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  • Modern Japanby Christopher Goto-Jones

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains an enigma to many, who see it as a confusing montage of the alien and the familiar, the ancient and modern. The aim of this Very Short Introduction is to explode the myths and explore the reality of modern Japan - by taking a concise look at its history, economy, politics, and culture. - ;Japan... more...

  • Tanzania Country Briefby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99

    The World Bank is in the initial stages of developing a new annual series of World Bank Country Briefs. Tanzania- the second report in the series - will be published in the winter of 2009. These short, country-specific reports examine the economic, social, environmental, and business landscape of developing countries, focusing on issues critical to... more...

  • Nagaokaby Ellen Van Goethem

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    This is the first work dealing comprehensively with the historical and physical aspects of the Nagaoka palace and capital, constructed in the eighth century at the order of Kanmu Tenno, but abruptly abandoned after only ten years. more...

  • Things Japaneseby Basil Hall Chamberlain

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    The guiding work on Japan, Japanese culture, and Japanese objects and institutions more...

  • The Mikado's Empireby William Elliot Griffis

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    In its day the most popular book on the culture and history of then-mysterious Japan. more...

  • Japan-Africa Relationsby Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Japan-Africa Relations seeks to study the complex nature of the dynamics of power relations between Japan and Africa since the Bandung Conference in 1955, with an emphasis on the period starting from the 1970s up to the present. more...

  • A Prophetic Peaceby Alick Isaacs

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...

  • Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Cultureby Elisabetta Porcu

    BRILL 2008; US$ 177.00

    Focusing on one of the most influential religious traditions in Japan, Pure Land Buddhism, this book offers a survey of its impact on mainstream forms of art in modern and contemporary Japan more...

  • Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writingby John S. Brownlee

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    It was only at the onset of the Tokugawa period (1602-1868) that formal political thought emerged in Japan. Prior to that time Japanese scholars had concentrated, rather, on questions of legitimacy and authority in historical writing., producing a stream of works. Brownlee's illuminating study describes twenty of these important historical works... more...

  • Modern Japanby Alexander Prasol

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 38.00

    The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history and of the norms that have shaped this history. This book not only reveals the mentality and national character of modern Japanese people but... more...