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  • Ground Zero, Nagasakiby Yuichi Seirai; Paul Warham

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Set in contemporary Nagasaki, the six short stories in this collection draw an unflinching portrait of the A-bomb?s horrific, ongoing trauma. Whether they experienced the attack directly or have merely heard about it from survivors, many of the characters in these tales filter their pain and alienation through their Catholic faith, illuminating a... more...

  • The Year Names of China and Japanby P M Suski

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title, exactly as has been the custom in China. During the reign of some of the emperors, as many as six new titles have been adopted. Ambiguities... more...

  • Twenty-Four Eyesby Sakae Tsuboi; Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95

    Twenty-Four Eyes tracks the growth of twelve innocent children from childhood to adulthood through their relationship with a young school teacher. The naiveté of youth and the harsh reality of war-torn Japan clash in this honest coming-of-age story. more...

  • Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India, 1780?1913by Mary Ellis Gibson

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India, 1780?1913: A Critical Anthology makes accessible for the first time the entire range of poems written in English on the subcontinent from their beginnings in 1780 to the watershed moment in 1913 when Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature.Mary Ellis Gibson establishes accurate texts for such well-known... more...

  • The Flower Matby Shugoro Yamamoto; Mihoko Inoue; Eileen B. Hennessy

    Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 14.95

    Set in eighteenth-century Japan, The Flower Mat unravels the story of a young bride born into a traditional family, groomed in the virtues of ideal womanhood, and finally tempered in tragedy brought about by political intrigue. Readers everywhere will find this a solid account of personal development and responsibility in the life of one Japanese... more...

  • Murder Most Modernby Sari Kawana

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    The quintessential international genre, detective fiction often works under the guise of popular entertainment to expose its extensive readership to complex moral questions and timely ethical dilemmas. The first book-length study of Japans detective fiction, Murder Most Modern considers the important role of detective fiction in defining the countrys... more...

  • The Legends of Tonoby Kunio Yanagita

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 44.99

    In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanesefolklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita,... more...

  • Contemporary Issues Shaping China’s Civil Aviation Policyby Alan Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    This book explores the political, economic and strategic issues raised by the inevitable tension between the domestic and international aspects of Beijing's current civil aviation strategy. It also seeks to identify some of the problems that face the industry as a key sector in the larger context of macroeconomic reform and the further pressures... more...

  • Liberalizing, Feminizing and Popularizing Health Communications in Asiaby Liew Kai Khiun

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    With specific examples drawn from popular media, this volume examines the extent to which these developments have given the broader public both greater access to information and choices. Multidisciplinary in scope and truly international in focus, it relates the everyday of health communications to more macro social trends on the Asian continent and... more...

  • AIDS Sutraby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    In this groundbreaking anthology, sixteen renowned writers tell the hidden story of the AIDS crisis, illuminating the complex nature of one of the major problems facing the developing world. India is home to almost 3 million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. Discrimination against HIV-affected individuals in hospitals,... more...