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  • Japanese Foreign Policyby Dr Akiko Fukushima

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 186.00

    Japanese foreign policy in international political affairs, particularly after the Second World War, was criticized as relying solely on bilateralism and dismissed as blindly emulating American foreign policy. This book examines Japanese multilateralism from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 to its latest bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security... more...

  • Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuryby Etsuko Hae-Jin Kang

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 180.00

    During the premodern period, Japan had significant political, economic and cultural relations with Korea. This book purports that this period, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, was the formative stage of the East Asian diplomacy and ideology which laid the foundations for foreign relations between these two countries in the modern period.... more...

  • Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shogunsby Constantine Vaporis

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 110.00

    Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600?1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalismby Caroline Rooney; Rita Sakr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional... more...

  • Japan in Singaporeby Eyal Ben-Ari; John Clammer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Japanese impact on Southeast Asia has been profound, not only in terms of economic presence, but equally in terms of an increasingly visible cultural presence. Food, fashion, TV, film, religion, sport, popular music, ideas about management and social relationships and even local literatures have been profoundly impacted by the flows of cultural... 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...

  • Last Genroby Omura

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Räuberische Chinesen und tückische Japanerby Csaba Oláh

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 59.76

    Die Untersuchung behandelt den Ablauf der offiziellen sino-japanischen Beziehungen in der Ming-Zeit (15.?16. Jh.), wobei der gegenseitigen Diplomatie und dem Handel besondere Berücksichtigung beigemessen werden. Das Werk verfolgt im Wesentlichen zwei Ziele. Erstens wird anhand japanischer Quellen dargestellt, wie die Japaner in dem durch China vorgegebenen... more...