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  • 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$ 49.95

    The author explores the role of science and photography in representations of Japan and Emperors Mutsuhito and Hirohito, covering a period of over a hundred years from the Meiji period through the Emperor Hirohito's death in 1989. more...

  • Nationalisms in Japanby Naoko Shimazu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Covering a wide chronological period, this clearly presented book 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. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Written by a team of Japanese and German scholars, this text presents a stimulating interpretation of Japanese/German history and international diplomacy, providing a greater understanding of key aspects of the countrys' bilateral relations from the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 to the parallel defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945. more...

  • Japan's Relations With Chinaby Peng Er Lam

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    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. 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 in the Fascist Eraby E. Bruce Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 100.00

    In contrast to Euro-centric works on comparative fascism that set Japan apart from Germany and Italy, this book emphasizes parallels between Japan and its Axis Allies. Romantic nationalist ideologies attracted a strong following in all three nations as they emerged as modern states in the late 1800s. In both Germany and Japan these were, from the beginning,... more...

  • Japanese Diplomacy in the 1950sby Makoto Iokibe; Caroline Rose; Junko Tomaru; John Weste

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book provides a detailed examination of Japan's diplomatic relations in the important decade of the 1950s, a decade when many new international problems emerged, where Japan established patterns in its international relationships which continue today. more...