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  • 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...

  • 18th Century Japanby C. Andrew Gerstle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    The period of Japanese history before the advent of industrialisation and modernism is of tremendous interest. The essays in this collection show a fascination with the social context behind the development of aesthetics, drama, language, art and philosophy, whether it be the world of the pleasure quarters or the Shogun's court. more...

  • 34 Daysby A. Harel; A. Issacharoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Using hundreds of exclusive insider sources, two Israeli journalists examine Israel's 2006 invasion of Lebanon, in a gripping and suspenseful narrative. more...

  • ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVES IN MODERN JAPANESE HISTORYby M. William Steele

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    How did ordinary people experience Japan's modern transformation? What role did people in local areas play in the making of modern Japan? How do studies of local politics help explain national events? The dominant account of modern Japanese history focuses on the nation-building that brought Japan into the modern world. After centuries of isolation,... more...

  • Adams The Pilotby William Corr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    Previous biographies of the so-called First Englishman in Japan - most notably P.G. Rogers and Richard Baker ("The Needlewatchers") earlier this century - did not have access to the more recent research of scholars such as Derek Masarella, Anthony Farrington, Michael Cooper and Charles Boxer. This study offers an authoritative biography, as well as... more...

  • The Affair of the Madre de Deusby C R Boxer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 95.00

    The period of Luso-Japanese trade is of interest in more ways than one, and in particular the first decade of the seventeenth century when Japan was being moulded by Tokugawa Iyeyasu and when the country was still open to foreigners regardless of their race or religion. This volume involved considerable research in four languages and most of the information... more...

  • Air Operations in Israel's War Against Hezbollahby Benjamin S. Lambeth

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    Examines the inconclusive results of the Israeli Defense Forces' operation in Lebanon after Hezbollah abducted two Israeli soldiers in 2006, which many believe represents a "failure of air power." The author demonstrates that this is an oversimplification of a more complex reality and contrasts the operation with Israel's counteroffensive against... more...

  • Basil Hall Chamberlainby Yuzo Ota

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    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$ 30.95

    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 Sunby 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...