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  • Miraculous Stories from the Japanese Buddhist Traditionby Kyoko Motomuchi Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is the first collection of Buddhist legends in Japan, and these stories form the repertoire of miraculous events and moral examples that later Buddhist priests used for preaching to the people. As Kyokai describes his own intentions, "By editing these stories of miraculous events I want to pull the people forward by the ears, offer my hand to... more...

  • Tales from the Masnaviby A. J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    The Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273), a massive poem of some 25,000 rhyming couplets, by common consent ranks among the world's greatest masterpieces of religious literature. The material which makes up the Masnavi is divisible into two different categories: theoretical discussion of the principal themes of Sufi mystical life and doctrine,... more...

  • Chinaby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary is intended for students, teachers and researchers,... more...

  • The Argumentative Indianby Amartya Sen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    A Nobel Laureate offers a dazzling new book about his native country India is a country with many distinct traditions, widely divergent customs, vastly different convictions, and a veritable feast of viewpoints. In The Argumentative Indian , Amartya Sen draws on a lifetime study of his country's history and culture to suggest the ways we must understand... more...

  • Politics in Southeast Asiaby William Case

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume provides an introduction to the politics of the five key southeast Asian states - Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines - and is intended as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on this subject. Using a comparative politics and political economy perspective, the author focuses in particular... more...

  • Making Japan Workby J.E. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Japanese Advertising Agencyby Brian Moeran

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    This is the only book of its kind - written by an anthropologist who spent twelve months doing fieldwork in a major Tokyo agency and who has spent the past 30 years studying and living in Japan. By examining the production of advertising, this book turns other semiotics, media and cultural studies theories on their heads. By analysing the social structure... more...

  • A Dictionary of Japanese Financial Termsby Dominic Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    A comprehensive and easy-to-use dictionary for each item listing its romaji (phonetic English) and kanji spellings and its English equivalent. more...

  • Race and Migration in Imperial Japanby Michael Weiner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    A high degree of cultural and racial homogeneity has long been associated with Japan, with its political discourse and with the lexicon of post-war Japanese scholarship. This book examines underlying assumptions. The author provides an analysis of racial discourse in Japan, its articulation and re-articulation over the past century, against the background... more...

  • America Behind The Color Lineby Henry Louis Gates

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 22.57

    Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones. more...