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  • Tanakaby James Babb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times of Tanaka explores the public profile and private power-broking of a controversial and powerful politician, opening up in the process the intimate... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Japanby 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 History of Japanby Conrad Totman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 66.95 US$ 58.02

    This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations,... more...

  • Japan and the Wider Worldby Akira Iriye

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Akira Iriye assesses Japan's international relations, from a Japanese perspective, in the century and a half since she ended her self-imposed isolation and resumed her place in the international community. The book is the author's own adaptation of two highly successful short studies, up to and after 1945, that he wrote for Japan. It ends with a consideration... more...

  • Modern Japanby J.E. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    J E Thomas examines the historical roots of Japanese social structures and preoccupations and he sets these within the broad chronological framework of Japan's political and military development. The book can thus serve as an introduction to modern Japan in a more general sense - but its focus throughout is on the people themselves. Professor Thomas... more...

  • Japan 1868-1945by Takao Matsumura; John Benson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The history of Imperial Japan, from the Meiji Restoration through to defeat and occupation at the end of the Second World War, is central to any understanding of the way in which modern Japan has developed and will continue to develop in the future. This wide-ranging accessible and up-to-date interpretation of Japanese history between 1868 and 1945... more...

  • Strategic Japanby Michael J. Green; Zack Cooper

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 20.99

    The contributions contained in this book highlight potential areas for enhanced cooperation between the United States and Japan at a time when the West desperately needs a confident and proactive Japan, and Japan needs sustained American engagement and deterrence in an Asia-Pacific region that will continue to be the site of economic growth. more...

  • Shogunby A. L. Sadler; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa IeyasuJapan's most famous Shogun. Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu has been recognized as an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Japanese history. It is also considered the standard reference work... more...

  • Forecast for Japanby James William Morley

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.95 US$ 34.53

    If, as seems likely, Japan's 1975 GNP more than doubles the rest of Asia's, will it seek to build armed forces to match? For a reliable forecast, six policy specialists consider areas bearing on the path Japan takes. Drawing from the contributors' projections, James Motley concludes with a primary forecast of the security policy Japan is likely to... more...

  • Diskursive Interaktionsmuster des Libanonkonfliktsby Mitra Moussa Nabo

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 26.62

    Mitra Moussa Nabo präsentiert eine systematische Analyse des libanesischen Konflikts in den Jahren 2005 bis 2008. Darin ist die Konfliktdynamik als das Zusammenspiel der regionalen, nationalen sowie lokalen Ebenen zu verstehen. In der Untersuchung gilt der Libanon als integraler Bestandteil der Region des Nahen und Mittleren Osten, sodass der libanesische... more...