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  • Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010by Jeff Kingston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly to global development. As the third largest economy in the world, with a reputation for technological innovation and cultural creativity,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Emergence of Modern Japan, Theby 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...

  • 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...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Japan Risingby Kenneth Pyle

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 19.95

    After more than a half century of withdrawal from international politics, Japan is back. What are the implications for the United States? more...

  • Risk and Securitization in Japanby Piers R. Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Since the early 1990s, there has been an emphasis in international relations theory on the shift from a Cold War rationality of  ?threat?, to a post-Cold War rationality of ?risk?. However, in Risk and Securitization in Japan, 1945-1960, Piers R. Williamson argues that this assumption of a shift in rationality stems from a fundamental failure to... more...