Previously, he served on the editorial board of The Japan Times. His writing, commentary, and analysis on U.S. foreign policy and developments in Asia appear in publications around the world. Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on US–Korea... more...

  • Yureiby Zack Davisson

    Chin Music Press Inc. 2015; US$ 22.95

    An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei , or Japanese ghosts, both past and present. more...

  • Between the Eagle and the Sunby Ihab Hassan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island,... more...

  • Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversityby Koichi Iwabuchi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book discusses how the evolution of market-driven cultural globalization has reinforced the administration of national cultural borders in Japan. As a result of these processes, a particular kind of cross-border connectivity and exchange is embraced while cross-border dialogue and engagement with multicultural questions within Japan are discouraged.... more...

  • Manchu Princess, Japanese Spyby Phyllis Birnbaum

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China?s bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1912, Xianyu?s father gave his daughter to a Japanese friend who was sympathetic to his efforts to reclaim power. This man raised Xianyu, now known as Kawashima Yoshiko,... more...

  • Japanese Mythology in Filmby Yoshiko Okuyama

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book introduces film semiotics and demonstrates its use as a theoretical tool for reading Japanese popular movies and anime. more...

  • Hell from the Heavensby John Wukovits

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    From acclaimed historian John Wukovits, the untold story of the USS Laffey and her crew, who heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa which the US Navy describes “as one of the great sea epics of the war? more...

  • Intimate Rivalsby Sheila A. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    No country feels China?s rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship... more...

  • Mashiby Robert K. Fitts

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 28.95

    In the spring of 1964, the Nankai Hawks of Japan?s Pacific League sent nineteen-year-old Masanori Murakami to the Class A Fresno Giants to improve his skills. To nearly everyone?s surprise, Murakami, known as Mashi, dominated the American hitters. With the San Francisco Giants caught in a close pennant race and desperate for a left-handed reliever,... more...