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  • The Syrian Crisisby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press Co., Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Is there justice in a U.S. military intervention into the ongoing Syrian crisis? What is God's perspective on the tragedy that is occurring in Syria? When President Barack Obama requested Congressional approval for military strikes on Syria, the people of the United States were obliged to consider these and other difficult questions, even amid... more...

  • Tanakaby James Babb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times of Tanaka explores the public profile and private power-broking of a controversial and powerful politician, opening up in the process the intimate... more...

  • Tanzania Country Briefby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99

    The World Bank is in the initial stages of developing a new annual series of World Bank Country Briefs. Tanzania- the second report in the series - will be published in the winter of 2009. These short, country-specific reports examine the economic, social, environmental, and business landscape of developing countries, focusing on issues critical to... more...

  • Turning Points in Japanese Historyby Bert Edstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    So-called 'turning points' or 'defining moments' are both the oxygen and grid lines that historians and researchers seek in plotting the path of social and political development of any country. In the case of Japan, the ninth Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies provided a unique opportunity for leading scholars of Japanese history,... more...

  • Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shogunsby Constantine Vaporis

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 110.00

    Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns spans an extraordinary period of Japanese history, ranging from the unification of the warring states under Tokugawa Ieyasu in the early 17th century to the overthrow of the shogunate just prior to the mid-19th century opening of Japan by the West. ... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Japanby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the country of Japan. Separated into sections such as its geography, its landmarks, famous Japanese figures from history and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are planning on visiting Japan, working on a geography project or just want to know... more...

  • The Affair of the Madre de Deusby C R Boxer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 125.00

    The fact that the Portuguese opened up the Far East to European maritime enterprise is well known, but the prosperity to which their trade attained in that region is less so, as historians have tended to dwell on the English or Dutch activities. The period of Luso-Japanese trade is therefore of interest in more ways than one, and in particular the... more...

  • Basil Hall Chamberlainby Yuzo Ota

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    This first full length critical biography of one of the most significant figures in Japanese Studies in the last hundred years is based on an earlier work published in Japanese (Iwanami Shoten, 1990). Ota sees Chamberlain as a giant of his period, both academically and intellectually. His achievements include the first publication of a translation... more...

  • Beirutby Samir Kassir

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Widely praised as the definitive history of Beirut, this is the story of a city that has stood at the crossroads of Mediterranean civilization for more than four thousand years. The last major work completed by Samir Kassir before his tragic death in 2005, Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering... more...

  • Beyond the Rising Sun: Nationalism in Contemporary Japanby Bruce Stronach

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 31.95

    Japan's aggressive economic development has led many Americans to fear that it will lead to an equally aggressive nationalism reminiscent of the pre-World War II period. Beyond the Rising Sun demonstrates that such fears are unfounded. Although cultural nationalism is strong, Japan today is a stable and peaceful democracy. Professionals, academics,... more...