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  • Collected Writings of Gordon Danielsby Gordon Daniels

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 420.00

    Originally a student of Meiji Japan, Gordon Daniels is widely known for his work on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, with particular regard to the world of communications in film and propaganda as well as Japanese sport. He has also been closely involved with the post-war era of international relations and Japan, as well as studies in Japanese... more...

  • Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooksby Christopher Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    The Japanese history textbook debate is one that keeps making the news, particularly with reference to claims that Japan has never 'apologised properly' for its actions between 1931 and 1945, and that it is one of the few liberal, democratic countries in which textbooks are controlled and authorised by the central government. There are frequent protests,... more...

  • A History of Japanby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 35.00

    In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to... more...

  • Japan and the G7/8by Hugo Dobson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses Japan's international relations and participation in the multilateral forum, the G8, since its creation in 1975. The author explores the motivation of the Japanese government and non-governmental actor's aims and objectives and examines how and to what extent they have been achieved. Presenting a wealth of new research this theoretically... more...

  • Japan's China Policyby Linus Hagström

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Japan's China Policy understands Japan's foreign policy in terms of power - one of the most central concepts of political analysis. It contributes a fresh understanding to the subject by developing relational power as an analytical framework and by applying it to significant issues in Japan's China policy: the negotiations for a bilateral investment... more...

  • Military Intervention in Pre-War Japanese Politicsby Ian Gow

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This is a study of the impact of inter-war naval arms control policy-making on the domestic politics of Japan, especially the areas of civil-military, inter-military (Army/Navy) and especially intra-military (Navy) relations and on the professional and political career of one leading naval figure, Admiral Kato Kanji (1873-1939). In this re-appraisal... more...

  • The Conscience of Lebanonby Mordechai Nisan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    This work is a combination of an account of a most captivating Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. Mordechai Nisan spent much time with Etienne Sakr between 2000 and 2001. Set within the context of the national political narrative of Lebanon, this volume offers a portrait of Sakr and... more...

  • Reconfiguring Modernityby Julia Adeney Thomas

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 57.95

    Julia Adeney Thomas turns the concept of nature into a powerful analytical lens through which to view Japanese modernity, bringing the study of both Japanese history and political modernity to a new level of clarity. She shows that nature necessarily functions as a political concept and that changing ideas of nature's political authority were central... more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroadsby Yukata Kawashima

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    The future of foreign policy in Japan is uncertain. The post-World War II paradigm that ensured security and prosperity for the Japanese people has lost much of its effectiveness. This book examines this uncertainty and explores the decision-making processes that have led Japan to this point. more...

  • Japan on Displayby Morris Low

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the phenomenon of photography. The introduction and development... more...