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  • 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...

  • Japan-Africa Relationsby Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Japan-Africa Relations seeks to study the complex nature of the dynamics of power relations between Japan and Africa since the Bandung Conference in 1955, with an emphasis on the period starting from the 1970s up to the present. more...

  • 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...

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    Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600?1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Imperial Japanby A Morgan Young

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years, the author collected in this volume the most significant current events for discussion. They include the financial crisis of 1927, hostilities with China and in particular Manchuria, Japan?s booming manufacturing industry, Japanese nationalism, Japan?s new empire and its place within the Far East... more...