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- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99
A classic of Japanese history, this book is still the preeminent work on the history of Japan. Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture... more...
- 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...
- 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...
The Diary of Charles Holme's 1889 Visit to Japan and North America with Mrs Lasenby Liberty's Japan: A Photographic RecordBRILL 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...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 19.00
World Film Locations: Tokyo gives readers a kaleidoscopic view of one of the world?s most complex and exciting cities through the lens of world cinema. 50 scenes from classic and contemporary films explore how motion pictures have shaped the role of Tokyo in our collective consciousness, as well as how these cinematic moments reveal aspects of the... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99
This book is about the perception of Japan in the sixty films set there by gaijin (foreigners) ?outsiders who almost always do not speak or read Japanese. My area of attention is directed to films depicting post World War II Japan and the Japanese, and, in many cases, films showing how foreigners in the same time frame respond to Japan. Why... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 6.99
This casual Japan travel guide contains a wealth of information for the business traveler or tourist For several years author, 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,... more...