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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 10.99
The world knows more about secret North Korea than the free society of the South. As a peace summit heralded a new era for a country divided for 50 years, Jennifer Barclay searched for the spirit of South Korea, discovering a land full of passion, tradition and spirituality, good humour and great food. Jen quit her high-pressure job and followed her... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99
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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95
This richly photographed travel pictorial tours Korea?a place of dynamic innovation with strong traditional currents. Several years ago, a columnist at one of Korea's English language newspapers used the byline "Only the Morning is Calm." And while Korea is known as the Land of the Morning Calm, that columnist was right on target. From the hectic... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1990; US$ 96.00
As a collection of vignettes containing thoughts, impressions and experiences derived from years of observing life in the universities, industry and the world outside, this offers a unique insight into Japan's academic and industrial institutions and their relationship to society. There are also interesting cultural comparisons from the author's... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 47.99
In this fresh and original analysis, Brian J. McVeigh argues persuasively that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism becomes demystified once 'management' and 'mysticism'?the same processes and practices that operate in other national states?are taken into account. Stripping away Orientalist-inspired misconceptions, the author stresses the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 47.99
Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression that has flowered in the past decade with the vigorous growth of local museums and memorials and of the popularity of distinctive Okinawan... more...