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  • The History of Korea, 2nd Editionby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    Korea continues to be featured in the news, especially after the succession of Kim Jong-un as leader of North Korea and his threats of nuclear attack. Yet the reported instability of the North is contrasted by the rapid modernization revolution of the South. Author Djun Kil Kim analyzes how tragic experiences in the regions' collective history?particularly... more...

  • The Japanese Mindby Roger J. Davies; Osamu Ikeno

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's... more...

  • Kokoroby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    As a lifelong scholar and observer of Japanese culture, Lafcadio Hearn was deeply familiar with the beliefs, attitudes, worldviews, and habits of the country's populace. In this inspiring book, he distills a lifetime worth of knowledge into a series of tips and suggestions that readers can use to cultivate the tranquility and balance that so many... more...

  • The Japanese Spiritby Yoshisaburo Okakura

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    For centuries, the unique culture of Japan has enchanted Westerners and other foreign observers. Although there was a strong and growing interest in scholarly studies of Japan throughout the nineteenth century, most of these investigations were conducted by outsiders with scant knowledge of Japanese culture. The Japanese Spirit collects a series of... more...

  • Du bist, was du isst. Wissen wir noch, wer wir sind? Lebensmittelskandale in der modernen Nahrungskulturby Cora Orlamünder

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    Eines der prägenden Kennzeichen unserer gegenwärtigen Nahrungskultur - sofern dabei überhaupt noch von Kultur gesprochen werden darf - sind die alljährlich neuen Lebensmittelskandale. Die Häufung solcher Zwischenfälle gibt Anlass zu einer diffizilen Auseinandersetzung mit diesem Phänomen. In der vorliegenden Untersuchung wird der Frage nachgegangen,... more...

  • Korea Yearbook (2009)by Rüdiger Frank; Jim Hoare; Patrick Köllner; Susan Pares

    BRILL 2009; US$ 86.00

    The 2009 edition of the Korea yearbook contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2008. A detailed chronology complements these articles. South Korea-related refereed articles in the 2009 edition deal with... more...

  • The Worlds of Japanese Popular Cultureby Dolores Martinez

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 40.00

    International team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines. more...

  • Traveller's Tales of the Old Japanby Michael Wise

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.99

    Travellers in search of the unexpected found it in Old Japan. Here was a strange land indeed, where women blackened their teeth, men wore tattoos in lieu of clothing, and the whole family bathed together “with as much freedom as a flock of ducks”. more...

  • Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Japanby Florian Coulmas; Judith Stalpers

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.32

    Wie alt ist das japanische Kaiserhaus? Ist ein Samurai so etwas wie ein Ritter? Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Tempel und einem Schrein? Woher kommt Japans Badekultur? Was macht Cool Japan so cool? Was essen die Japaner außer Sushi? Wer trägt Kimonos und was trägt man sonst? Japan wirft viele Fragen auf: wegen seines fulminanten Aufstiegs von... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Koreaby Norbert Paxton; Rough Guides

    Rough Guides 2008; US$ 24.99

    Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Korea, the ultimate guide to this stunning region. Covering both North & South Korea, the full-colour section introduces the countries highlights, from the shrines, temples and palaces of Seoul to the broad stretches of paddy field in the Chungcheong provinces. With informed accounts and unparalleled... more...