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- University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00
Women have long been active supporters and promoters of Buddhist rituals and functions, but their importance in the operations of Buddhist schools has often been minimized. Chin?ichib? (??1344), a nun who taught male and female disciples and lived in her own temple, is therefore considered an anomaly. In Tracing the Itinerant Path, Caitilin Griffiths?... more...
- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 55.00
The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration reexamines the history of imprisonment of U.S. and Canadian citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Karen M. Inouye explores how historical events can linger in individual and collective memory and then crystallize in powerful moments of political engagement. Drawing on interviews and... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99
The history of Tokyo is as eventful as it is long. A concise yet detailed overview of this fascinating, centuries-old city, Tokyo: A Biography is a perfect companion volume for history buffs or Tokyo-bound travelers looking to learn more about their destination. In a whirlwind journey through Tokyo's past from its earliest beginnings up to the... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 24.95
Available for the first time in English, this book is both an illustrated samurai arts manual and a groundbreaking historical account of the teachings of a Japanese samurai who formed a school known as Mubyoshi Ryu in the 1600s. Abundantly illustrated with more than 350 images representing the practices of Mubyoshi Ryu, The Lost Samurai School collects... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 17.99
Folk tales of the Shaolin Temple depict warrior monks with superhuman abilities. Today, dozens of East Asian fighting styles trace their roots back to the Buddhist brawlers of Shaolin, although any quest for the true story soon wanders into a labyrinth of forgeries, secret texts and modern retellings. This new study approaches the martial arts from... more...
- Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 87.09
This cutting edge study examines the career of Chinese politician and diplomat Zhou Enlai (1898?1976) and assesses his leadership role in the Communist Party of China?s (CPC) strategy against the Japanese invasion of China which established the foundation for post-World War II Sino-Japanese relations. It considers how Zhou dealt with Japanese imperialism... more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 70.00 US$ 56.00
Early modern Japan was a military-bureaucratic state governed by patriarchal and patrilineal principles and laws. During this time, however, women had considerable power to directly affect social structure, political practice, and economic production. This apparent contradiction between official norms and experienced realities lies at the heart of... more...
- Hamilton Books 2016; US$ 34.99
This book makes a distinctly new contribution to the field of Nipponjinron as a theological anthropology of Japaneseness. Through concrete examples, classic literature, historical analysis, and religious reflection, the author illuminates a new path to understanding Japaneseness by drawing the reader?s attention to the lifeblood of Japanese behavior,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 26.99
In 1943, 15-year-old Maria Rosa Henson was taken by Japanese soldiers occupying the Philippines and forced into prostitution as a ?comfort woman.? Now with a new introduction and foreword that assess the ongoing controversy over comfort women, her powerful memoir will be essential reading for all those concerned with violence against women. more...
- Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.89
Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard takes readers to... more...