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  • The Chronicle of Lord Nobunagaby Ota Gyuichi

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    Shinch-K ki, the work translated here into English under the title The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga, is the most important source on the career of one of the best known figures in all of Japanese historyOda Nobunaga (1534-1582), the first of the Three Heroes who unified Japan after a century of fragmentation and internecine bloodshed. The other two of... more...

  • The Clear Mirrorby George Perkins

    Stanford University Press 1998; US$ 62.95

    The Clear Mirror (Masukagami) is an account of Japanese history from 1185 to 1333 by an anonymous author, almost certainly a court noble writing around the third quarter of the fourteenth century. During this time, the military government at Kamakura controlled the country, maintaining the emperor with his court at Kyoto as symbolic head of state.... more...

  • Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuryby Etsuko Hae-Jin Kang

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 180.00

    During the premodern period, Japan had significant political, economic and cultural relations with Korea. This book purports that this period, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, was the formative stage of the East Asian diplomacy and ideology which laid the foundations for foreign relations between these two countries in the modern period.... more...

  • A Diplomat in Japanby Sir Ernest Satow

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    A personal account of the momentous years after Japan opened to the West. more...

  • Diskursive Interaktionsmuster des Libanonkonfliktsby Mitra Moussa Nabo

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 44.99

    Mitra Moussa Nabo präsentiert eine systematische Analyse des libanesischen Konflikts in den Jahren 2005 bis 2008. Darin ist die Konfliktdynamik als das Zusammenspiel der regionalen, nationalen sowie lokalen Ebenen zu verstehen. In der Untersuchung gilt der Libanon als integraler Bestandteil der Region des Nahen und Mittleren Osten, sodass der libanesische... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Japanby Janet Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The main emphasis of this book is upon political, social and economic developments, as conditioned by Japan's interaction with the outside world, the advance of industrialisation and the emergence of the Japanese nation state. Unlike previous textbooks on the history of modern Japan, Janet Hunter's book adopts a thematic approach which makes the period... more...

  • The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalismby Caroline Rooney; Rita Sakr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional... more...

  • Forecast for Japanby James William Morley

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.95

    If, as seems likely, Japan's 1975 GNP more than doubles the rest of Asia's, will it seek to build armed forces to match? For a reliable forecast, six policy specialists consider areas bearing on the path Japan takes. Drawing from the contributors' projections, James Motley concludes with a primary forecast of the security policy Japan is likely to... more...

  • A Gathering Darknessby Haruo Tohmatsu; H. P. Willmott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 32.99

    The United States' involvement in World War II began with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But for Japan, the conflict began at a much earlier date. This book focuses on Japan and the events in its military history leading up to and including Pearl Harbor. Unique in its perspective, A Gathering Darkness shows how historical... more...

  • Great Britain and the Opening of Japan 1834-1858by William G Beasley; William G. Beasley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Reissue in paperback (with new Introduction) of the 1951 classic analysis of the crucial years leading up to the Meiji restoration in which Britain provided Japan with its wealth and power model. more...