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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
This unique volume comprising writings and memoirs covering the half century since the end of the Pacific War, offers the reader a fascinating and remarkable collection of personal experiences of Japan across a wide spectrum. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95
Reissue in paperback (with new Introduction) of the 1951 classic analysis of the crucial years leading up to the Meiji restoration in which Britain provided Japan with its wealth and power model. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
So-called 'turning points' or 'defining moments' are both the oxygen and grid lines that historians and researchers seek in plotting the path of social and political development of any country. In the case of Japan, the ninth Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies provided a unique opportunity for leading scholars of Japanese history,... more...
- 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, ďa retired gentleman of Edo,? this experienced observer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
As the preface to this new edition points out, Mitford (Algernon Bertram, the first Lord Redesdale) was a gifted writer whose descriptions of Japan, during the critical time of transition from a feudal to a modern state in the late nineteenth century, are a testimony to his narrative skills, accuracy and objective reporting - qualities which are sometimes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative images of the Japanese ?Other? have vied for predominance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
North Korea?s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and international condemnation. In light of the security risk the... more...
The First European Description of Japan, 1585: A critical English-language edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois SJ, with a critical introduction by Daniel T ReffTaylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of the 1585 work, the original of which was discovered... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 75.00
This comprehensive volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history?from 300 AD to present day foreign relations?and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war. more...