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Japan

  • 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...

  • Hell from the Heavensby John Wukovits

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    John Wukovits is a military expert specializing in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He is the author of many books, including For Crew and Country, One Square Mile of Hell , and Pacific Alamo . He has also written numerous articles for such publications as WWII History , Naval History , and World War II . He lives in Trenton, Michigan. 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

    ?Rob Fitts has fabulously transported us back to Mashi?s family roots, childhood passion for the grand game, and his trajectory to become the first Major Leaguer from Japan. It is a discovery and rediscovery of culture, baseball dynamics/politics, and the man who transcended the sport as a gigantic touchstone ?pioneer? for future players from Asia.??Kerry... more...

  • Grassroots Fascismby Yoshimi Yoshiaki; Ethan Mark

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Yoshimi Yoshiaki is professor of modern Japanese history at Chuo University in Tokyo and a founding member of the Center for Research and Documentation on Japan?s War Responsibility. Ethan Mark is University Lecturer in Modern Japanese History and Area Studies at Leiden University, Netherlands. more...

  • Yokohama Street Lifeby Tom Gill

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book is a one-man ethnography that seeks to understand life at the bottom of Japanese society through the personality of day laborer and street-philosopher Kimitsu Nishikawa. Through interviews with Kimitsu, Tom Gill analyzes life in the Yokohama slum district of Kotobuki?a district in which welfare has come to replace labor. more...

  • Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Borderby Svetlana Paichadze; Philip A. Seaton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the Second World War, Russia seized control of the island and... more...

  • Nuclear Tsunamiby Richard Krooth; Morris Edelson; Hiroshi Fukurai

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book shows how the bankruptcy of the central state of Japan has led to increased burdens on the population in the post-nuclear tsunami era, and the ensuing dangerous ionization of the population now reaching into the future. more...

  • Dandyism and Transcultural Modernityby Hsiao-yen Peng

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"?transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and present, elite and popular, national and regional, male... more...

  • Shin Kanemaru and the Tragedy of Japan's Political Systemby Uldis Kruze

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Shin Kanemaru (1914-1996) served as a key power broker at the national level in Japan from the 1970s until the early 1990s. He was at the heart of the '1955 system' of conservative political rule. Though never Prime Minister himself, he controlled or strongly influenced the administrations of five Japanese Prime Ministers. more...