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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of Hokkaido. Today, however, a significant proportion of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
While scholarly works on this topic have to date mainly concentrated on Japan's influences in economic and political terms, this volume examines Japanese influences in Asia from a broader perspective. The text takes into account human factors, such as the presence of Japanese people as workers, managers and visitors in Asian societies and the flow... more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99
From ancient royal palaces and Korean traditional houses to all-night markets, N Seoul Tower, and the club scene, no city combines the ancient and the contemporary quite like Seoul. Local experts weigh in on one of the world?s most dynamic cities, including contributions from Robert Neff, Tracey Stark, Daniel Gray, Kim Young-sook, Joel Levin, Michael... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95
One hundred and twenty-five years after Korea, the Land of the Morning Calm, opened itself to the world, it remains one of the least understood of Asian countries. Craig J. Brown's photographs and text brings to life the land and people of this unusual country that looks to the future, as it maintains its links to the past. This book is a feast for... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 46.83
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...
- De Gruyter Saur 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...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2009; US$ 420.00
Dieses Buch basiert wie alle OGG-Bände auf der bewährten Dreiteilung - Darstellung, Grundprobleme und Tendenzen der Forschung, Quellen und Literatur. Im Darstellungsteil behandelt Gerhard Krebs die ausgehende Shogunatszeit mit der erzwungenen Landesöffnung, die Modernisierung der Meiji-Ära, den Aufstieg Japans zur Großmacht und den Übergang zur Demokratie... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95
Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, Ussama Makdisi shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. His study challenges those who have viewed sectarian violence as an Islamic response to westernization or simply as a product of social and economic inequities among religious groups. more...