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  • JAPAN'S STRATEGIC CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTby Purnendra Jain; Peng Er Lam

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 153.00

    Japan faces significant challenges in both traditional and non-traditional areas of national security policy as the economic resurgence of China and the loss of US hegemonic clout significantly transform the strategic landscape of the Asia-Pacific region. How is Japan coping with this new global and regional politico-security environment? What strategic... more...

  • The Last Samurai - Japanische Geschichtsdarstellung im populären Kinofilmby Daniel Scherrer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 48.41

    Hollywood hat die Geschichte für sich entdeckt. Nach einer Ära der Sandalen- und Piratenfilme in den 60er und 70er Jahren, welche zum Teil ungewollt komisch wirken, präsentiert die Traumfabrik seit dem Erfolg von Ridley Scotts Gladiator im Jahr 2000 in regelmäßigen Abständen Filme, welche historische Stoffe verarbeiten. So entstand mittlerweile für... more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policyby Dr Akiko Fukushima

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    Japanese foreign policy in international political affairs, particularly after the Second World War, was criticized as relying solely on bilateralism and dismissed as blindly emulating American foreign policy. This book examines Japanese multilateralism from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 to its latest bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security... 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...

  • A History of Japan, 1582?1941by L. M. Cullen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00

    This 2003 book offers a distinctive overview of the internal and external pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan. more...

  • Peace in Northeast Asiaby T.J. Schoenbaum

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Takes a look at Japan's long-festering territorial and maritime disputes with its three neighbours - China, South Korea and the Russian Federation. This book explores each situation and proposes compromise solutions to these disputes. It is suitable for international relations specialists, government officials, and scholars of Asian politics. more...

  • Tanzania Country Briefby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99

    The World Bank is in the initial stages of developing a new annual series of World Bank Country Briefs. Tanzania- the second report in the series - will be published in the winter of 2009. These short, country-specific reports examine the economic, social, environmental, and business landscape of developing countries, focusing on issues critical to... more...

  • Letters to Daliaby Hani Soubra

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2010; US$ 12.99

    From the Introduction: Letters to Dali is the book I?ve always dreamed of writing. It is a collection of letters meant to be easily read. Each letter covers a topic I believe has had an impact on our lives as Arabs living in the Middle East. And as Lebanese who have suffered, but did not learn, from the terrible consequences of civil war. The letters?... more...

  • The Mikado's Empireby William Elliot Griffis

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    In its day the most popular book on the culture and history of then-mysterious Japan. more...

  • Beirutby Samir Kassir

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Widely praised as the definitive history of Beirut, this is the story of a city that has stood at the crossroads of Mediterranean civilization for more than four thousand years. The last major work completed by Samir Kassir before his tragic death in 2005, Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering... more...