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HIROHITO AND THE MAKING OF MODERN JAPAN

By: Bix, Herbert P.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000045471

ISBN: 0060931302

Condition: Very Good


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 bef ore has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern... View more info

POSTWAR HISTORY EDUCATION IN JAPAN AND THE GERMANYS: GUILTY LESSONS

By: Dierkes, Julian

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Routledge: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000036243

ISBN: 0415553458

Condition: Very Good


How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity afte r World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national tra uma and reconstruction? History education shaped how these nations reconceived their national ident ities. Because the content of history education was controlled by different actors, history education materials framed national identity in very diffe rent ways. In Japan, where the curriculum was controlled by bureaucrats ben t on maintaining their purported neutrality, materials focused on the empir ical building blocks of history (who? where?... View more info

JAPAN, 1850-1985 (MODERN TIMES SOURCEBOOKS)

By: Fewster, Stuart

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Longman: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000008402

ISBN: 0582225345

Condition: Very Good+


This series of modern world history aims to present stimulating new materia l beyond the range of conventional narrative textbooks. Pupils are encourag ed to examine primary and secondary sources and to develop historical skill s. Original source material included comprises written documents, photograp hs, maps and charts, which are accompanied by details placing them in conte xt. Titles reflect GCSE examination requirements and are aimed especially a t those courses where the study of a topic or period in depth is required. A selection of questions about the topic is also included. This book ... View more info

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MOLDING JAPANESE MINDS

By: Garon, Sheldon

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000044928

ISBN: 0691044880

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. How has the Japanese government persuaded its citizens to save substantial portions of their incomes? And to care for the elderly within the family? H ow did the public come to support legalized prostitution as in the national interest? What roles have women's groups played in Japan's "economic mirac le"? What actually unites the Japanese to achieve so many economic and soci al goals that have eluded other polities? Here Sheldon Garon helps us... View more info

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THE MONEYLENDERS OF LATE MEDIEVAL KYOTO

By: Gay, Suzanne Marie

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000044603

ISBN: 082482461X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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JAPAN'S MODERN MYTHS: IDEOLOGY IN THE LATE MEIJI PERIOD

By: Gluck, Carol

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000044496

ISBN: 0691008124

Condition: Good


Available for the first time in paperback, this study examines how this ide ology evolved. Carol Gluck argues that the process of formulating and commu nicating new national values was less consistent than is usually supposed. View more info

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HIROSHIMA

By: Hersey, John

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Viking Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000045573

ISBN: 0141041862

Condition: Good


On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dr opped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through th e memoirs of survivors. View more info

FOLK RELIGION IN JAPAN: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (HASKELL LECTURES ON HISTORY OF RELIGIONS)

By: Hori, Ichiro

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1969

Seller ID: RWARE0000036131

ISBN: 0226353338

Condition: Very Good


Ichiro Hori's is the first book in Western literature to portray how Shinto , Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist elements, as well as all manner of archai c magical beliefs and practices, are fused on the folk level. (HARDCOVER EDITION NO DJ) Folk religion, transmitted by the common people from generation to generation, has greatly conditioned the political, economic, and cultural development of Japan and continues to satisfy the emotional and religious needs of the people. Hori examines the organic relationship between the Japanese social structure-the family kinship system, village and communi... View more info

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JAPANESE HOMES AND LIFESTYLES: AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

By: Inaba, Kazuya

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Kodansha USA Inc: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000045810

ISBN: 477002391X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The story of a people is largely the story of where they live and how they live--that is, of their homes and lifestyles. Japanese Homes and Lifestyles : An Illustrated Journey through History presents just that story for the J apanese people--from prehistoric times to the modern day. Beginning with ca ves and moving on to pit dwellings, then to thatched and tiled houses, the story continues with capital cities, aristocratic mansions, townhouses, rur a... View more info

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SO LOVELY A COUNTRY WILL NEVER PERISH: WARTIME DIARIES OF JAPANESE WRITERS

By: Keene, Donald

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000045784

ISBN: 0231151462

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The attack on Pearl Harbor, which precipitated the Greater East Asia War an d its initial triumphs, aroused pride and a host of other emotions among th e Japanese people. Yet the single year in which Japanese forces occupied te rritory from Alaska to Indonesia was followed by three years of terrible de feat. Nevertheless, until the shattering end of the war, many Japanese cont inued to believe in the invincibility of their country. But in the diaries ... View more info

