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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...

  • Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyoby 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...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.95

    The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and... 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...

  • Islands of Discontentby Laura Hein; Mark Selden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 43.99

    Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression that has flowered in the past decade with the vigorous growth of local museums and memorials and of the popularity of distinctive Okinawan... 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...

  • The Samurai and the Sacredby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...