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  • Marxist History and Postwar Japanese Nationalismby Curtis Anderson Gayle

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the historical writings of postwar Japanese Marxists - who were, and who continue to be, surprisingly numerous in the Japanese academic world. It shows how they developed in their historical writing ideas of 'radical nationalism', which accepted presupposed ideas of Japan's 'ethnic homogeneity', but which they saw as a 'revolutionary... more...

  • Treacherous Women of Imperial Japanby Helene Bowen Raddeker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Kanno Suga and Kaneko Fumika were both found guilty on different occasions in 1911 and 1926 of conspiring to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Kanno was executed and Kaneko hanged herself whilst in prison, but both women maintained their defiance of the state even in the face of death. Through examination of their own life stories and writings, Helene... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooksby Christopher Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese history textbook debate is one that keeps making the news, particularly with reference to claims that Japan has never 'apologised properly' for its actions between 1931 and 1945, and that it is one of the few liberal, democratic countries in which textbooks are controlled and authorised by the central government. There are frequent protests,... more...

  • Collected Writings of Gordon Danielsby Gordon Daniels

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 420.00

    Originally a student of Meiji Japan, Gordon Daniels is widely known for his work on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, with particular regard to the world of communications in film and propaganda as well as Japanese sport. He has also been closely involved with the post-war era of international relations and Japan, as well as studies in Japanese... more...

  • Japan's China Policyby Linus Hagström

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Japan's China Policy understands Japan's foreign policy in terms of power - one of the most central concepts of political analysis. It contributes a fresh understanding to the subject by developing relational power as an analytical framework and by applying it to significant issues in Japan's China policy: the negotiations for a bilateral investment... 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$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    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$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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...

  • Japan and the G7/8by Hugo Dobson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses Japan's international relations and participation in the multilateral forum, the G8, since its creation in 1975. The author explores the motivation of the Japanese government and non-governmental actor's aims and objectives and examines how and to what extent they have been achieved. Presenting a wealth of new research this theoretically... more...