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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative images of the Japanese ?Other? have vied for predominance... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
Tze May Loo's Heritage Politics examines Okinawa?s relationship with the Japanese nation-state from 1879 to 2000 through the lens of cultural heritage. This book is a study of the politics of cultural heritage: how the Japanese state and American occupation authorities used?and continue to use?heritage to govern Okinawa, and how Okinawans... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
As the preface to this new edition points out, Mitford (Algernon Bertram, the first Lord Redesdale) was a gifted writer whose descriptions of Japan, during the critical time of transition from a feudal to a modern state in the late nineteenth century, are a testimony to his narrative skills, accuracy and objective reporting - qualities which are sometimes... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99
The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of honor called Bushido?the Way of the Warrior?the reality behind the myth proves more fascinating than any fiction. In Samurai , celebrated author... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
By 1816, Japan had recovered from famines and political reforms and seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. No one questioned the shogunate, yet, in this same year, an anonymous author wrote one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society Japan had ever seen. Writing as Buyo Inshi, ďa retired gentleman of Edo,? this experienced observer... more...