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Abe: The Weaving of Mantra: Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse. Paperback

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  • Weaving of Mantra: Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse. Paperback
  • by Ryuichi Abe
  • 620 pages, 5 photos. 1999. The great Buddhist priest Kûkai (774-835) is credited with the introduction and establishment of tantric Buddhism in early ninth-century Japan. Ryûichi Abé examines this important religious figure and his profound influence on Japanese culture.
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Adolphson: The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Japanese History. Paperback

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  • Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Japanese History. Paperback
  • by Mikael S. Adolphson
  • xvi, 212 pages. 2007

Aiko Ikeo: Japanese Economics and Economists since 1945. Hardcover

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  • Japanese Economics and Economists since 1945. Hardcover
  • by Aiko Ikeo, editor
  • 296 pages, 6 figures, numerous tables, indexes. 2000. A study of Japanese economics since 1945, based on statistical data and analysis. Part Two investigates the impact of Japanese economics on policy-making, dissecting the formulation of the famous 'industrial structure policy', and comparing Japanese economics with American and Korean models

Akashi, Yoshimura: New Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore. Paperback

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  • New Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore. Paperback
  • edited by Yoji Akashi; Mako Yoshimura
  • 312 pages. 2009. Based on interviews and materials gathered from archives and libraries throughout the world, this book contains articles by Japanese authors on a wide range of subjects relating to Japan’s wartime occupation of Malaya and Singapore.
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Akinari: Tales of Moonlight and Rain. Paperback

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  • Tales of Moonlight and Rain. Paperback
  • Ueda Akinari. Translated by Anthony Chambers
  • 248 pages, 2006. First published in 1776, the nine gothic tales in this collection are Japan's finest and most celebrated examples of the literature of the occult.

Akutagawa: Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories. pb

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  • Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories.
  • Akutagawa, Ryunosuke.
  • Translated by:Rubin, Jay
  • Pb., 320 pages, 198 x 129 mm.
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Alexander: The Arc of Japan's Economic Development. Paperback

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  • Arc of Japan's Economic Development. Paperback
  • By Arthur Alexander
  • 248 pages. 2007. This core textbook is the definitive overview of the Japanese economy. It charts its history from the period before the Meiji restoration and its astonishing growth throughout the twentieth century before conducting a thorough analysis of the contemporary scene and the implications of the ongoing financial crisis

Allinson: The Columbia Guide to Modern Japanese History. Cloth

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  • Columbia Guide to Modern Japanese History. Cloth
  • Gary D. Allison
  • xiv, 259 pages. 1999. This volume first provides a historical narrative addressing Japanese external relations, domestic political affairs, economic developments, social changes, and the characteristics of Japanese culture and ideas from 1850 on, followed by a compendium of information about the places, people, events, and terms used in the narrative.

Amyx: Japan's Financial Crisis: Institutional Rigidity and Reluctant Change. Paperback

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  • Japan's Financial Crisis: Institutional Rigidity and Reluctant Change, Paperback
  • by Jennifer Ann Amyx
  • 365 pages. 2006

Anderer: Other Worlds: Arishima Takeo and the Bounds of Modern Japanese Fiction. Cloth

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  • Other Worlds: Arishima Takeo and the Bounds of Modern Japanese Fiction. Cloth
  • by Paul Anderer
  • 158 pages, bibliography and index. 1985. Reduced price

Arntzen: The Sarashina Diary : A Woman's Life in Eleventh-century Japan. Hb

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  • The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-century Japan.
  • Arntzen, Sonja; Ito, Moriyuki 2014
  • Paperback, 264 pages, 15 black & white illustrations, 3 maps, 2 recorded music items, 229 x 152 mm.
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Ashcraft: Japanese Tattoos : History * Culture * Design. pb

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  • Japanese Tattoos : History * Culture * Design.
  • ASHCRAFT, BRIAN; Benny, Hori
  • Pb., 160 pages, 350 colour photos, 254 x 191 mm.
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Ashkenazi: Handbook of Japanese Mythology. Paperback

