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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Modern Japanby Alexander Prasol

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 23.00

    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...

  • Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia and the Pacificby Akitoshi Miyashita; Yoichiro Sato

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 135.00

    Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia and the Pacific aims to provide a broadened framework for examining Japan's foreign policy making by looking at conversion and diversion of interests among Japanese and American policy actors. These include governmental and non-governmental as well as domestic and transnational actors. Utilizing this theoretical framework,... more...

  • The Chronicle of Lord Nobunagaby Ota Gyuichi

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    Shinch-K ki, the work translated here into English under the title The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga, is the most important source on the career of one of the best known figures in all of Japanese historyOda Nobunaga (1534-1582), the first of the Three Heroes who unified Japan after a century of fragmentation and internecine bloodshed. The other two of... more...

  • World Film Locations: Tokyoby Chris MaGee

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 19.00

    World Film Locations: Tokyo gives readers a kaleidoscopic view of one of the world?s most complex and exciting cities through the lens of world cinema. 50 scenes from classic and contemporary films explore how motion pictures have shaped the role of Tokyo in our collective consciousness, as well as how these cinematic moments reveal aspects of the... more...

  • A History of Japanby Richard Mason; John Caiger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    A classic of Japanese history, this book is still the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture... more...

  • The Occupation-era Correspondence of Kichisaburo Nomuraby Peter Mauch

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    Book based on papers of Kichisaburo Nomura ? Japanese admiral, foreign minister, ambassador to the U.S., ?spiritual godfather? of postwar Japan?s Maritime Self-Defense Force. It is revealing, providing insights into domestic conditions in occupied Japan, U.S. policies toward Japan, the Cold War in Asia, and Japan?s eventual rearmament. more...

  • Kyushu: Gateway to Japanby Andrew Cobbing

    BRILL 2008; US$ 97.00

    This book examines key themes of Kyushu?s history from earliest times ? the cultural interaction with the continental mainland, settlement, location and infrastructure as well as trade and commerce ? arguing that it was the principal stepping-stone in terms of Japan?s cultural, social and economic advance through history up to the present day. more...

  • Nagasakiby Brian Burke-Gaffney

    BRILL 2009; US$ 107.00

    Following the opening of Japan?s ports in 1859, Nagasaki rapidly became one of Japan?s leading industrial centres, which included shipbuilding. It has been largely overshadowed by interest in the Meiji settlements of Kobe and Yokohama. Fully illustrated, the value of the work is reinforced by additional key data to be found in the appendices. more...