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Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back
by Janice P Nimura
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"Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall); "beautifully crafted . . . subtle, polished, and poised" (Stacy Schiff).... (read more)

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Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kotoku Shusui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement
Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kotoku Shusui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement
by Robert Thomas Tierney
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and#147;Tierney presents a novel examination of Kotoku Shusui, focusing on his critique of imperialism rather than his evolution toward anarchism. Providing the first English translation of Kotokuand#8217;s seminal pamphlet, Tierney greatly deepens our... (read more)

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History of Japan, 1334-1615
History of Japan, 1334-1615
by George Sansom
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This is a straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization from 1334 to 1615 by the author of Japan: A Short Cultural History. While complete in itself, it is also the first volume of a three-volume work which will be the first large-... (read more)

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Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
by Eri Hotta
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PROLOGUE    What a Difference a Day Makes   In the early-morning hours of a frosty day, December 8, 1941, the Japanese nation woke to astonishing news. It was announced, shortly after seven, that Japan had “entered into a situation... (read more)

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Harvard East Asian Monographs #373: Empires on the Waterfront: Japan's Ports and Power, 1858-1899
Harvard East Asian Monographs #373: Empires on the Waterfront: Japan's Ports and Power, 1858-1899
by Catherine L. Phipps
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Empires on the Waterfront offers a new spatial framework for understanding Japan's extended transition into the modern world of nation-states. This study examines a largely unacknowledged system of "special trading ports" that operated under full... (read more)

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan
by Sei Shonagon
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Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain... (read more)

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History of Japan (2ND 05 Edition)
History of Japan (2ND 05 Edition)
by Conrad Totman
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This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology,... (read more)

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Hiroshima: Three Witnesses
Hiroshima: Three Witnesses
by Richard H. Minear
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"I'll search you out, put my lips to your tender ear, and tell you. . . . I'll tell you the real story--I swear I will."--from Little One by Toge Sankichi Three Japanese authors of note--Hara Tamiki, Ota Yoko, and Toge Sankichi--survived the atomic... (read more)

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Nomonhan: Japan Against Russia, 1939
Nomonhan: Japan Against Russia, 1939
by Alvin D. Coox
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"A masterpiece of narrative, documentation, and analysis." —Alan K. Lathrop ,Military Affairs... (read more)

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History of Japan, 1615-1867
History of Japan, 1615-1867
by George Sansom
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This is the concluding volume of a three-volume work that culminates the life study of the West's most distinguished scholar of Japanese history. A straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization to 1867, the three volumes... (read more)

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Yoshiwara: Geishas, Courtesans, and the Pleasure Quarters of Old Tokyo (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Yoshiwara: Geishas, Courtesans, and the Pleasure Quarters of Old Tokyo (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Stephen Longstreet
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andlt;bandgt;"Lust will not keepandhellip;Something must be done about it."andlt;/bandgt;and#8212;andlt;iandgt;inscription at the entrance to Yoshiwaraandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For over a hundred years the Western world has heard whispers... (read more)

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Chrysanthemum & the Sword Patterns Of
Chrysanthemum & the Sword Patterns Of
by Ruth Benedict
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedicts World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States.... (read more)

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Modern Japan (09 Edition)
Modern Japan (09 Edition)
by Christopher Goto-jones
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Christopher Goto-Jones is Professor of Modern Japan Studies at the University of Leiden.... (read more)

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The Comfort Women
The Comfort Women
by George L. Hicks
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"George Hicks has delivered a work that is worth taking seriously, not only for its data regarding events decades behind us, but also as part of the campaign to uncover the truth about the Japanese army's actions." Leonard... (read more)

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Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World (13 Edition)
Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World (13 Edition)
by John W. Dower
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Historian John W. Dowers celebrated investigations into modern Japanese history, World War II, and U.S.–Japanese relations have earned him critical accolades and numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the... (read more)

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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Lafcadio Hearn
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andlt;bandgt;This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of... (read more)

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The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995
The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995
by Kenneth J Ruoff
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2004 Jiro Osaragi Commentary Prize, Asahi... (read more)

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Harvard East Asian Monographs #376: Real and Imagined: The Peak of Gold in Heian Japan
Harvard East Asian Monographs #376: Real and Imagined: The Peak of Gold in Heian Japan
by Heather Blair
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During the Heian period (794-1185), the sacred mountain Kinpusen, literally the "Peak of Gold," came to cultural prominence as a pilgrimage destination for the most powerful men in Japan--the Fujiwara regents and the retired emperors. Real and Imagined... (read more)

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Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period (Studies of the East Asian Institute)
Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period (Studies of the East Asian Institute)
by Carol Gluck
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"This is, in many ways, the best book on Meiji ideology we are likely to have for some time. It is written in flawless, often luminous prose, magnificently documented, and done with wonderful common sense and sound historical judgment."--Marius B. Jansen,... (read more)

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Japan's Dietary Transition and Its Impacts (Food, Health, and the Environment)
Japan's Dietary Transition and Its Impacts (Food, Health, and the Environment)
by Vaclav Smil
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andlt;Pandgt;In a little more than a century, the Japanese diet has undergone a dramatic transformation. In 1900, a plant-based, near-subsistence diet was prevalent, with virtually no consumption of animal protein. By the beginning of the twenty-first... (read more)

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