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  • Japan in World Historyby James L. Huffman

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Japan in World History addresses the entire scope of Japanese history, beginning with Japan's prehistoric culture and ending with a look at Japan in the world today. The majority of large-scale history books on Japan, by contrast, focus on the modern era, and those that cover the entire scope of its history are not written for general readers and... more...

  • Snow on the Pineby Kyoko Hatakeyama; Craig F. Freedman

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 30.00

    "Snow on the Pine" presents a compelling view of the Japanese foreign policy that runs counter to the common wisdom reducing Japan's post-war efforts to the pursuit of purely commercial interests. This book takes a new approach - the eventual Japanese defeat in the Second World War did not transform Japan into an exceptional state seeking... more...

  • Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1950-1964by Dr Christopher Braddick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1950-1964 reveals the divisive impact of the Sino-Soviet Alliance on Japanese domestic politics and foreign relations during the turbulent years between 1950 and 1964. Drawing on extensive Japanese sources and unprecedented access to previously classified government documents, C.W. Braddick exposes the myths shrouding... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2012; US$ 36.95 US$ 32.02

    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... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    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$ 94.00

    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...

  • Das moderne Japan 1868-1952by Gerhard Krebs

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • Syria, Iran, and Hezbollahby Marius Deeb

    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...

  • Japanese Influences and Presences in Asiaby Ian Reader; Marie Soederberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with concerns relevant to non-specialists. The probing analysis... more...