KYOTO SAMURAI STORY

By: Kuwahara, Kayoko

Price: ¥2,400.00

Publisher: Rosedog Pr: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000040548

ISBN: 1434986926

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Samurais must be perseverant and live on frugal food. Clenching to carry on with fortitude is virtuous, and they grow up being taught this way. Samura is strain for the clan and family valiantly and audaciously. Kiyomorrison Taira was once the most glorious man in the country with whom many aristocrats wanted to have a relationship, but he got lost in the dazz ling triumph. Although life is filled with relentless brutality, people do not forget it b... View more info

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THE IDEA OF JAPAN: WESTERN IMAGES, WESTERN MYTHS

By: Littlewood, Ian

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000045786

ISBN: 1566631173

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. A hundred and fifty years ago Japan was a country so remote from the West that it might have existed on another planet. Today its influence touches all of us, yet in the West we know almost as little about it as we did in the days when Henry Adams, visiting Japan, called it "a toy-world." Ian Littlewood's Idea of Japan offers a framework for making sense of a culture that puzzles us. His book is about the Japan we encounter when we turn on the television, open a newspaper, or... View more info

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STUDIES IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF TOKUGAWA JAPAN

By: Maruyama, Masao

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1976

Seller ID: RWARE0000045061

ISBN: 0691075662

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A comprehensive study of changing political thought during the Tokugawa period, the book traces the philosophical roots of Japanese modernization. Professor Maruyama describes the role of Sorai Confucianism and Norinaga Shintoism in breaking the stagnant confines of Chu Hsi Confucianism, the underlying political philosophy of the Tokugawa feudal state. He shows how the new schools of thought created an intellectual climate in which the ideas and pract... View more info

JAPAN: A CONCISE HISTORY

By: Meyer, Milton Walter

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: Littlefield, Adams: 1976

Seller ID: RWARE0000019343

ISBN: 0822603187

Condition: Good


Offers reader an authoritative overview of 2,000 years of Japanese history. View more info

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THROUGH JAPANESE EYES

By: Minear, Richard H.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: APEX Press: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000045895

ISBN: 0938960539

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Through Japanese Eyes shows us Japanese history and society through the eye s of a wide variety of Japanese (and a few non-Japanese) observers -- male and female, young and old, novelists, poets, and journalists. With an empha sis on young people and their educations, this volume interweaves the histo rical and the contemporary, the laudatory and the critical, the domestic an d the foreign. It demolishes all stereotypes of Japan and leaves students w ... View more info

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TOKUGAWA JAPAN / EDITION 1

By: Nakane, Oishi

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: University of Tokyo Press: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000044495

ISBN: 0860084906

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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EDO CULTURE: DAILY LIFE AND DIVERSIONS IN URBAN JAPAN, 1600-1868

By: Nishiyama, Kazuo

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000045067

ISBN: 0824818504

Condition: Good


Nishiyama Matsunosuke is one of the most important historians of Tokugawa ( Edo) popular culture, yet until now his work has never been translated into a Western language. Edo Culture presents a selection of Nishiyama's writin gs that serves not only to provide an excellent introduction to Tokugawa cu ltural history but also to fill many gaps in our knowledge of the daily lif e and diversions of the urban populace of the time. Many essays focus on th e most important theme of Nishiyama's work: the seventeenth to nineteenth c enturies as a time of appropriation and development of Japan's cultur... View more info

BUSHIDO (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (ENGLISH AND JAPANESE EDITION)

By: Nitobe, Inazo

Price: ¥1,700.00

Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000038240

ISBN: 4770024029

Condition: As New


An exposition of the spirit of the samurai and the soul of the Japanese, wr itten by Japanese internationalist, Nitobe Inazo. View more info

THE JAPANESE

By: Reischauer, Edwin O.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle: 1981

Seller ID: RWARE0000043684

ISBN: 4805304359

Condition: Good


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THE CONCEPT OF HELL

By: Umehara, Takeshi

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Shueisha:

Seller ID: RWARE0000044861

ISBN: 4087742202

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info