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- I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 29.00
During the first decade of independence (1943-1952), the old order in Lebanon, shaped over centuries, clashed with a 'new order', transforming Lebanese politics and society. Khuri?s task was to protect Lebanon?s fragile independence and to try to ensure political stability among warring factions more...
- Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 26.95
The Koreas looks at Korea in the age of globalization. North and South are remarkably different, yet each in its own way plays a major role in the globalization era (albeit in diametrically opposed fashion). The North, impoverished yet bristling with weapons, is a major exporter of arms and a charter member of the ''axis of evil'' as defined by George... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95
This is the extraordinary true story of a British Commando in Burma who, cut off behind enemy lines, walked 2,000 miles towards India and freedom in 1942, but was betrayed to the invading Japanese only 20 miles short of his destination, tortured by the infamous Kempeitai and finally incarcerated as a POW in Rangoon's notorious Central Jail for... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95
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 sidewalks of the cities, to skiers zipping down mountain slopes, Korea is anything but a country stuck in time. Yet, the... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 9.99
In a detailed sequel to Marius Deeb?s authoritative Syria?s Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process , he demonstrates how the coalition of Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah has used assassination, terrorism, and force against the peaceful and liberal democratic Cedar Revolution, trying to undermine its success in pushing the Syrian Army out of Lebanon... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
Japan has fascinated foreign visitors and observers for centuries. Although Columbus did not find fables Zipang and its troves of gold he sought, countless sojourners in Japan ? ranging from 16th century missionaries to 20th century backpackers with a yen for Zen ? have had eye opening encounters with this land of contrasts. Physically one of the... more...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- 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...