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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    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...

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

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella Lucy Bird

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    In 1878, a decade after Japan was launched into the world of modern nations by the Meiji restoration of 1868, Isabella Lucy Bird set off alone to explore the interior. Ninety years ago Japan was still a mysterious country to Westerners. Miss Bird must have presented a fearsome sight to Japanese villagers when she came into view clad in American mountain... 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...

  • Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuryby Etsuko Hae-Jin Kang

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 165.00

    During the premodern period, Japan had significant political, economic and cultural relations with Korea. This book purports that this period, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, was the formative stage of the East Asian diplomacy and ideology which laid the foundations for foreign relations between these two countries in the modern period.... more...

  • Lebanonby William Harris

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99

    In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh... more...