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  • Japan Journeysby Andreas Marks

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints, Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by... more...

  • Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyoby Mark K. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of Hokkaido. Today, however, a significant proportion of the... more...

  • The Last Samurai - Japanische Geschichtsdarstellung im populären Kinofilmby Daniel Scherrer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 32.81

    Hollywood hat die Geschichte für sich entdeckt. Nach einer Ära der Sandalen- und Piratenfilme in den 60er und 70er Jahren, welche zum Teil ungewollt komisch wirken, präsentiert die Traumfabrik seit dem Erfolg von Ridley Scotts Gladiator im Jahr 2000 in regelmäßigen Abständen Filme, welche historische Stoffe verarbeiten. So entstand mittlerweile für... more...

  • Lebanonby Tom Najem

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    In a time of great political change and unrest in the Middle East, this highly topical text offers a succinct account of the contemporary political environment in Lebanon. Tom Najem provides both a developed understanding of the pre-civil war system and an analysis of how circumstances resulting from the civil war combined with essential pre-war elements... more...

  • Nationalisms of Japanby Brian J. McVeigh

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 47.99

    In this fresh and original analysis, Brian J. McVeigh argues persuasively that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism becomes demystified once 'management' and 'mysticism'?the same processes and practices that operate in other national states?are taken into account. Stripping away Orientalist-inspired misconceptions, the author stresses the... more...

  • Out of the Eastby Lafcadio Hearn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn?s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies. more...

  • The Power to Competeby Hiroshi Mikitani; Ryoichi Mikitani

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.00

    Father and son ? entrepreneur and economist ? search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan ? and the world ? in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective... more...

  • Rethinking Japan Vol 1.by Adriana Boscaro; Franco Gatti; Massimo Raveri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    These papers explore the debate over new directions in Japanese studies. more...

  • Samurai and Ninjaby Anthony Cummins

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very real—and very lethal—medieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo.... more...

  • Social Theory & Japanese Experieby Arnason

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...