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  • Political History of Japan During the Meiji Era, 1867-1912by Walter Wallace McLaren

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writingby John S. Brownlee

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    It was only at the onset of the Tokugawa period (1602-1868) that formal political thought emerged in Japan. Prior to that time Japanese scholars had concentrated, rather, on questions of legitimacy and authority in historical writing., producing a stream of works. Brownlee's illuminating study describes twenty of these important historical works... more...

  • A Prophetic Peaceby Alick Isaacs

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...

  • Renaissance Emirby T.J. Gorton

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking biography of the mysterious Levantine prince Fakr ad-Din. The year is 1613: the Ottoman Empire is at its height, sprawling from Hungary to Iraq, Morocco to Yemen. One man dares to challenge it: the Prince of the mysterious Druze sect in Mount Lebanon, Fakhr ad-Din. Yielding before a mighty army sent to conquer him, he—astonishingly—takes... more...

  • Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversityby Koichi Iwabuchi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book discusses how the evolution of market-driven cultural globalization has reinforced the administration of national cultural borders in Japan. As a result of these processes, a particular kind of cross-border connectivity and exchange is embraced while cross-border dialogue and engagement with multicultural questions within Japan are discouraged.... more...

  • 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...

  • Risk and Securitization in Japanby Piers R. Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Räuberische Chinesen und tückische Japanerby Csaba Oláh

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.56

    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...

  • 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...

  • Strategic Japanby Michael J. Green; Zack Cooper

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...