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  • The Last Samurai - Japanische Geschichtsdarstellung im populären Kinofilmby Daniel Scherrer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 32.81

    Hollywood hat die Geschichte für sich entdeckt. Nach einer Ära der Sandalen- und Piratenfilme in den 60er und 70er Jahren, welche zum Teil ungewollt komisch wirken, präsentiert die Traumfabrik seit dem Erfolg von Ridley Scotts Gladiator im Jahr 2000 in regelmäßigen Abständen Filme, welche historische Stoffe verarbeiten. So entstand mittlerweile für... more...

  • The Samurai and the Sacredby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The samurai were celebrated warriors, but they were also deeply spiritual men whose religious beliefs sustained and inspired their forays into battle. In this entirely original work, Stephen Turnbull, a leading authority on Japanese history and author of more than 50 books, reveals the soul of the samurai in a thoughtful exploration of the religions... more...

  • Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1950-1964by Dr Christopher Braddick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1950-1964 reveals the divisive impact of the Sino-Soviet Alliance on Japanese domestic politics and foreign relations during the turbulent years between 1950 and 1964. Drawing on extensive Japanese sources and unprecedented access to previously classified government documents, C.W. Braddick exposes the myths shrouding... more...

  • Snow on the Pineby Kyoko Hatakeyama; Craig F. Freedman

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 193.00

    "Snow on the Pine" presents a compelling view of the Japanese foreign policy that runs counter to the common wisdom reducing Japan's post-war efforts to the pursuit of purely commercial interests. This book takes a new approach - the eventual Japanese defeat in the Second World War did not transform Japan into an exceptional state seeking... more...

  • Die Gesellschaft der Dinge, Menschen, Götterby Wolfgang Eßbach

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    Was kann ein an Poststrukturalismus und Philosophischer Anthropologie orientiertes soziologisches Denken leisten, das nicht vergessen hat, was von Marx zu lernen ist? Es ermutigt, die Routinen disziplinärer Selbstgenügsamkeit zu verlassen, sich frei unter den Zeitdruck ratlos machender Probleme zu setzen und politische Schärfe in der Distanz zu einseitigen... more...

  • Transforming the Bodleianby Michael Heaney; Catriona Jeanne Cannon

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 119.00

    The transformation of the Bodleian Libraries provides an example of how major libraries can meet twenty-first century challenges: in 2008 it was facing a failed system installation, a failed plan to cope with its storage needs and the threat of losing status as a repository suitable to house important manuscripts. Three years later it... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2012; US$ 35.95

    The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake... more...

  • An Imperial Concubine's Taleby G. G. Rowley

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking saké and watching kabuki dancing in the presence of the emperor?s principal consort. Among these noblewomen was an imperial concubine named Nakanoin Nakako, who in 1609... more...

  • Tokyo Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 153.00

    Japan faces significant challenges in both traditional and non-traditional areas of national security policy as the economic resurgence of China and the loss of US hegemonic clout significantly transform the strategic landscape of the Asia-Pacific region. How is Japan coping with this new global and regional politico-security environment? What strategic... more...