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  • Imperial Japanby A Morgan Young

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Japan and the Dutch 1600-1853by Grant K. Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    This is the history of Dutch influence on Japan during the so-called 'closed centuries' between 1640 and 1853. Dutch maritime traders provided the only commercial link which Japan maintained with the west, and were thus the sole channel for western ideas and knowledge to reach neo-Confucian society. Professor Goodman explains the circumstances of... more...

  • 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...

  • Jap Foreign Pol 1869-1942 V11by Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • It? Hirobumi ? Japan's First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji 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...

  • 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 John Benson; Takao Matsumura

    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...

  • Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937by 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...

  • War and Intervention in Lebanon (Routledge Revivals)by Yair Evron

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    Despite the bitter conflict that divided Jerusalem and Damascus, a fascinating process of indirect ? through the United States ? and tacit understandings emerged with regard to Lebanon in the 1970s. This derived largely from the Israeli deterrence posture which held in check Syrian military involvement in Lebanon. This book, first published in 1987,... more...

  • Shogunby A. L. Sadler; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu—Japan'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...