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  • Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Japanby Florian Coulmas; Judith Stalpers

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.32

    Wie alt ist das japanische Kaiserhaus? Ist ein Samurai so etwas wie ein Ritter? Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Tempel und einem Schrein? Woher kommt Japans Badekultur? Was macht Cool Japan so cool? Was essen die Japaner außer Sushi? Wer trägt Kimonos und was trägt man sonst? Japan wirft viele Fragen auf: wegen seines fulminanten Aufstiegs von... 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...

  • 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$ 32.81

    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...

  • 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...

  • Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1950-1964by Dr Christopher Braddick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1950-1964 reveals the divisive impact of the Sino-Soviet Alliance on Japanese domestic politics and foreign relations during the turbulent years between 1950 and 1964. Drawing on extensive Japanese sources and unprecedented access to previously classified government documents, C.W. Braddick exposes the myths shrouding... more...

  • Snow on the Pineby Kyoko Hatakeyama; Craig F. Freedman

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 193.00

    "Snow on the Pine" presents a compelling view of the Japanese foreign policy that runs counter to the common wisdom reducing Japan's post-war efforts to the pursuit of purely commercial interests. This book takes a new approach - the eventual Japanese defeat in the Second World War did not transform Japan into an exceptional state seeking... more...