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- Wiley 2008; US$ 220.95
A Companion to Japanese History provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan’s history. Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95
New Times in Modern Japan concerns the transformation of time--the reckoning of time--during Japan's Meiji period, specifically from around 1870 to 1900. Time literally changed as the archipelago synchronized with the Western imperialists' reckoning of time. The solar calendar and clock became standard timekeeping devices, and society adapted to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ?nation of samurai?, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of men, women and children. They show that the impression... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 42.95
This book examines the local and international dynamics and strategies that have come to define the often violent relationship between Israel and Lebanon. Since the end of the Cold War, academic debate over the nature of war in the contemporary world has focused upon the asymmetric nature of conflict among a raft of failed or failing states,... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00
Offers a study of the Japanese emperors, and how the personalities, and the periods in which they reign(ed) have shaped Japanese monarchy, and our image of it. This title deals with topics such as the ideology behind the institution, the roles of the emperors and their wives, their visual representation, and their links to Christianity. more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 43.99
Accessing previously unpublished archival materials, Japan in the World examines the life and diplomatic work of Shidehara Kijuro (1872-1951), situating Shidehara within the context of twentieth century statecraft and international politics. While it was an age of devastating total wars that took a vast toll of civilian lives, the politics and diplomatic... more...
- Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 52.50
Refugees, Women, and Weapons examines the role of domestic advocates, state identity and domestic norms in Japan's counterintuitive adoption of and compliance with three treaties?related to women's rights, refugee protection, and land mines?whose international normative framework conflict with Japan's domestic norms. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 175.00
Postwar Japan has consistently maintained close cooperation with the United States over the last four decades over such major issues as Japan's recognition of China, their peace treaties, and, more recently, Japan's resumption of the yen loan to China suspended in the wake of the Tiananmen incident. This has been in spite of Japan's well-known conflict... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 120.00
After the ceasefire, a group of architects and planners from the American University of Beirut formed the Reconstruction Unit to help in the recovery process and in rebuilding the lives of those affected by the 2006 war in Lebanon . Here, a series of case studies documenting the work of the Unit discusses the lessons to be learned from the experiences... more...