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  • 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...

  • Japan in the Fascist Eraby E. Bruce Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 105.00

    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$ 54.95

    This book provides a detailed examination of Japan's diplomatic relations in the 1950s, an important decade in international affairs when new structures and systems emerged, and when Japan established patterns in its international relationships which continue today. It examines the process of Japan's attempts to rehabilitate itself and reintegrate... more...

  • A Companion to Japanese Historyby William M. Tsutsui

    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...

  • Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945by Eri Hotta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    The focus of this book is on Pan-Asianism as a propeller behind Japan?s expansionist policies from the Manchurian Incident in 1931 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945. more...

  • Israel and Hizbollahby Clive Jones; Sergio Catignani

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Emperors of Modern Japanby Ben-Ami Shillony

    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...

  • Japan in the Worldby Klaus Schlichtmann

    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...

  • Refugees, Women, and Weaponsby Petrice Flowers

    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...

  • Lessons in Post-War Reconstructionby Howayda Al-Harithy

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 110.00

    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...