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  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Japan?s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan?s sense of national identity, in... more...

  • Meiji 1868by Paul Akamatsu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

    Among the revolutionary movements which shook the nineteenth-century world, the change of government in Japan in 1868 occupies a special place. A new, dynamic ruling class provoked the overthrow of the old rule of the shogun and in a few years the visible structure of feudal society disappeared. The founders of the new Meiji rule had themselves been... more...

  • Lessons in Post-War Reconstructionby Howayda Al-Harithy

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 110.00

    After the ceasefire, a group of architects and planners from the American University of Beirut formed the Reconstruction Unit to help in the recovery process and in rebuilding the lives of those affected by the 2006 war in Lebanon . Here, a series of case studies documenting the work of the Unit discusses the lessons to be learned from the experiences... more...

  • Japan and the Specter of Imperialismby Mark Anderson

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    Japan and the Specter of Imperialism examines competing Japanese responses to the late nineteenth century unequal treaty regime as a confrontation with liberal imperialism, including the culture and gender politics of US territorial expansion into the Pacific. 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...

  • From Mahan to Pearl Harborby Sadao Asada

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    major work by one of Japan's leading naval historians, this book traces Alfred Thayer Mahan's influence on Japan's rise as a sea power after the publication of his classic study, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History. Hailed by the British Admiralty, Theodore Roosevelt, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, the international bestseller also was endorsed by the... more...

  • Nihongiby W. G. Aston

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95

    Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697 , often called the Nihonshoki , is one of Japan's great classics of literature. Regarded as one of the seminal original authorities on the mythology and ancient history of Japan, it remains as fresh today as when it was written in the eighth century. It provides a vivid picture of... more...

  • Black Star Over Japanby Albert Axelbank

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    The Japanese are the only people in the world who have experienced the horror of nuclear weapons with their own flesh. Atomic holocaust was followed by American occupation and the American-inspired, postwar Japanese ?Peace Constitution? which explicitly outlawed Japanese military forces and the use of war as an instrument of state policy. At the time... more...

  • Tanakaby James Babb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    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...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studiesby James D Babb

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 88.00

    A cutting edge and cross-disciplinary exploration of the broad field of Japanese Studies. An international team of experts explore land, history and culture, society, medicine, the economy, and politics and foreign relations. more...