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History

  • Diplomatic Strategy for Japan, U.S. and Chinaby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press USA Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    <p>This book contains the interview conducted with the guardian spirit of former diplomat, Hisahiko Okazaki, a conservative commentator representative to Japan. An astonishing relation between Admiral Perry and Okazaki is revealed in this interview. By reading this book, you will come to know what Admiral Perry thinks on the current situation... more...

  • Shogunby A. L. Sadler; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu—Japan's most famous Shogun. Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu has been recognized as an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Japanese history. It is also considered the standard reference work... more...

  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Historiesby Paul H. Kratoska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma "Death" Railway, and in... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studiesby James D Babb

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • Contentious Integrationby Chien-peng Chung

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book studies the relationship between the People's Republic of China and Japan as the basis of the construction and maintenance of economic and security arrangements in the Asia-Pacific. It explains how these arrangements have been challenged by the occasionally testy ties between these two major Asian powers and explores their dynamic interactions... more...

  • The Kojikiby Gustav Heldt

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan?s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan?s islands, reflecting the origins of Japanese civilization and future Shinto practice. The Kojiki provides insight into the lifestyle, religious beliefs, politics,... more...

  • Modern Japanby J. E. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    J E Thomas examines the historical roots of Japanese social structures and preoccupations and he sets these within the broad chronological framework of Japan's political and military development. The book can thus serve as an introduction to modern Japan in a more general sense - but its focus throughout is on the people themselves. Professor Thomas... more...

  • Japan 1868-1945by John Benson; Takao Matsumura

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The history of Imperial Japan, from the Meiji Restoration through to defeat and occupation at the end of the Second World War, is central to any understanding of the way in which modern Japan has developed and will continue to develop in the future. This wide-ranging accessible and up-to-date interpretation of Japanese history between 1868 and 1945... more...

  • Japan and the Wider Worldby Akira Iriye

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Akira Iriye assesses Japan's international relations, from a Japanese perspective, in the century and a half since she ended her self-imposed isolation and resumed her place in the international community. The book is the author's own adaptation of two highly successful short studies, up to and after 1945, that he wrote for Japan. It ends with a consideration... more...

  • A History of Japanby Conrad Totman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations,... more...