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  • Between the Eagle and the Sunby Ihab Hassan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island,... more...

  • The Clear Mirrorby George Perkins

    Stanford University Press 1998; US$ 62.95

    The Clear Mirror (Masukagami) is an account of Japanese history from 1185 to 1333 by an anonymous author, almost certainly a court noble writing around the third quarter of the fourteenth century. During this time, the military government at Kamakura controlled the country, maintaining the emperor with his court at Kyoto as symbolic head of state.... more...

  • Renaissance Emirby T.J. Gorton

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    A groundbreaking biography of the mysterious Levantine prince Fakr ad-Din. The year is 1613: the Ottoman Empire is at its height, sprawling from Hungary to Iraq, Morocco to Yemen. One man dares to challenge it: the Prince of the mysterious Druze sect in Mount Lebanon, Fakhr ad-Din. Yielding before a mighty army sent to conquer him, heastonishinglytakes... more...

  • Peacekeepers at Warby Timothy Geraghty

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    On October 23, 1983, nearly simultaneous suicide truck bombings killed 241 U.S. peacekeepers in their barracks at the Beirut International Airport (BIA) and 58 French paratroopers at their headquarters two miles north of BIA. In this long-awaited book, the Marine Corps commander of the U.S. Multi-National Peacekeeping Force that was destroyed by terrorists... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policyby Mayako Shimamoto; Koji Ito; Yoneyuki Sugita

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 124.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policy includes a chronology, an introduction, , appendixes , and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Lebanonby David C. Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Even up to the eve of the civil war, some observers saw the Lebanese system as essentially stable, and exhibiting some of the virtues of liberty and pluralism which had been commended by the French traveller de Volney a century before. But for others its structure was so seriously flawed as to be resolved only by revolution. The civil war resulted... more...

  • Japan Restoredby Clyde Prestowitz

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World. In 1979, the book Japan as Number One: Lessons for America by Harvard University professor Ezra Vogel caused a sensation in the United States by pointing out that Japan was surpassing America as world economic leader; the book remains to this day the all-time bestseller... more...

  • Manabeshima Island Japanby Florent Chavouet

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    More than just a Japan travel guide, Manabeshima Island Japan paints a colorful and entertaining picture of a particular place and time in Japan. Japan is made up of thousands of sacred islands, artificial islands, industrial islands, resort islands, wild islands and exploding islands?but artist Florent Chavouet had only ever visited two of them.... more...

  • Japan's Asia Policyby Wolf Mendl

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    This volume provides a timely and expert analysis of Japan's Asia policy as the country continues to address the future through trying to cope with the burden of a chequered past. Dr Mendl locates his expostion of Japan's policy towards both North-East and South-East Asia in a full historical and cultural context and importantly takes due account of... more...

  • A History of Japanby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 35.00

    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...