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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Conquest of Ainu Landsby Brett L. Walker

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...