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  • 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...

  • Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroomby Brian J. McVeigh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, Brian McVeigh lays out practical and understandable research approaches in a systematic fashion to demonstrate how,... more...

  • Reviving Phoeniciaby Asher Kaufman

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 25.00

    'Reviving Phoenicia' follows the social, intellectual and political development of the Phoenician myth of origin in Lebanon from the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Asher Kaufman demonstrates the role played by the lay, liberal Syrian-Lebanese who resided in Beirut, Alexandria and America towards the end of the nineteenth... more...

  • Tanakaby James Babb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times of Tanaka explores the public profile and private power-broking of a controversial and powerful politician, opening up in the process the intimate... more...

  • Emergence of Modern Japan, Theby Janet Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The main emphasis of this book is upon political, social and economic developments, as conditioned by Japan's interaction with the outside world, the advance of industrialisation and the emergence of the Japanese nation state. Unlike previous textbooks on the history of modern Japan, Janet Hunter's book adopts a thematic approach which makes the period... more...

  • Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japanby David Rands

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan addresses the impact of urban environments on the development of Korean communities in Japan. It takes into consideration the historically developed functions of the cities in their regional, national, and international spheres and shows the relevance of those functions... more...