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  • 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...

  • A Diplomat in Japanby Sir Ernest Satow

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    A personal account of the momentous years after Japan opened to the West. more...

  • Japan-Bashingby Narrelle Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The aim of this book is to examine and analyse the phenomenon of ?Japan-bashing?, from its invention and popularisation in the United States in the late 1970s to the emergence of other national variants, including in Australia and Japan, to its gradual decline in the late 1990s. It is the first major book-length study of ?Japan-bashing from a multinational... more...

  • Tokyo, My Everestby Gabrielle Bauer

    Dundurn 1995; US$ 9.99

    Gabrielle Bauer finds herself on a plane bound for Tokyo, leaving her career, home, and husband behind. more...

  • Japan-Africa Relationsby Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • War and Conscience in Japanby Nambara Shigeru; Richard H. Minear

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 72.99

    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...

  • 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...