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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Whether you're a newcomer to Japan or an old hand at romance in the Land of the Rising Sun, this guide can be your ticket to after-hours fun. Where to go, what to do, what to say - it's all here. Lover's Guide to Japan gives you instant access to all the (sensual) mysteries of Japan and the Japanese. Once this book shows you what goes on behind... more...
- 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...
- 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...