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  • Guests of the Emperorby Linda Goetz Holmes

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In World War II, over 36,000 American men, mostly military but some civilian, were thrown into Japanese POW camps and forced to labor for companies working for Japan s war effort. At Japan s largest fixed military prison camp, Mitsubishi s huge factory complex at Mukden, Manchuria, more than 2,000 American prisoners where subjected to cold, starvation,... 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...

  • Modern Japanby J. E. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    J E Thomas examines the historical roots of Japanese social structures and preoccupations and he sets these within the broad chronological framework of Japan's political and military development. The book can thus serve as an introduction to modern Japan in a more general sense - but its focus throughout is on the people themselves. Professor Thomas... more...

  • Japan 1868-1945by John Benson; Takao Matsumura

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The history of Imperial Japan, from the Meiji Restoration through to defeat and occupation at the end of the Second World War, is central to any understanding of the way in which modern Japan has developed and will continue to develop in the future. This wide-ranging accessible and up-to-date interpretation of Japanese history between 1868 and 1945... more...

  • Japan and the Wider Worldby Akira Iriye

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Akira Iriye assesses Japan's international relations, from a Japanese perspective, in the century and a half since she ended her self-imposed isolation and resumed her place in the international community. The book is the author's own adaptation of two highly successful short studies, up to and after 1945, that he wrote for Japan. It ends with a consideration... more...

  • A History of Japanby Conrad Totman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations,... more...

  • Japan's Modern Historyby Junji Banno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taish? democracy to Sh?wa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno stresses the mutual relationships between each period,... more...

  • The Heart of Japan: Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sunby Brownell Clarence Ludlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ?Land of the Rising Sun?. Their intention through these anecdotes ? some humorous and charming, others tragic and thought-provoking ? was to offer glimpses... more...

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Japan?s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan?s sense of national identity, in... more...

  • Japan in Transitionby Marius B. Jansen; Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 62.00

    In this book social scientists scrutinize the middle decades of the nineteenth century in Japan. That scrutiny is important and overdue, for the period from the 1850s to the 1880s has usually been treated in terms of politics and foreign relations. Yet those decades were also of pivotal importance in Japan's institutional modernization. As the Japanese... more...