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  • The Accidental Presidentby A. J. Baime

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 27.10

    During the atomic, earthshaking first 120 days of Harry Truman's unlikely presidency, an unprepared, small-town man had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and a secret weapon of unimaginable power—marking the most dramatic rise to greatness in American history. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 67.95

    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/her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner.... more...

  • Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asiaby J.A. Mangan; Peter Horton; Tianwei Ren; Gwang Ok

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 106.08

    This cutting edge collection presents a political reading of the power of modern sport in Asia. Providing an interdisciplinary study of political and cultural tensions in Asia, past and present, through the key case-study of sport, it illuminates the complex practices and legacies of Japanese imperialism across East and Southeast Asia through the... more...

  • Hidden Horrorsby Yuki Tanaka; John W. Dower

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 37.00

    Now in a significant new edition, this landmark book documents little-known wartime Japanese atrocities during World War II, including cannibalism; the slaughter and starvation of prisoners of war; the rape, enforced prostitution, and murder of noncombatants; and biological warfare experiments. 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...

  • The Way of the Samuraiby Inazo Nitobe

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2017; US$ 4.99

    This classic text by Inazo Nitobe defining the moral code of the warrior class or Samurai has had a huge impact both in the West and in Japan itself. Drawing on Japanese traditions such as Shinto and Buddhism, and citing parallels with Western philosophy and literature, Nitobe's text is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the culture... more...

  • Reinventing the Tripitakaby Jiang Wu; Greg Wilkinson; Guangchang Fang; J. Frederick; Tomoo Kida; II Richard D. McBride; Charles Muller; Kiyonori Nagasaki; Gregory Adam Scott; Masahiro Shimoda; Greg Wilkinson; Christian Wittern; Jiang Wu

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This volume examines the significance of the Chinese Buddhist canon in modern East Asian Buddhism. Exploring how the Chinese Buddhist canon has evolved and how it is currently utilized, each chapter of this book provides new insights and essential information into the Chinese Buddhist canon during the modern and contemporary periods. more...

  • Modern Japanby Elise K. Tipton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 47.95

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments, charting the country’s evolution into a modernized, economic... 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...

  • Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasakiby N.A.J. Taylor; Robert Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume reconsiders the importance of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki from a post-Cold War perspective. It has been argued that during the Cold War era scholarship was limited by the anxiety that authors felt about the possibility of a global thermonuclear war, and the role their scholarship could play in obstructing such an event.... more...