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  • A History of Japanby Kenneth Henshall

    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...

  • The Conscience of Lebanonby Mordechai Nisan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    This work is a combination of an account of Lebanese personality Etienne Sakr with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. more...

  • Above the Cloudsby Takie Sugiyama Lebra

    University of California Press 1993; US$ 12.95

    This latest work from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the first ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. Officially dissolved in 1947, this group of social elites is still generally perceived... more...

  • Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japanby David L. Howell

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    In this pioneering study, David L. Howell looks beneath the surface structures of the Japanese state to reveal the mechanism by which markers of polity, status, and civilization came together over the divide of the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Howell illustrates how a short roster of malleable, explicitly superficial customs?hairstyle, clothing, and... more...

  • Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Japanby Kosaku Yoshino

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 205.00

    Illuminates the debate about Japan's `uniqueness', looking at modern agents of cultural nationalism and going on to test general theories of ethnicity with Japan as a case study. Focuses on the new role of the Japanese business community. more...

  • A Short History of Japanby Curtis Andressen

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a comprehensive, readable history of the land of the Rising Sun, from its ancient origins to its fascinating present. more...

  • Lebanon's Second Republicby Kail C. Ellis

    UPF 2002; US$ 59.95

    ''A fascinating collection of articles that go far to explain the social, political, and economic trials and tribulations of Lebanon today.''--James A. Bill, College of William and Mary The wide range of seemingly intractable political, social, and economic situations affecting Lebanon's struggle to define itself and its future role in the Middle East... more...

  • Translation and Subjectivityby Naoki Sakai; Meaghan Morris

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 69.00

    In analyses of translational transactions and with a focus on the ethnic, cultural, and national identities of modern Japan, Sakai explores the cultural politics inherent in translation. Topics include post-WWII writings on the emperor system, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha?s dictée, and Watsuji Tetsuro?s anthropology. more...

  • Windows on Japanby Bruce Roscoe

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 33.95

    In Windows on Japan, a New Zealander walks across rural Japan and ponders centuries-old perceptions about the country that is still prisoner to an isolationist past. In a deeply insightful commentary, the author surveys cultural, social and political mores, explores the wellspring of racial perception and the problem of the memory of war. Windows on... more...

  • A Companion to Japanese Historyby William M. Tsutsui

    Wiley 2008; US$ 220.95

    A Companion to Japanese History provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan’s history. Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic... more...