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  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Japan in Transitionby Marius B. Jansen; Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 62.00

    In this book social scientists scrutinize the middle decades of the nineteenth century in Japan. That scrutiny is important and overdue, for the period from the 1850s to the 1880s has usually been treated in terms of politics and foreign relations. Yet those decades were also of pivotal importance in Japan's institutional modernization. As the Japanese... 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...

  • Emergence of Modern Japan, Theby Janet Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The main emphasis of this book is upon political, social and economic developments, as conditioned by Japan's interaction with the outside world, the advance of industrialisation and the emergence of the Japanese nation state. Unlike previous textbooks on the history of modern Japan, Janet Hunter's book adopts a thematic approach which makes the period... more...

  • Räuberische Chinesen und tückische Japanerby Csaba Oláh

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 72.13

    Die Untersuchung behandelt den Ablauf der offiziellen sino-japanischen Beziehungen in der Ming-Zeit (15.?16. Jh.), wobei der gegenseitigen Diplomatie und dem Handel besondere Berücksichtigung beigemessen werden. Das Werk verfolgt im Wesentlichen zwei Ziele. Erstens wird anhand japanischer Quellen dargestellt, wie die Japaner in dem durch China vorgegebenen... more...

  • Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Riskby Ra Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    North Korea?s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and international condemnation. In light of the security risk the... more...

  • Collected Writings of Ian Nishby Ian Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 420.00

    This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ian Nish on international relations affecting Japan, Russia, China and Korea in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Maker of Modern Japanby A L Sadler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    Tokugawa Ieyasu founded a dynasty of rulers, organized a system of government and set in train the re-orientation of the religion of Japan so that he would take the premier place in it. Calm, capable and entirely fearless, Ieyasu deliberately brought the opposition to a head and crushed in a decisive battle, after which he made himself Shogun, despite... more...

  • 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...

  • Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empiresby Rolf Strootman

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 135.00

    Rolf Strootman brings together various aspects of court culture in the Macedonian empires of the post-Achaemenid Near East. more...