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  • Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945by Kenneth Henshall

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    The early history of Japan is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, activities, and events. The Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945 will appeal to both academics and the general public who have an... more...

  • The Syrian Crisisby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press Co., Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Is there justice in a U.S. military intervention into the ongoing Syrian crisis? What is God's perspective on the tragedy that is occurring in Syria? When President Barack Obama requested Congressional approval for military strikes on Syria, the people of the United States were obliged to consider these and other difficult questions, even amid... more...

  • Lust, Commerce, and Corruptionby Mark Teeuwen; Kate Wildman Nakai; Fumiko Miyazaki; Anne Walthall; John Breen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    By 1816, Japan had recovered from famines and political reforms and seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. No one questioned the shogunate, yet, in this same year, an anonymous author wrote one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society Japan had ever seen. Writing as Buyo Inshi, “a retired gentleman of Edo,? this experienced observer... more...

  • Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japanby David Rands

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan addresses the impact of urban environments on the development of Korean communities in Japan. It takes into consideration the historically developed functions of the cities in their regional, national, and international spheres and shows the relevance of those functions... more...

  • Räuberische Chinesen und tückische Japanerby Csaba Oláh

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 58.09

    Die Untersuchung behandelt den Ablauf der offiziellen sino-japanischen Beziehungen in der Ming-Zeit (15.?16. Jh.), wobei der gegenseitigen Diplomatie und dem Handel besondere Berücksichtigung beigemessen werden. Das Werk verfolgt im Wesentlichen zwei Ziele. Erstens wird anhand japanischer Quellen dargestellt, wie die Japaner in dem durch China vorgegebenen... more...

  • Cool Japanby Sumiko Kajiyama

    Museyon Inc 2013; US$ 14.99

    Written by local expert Sumiko Kajiyama, Cool Japan is a three-part travel guide that explores the heart of Japanese culture and must-see places from a uniquely Japanese perspective. First, visit Kyoto, where you will discover 1,000 years of history from the ancient love story the Tale of Genji to the traditional tea ceremony. Then head to Tokyo... more...

  • Japanese Landscapesby Cotton Mather; P.P. Karan; Shigeru Iijima

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    From the busy streets of Tokyo to the secluded shores of Kyushu, from the volcanoes of Hokkaido to the temples of Kyoto, the treasured landscapes of Japan are brought to life in this concise visual guide. Drawing upon years of observation, Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, and Shigeru Iijima explore the complex interaction of culture, time, and space in... more...

  • Japan in Singaporeby Eyal Ben-Ari; John Clammer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Japanese impact on Southeast Asia has been profound, not only in terms of economic presence, but equally in terms of an increasingly visible cultural presence. Food, fashion, TV, film, religion, sport, popular music, ideas about management and social relationships and even local literatures have been profoundly impacted by the flows of cultural... more...

  • The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalismby Caroline Rooney; Rita Sakr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional... 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...