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  • Richard Storry - Collected Writingsby Richard Storry; Ian Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 435.00

    This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan series, published under the Japan Library imprint, collects the work of Richard Storry on contempory issues and the history of Japan. more...

  • Great Britain and the Opening of Japan 1834-1858by William G Beasley; William G. Beasley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Reissue in paperback (with new Introduction) of the 1951 classic analysis of the crucial years leading up to the Meiji restoration in which Britain provided Japan with its wealth and power model. more...

  • Turning Points in Japanese Historyby Bert Edstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    So-called 'turning points' or 'defining moments' are both the oxygen and grid lines that historians and researchers seek in plotting the path of social and political development of any country. In the case of Japan, the ninth Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies provided a unique opportunity for leading scholars of Japanese history,... more...

  • Japan's First Prime Minister: Ito Hirobumi, Father of the Japanese Constitutionby Takii Kazuhiro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The brilliant and influential statesman, It? Hirobumi (1841-1909), and the first prime minister of Japan?s modern state, has been poorly understood. This biography attempts to set the record straight about It??s thought and vision for Japan?s modernisation based on research in primary sources. It outlines It??s life: the son of a poor farmer, he showed... more...

  • Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Riskby Ra Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    North Korea?s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and international condemnation. In light of the security risk the... more...

  • A Military History of Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Centuryby John Kuehn

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 75.00

    This comprehensive volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history?from 300 AD to present day foreign relations?and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war. more...

  • Tanakaby James Babb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Japan's Modern Historyby Junji Banno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taish? democracy to Sh?wa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno stresses the mutual relationships between each period,... more...

  • A History of Japanby Conrad Totman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    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...