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  • 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'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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...