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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...

  • Under Foreign Eyesby James King

    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...

  • Enjoy Japanby Walt Sheldon

    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...

  • Sources of Japanese Traditionby Wm. Theodore de Bary; Donald Keene; George Tanabe; Paul Varley

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    A perennial best-seller, Sources of Japanese Tradition has long been a staple in classrooms and libraries, a handy and comprehensive reference for scholars and students, and an engaging introduction for general readers. Now in its long-awaited second edition, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history,... more...

  • Japan's National Identity and Foreign Policyby Alexander Bukh

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first attempt to examine Japan?s relations with Russia from the perspective of national identity; providing a new interpretation of Japan?s perceptions of Russia and foreign policy. Alexander Bukh focuses on the construction of the Japanese self using Russia as the other, examining the history of bilateral relations and comparisons... more...

  • Ryokanby Akihiko Seki; Elizabeth Heilman Brooke

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book features Japanese inns, or ryokan , both old and new-from inns with a history dating back a thousand years to modern inns with the latest facilities that nonetheless capture the spirit of old Japan. Each of the properties has been handpicked by the authors for their strong design aesthetic, commitment to service and purity of their spring... more...

  • Kokoroby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    As a lifelong scholar and observer of Japanese culture, Lafcadio Hearn was deeply familiar with the beliefs, attitudes, worldviews, and habits of the country's populace. In this inspiring book, he distills a lifetime worth of knowledge into a series of tips and suggestions that readers can use to cultivate the tranquility and balance that so many... more...