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  • Mitford's Japanby Hugh Cortazzi

    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...

  • Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asiaby Paul Morris; Naoko Shimazu; Edward Vickers

    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...

  • The Life of Ancient Japanby Kurt Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Military History of Japanby John Kuehn

    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...

  • Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Riskby Ra Mason

    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, 1585by Luis Frois SJ; Daniel T. Reff; Richard Danford

    Taylor 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...

  • 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...

  • Japanby Milton W. Meyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 34.99

    This popular and accessible introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative yet concise overview of two thousand years of Japanese history. Now fully updated to the present, this edition also includes an array of photographs and illustrations. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868. The second half traces domestic and... more...

  • Under Foreign Eyesby James King

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    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.... more...

  • Michelin Green Guide Japanby Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle 2012; US$ 14.99

    This eBook version of the Green Guide Japan by Michelin captures the spirit of the country, from the Okinawa archipelago?s sandy beaches to Honshu?s forested slopes. This fully revised and expanded Green Guide Japan presents a country famous for its rich heritage, plentiful hot springs, state-of-art railway network and complex, delicious cuisine.... more...