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  • Yokohama and the Silk Tradeby Yasuhiro Makimura

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.50

    This study provides a political and economic examination of the impact of the silk trade on nineteenth-century Japan. It analyzes the role of Japan’s eastern interior region and the port of Yokohama and argues that the growth of the silk industry was largely responsible for the integration of Japan into the global economy. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese Historyby Karl F. Friday

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.56

    Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result,... more...

  • Taikoby Eiji Yoshikawa; William Scott Wilson

    Kodansha USA 2012; US$ 20.99

    In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch. Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting... more...

  • Musashiby Eiji Yoshikawa; Charles Terry

    Kodansha USA 2012; US$ 20.99

    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai--without really knowing what it meant--he regains consciousness after the battle to find... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Historyby Sven Saaler; Christopher W. A. Szpilman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.56

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his or her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner.... more...

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of the Environment and Civilizationby Yoshinori Yasuda; Mark J. Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.56

    Multidisciplinary Studies on the Environment and Civilization draws on research from a diverse range of fields across the humanities, social and natural sciences to discover what is needed to develop an affluent, sustainable and resilient world for the twenty-first century and beyond. The contributions throughout this volume build and promote frameworks... more...

  • Sanitized Sexby Robert Kramm

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 70.00

    Sanitized Sex analyzes the development of new forms of regulation concerning prostitution, venereal disease, and intimacy during the American occupation of Japan after the Second World War, focusing on the period between 1945 and 1952. It contributes to the cultural and social history of the occupation of Japan by investigating the intersections... more...

  • Individuality in Early Modern Japanby Peter Nosco

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 51.56

    Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up gets pounded. This volume’s primary goal is to challenge these and a number of other long-standing assumptions regarding Tokugawa (1600-1868) society, and thereby to open a... more...

  • To Stand with the Nations of the Worldby Mark Ravina

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    In 1868, samurai radicals overthrew the last shogun in the name of ancient Japanese ways. Then they took an opposite course, building a modern Japanese state with the help of Western advisors. This book explains the paradox of the Meiji Restoration: revering the ancient past while embracing the foreign and new. more...

  • Tokyoby Barbara E. Thornbury; Evelyn Schulz; Jeffrey Angles; Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt; Mark Pendleton; Evelyn Schulz; Bruce Suttmeier; Barbara E. Thornbury; Angela Yiu; Eve Zimmerman

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This interdisciplinary collection examines Tokyo in the cultural imagination. The contributors analyze how Tokyo has been perceived and experienced through such cultural lenses as novels, poetry, short stories, and films created in Japan since the 1980s. more...