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  • Miraculous Stories from the Japanese Buddhist Traditionby Kyoko Motomuchi Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is the first collection of Buddhist legends in Japan, and these stories form the repertoire of miraculous events and moral examples that later Buddhist priests used for preaching to the people. As Kyokai describes his own intentions, "By editing these stories of miraculous events I want to pull the people forward by the ears, offer my hand to... more...

  • Chinaby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary is intended for students, teachers and researchers,... more...

  • Politics in Southeast Asiaby William Case

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume provides an introduction to the politics of the five key southeast Asian states - Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines - and is intended as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on this subject. Using a comparative politics and political economy perspective, the author focuses in particular... more...

  • A Dictionary of Japanese Financial Termsby Dominic Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    A comprehensive and easy-to-use dictionary for each item listing its romaji (phonetic English) and kanji spellings and its English equivalent. more...

  • Making Japan Workby J.E. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Japanese Advertising Agencyby Brian Moeran

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    This is the only book of its kind - written by an anthropologist who spent twelve months doing fieldwork in a major Tokyo agency and who has spent the past 30 years studying and living in Japan. By examining the production of advertising, this book turns other semiotics, media and cultural studies theories on their heads. By analysing the social structure... more...

  • Life in a Japanese Women's Collegeby Brian J. McVeigh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    One third of the Japanese female workforce are 'office ladies' and their training takes place in the many women's junior colleges. Office ladies are low-wage, low-status secretaries who have little or no job security. Brian J. McVeigh draws on his experience as a teacher at one such institution to explore the cultural and social processes used to promote... more...

  • The Global Economic Crisis and East Asian Regionalismby Saori Katada

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Regional cooperation in East Asia on various issue areas, such as emergency liquidity mechanisms in finance, the exponential growth of free trade agreements and policy coordination on the environment and public health, developed rapidly after the Asian Financial Crisis. A decade later, the global financial crisis offered a new opportunity for the... more...

  • Japan and Chinaby Matsuda Wataru; Joshua A. Fogel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume ties together the histories of Japan and China for the modern period prior to the 20th century. The chapters look at Chinese and Japanese works which were written in response to events in the other country. None of these works has received any sustained attention in the west. As a result we get a view of how Chinese and Japanese saw each... more...

  • Studies in the Middle Wayby Christmas Humphreys

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Emphasizes the inner life as a constant moving on and the mover as a pilgrim travelling along an ancient Way. This Way to ultimate Reality was called by Gautama the Buddha the Middle Way, the path between the introverted life of contemplation and the extrovert life of action in the world of men. more...