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  • Japanby Patrick Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Japanese are in the process of re-creating themselves--an endeavor they have undertaken at intervals throughout history, always prompted by a combination of domestic and global forces. In this landmark book, Patrick Smith asserts that a variety of forces--the achievement of material affluence, the Cold War's end, and the death of Emperor Hirohito--are... more...

  • War without Mercyby John Dower

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD   AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST   Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as ?one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.? In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a hidden, explosive... more...

  • Tokyoby Stephen Mansfield

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    From its obscure origins as a fishing village along a marshy estuary, Tokyo grew into one of the world's largest and most culturally vibrant metropolises. For all its modernity and craving for the new, it is a city impregnated with the past. In the backstreets of districts that have inspired the setting for science fiction novels are wooden temples,... more...

  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... more...

  • Bushidoby Inazo Nitobe

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99

    Bushido , often translated as Way of the Warrior , came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten , the Japanese dictionary, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy ( ronri ) that spread through the warrior... more...

  • Beachheadsby Gerald Figal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 77.99

    This original and fresh book explores Okinawa?s makeover as a tourist mecca in the long historical shadow and among the physical ruins of the Pacific War?s most devastating land battle. Gerald Figal considers how a place burdened by a history of semicolonialism, memories of war and occupation, economic hardship, and contentious current political affairs... more...

  • Kimono Mindby Bernard Rudofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    An appreciative and unsparing look at Japan by an unusually perceptive and intelligent traveler and student of life and human nature, who lived for two years with the Japanese, far from the tourist route. more...

  • Supreme Commanderby Jr. Seymour Morris

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander , a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War , and Truman. He is the most... more...

  • Supreme Commanderby Jr. Seymour Morris

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander , a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War , and Truman. He is the most... more...

  • Supreme Commanderby Jr. Seymour Morris

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander , a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War , and Truman. He is the most... more...