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  • A Prophetic Peaceby Alick Isaacs

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...

  • Tropics of Savageryby Robert Tierney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 57.95

    Tropics of Savagery is an incisive and provocative study of the figures and tropes of "savagery" in Japanese colonial culture. Through a rigorous analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, Robert Thomas Tierney demonstrates how imperial Japan constructed its own identity in relation both to the West and to... 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...

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    Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600?1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and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

  • The Japanese Trajectoryby Gavan McCormack; Yoshio Sugimoto

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 38.00

    This volume investigates the real impact of modernisation upon the Japanese themselves. more...

  • Modern Japanby Mikiso Hane; Louis G. Perez

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    A thoughtful and richly detailed survey of modern Japanese history from the Tokugawa period to the present. more...