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  • Tokyo, My Everestby Gabrielle Bauer

    Dundurn 1995; US$ 17.99

    Gabrielle Bauer finds herself on a plane bound for Tokyo, leaving her career, home, and husband behind. more...

  • A History of Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 54.99

    In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael J. Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage, showing how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the modern world, ultimately to be... more...

  • From the Sahara to Samarkandby Rosita Forbes; Margaret Bald; Margaret Bald

    Axios Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    The extraordinary Rosita Forbes explored the Libyan desert, sailed across the Red Sea, and trekked more than a thousand miles into remote Abyssinia. She wrote some thirty books about these and other journeys, as well as biographies, histories, novels, and memoirs. She was a widely published journalist and commentator on international affairs, a popular... more...

  • House of Many Mansions, Aby Kamal S. Salibi

    I.B.Tauris 1988; US$ 14.95

    Today Lebanon is one of the world's most divided countries. But paradoxically the faction-ridden Lebanese, both Christians and Muslims, have never shown a keener consciousness of common identity. In this outstanding book a famous Lebanese historian examines in the light of modern scholarship the historical myths on which his country's warring communities... more...

  • A Prophetic Peaceby Alick Isaacs

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...

  • Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writingby John S. Brownlee

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    It was only at the onset of the Tokugawa period (1602-1868) that formal political thought emerged in Japan. Prior to that time Japanese scholars had concentrated, rather, on questions of legitimacy and authority in historical writing., producing a stream of works. Brownlee's illuminating study describes twenty of these important historical works... more...

  • Korea Yearbook (2008)by Rüdiger Frank; Susan Pares; Patrick Köllner; Jim Hoare

    BRILL 2008; US$ 88.00

    South Korea-related refereed articles in Korea Yearbook 2008 focus on the domestic political scene, relations with Japan, policy towards the North, higher education reform, and new Korean cinema. Additional articles deal with the recovery of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War, economic reform in North Korea, and inter-Korean economic... more...

  • Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Cultureby Elisabetta Porcu

    BRILL 2008; US$ 177.00

    Focusing on one of the most influential religious traditions in Japan, Pure Land Buddhism, this book offers a survey of its impact on mainstream forms of art in modern and contemporary Japan more...

  • The Chronicle of Lord Nobunagaby Ota Gyuichi

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    Shinch-K ki, the work translated here into English under the title The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga, is the most important source on the career of one of the best known figures in all of Japanese historyOda Nobunaga (1534-1582), the first of the Three Heroes who unified Japan after a century of fragmentation and internecine bloodshed. The other two of... more...

  • Modern Japanby Alexander Prasol

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 23.00

    The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history and of the norms that have shaped this history. This book not only reveals the mentality and national character of modern Japanese people but... more...