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  • The Japan--South Korea Identity Clashby Brad Glosserman; Scott Snyder

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Brad Glosserman is the executive director of Pacific Forum CSIS. Previously, he served on the editorial board of The Japan Times. His writing, commentary, and analysis on U.S. foreign policy and developments in Asia appear in publications around the world. Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on US–Korea... more...

  • Between the Eagle and the Sunby Ihab Hassan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island,... more...

  • Last Boat to Yokohamaby Nassrine Azimi; Michel Wasserman

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her father, Leo Sirota, one of the greatest pianists of his generation; her secret work ensuring women?s equality while helping to develop the... more...

  • Japan Journeysby Andreas Marks

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints, Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by... more...

  • Intimate Rivalsby Sheila A. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    No country feels China?s rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship... more...

  • Cool Japan Guideby Abby Denson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen... more...

  • Re-inventing Japan: Nation, Culture, Identityby Tessa Morris-Suzuki

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This text rethinks the contours of Japanese history, culture and nationality. Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary, even monolithic Japan, it offers a different perspective on culture and identity in modern Japan. more...

  • Japan: A Documentary History: Vol 2: The Late Tokugawa Period to the Presentby David J. Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    An updated edition of David Lu's acclaimed "Sources of Japanese History", this two volume book presents in a student-friendly format original Japanese documents from Japan's mythological beginnings through 1995. Covering the full spectrum of political, economic, diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history, this classroom resource offers... more...

  • Japan: A Documentary History: v. 1: The Dawn of History to the Late Eighteenth Centuryby David J. Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    An updated edition of David Lu's acclaimed "Sources of Japanese History", this two volume book presents in a student-friendly format original Japanese documents from Japan's mythological beginnings through 1995. Covering the full spectrum of political, economic, diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history, this classroom resource offers... more...

  • Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Borderby Svetlana Paichadze; Philip A. Seaton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the Second World War, Russia seized control of the island and... more...