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  • Tokyoby Stephen Mansfield

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    From its obscure origins as a fishing village along a marshy estuary, Tokyo grew into one of the world's largest and most culturally vibrant metropolises. For all its modernity and craving for the new, it is a city impregnated with the past. In the backstreets of districts that have inspired the setting for science fiction novels are wooden temples,... more...

  • Tokyo Vernacularby Jordan Sand

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However, repeated destruction and rapid redevelopment left the city with little building stock of recognized historical value. Late twentieth-century... more...

  • Islands of Discontentby Laura Hein; Mark Selden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 43.99

    Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression that has flowered in the past decade with the vigorous growth of local museums and memorials and of the popularity of distinctive Okinawan... more...

  • Nagaokaby Ellen Van Goethem

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    This is the first work dealing comprehensively with the historical and physical aspects of the Nagaoka palace and capital, constructed in the eighth century at the order of Kanmu Tenno, but abruptly abandoned after only ten years. more...

  • Tokyo, My Everestby Gabrielle Bauer

    Dundurn 1995; US$ 17.99

    Gabrielle Bauer finds herself on a plane bound for Tokyo, leaving her career, home, and husband behind. more...

  • The Rough Guide to Taiwanby Stephen Keeling

    Rough Guides 2013; US$ 26.99

    The Rough Guide to Taiwan is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating island, with clear maps, full Chinese and pinyin translations and detailed coverage of all the top attractions and a host of lesser-visited sights. Discover Taiwan's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the island's magnificent national parks... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tokyoby Stephen Mansfield

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 20.00

    The DK Eyewitness Tokyo Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Tokyo has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and... more...

  • Kyushu: Gateway to Japanby Andrew Cobbing

    BRILL 2008; US$ 97.00

    This book examines key themes of Kyushu?s history from earliest times ? the cultural interaction with the continental mainland, settlement, location and infrastructure as well as trade and commerce ? arguing that it was the principal stepping-stone in terms of Japan?s cultural, social and economic advance through history up to the present day. more...

  • Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989by Edward Seidensticker; Donald Richie; Paul Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 28.95

    Edward Seidensticker's Tokyo: From Edo to Showa , available here for the first time in a single volume, tells the story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to one of the most renowned modern cities in the world. With the same scholarship and style that won him admiration as one of the premier translators of Japanese... more...

  • The Best of Tokyoby Don Mortn; Naoko Tsunoi

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    With new venues for fun, food, and fashion opening everyday, it's difficult to keep up with Tokyo's abundant offerings. Whether you're tired of the standard tourist routes, or would just like to get the most out of your time in Tokyo, you can become an instant aficionado with this revised and updated edition of THE BEST OF TOKYO , an always discriminating... more...