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  • Japanese Imperialism, 1894-1945by W. G. Beasley

    Clarendon Press 1987; US$ 64.99

    This is a study of the origins and nature of Japanese imperialism from the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895 through to 1945. Japan is the only Asian country in modern times to have built both a successful industrial economy and an empire, and it is Professor Beasley's contention that these two phenomena are closely related. Japan's aims were... more...

  • Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Scholar and self-taught ethnographer Lafcadio Hearn spent much of his life documenting and interpreting Japanese culture for Western audiences. His observations and essays in Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan offer an exciting look into the daily lives of the Japanese in a bygone era. more...

  • Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Scholar and travel writer Lafcadio Hearn spent decades in Japan, eventually adopting it as his home country. Perhaps more than any other single writer, Hearn is responsible for documenting and interpreting Japan for Western audiences. In this engrossing volume, Hearn undertakes his most comprehensive comparative analysis of Japanese culture. more...

  • Japanby Christian Tagsold

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.39

    Hauptbeschreibung Japan - kaum ein Land wirkt so exotisch und doch vertraut: Wir denken an ultraschnelle Züge, die vor majestätischer Fuji-Kulisse durch das Land rasen, an Tempel, Pagoden und modernste Technik. Oft wurde es als das völlig andere Land beschrieben, so fern von Europa und so fremd für Europäer; und dennoch ist Japan tief in unseren... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Duncan McCargo

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 100.00

    This introductory text explores Japan through the prism of three alternative perspectives: mainstream, revisionist, and culturalist. Beginning with the noting of Japan as a ''contested territory'' the book focuses on debates about the real nature of Japan's successes and shortcomings. more...

  • Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japaby William E. Deal

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 70.00

    Captures the essence of life in great civilizations of the past. Each volume in this series examines a single civilization, and covers everything from landmark events and monumental achievements to geography and everyday life. more...

  • Japanese and Americansby Charles Grinnell Cleaver

    University of Minnesota Press 1976; US$ 72.00

    Long periods of residence, study, and teaching in Japan have given Professor Cleaver an opportunity to observe its culture and to compare it with that of the United States, where he is a specialist in American studies. He reaches the conclusion that differences in the two cultures have been emphasized so much that similarities have been overlooked.... more...

  • The Last Samurai - Japanische Geschichtsdarstellung im populären Kinofilmby Daniel Scherrer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 40.46

    Hollywood hat die Geschichte für sich entdeckt. Nach einer Ära der Sandalen- und Piratenfilme in den 60er und 70er Jahren, welche zum Teil ungewollt komisch wirken, präsentiert die Traumfabrik seit dem Erfolg von Ridley Scotts Gladiator im Jahr 2000 in regelmäßigen Abständen Filme, welche historische Stoffe verarbeiten. So entstand mittlerweile für... more...

  • War and Conscience in Japanby Nambara Shigeru; Richard H. Minear

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 64.99

    One of Japan's most important intellectuals, Nambara Shigeru defended Tokyo Imperial University against its rightist critics and opposed Japan's war. His poetic diary (1936?1945), published only after the war, documents his profound disaffection. In 1945 Nambara became president of Tokyo University and was an eloquent and ardent spokesman for academic... more...

  • The Samurai and the Sacredby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The samurai were celebrated warriors, but they were also deeply spiritual men whose religious beliefs sustained and inspired their forays into battle. In this entirely original work, Stephen Turnbull, a leading authority on Japanese history and author of more than 50 books, reveals the soul of the samurai in a thoughtful exploration of the religions... more...