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  • Treacherous Women of Imperial Japanby Helene Bowen Raddeker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    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...

  • A History of Japanby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Short History of Japanby Curtis Andressen

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a comprehensive, readable history of the land of the Rising Sun, from its ancient origins to its fascinating present. 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...

  • Japan in the Fascist Eraby E. Bruce Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 100.00

    In contrast to Euro-centric works on comparative fascism that set Japan apart from Germany and Italy, this book emphasizes parallels between Japan and its Axis Allies. Romantic nationalist ideologies attracted a strong following in all three nations as they emerged as modern states in the late 1800s. In both Germany and Japan these were, from the beginning,... more...

  • A Companion to Japanese Historyby William M. Tsutsui

    Wiley 2008; US$ 220.95

    A Companion to Japanese History provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan’s history. Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic... more...

  • Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945by Eri Hotta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    The focus of this book is on Pan-Asianism as a propeller behind Japan?s expansionist policies from the Manchurian Incident in 1931 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945. more...

  • New Times in Modern Japanby Stefan Tanaka

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    New Times in Modern Japan concerns the transformation of time--the reckoning of time--during Japan's Meiji period, specifically from around 1870 to 1900. Time literally changed as the archipelago synchronized with the Western imperialists' reckoning of time. The solar calendar and clock became standard timekeeping devices, and society adapted to... more...