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  • Gleanings In Buddha-Fieldsby Lafcadio Hearn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 198.00

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Collected Writings of Ian Nishby Ian Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 420.00

    This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ian Nish on international relations affecting Japan, Russia, China and Korea in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • Japan's Ainu Minority: Diasporic Indigeneity and Urban Politicsby Mark K. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of Hokkaido. Today, however, a significant proportion of the... more...

  • The Kojikiby Gustav Heldt

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan?s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan?s islands, reflecting the origins of Japanese civilization and future Shinto practice. The Kojiki provides insight into the lifestyle, religious beliefs, politics,... more...

  • Japanby Mikiso Hane

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    What is a shogun? Who were the samurai and what is the warrior code? What lies behind the Japanese work ethic? From the ancient tea ceremony to the boom and subsequent downturn of its economic prosperity, this uniquely concise introduction to Japan and its history surveys nearly 10,000 years of society, culture, economics and politics. Balancing economic... more...

  • No Surrender in Burmaby Fred C. Goode

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the extraordinary true story of a British Commando in Burma who, cut off behind enemy lines, walked 2,000 miles towards India and freedom in 1942, but was betrayed to the invading Japanese only 20 miles short of his destination, tortured by the infamous Kempeitai and finally incarcerated as a POW in Rangoon's notorious Central Jail for... more...

  • Syria, Iran, and Hezbollahby Marius Deeb

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    In a detailed sequel to Marius Deeb?s authoritative Syria?s Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process , he demonstrates how the coalition of Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah has used assassination, terrorism, and force against the peaceful and liberal democratic Cedar Revolution, trying to undermine its success in pushing the Syrian Army out of Lebanon... more...

  • Japan: The Soul of a Nationby John Carroll; Michael Yamashita

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Japan has fascinated foreign visitors and observers for centuries. Although Columbus did not find fables Zipang and its troves of gold he sought, countless sojourners in Japan ? ranging from 16th century missionaries to 20th century backpackers with a yen for Zen ? have had eye opening encounters with this land of contrasts. Physically one of the... 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...

  • Nationalisms of Japanby Brian J. McVeigh

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.99

    In this fresh and original analysis, Brian J. McVeigh argues persuasively that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism becomes demystified once 'management' and 'mysticism'?the same processes and practices that operate in other national states?are taken into account. Stripping away Orientalist-inspired misconceptions, the author stresses the... more...