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  • Japanese Episodesby Edward H. House

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    First published in Boston in 1881 and rarely available today, Japanese Episodes reveals House as a writer, commentator and observer of things Japanese at his best and was to inspire Lafcadio Hearn in the same pursuit twenty years later. more...

  • Victorian Women Travellers in Meiji Japanby Lorraine Sterry

    BRILL 2009; US$ 97.00

    Complementing other published works about travel by nineteenth-century women writers by locating and creating ?space? for Japan is missing within recent critical discourses on travel writing, it examines narratives of women writers who travelled to Japan from the mid-1850s onwards, and became a highly desirable travel destination thereafter. more...

  • Japanese-Mongolian Relations, 1873-1945by James Boyd

    BRILL 2010; US$ 107.00

    This is the first in-depth examination of Japanese-Mongolian relations from the 19th to the mid-20th century. The study repositions Mongolia in Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese relations. more...

  • The Diary of Charles Holme's 1889 Visit to Japan and North America with Mrs Lasenby Liberty's Japan: A Photographic Recordby Toni Huberman; Sonia Ashmore; Yasuko Suka

    BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00

    Charles Holme?s detailed record of his travels through Japan, including the homeward journey via the west coast of the US and Canada, is published here for the first time, together with all fifty plates from the original limited edition of his companion Emma Liberty?s Japan, A Pictorial Record, with commentaries ? a rare archive. more...

  • Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Cultureby Elisabetta Porcu

    BRILL 2008; US$ 177.00

    Focusing on one of the most influential religious traditions in Japan, Pure Land Buddhism, this book offers a survey of its impact on mainstream forms of art in modern and contemporary Japan more...

  • The Chronicle of Lord Nobunagaby Ota Gyuichi

    BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00

    Shinch-K ki, the work translated here into English under the title The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga, is the most important source on the career of one of the best known figures in all of Japanese historyOda Nobunaga (1534-1582), the first of the Three Heroes who unified Japan after a century of fragmentation and internecine bloodshed. The other two of... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Japanby Simon Richmond; Jan Dodd

    Rough Guides 2011; US$ 28.99

    Perfectly navigate one of the world's most fascinating countries with the award-winning Rough Guide to Japan . This opinionated guide is packed with essential information on everything from the latest and best places to sleep, eat, party and shop to pointers on etiquette and sustainable travel. All the major and many off the beaten track sights are... more...

  • Enjoy Japanby Walt Sheldon

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99

    For several years Walt Sheldon has been helping visitors and foreign residents to understand and appreciate things Japanese through the medium of his popular weekly radio program "Enjoy Japan" over the U.S. Forces' Far East Network. Now, in his latest book, Mr. Sheldon presents his own "personal and highly unofficial guide" to Japan, its people,... more...

  • Gleanings in Buddha-Fieldsby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Lafcadio Hearn's books continue to charm and captivate readers, as the exotic subjects about which he wrote charmed and captivated him. Gleanings In Buddha-Fields presents more Hearn magic as he enters into the spirit of Buddhism as though he were born into it. "I an individual," he writes, "an individual soul! Nay, I am a population—a population... more...

  • Modern Japanby Alexander Prasol

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 38.00

    The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history and of the norms that have shaped this history. This book not only reveals the mentality and national character of modern Japanese people but... more...