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  • Above the Cloudsby Takie Sugiyama Lebra

    University of California Press 1993; US$ 12.95

    This latest work from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the first ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. Officially dissolved in 1947, this group of social elites is still generally perceived... more...

  • Adams The Pilotby William Corr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    Previous biographies of the so-called First Englishman in Japan - most notably P.G. Rogers and Richard Baker ("The Needlewatchers") earlier this century - did not have access to the more recent research of scholars such as Derek Masarella, Anthony Farrington, Michael Cooper and Charles Boxer. This study offers an authoritative biography, as well as... more...

  • The Affair of the Madre de Deusby C R Boxer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 95.00

    The fact that the Portuguese opened up the Far East to European maritime enterprise is well known, but the prosperity to which their trade attained in that region is less so, as historians have tended to dwell on the English or Dutch activities. The period of Luso-Japanese trade is therefore of interest in more ways than one, and in particular the... more...

  • American Geishaby Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • At Home in Japanby Rebecca Otowa

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95

    "This portrait of Japanese country life reminds us that at its core, a happy and healthy life is based on the bonds of food, family, tradition, community, and the richness of nature" ?John Einarsen, Founding Editor and Art Director of Kyoto Journal What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, to become part of a traditional... more...

  • Basil Hall Chamberlainby Yuzo Ota

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    This first full length critical biography of one of the most significant figures in Japanese Studies in the last hundred years is based on an earlier work published in Japanese (Iwanami Shoten, 1990). Ota sees Chamberlain as a giant of his period, both academically and intellectually. His achievements include the first publication of a translation... more...

  • Beautiful Japanby Leza Lowitz; Marumi Yasuda

    Tuttle Publishing 1996; US$ 12.95

    Shop along tree-lined streets filled with exclusive boutiques, stroll in ancient temple grounds, strike a business deal on the thirty-second floor of a chrome-and-glass skyscraper, get swept up in the crowds, or sip sake with newfound friends in a bustling neighborhood pub. Tokyo—once a maze of rice-paddies and quiet wooded villages called Edo—is... more...

  • Behind The Japanese Maskby Cruigie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Beware of Small Statesby David Hirst

    Nation Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    A definitive history of Lebanon, from one of the region?s most celebrated and controversial journalists more...