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  • Handbook of Japanese Mythology.
  • Michael Ashkenazi 2008
  • Paperback, 396 pages, 35 halftones, 234 x 154 mm
  • The book reveals the origins of Japan's myths in the very different realms of Buddhism, Shinto, and folklore, and explores related mythologies of the Ainu and Okinawan cultures and recent myths arising from Japan's encounters with modernization. It then offers vivid retellings of the central Shinto and Buddhist myths, plus descriptions of major historical figures, icons, rituals, and events.
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Aston: Shinto : The Ancient Religion of Japan. Paperback

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  • Shinto : The Ancient Religion of Japan.
  • W. G. Aston
  • Pb., 94 pages, black & white illustrations, 216 x 140 mm.
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Barlow: Positions. East Asia Cultures Critique, no. 3-94: Special Issue Modern Sex. Paperback

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  • Positions. East Asia Cultures Critique, no. 3-94: Special Issue: Modern Sex. Paperback
  • Tani E. Barlow, editor
  • 243 pages, illustrated. Published by Duke University. Reduced price

Bary, de: Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 1: From earliest times through the sixteenth century. Second edition. Paperback

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  • Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 1: From earliest times through the sixteenth century. Second edition
  • by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Donald Keene, George Tanabe and Paul Varley. 524 pages. 2002

Bary, de: Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2: Part 1: 1600 - 1868. Second edition. Paperback

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  • Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2: Part 1: 1600 - 1868. Second edition. Paperback
  • edited by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann. xxx, 615 pages. 2006

Bary, de: Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2: Part 2: 1868-2000. Second edition. Paperback

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  • Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2: Part 2: 1868 to 2000. Second edition. Paperback
  • edited by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann
  • xxviii, 635 pages. 2006

Basho: the Complete Haiku. Cloth

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  • Basho: the Complete Haiku.
  • By:Basho, Matsuo; Reichhold, Jane
  • Hardback, 432 pages, 233 x 160 mm.
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Basho: The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches. pb

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  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches.
  • By:Basho, Matsuo; Yuasa, Noboyuki
  • Pb., 176 pages, maps, 198 x 129 mm.
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Beeson: Bush and Asia: America's Evolving Relations with East Asia. Paperback

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  • Bush and Asia: America's Evolving Relations with East Asia. Paperback
  • Edited by Mark Beeson. 288 pages. 2007

Beguin: Buddhist Art. An Historical and Cultural Journey. Hb

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  • Buddhist Art. An Historical and Cultural Journey.
  • Giles Beguin, 2009
  • Hardback, 400 pages, 650 colour ill., 310 x 240 mm. Buddhism and its art is the one truly unifying factor of the entire Asian continent and has become a fundamental part of our shared world heritage. To draw a unique portrait of this art in a single work is a formidable undertaking due to the great plurality of traditions spanning different countries and regions over various epochs. Furthermore, the variability in the state of conservation of Buddhist monuments and their decorations provides additional challenges. A passionate scholar of Buddhist art, Giles Beguin has chosen to organise his work in the form of an historical atlas. Thus together with beautiful photography, plans and reconstructions of the monuments and their magnificent works of art, this book also contains previously unpublished cartography. The author takes the reader on an historical and cultural journey across the vast continent of Asia stretching from India, Sri Lanka and Gandhara to countries such as Thailand, Cambodia and Burma in Southeast Asia up to the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Tibet before arriving at the far eastern civilisations of China, Korean and Japan.
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Benedict: The Chrysanthemum And the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture. Paperback

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  • Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture. Paperback
  • by Ruth Fulton Benedict
  • 324 pages. 2006

Bennett: Kendo : Culture of the Sword. hb

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  • Kendo : Culture of the Sword.
  • Bennett, Alexander C.
  • Hardback, 328 pages, 19 b/w, 6 line drawings, 10 tables, 229 x 152 mm. Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic-aesthetic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and then to the nostalgic patriotism of the Meiji state. Kendo was later influenced in the 1930s and 1940s by ultra nationalist militarists and ultimately by the postwar government, which sought a gentler form of nationalism to rekindle appreciation of traditional culture among Japan's youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of "soft power." Today kendo is becoming increasingly popular internationally. But even as new organizations and clubs form around the world, cultural exclusiveness continues to play a role in kendo's ongoing evolution, as the sport remains closely linked to Japan's sense of collective identity.
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Berry: Japan in Print: Information And Nation in the Early Modern Period. Paperback

