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  • Japan and Britain in the Contemporary Worldby Hugo Dobson; Glenn D. Hook

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    Britian and Japan in the Contemporary World provides up-to-date analyses of these two countries in terms of economics, politics, security and identity on the global, regional, subnational and civic levels. The book moves beyond an analysis of state-to-state relations between Britain and Japan by examining the role of civil society in the relationship... more...

  • The Conscience of Lebanonby Mordechai Nisan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    This work is a combination of an account of a most captivating Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. Mordechai Nisan spent much time with Etienne Sakr between 2000 and 2001. Set within the context of the national political narrative of Lebanon, this volume offers a portrait of Sakr and... more...

  • A History of Japanby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 35.00

    In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to... more...

  • Reconfiguring Modernityby Julia Adeney Thomas

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 57.95

    Julia Adeney Thomas turns the concept of nature into a powerful analytical lens through which to view Japanese modernity, bringing the study of both Japanese history and political modernity to a new level of clarity. She shows that nature necessarily functions as a political concept and that changing ideas of nature's political authority were central... more...

  • The Conquest of Ainu Landsby Brett L. Walker

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    This model monograph is the first scholarly study to put the Ainu?the native people living in Ezo, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago?at the center of an exploration of Japanese expansion during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the height of the Tokugawa shogunal era. Inspired by "new Western" historians of the United States,... more...

  • Japanese-German Relations, 1895-1945by Christian W Spang; Rolf-Harald Wippich

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Written by a team of Japanese and German scholars, this book presents an interpretation of Japanese/German history and international diplomacy. It provides a greater understanding of key aspects of the countries' bilateral relations from the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 to the parallel defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945. New research is explored... more...

  • Japan's Relations With Chinaby Peng Er Lam

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection examine Sino-Japanese political relations given the phenomenon of ?a rising China and a stagnating Japan?. Questioning whether their relationship is one of cooperation or conflict, the book reviews China and Japan?s bilateral ties to see whether they have deepened and broadened despite differences in outlook, national... more...

  • Japan's Foreign Policy, 1945-2003by Kazuhiko Togo

    BRILL 2005; US$ 52.00

    This is a fascinating insider account of postwar Japanese foreign policy written by a former senior Japanese diplomat. The author examines Japanese foreign policy as it approaches a crucial reorientation towards a more proactive policy stance. The book is exceptionally clear, accessible and interesting for anyone interested in modern Japan. more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroadsby Yukata Kawashima

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    The future of foreign policy in Japan is uncertain. The post-World War II paradigm that ensured security and prosperity for the Japanese people has lost much of its effectiveness. This book examines this uncertainty and explores the decision-making processes that have led Japan to this point. more...

  • Lebanon's Second Republicby Kail C. Ellis

    UPF 2002; US$ 59.95

    ''A fascinating collection of articles that go far to explain the social, political, and economic trials and tribulations of Lebanon today.''--James A. Bill, College of William and Mary The wide range of seemingly intractable political, social, and economic situations affecting Lebanon's struggle to define itself and its future role in the Middle East... more...