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Modern 1868 to 1945


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Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa
Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa
by Yukichi Fukuzawa
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Here is the autobiography of a remarkable man. Yukichi Fukuzawa's life covered 66 years between 1835 and 1901, a period which comprised greater and more extraordinary changes than any other in the history of Japan. In his country's swift transformation... (read more)

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
by Herbert P Bix
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In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Bix offers the first complete look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan though war into the modern world. 16 page photo insert.... (read more)

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Hiroshima in the Morning
Hiroshima in the Morning
by Rahna Rizzuto
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In this National Book Critics Award finalist memoir, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto wrestles with the most personal and epic issues of our time. In June 2001 she travels to Hiroshima to interview survivors of the atomic bomb, while her husband and two young sons... (read more)

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The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan
The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan
by Christopher Benfey
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When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to "Old Japan," with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance... (read more)

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The Emergence of Modern Japan: An Introductory History Since 1853
The Emergence of Modern Japan: An Introductory History Since 1853
by Janet E Hunter
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A history of Japan from 1853 to the 1980s discussing its development through topics such as Japan's relationships with the West, industrial development, religious practice, politics, society and the role of the military.... (read more)

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The Real Tenko: Extraordinary True Stories of Women Prisoners of the Japanese
The Real Tenko: Extraordinary True Stories of Women Prisoners of the Japanese
by Mark Felton
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Writing in a narrative, highly emotional style, Felton (Fudan University, China) describes the fates of female military nurses and civilian women and children from English-speaking countries who were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific region... (read more)

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Japan's Imperial Diplomacy
Japan's Imperial Diplomacy
by Barbara J Brooks
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In November 1937, Ishii Itaro, head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Bureau of Asiatic Affairs, reflected bitterly on the decline of the ministry's influence in China and his own long and debilitating struggle to guide China policy. Ishii was the most... (read more)

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Japanese Miscellany
Japanese Miscellany
by Lafcadio Hearn
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A collection of folklore stories, anecdotes and essays which provides an understanding of Japan and things Japanese.... (read more)

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Civilization and Monsters: Spirits of Modernity in Meiji Japan (Asia-Pacific)
Civilization and Monsters: Spirits of Modernity in Meiji Japan (Asia-Pacific)
by Gerald A Figal
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Monsters, ghosts, the supernatural, the fantastic, the mysterious. These are not usually considered the andldquo;stuffandrdquo; of modernism. More often they are regarded as inconsequential to the study of the modern, or, at best, seen as representative... (read more)

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The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan
The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan
by Christopher Benfey
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-323) and index.... (read more)

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Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
by Peter Pagnamenta
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Sword and Blossom tells the tragic true story of an extraordinary love affair that began when a young Army officer fell in love with a Japanese woman in the early years of the twentieth century. Based on a treasure trove of more than eight hundred... (read more)

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
by Herbert P Bix
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never... (read more)

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The Proletarian Gamble: Korean Workers in Interwar Japan (Asia-Pacific)
The Proletarian Gamble: Korean Workers in Interwar Japan (Asia-Pacific)
by Ken C Kawashima
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Koreans constituted the largest colonial labor force in imperial Japan during the 1920s and 1930s. Caught between the Scylla of agricultural destitution in Korea and the Charybdis of industrial depression in Japan, migrant Korean peasants arrived on... (read more)

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Reflections on the Way to the Gallows: Rebel Women Pre-War J
Reflections on the Way to the Gallows: Rebel Women Pre-War J
by Mikiso Hane
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In this book, for the first time, we can hear the startling, moving voices of adventurous and rebellious Japanese women as they eloquently challenged the social repression of prewar Japan. The extraordinary women whose memoirs, recollections, and essays... (read more)

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Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers
Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers
by Emik Ohnuki Tierney
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and#8220;We tried to live with 120 percent intensity, rather than waiting for death. We read and read, trying to understand why we had to die in our early twenties. We felt the clock ticking away towards our death, every sound of the clock shortening our... (read more)

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Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empires 2,600th Anniversary
Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empires 2,600th Anniversary
by Kenneth J. Ruoff
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Ruoff (history, Portland State U.) examines public ceremony surrounding Japan's commemoration of the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of its empire to analyze the state of Japanese political identity in 1940 at the beginning of the wider war in the... (read more)

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Out of the East
Out of the East
by Lafcadio Hearn
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This collection of wonderful tales features stories of devotion, ancestor worship, courtesy, and kindness. Included are "The Red Bridal", in which the conflict between duty and human feelings leads to tragedy in classical Japanese style, and "With Kyushu... (read more)

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Japan's War
Japan's War
by Edwin Palmer Hoyt
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The many factors that led to Japan's participation in World War II, and the horrifying battles that resulted, come into focus in Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict. The book, which takes into account Japanese and Asian documents and scholarship in... (read more)

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Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
by Peter Pagnamenta
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In 1904, when thirty-four-year-old British Army captain Arthur Hart-Synnot was sent to Japan to learn the language of his country's new ally, romance was the furthest thing from his mind. At least five generations of the Hart family had served in the... (read more)

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Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West
by Lesley Downer
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Sadayakko was Japan's most notorious geisha--and its first international superstar. "Madame Sadayakko" is the true story of this extraordinary woman--muse to writers, artists, and fashion designers. Her adventures lift the veil on the secretive world of... (read more)

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