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  • 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...

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

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • The Making of Lebanese Foreign Policyby Henrietta Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Seeking to explain Lebanon?s behavior in the international arena during the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, this book offers a critique of both systemic and sub state factors in determining foreign policy decisions. The Making of Lebanese Foreign Policy illustrates how systemic theories are limited in terms of explaining foreign policy decisions... more...

  • Manabeshima Island Japanby Florent Chavouet

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    More than just a Japan travel guide, Manabeshima Island Japan paints a colorful and entertaining picture of a particular place and time in Japan. Japan is made up of thousands of sacred islands, artificial islands, industrial islands, resort islands, wild islands and exploding islands?but artist Florent Chavouet had only ever visited two of them.... more...

  • The Mikado's Empireby William Elliot Griffis

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    In its day the most popular book on the culture and history of then-mysterious Japan. more...

  • A Military History of Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Centuryby John Kuehn

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 75.00

    The legacy of Japanese warfare is steeped in honor, duty, and valor. Yet, some of the more violent episodes in this country's military history have tainted foreign attitudes toward Japan, oftentimes threatening the economic stability of the Pacific region. This book documents Japan's long and stormy history of war and military action, provides a thorough... more...

  • 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...

  • Modern Japanby Alexander Prasol

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 22.00

    The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history and of the norms that have shaped this history. This book not only reveals the mentality and national character of modern Japanese people but... more...

  • Opening the Doorsby Betsy Teresa Brody

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Using qualitative research methods and evidence gathered from interviews, this work explores and highlights contradictions between Japanese immigration and immigrant policies as they relate to ethnic Japanese "returnees." more...

  • Peacekeepers at Warby Timothy Geraghty

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    On October 23, 1983, nearly simultaneous suicide truck bombings killed 241 U.S. peacekeepers in their barracks at the Beirut International Airport (BIA) and 58 French paratroopers at their headquarters two miles north of BIA. In this long-awaited book, the Marine Corps commander of the U.S. Multi-National Peacekeeping Force that was destroyed by terrorists... more...