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  • Japan: Its History and Cultureby Scott W. Morton

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 22.00

    Once a star of postwar industrial production and methods, Japan has encountered serious trouble with market forces in recent years. Social changes and departures from tradition are becoming more common in this conservative country. The revised edition of the popular work, Japan: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, documents and explains these... more...

  • Lebanon's Second Republicby Kail C. Ellis

    UPF 2002; US$ 59.95 US$ 50.96

    ''A fascinating collection of articles that go far to explain the social, political, and economic trials and tribulations of Lebanon today.''--James A. Bill, College of William and Mary The wide range of seemingly intractable political, social, and economic situations affecting Lebanon's struggle to define itself and its future role in the Middle East... more...

  • Japan in the Fascist Eraby E. Bruce Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 105.00

    In contrast to Euro-centric works on comparative fascism that set Japan apart from Germany and Italy, this book emphasizes parallels between Japan and its Axis Allies. Romantic nationalist ideologies attracted a strong following in all three nations as they emerged as modern states in the late 1800s. In both Germany and Japan these were, from the beginning,... more...

  • Japanese Diplomacy in the 1950sby Makoto Iokibe; Caroline Rose; Junko Tomaru; John Weste

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a detailed examination of Japan's diplomatic relations in the 1950s, an important decade in international affairs when new structures and systems emerged, and when Japan established patterns in its international relationships which continue today. It examines the process of Japan's attempts to rehabilitate itself and reintegrate... more...

  • A Companion to Japanese Historyby William M. Tsutsui

    Wiley 2008; US$ 234.95 US$ 211.46

    A Companion to Japanese History provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan’s history. Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted... more...

  • Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945by Eri Hotta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    The focus of this book is on Pan-Asianism as a propeller behind Japan?s expansionist policies from the Manchurian Incident in 1931 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945. more...

  • New Times in Modern Japanby Stefan Tanaka

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    New Times in Modern Japan concerns the transformation of time--the reckoning of time--during Japan's Meiji period, specifically from around 1870 to 1900. Time literally changed as the archipelago synchronized with the Western imperialists' reckoning of time. The solar calendar and clock became standard timekeeping devices, and society adapted to... more...

  • Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japanby Stewart Lone

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ‘nation of samurai’, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of men, women and children. They show that the impression... more...

  • Japan in the Worldby Klaus Schlichtmann

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 47.50

    Accessing previously unpublished archival materials, Japan in the World examines the life and diplomatic work of Shidehara Kijuro (1872-1951), situating Shidehara within the context of twentieth century statecraft and international politics. While it was an age of devastating total wars that took a vast toll of civilian lives, the politics and diplomatic... more...

  • The Emperors of Modern Japanby Ben-Ami Shillony

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Offers a study of the Japanese emperors, and how the personalities, and the periods in which they reign(ed) have shaped Japanese monarchy, and our image of it. This title deals with topics such as the ideology behind the institution, the roles of the emperors and their wives, their visual representation, and their links to Christianity. more...