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  • The Conquest of Ainu Landsby Brett L. Walker

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    This model monograph is the first scholarly study to put the Ainu?the native people living in Ezo, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago?at the center of an exploration of Japanese expansion during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the height of the Tokugawa shogunal era. Inspired by "new Western" historians of the United States,... more...

  • A History of Japan, 1582?1941by L. M. Cullen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This 2003 book offers a distinctive overview of the internal and external pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan. more...

  • Japanese-German Relations, 1895-1945by Christian W Spang; Rolf-Harald Wippich

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Written by a team of Japanese and German scholars, this book presents an interpretation of Japanese/German history and international diplomacy. It provides a greater understanding of key aspects of the countries' bilateral relations from the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 to the parallel defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945. New research is explored... more...

  • Japan's Relations With Chinaby Peng Er Lam

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection examine Sino-Japanese political relations given the phenomenon of ?a rising China and a stagnating Japan?. Questioning whether their relationship is one of cooperation or conflict, the book reviews China and Japan?s bilateral ties to see whether they have deepened and broadened despite differences in outlook, national... 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...

  • Nationalisms in Japanby Naoko Shimazu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Nationalisms in Japan brings together leading specialists in the field to discuss how notions of ?nationalism? in modern Japan impinges on all aspects of social, political and cultural understanding of the Japanese nation or the Japanese state. This book is clearly presented and jargon-free, and encompasses a chronological period of roughly two... more...

  • Japan's Foreign Policy, 1945-2003by Kazuhiko Togo

    BRILL 2005; US$ 52.00

    This is a fascinating insider account of postwar Japanese foreign policy written by a former senior Japanese diplomat. The author examines Japanese foreign policy as it approaches a crucial reorientation towards a more proactive policy stance. The book is exceptionally clear, accessible and interesting for anyone interested in modern Japan. more...

  • A Short History of Japanby Curtis Andressen

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a comprehensive, readable history of the land of the Rising Sun, from its ancient origins to its fascinating present. more...

  • Lebanon's Second Republicby Kail C. Ellis

    UPF 2002; US$ 59.95

    ''A fascinating collection of articles that go far to explain the social, political, and economic trials and tribulations of Lebanon today.''--James A. Bill, College of William and Mary The wide range of seemingly intractable political, social, and economic situations affecting Lebanon's struggle to define itself and its future role in the Middle East... more...

  • Japan: Its History and Cultureby Scott Morton

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    Once a star of postwar industrial production and methods, Japan has encountered serious trouble with market forces in recent years. Social changes and departures from tradition are becoming more common in this conservative country. The revised edition of the popular work, Japan: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, documents and explains these... more...