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  • Transforming the Bodleianby Michael Heaney; Catriona Jeanne Cannon

    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 had a new state-of-the-art... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.95

    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 and... 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...

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

    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...

  • JAPAN'S STRATEGIC CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTby Purnendra Jain; Peng Er Lam

    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...

  • Viva Nippon!?by Tadao Ichikawa; M. McDonald; S. McDonald

    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...

  • Tokyo Vernacularby Jordan Sand

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However, repeated destruction and rapid redevelopment left the city with little building stock of recognized historical value. Late twentieth-century... more...

  • Nationalisms of Japanby Brian J. McVeigh

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.99

    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 variety... more...

  • Islands of Discontentby Laura Hein; Mark Selden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • Fertile Bondsby Suzanne E. Joseph

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    With an average of over nine children per family, older cohorts of Bedouin in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon have one of the highest fertility rates in the world. Many married couples in this pastoral community are close relatives--a socially advantageous practice that reflects the deep value Bedouins place on kinship. To outsiders, such family norms... more...