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  • Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicityby David Chapman

    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...

  • Japanby Charles F. Gritzner; Douglas A. Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • Japanby Milton W. Meyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 38.99

    This popular and accessible introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative yet concise overview of two thousand years of Japanese history. Now fully updated to the present, this edition also includes an array of photographs and illustrations. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868. The second half traces domestic and... more...

  • Things Japaneseby Basil Hall Chamberlain

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    The guiding work on Japan, Japanese culture, and Japanese objects and institutions more...

  • The Mikado's Empireby William Elliot Griffis

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    In its day the most popular book on the culture and history of then-mysterious Japan. more...

  • Japan-Bashingby Narrelle Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The aim of this book is to examine and analyse the phenomenon of ?Japan-bashing?, from its invention and popularisation in the United States in the late 1970s to the emergence of other national variants, including in Australia and Japan, to its gradual decline in the late 1990s. It is the first major book-length study of ?Japan-bashing from a multinational... more...

  • A Prophetic Peaceby Alick Isaacs

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...

  • House of Many Mansions, Aby Kamal S. Salibi

    I.B.Tauris 1988; US$ 14.95

    Today Lebanon is one of the world's most divided countries. But paradoxically the faction-ridden Lebanese, both Christians and Muslims, have never shown a keener consciousness of common identity. In this outstanding book a famous Lebanese historian examines in the light of modern scholarship the historical myths on which his country's warring communities... 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...

  • Modern Japanby Alexander Prasol

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 23.00

    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...