History - Japanese


  • 'History Wars' and Reconciliation in Japan and Korea: The Roles of Historians, Artists and Activists

    By Michael Lewis

    Our Price: $129.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137541024
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • 3.11

    By Richard J. Samuels

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801452000
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: April 2013
  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan

    By Cathy Davidson

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525937074
    • Publisher: E.P. DUTTON
    • Published: October 1993
    In 1980 the author traveled to Japan to each English at a leading all-women's university. It was to be the first to four journeys, and the beginning of a deep and abiding fascination. 295p.
  • The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War

    By Rotem Kowner

    Our Price: $34.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810868410
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: September 2009
  • The Abacus and the Sword

    By Peter Duus

    Our Price: $36.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520213616
    • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
    • Published: April 1998
    "This is a major historical work that, in the field of Japanese imperialism, will set a standard for careful and comprehensive analysis. The Abacus and the Sword is the handiwork of a master historian."--Mark R. Peattie, author of Nan'yo: The Rise and Fall of the Japanese in Micronesia, 1885-1945 "This book . . . deserves a wide readership, especially among East Asia history specialists, for it represents difficult and complex scholarship at its best. . . . It is clear from an analysis of his documentation that he put solid study into the Japan-Korea relationship problem, one of the most complex in modern East Asian history--the equivalent perhaps of the English-Irish relationship in Western History. . . . This book is . . . well worth reading, not only for East Asian specialists but for anyone fascinated by the mysteries of history." Hilary Conroy, American Academy of Political Science
  • Academic Nations in China and Japan

    By Margaret Sleeboom

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415864497
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: May 2013
    The descriptions Chinese and Japanese people attribute to themselves and to each other differ vastly and stand in stark contrast to Western perceptions that usually identify a 'similar disposition' between the two nations. Academic Nationals in China and Japan explores human categories, how academics classify themselves and how they divide the world into groups of people.Margaret Sleeboom carefully analyses the role the nation-state plays in Chinese and Japanese academic theory, demonstrating how nation-centric blinkers often force academics to define social, cultural and economic issues as unique to a certain regional grouping. The book shows how this in turn contributes to the consolidating of national identity while identifying the complex and unintended effects of historical processes and the role played by other local, personal and universal identities which are usually discarded.While this book primarily reveals how academic nations are conceptualized through views of nature, culture and science, the author simultaneously identifies comparable problems concerning the relation between social science research and the development of the nation state. This book will appeal not only to Asianists but also to those with research interests in Cultural Studies and Sinology.
  • Adaptations of Western Literature In Meiji Japan

    By J. Scott Miller

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312239954
    • Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
    • Published: December 2001
    During the late 19th century, a number of Western literary texts were translated into Japanese. While some were translated literally, others underwent a process of hon'an , or adaptation. This study analyzes three adapted texts from this period (including a biography of U.S. Grant recasting him as a Japanese warrior). Miller, who teaches at Brigham Young University, is the editor of the Bulletin of the International Comparative Literature Association . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • The Aesthetics of Strangeness

    By W. Puck Brecher

    Our Price: $42.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780824836665
    • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
    • Published: July 2013
  • Agony of Choice

    By David John Lu

    Our Price: $87.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780739104583
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: December 2002
  • All-Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese

    By Bill Logan

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780688025304
    • Publisher: Quill / William Morrow
    • Published: October 1984
  • Alliance Capitalism

    By Michael L. Gerlach

    Our Price: $33.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520208896
    • Publisher: Univ of California Pr on Demand
    • Published: May 1997
    "For anyone interested in Keiretsu (Japan's enterprise groups), Gerlach's Alliance Capitalism is a must-read. He offers insightful and comprehensive analyses of their character, behavior, and recent rapid transformation. His knowledgeable discussion of their roles in Japanese economic performance supplements as well as challenges the increasing number of analyses offered by Japanese and American economists of the many aspects of Keiretsu."--Kozo Yamamura, University of Washington
  • Alternative Narratives in Modern Japanese History

    By M. William Steele

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415560603
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: July 2009
  • Amakudari: The Hidden Fabric of Japan's Economy

    By Richard Colignon

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801440830
    • Publisher: ILR/Cornell University Press
    • Published: May 2003
  • America's Japan: The First Year, 1945- 1946

    By Grant K. Goodman

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823225156
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: 2005
    One of the few non-Japanese Americans trained to read, write, & speak Japanese, Princeton undergraduate Grant Goodman had a privileged position during World War II. As an Army lieutenant, Goodman served in the Philippines at the close of the war & in Tokyo as an intelligence officer on General Douglas MacArthur's staff. Goodman translated thousands of letters, interviews, & other documents by Japanese citizens of all kinds, & came to know, as few Americans could, the 'hearts & minds' of a defeated people as they moved slowly to democracy.
  • The American Merchant Experience in Nineteenth Century Japan

    By Kevin C. Murphy

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415868327
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: May 2013
    American merchants established trading firms in the ports of Yokohama, Kobe and Nagasaki which operated from 1859-1899 until the repeal of the Unequal Treaties. Members of a privileged, semi-colonial community, the merchants formed the largest group of Americans in 19th century Japan. In this first book-length treatment of this group, Kevin Murphy explores their interactions with the Japanese in the treaty port system, how the Japanese leadership manipulated them to its own ends, and how the merchants themselves defined the limitations of American business in Japan through their ambiguous but deep concern with order and opportunity, restraint and dominance, and conservatism and dominance.