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Japan

  • Ivory and the Aesthetics of Modernity in Meiji Japanby Martha Chaiklin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The opening of the ports of Japan in 1859 brought a flood of Japanese craft products to the world marketplace. For ivory it was a golden age. This book examines the role that ivory and ivory carvers played in the expression of nationalism and the development of sculpture in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century. more...

  • The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ?Land of the Rising Sun?. Their intention through these anecdotes ? some humorous and charming, others tragic and thought-provoking ? was to offer glimpses... more...

  • Hiroshima Nagasakiby Paul Ham

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War. More than 100,000 people were killed instantly by the atomic bombs, mostly women, children,... more...

  • Der Untergang des Dritten Reiches im Spiegel der deutsch-japanischen Kulturbegegnungby Till Ph Koltermann; Yasuko Abe; Klaus Antoni

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 58.07

    In der Studie werden die Fragen nach dem historischen Ort der deutsch-japanischen Kulturbegegnung 1933?1945 gestellt und Traditionen, Brüche und Kontinuitäten der deutschen Japan-Wahrnehmung beleuchtet, die bis in die heutige Zeit fortwirken. Zwischen 1933 und 1945 intensivierte das Deutsche Reich neben den politisch-militärischen Beziehungen insbesondere... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essaysby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter... more...

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Japan?s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan?s sense of national identity, in... more...

  • The Sarashina Diaryby Takasue no Musume Sugawara no; Sonja Arntzen; Moriyuki Ito

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author?s life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified... more...

  • Political Life in Japanby Takako Kishima

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To understand how change occurs in politics, we should turn from concentrating on intentional political actions to exploring everyday life, especially marginal frames of mind in which people are open to questioning existing ideas and institutions. In so contending, Takako Kishima offers fresh understandings of contemporary Japanese politicians and... more...

  • How Policies Changeby John Creighton Campbell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    Japan is aging rapidly, and its government has been groping with the implications of this profound social change. In a pioneering study of postwar Japanese social policy, John Creighton Campbell traces the growth from small beginnings to an elaborate and expensive set of pension, health care, employment, and social service programs for older people.... more...

  • Education and Equality in Japanby William K. Cummings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    On the basis of direct personal observation in the classroom, systematically gathered data, and extensive reading in primary sources, the author provides a rich description of how a society can be gradually transformed by the educational process in its schools. He then relates this process to the problems of the advanced industrial world. Originally... more...