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  • The Castaway's Warby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    Shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, a young US Navy lieutenant waged a one-man war against the Japanese In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroyer's back, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. While accompanying ships were able to take... more...

  • Japan Risingby Kenneth Pyle

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 26.00

    Japan is on the verge of a sea change. After more than fifty years of national pacifism and isolation including the "lost decade" of the 1990s, Japan is quietly, stealthily awakening. As Japan prepares to become a major player in the strategic struggles of the 21st century, critical questions arise about its motivations. What are the driving forces... more...

  • Operation Broken Reedby Arthur L. Boyd

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    At the height of the Korean War, President Truman launched one of the most important intelligence - gathering operations in history. So valuable were the mission's findings about the North Korean-Soviet-Chinese alliance that it is no stretch to say they prevented World War III. Only one man sworn to secrecy for a half-centurysurvived Operation Broken... more...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 68.00

    Japan Emerging provides a comprehensive survey of Japan from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship and methodology, leading authorities writing specifically for this volume outline and explore the main developments in Japanese life through ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Instead of relying... more...

  • Modern Japanby Mikiso Hane; Louis G. Perez

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00

    Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japan provides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan's early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses... more...

  • Against Harmonyby James Mark Shields

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 104.99

    Against Harmony traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought and practice from the mid-Meiji period (ca. 1885) through the early Showa period (ca. 1935). more...

  • Facing the Rising Sunby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    The surprising alliance between Japan and pro-Tokyo African Americans during World War II    In November 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois a group of African Americans engaged in military drills were eagerly awaiting a Japanese invasion of the U.S.— an invasion that they planned to join. Since the rise of Japan as a superpower less than a century... more...

  • Playing Warby Sabine Frühstück

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    In Playing War , Sabine Frühstück makes a bold proposition: that for over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and to sentimentalize peace. She argues that modern conceptions of war insist on... more...

  • 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$ 53.95

    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...