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- 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...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.60
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...
- Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95
LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her father, Leo Sirota, one of the greatest pianists of his generation; her secret work ensuring women?s equality while helping to develop the... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.99
Travellers in search of the unexpected found it in Old Japan. Here was a strange land indeed, where women blackened their teeth, men wore tattoos in lieu of clothing, and the whole family bathed together with as much freedom as a flock of ducks. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 33.65
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...
- 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...
- 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...