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  • The Hatoyama Dynastyby Mayumi Itoh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 115.00

    This is a multi-generational political history of the Hatoyamas, a family that has participated at the highest levels of Japan's parliamentary government from its inception in the late 1800s. The Hatoyama family is one of the most prominent political families in modern Japanese government. It has produced six members of the Diet, Japan's parliament,... more...

  • Japanese War Orphans in Manchuriaby Mayumi Itoh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Japanese war orphans in Manchuria are the forgotten victims of the Asia-Pacific War and Sino-Japanese relations, and this is an integral part of the Japanese government's 'postwar settlement' issues concerning its war responsibility and compensation. more...

  • Japanese Wartime Zoo Policyby Mayumi Itoh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    An examination of Japanese wartime zoo policy during World War II, this book looks at why the Home Ministry destroyed more than 300 showpiece animals throughout Japan well before American air strikes were anticipated, with international comparisons of the effects of the war on zoos in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. A study of the effects... more...

  • The Origin of Ping-Pong Diplomacyby Mayumi Itoh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Why and how did Japan Table Tennis Association President Goto Koji invite China to participate in the World Table Tennis Championships in Nagoya, Japan, in 1971? Against strong opposition at home and abroad, Goto Koji created a stage for Premier Zhou Enlai to launch ping-pong diplomacy, which changed world history forever by opening China's "bamboo... more...

  • Pioneers of Sino-Japanese Relationsby Mayumi Itoh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the careers of Liao Chengzhi and Takasaki Tatsunosuke, who were not only the architects of Sino-Japanese economic relations, but also pioneers of contemporary Sino-Japanese relations. Their visions and initiatives offer many insights into the current contentious relations among China, Japan, Russia, and the United States. more...

  • The Making of China’s War with Japanby Mayumi Itoh

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 97.84

    This cutting edge study examines the career of Chinese politician and diplomat Zhou Enlai (1898–1976) and assesses his leadership role in the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) strategy against the Japanese invasion of China which established the foundation for post-World War II Sino-Japanese relations. It considers how Zhou dealt with Japanese imperialism... more...

  • The Origins of Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relationsby Mayumi Itoh

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 104.46

    This book presents a comprehensive and in-depth examination of Zhou Enlai's childhood in Japan, where he learned about Marxism. Itoh analyzes primary sources to demonstrate how Zhou's experiences in Japan gave him a profound understanding of Japanese people and society that would become the foundation for contemporary Sino-Japanese relations. more...

  • The Making of China’s Peace with Japanby Mayumi Itoh

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 146.76

    This text provides a comprehensive re-examination of post-World War II Sino-Japanese relations, focusing notably on Chinese premier Zhou Enlai’s foreign policy toward Japan. It juxtaposes Zhou’s stance on issues which confront current bilateral relations — such as the “history issues” and the territorial dispute over the Senkaku (or Diaoyu) Islands... more...

  • The Japanese Culture of Mourning Whalesby Mayumi Itoh

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 92.49

    This book provides an in-depth study of Japanese whaling culture, emphasizing how the Japanese have considered whales and whaling in relation to their understanding of nature and religion. It examines why and how the Japanese have mourned the deaths of whales, treating them as if they were human beings, and assesses the relevance of this culture to... more...

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