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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
This unique volume comprising writings and memoirs covering the half century since the end of the Pacific War, offers the reader a fascinating and remarkable collection of personal experiences of Japan across a wide spectrum. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...