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  • 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...

  • Tropics of Savageryby Robert Tierney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 57.95

    Tropics of Savagery is an incisive and provocative study of the figures and tropes of "savagery" in Japanese colonial culture. Through a rigorous analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, Robert Thomas Tierney demonstrates how imperial Japan constructed its own identity in relation both to the West and to... more...

  • House of Many Mansions, Aby Kamal S. Salibi

    I.B.Tauris 1988; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • At Home in Japanby Rebecca Otowa

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95

    At Home in Japan tells the true story of a foreign woman who has been, for 30 years, the housewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350-year-old farmhouse in rural Japan. This astonishing book traces a circular path, from the basic physical details of life in the house and village, through relationships with family, neighbors and the natural and supernatural... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japanby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 28.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of key cities and towns. This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness... more...

  • A History of Japanby Richard Mason; John Caiger

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    This is one of the most classic books of Japanese history and 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... more...

  • World Film Locations: Tokyoby Chris MaGee

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    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... more...

  • The Meaning of Internationalizationby Edwin O. Reischauer; Masao Kunihiro

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In The Meaning of Internationalization , Edwin O. Reischauer—former American Ambassador to Japan and one of the world's most acclaimed scholars of Japanese life and culture—delivers a heartfelt message to the Japanese people on the need to look beyond their borders at the changing nature of the world. Reischauer stresses the need to adapt... more...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 49.00

    A comprehensive survey of premodern Japanese history, with original essays by leading authorities on major themes and issues from prehistory to the nineteenth century 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...