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Japan

  • Understanding Japanesenessby Kosuke Nishitani; Mike Sherrill

    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...

  • The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japanby Marcia Yonemoto

    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...

  • Killing the Rising Sunby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 16.87

    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...

  • Panic on the Pacificby Bill Yenne

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over Americathe war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until the end of the war, a dizzying mix of battle preparedness and... more...

  • Oda Nobunagaby Charles-Pierre Serain

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Un roman qui met en lumière l'action de l'un des trois guerriers unificateurs du Japon. Depuis cent ans, ce pays est livré aux luttes intestines, aux appétits féroces de chefs de clan qui tous ne font que s?entre-détruire. Regarde le Japon ! C?est un immense champ de bataille où chaque victoire est suivie par une défaite au moins aussi provisoire.... more...

  • The Samuraiby Stephen Turnbull

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The world... more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    'The Book of Tea' by Okakura Kakuzo shows how tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is accessible to Western audiences because, though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English. In this book he explains tea in the context of Zen and Taoism as well as the secular... more...

  • The Secret Behind "The Rape of Nanking"by Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    The story of ?the Nanking Massacre? was detailed in The Rape of Nanking by author Iris Chang. This bestselling book published half a century after the end of World War II received both criticism and acclaim. Academics as well as historical revisionists and nationalists questioned the book?s factual authenticity, which was criticized as ?factually... more...

  • The Gempei War 1180?85by Stephen Turnbull; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of the samurai. Never before had there been a large-scale clash between two rival samurai families, the Taira and the Minamoto, and never again would... more...

  • 44 Daysby Michael Veitch

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 17.99

    The epic World War II story of Australia's 75 Squadron - and the 44 days when these brave and barely trained pilots fought alone against the Japanese. 'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' **** ADELAIDE ADVERTISER In March and April... more...