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  • Contentious Integrationby Chien-peng Chung

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book studies the relationship between the People's Republic of China and Japan as the basis of the construction and maintenance of economic and security arrangements in the Asia-Pacific. It explains how these arrangements have been challenged by the occasionally testy ties between these two major Asian powers and explores their dynamic interactions... more...

  • No Surrender in Burmaby Fred C. Goode

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the extraordinary true story of a British Commando in Burma who, cut off behind enemy lines, walked 2,000 miles towards India and freedom in 1942, but was betrayed to the invading Japanese only 20 miles short of his destination, tortured by the infamous Kempeitai and finally incarcerated as a POW in Rangoon's notorious Central Jail for... more...

  • Japan: The Basicsby Christopher P. Hood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Japan: The Basics , is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: ? How do we go about studying Japan? ? What are the connections between... more...

  • Guests of the Emperorby Linda Goetz Holmes

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In World War II, over 36,000 American men, mostly military but some civilian, were thrown into Japanese POW camps and forced to labor for companies working for Japan s war effort. At Japan s largest fixed military prison camp, Mitsubishi s huge factory complex at Mukden, Manchuria, more than 2,000 American prisoners where subjected to cold, starvation,... more...

  • The Power to Competeby Hiroshi Mikitani; Ryoichi Mikitani

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.00

    Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings... more...

  • The Kojikiby Gustav Heldt

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan?s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan?s islands, reflecting the origins of Japanese civilization and future Shinto practice. The Kojiki provides insight into the lifestyle, religious beliefs, politics,... more...

  • A History of Japanby Conrad Totman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations,... more...

  • The Heart of Japan: Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sunby Brownell Clarence Ludlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ?Land of the Rising Sun?. Their intention through these anecdotes ? some humorous and charming, others tragic and thought-provoking ? was to offer glimpses... more...

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Japan?s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan?s sense of national identity, in... more...

  • Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroomby Brian J. McVeigh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, Brian McVeigh lays out practical and understandable research approaches in a systematic fashion to demonstrate how,... more...