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The First European Description of Japan, 1585: A critical English-language edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois SJ, with a critical introduction by Daniel T ReffTaylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of the 1585 work, the original of which was discovered... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This book is the first attempt to examine Japan?s relations with Russia from the perspective of national identity; providing a new interpretation of Japan?s perceptions of Russia and foreign policy. Alexander Bukh focuses on the construction of the Japanese self using Russia as the other, examining the history of bilateral relations and comparisons... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Shedding light on contemporary Japanese society in an international context, Japanese-Korean relations and modern day notions of a multicultural Japan, this book addresses the broad notions and questions of citizenship, identity, ethnicity and belonging through investigation of Japan?s Korean population (zainichi). Despite zainichi Korean existence... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00
This is the history of Dutch influence on Japan during the so-called 'closed centuries' between 1640 and 1853. Dutch maritime traders provided the only commercial link which Japan maintained with the west, and were thus the sole channel for western ideas and knowledge to reach neo-Confucian society. Professor Goodman explains the circumstances of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 171.00
Using qualitative research methods and evidence gathered from interviews, this work explores and highlights contradictions between Japanese immigration and immigrant policies as they relate to ethnic Japanese "returnees." more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
By 1816, Japan had recovered from famines and political reforms and seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. No one questioned the shogunate, yet, in this same year, an anonymous author wrote one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society Japan had ever seen. Writing as Buyo Inshi, “a retired gentleman of Edo,? this experienced observer... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 69.13
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...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 75.00
This comprehensive volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history?from 300 AD to present day foreign relations?and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 34.00
In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to... more...