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  • Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writingby John S. Brownlee

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    It was only at the onset of the Tokugawa period (1602-1868) that formal political thought emerged in Japan. Prior to that time Japanese scholars had concentrated, rather, on questions of legitimacy and authority in historical writing., producing a stream of works. Brownlee's illuminating study describes twenty of these important historical works... more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia and the Pacificby Akitoshi Miyashita; Yoichiro Sato

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 129.00

    Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia and the Pacific aims to provide a broadened framework for examining Japan's foreign policy making by looking at conversion and diversion of interests among Japanese and American policy actors. These include governmental and non-governmental as well as domestic and transnational actors. Utilizing this theoretical framework,... more...

  • The Chronicle of Lord Nobunagaby Gy?ichi ?ta; Jurgis S.A. Elisonas; Jeroen P. Lamers

    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 Occupation-era Correspondence of Kichisaburo Nomuraby Peter Mauch

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    Book based on papers of Kichisaburo Nomura ? Japanese admiral, foreign minister, ambassador to the U.S., ?spiritual godfather? of postwar Japan?s Maritime Self-Defense Force. It is revealing, providing insights into domestic conditions in occupied Japan, U.S. policies toward Japan, the Cold War in Asia, and Japan?s eventual rearmament. more...

  • Japanese-Mongolian Relations, 1873-1945by James Boyd

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    This is the first in-depth examination of Japanese-Mongolian relations from the 19th to the mid-20th century. The study repositions Mongolia in Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese relations. more...

  • A History of Japanby Richard Mason; John Caiger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    This is one of the most classic books of Japanese history and still the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history... more...

  • Voices of Early Modern Japanby Constantine Vaporis

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 100.00

    Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600?1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and powerful and ordinary citizens. more...

  • The Meaning of Internationalizationby Edwin O. Reischauer; Masao Kunihiro

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In The Meaning of Internationalization , Edwin O. Reischauer—former American Ambassador to Japan and one of the world's most acclaimed scholars of Japanese life and culture—delivers a heartfelt message to the Japanese people on the need to look beyond their borders at the changing nature of the world. Reischauer stresses the need to adapt... more...

  • Japan's International Agendaby Yoichi Funabashi

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 89.00

    What is Japan's political role in the world? Over the past decade, Japan has been increasingly pressured to assume more financial and political burdens globally. Its foreign policy has thus evolved in a piecemeal manner, around the question of managing foreign pressures. To date, policy has been largely developed by bureaucrats, who are traditionally... more...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 49.00

    A comprehensive survey of premodern Japanese history, with original essays by leading authorities on major themes and issues from prehistory to the nineteenth century more...