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  • Japan in Print: Information And Nation in the Early Modern Period. Paperback
  • by Mary Elizabeth Berry
  • xvii, 325 pages, 34 line illustrations. 2006. Anyone interested in the history of media and communications should read Beth Berry's extraordinary book

Bestor: Tsukiji. The Fish Market at the Center of the World. Paperback 9780520220249

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  • Tsukiji. The Fish Market at the Center of the World.
  • Theodore C. Bestor 2004
  • Paperback, 439 pages, illustrations, 229 x 152 mm
  • Bestor--who has spent a dozen years doing fieldwork at fish markets and fishing ports in Japan, North America, Korea, and Europe--explains the complex social institutions that organize Tsukiji's auctions and the supply lines leading to and from them and illuminates trends of Japan's economic growth, changes in distribution and consumption, and the increasing globalization of the seafood trade. As he brings to life the sights and sounds of the marketplace, he reveals Tsukiji's rich internal culture, its place in Japanese cuisine, and the mercantile traditions that have shaped the marketplace since the early seventeenth century.
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Blake Willis, Murphy-Shigematsu: Transcultural Japan: At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity. Paperback

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  • Transcultural Japan: At the Borderlands of Race, Gender, and Identity. Paperback
  • Editors: David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu. 240 pages. 2009
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Bornoff: Things Japanese : Everyday Objects of Exceptional Beauty and Significance. pb

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  • Things Japanese. Everyday Objects of Exceptional Beauty and Significance.
  • Bornoff, Nicholas
  • Pb. 144 pages, over 200 full-colour photos and ill., 241 x 229 mm.
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Bowring: The Religious Traditions of Japan, 500-1600. Paperback

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  • Religious Traditions of Japan, 500-1600. Paperback
  • by Richard Bowring. xvi, 485 pages. 2008

Breen: Shinto in History : Ways of the Kami. Paperback

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  • Shinto in History. Ways of the Kami.
  • Breen, John; Teeuwen, Mark
  • Pb., 384 pages, bibliography, 234 x 156 mm.
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Breen: Yasukuni, the War Dead and the Struggle for Japan’s Past. Paperback

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  • Yasukuni, the War Dead and the Struggle for Japan’s Past. Paperback
  • edited by John Breen
  • 240 pages. 2010. Located in the heart of Tokyo, Yasukuni is a controversial shrine dedicated to the Japanese war dead. It holds the remains of twelve convicted and two suspected Class A war criminals, and its museum features an account of Japan's involvement in the Second World War that many would describe as revisionist

Brooke: John M. Brooke's Pacific Cruise and Japanese Adventure, 1858-1860. Cloth

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  • John M. Brooke's Pacific Cruise and Japanese Adventure, 1858-1860. Cloth
  • edited by George M. Brooke, Jr.
  • 265 pages, with 10 pages illustrations, notes and index. 1986

Brown: The Politics of Reclusion. Painting and Power in Momoyama Japan. Paperback

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  • Politics of Reclusion. Painting and Power in Momoyama Japan. Paperback
  • Kendall H. Brown
  • 248 pages, 34 illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography and index

Buckley: Japan Today. 3rd edition. Paperback

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  • Japan Today. 3rd edition. Paperback
  • by Roger Buckley
  • xiv, 233 pages. 1999

Burke, Mcdonald: Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific. Paperback

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  • Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific. Paperback
  • edited by Anthony Burke and Matt Mcdonald. 306 pages. 2007

Buruma: A Japanese Mirror. Pb

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  • A Japanese Mirror
  • Ian Buruma
  • Paperback, 256 pages, 198 x 128 mm.
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Buswell: The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Hardback

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  • The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
  • Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S.
  • Hardback, 1304 pages, 2 line illus. 1 table. 6 maps. 254 x 203 mm.
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Cage: National Museum of Modern Art: Japanese Lacquer Art. Cloth

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  • Japanese Lacquer Art. Cloth. ca. 27 x 35 cm
  • edited by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Translated by Richard L. Cage
  • With 246 colour-plates and over 100 colour illustrations of the technical processes,  samples, patterns, etc., Guide and biographies to artists. 1982

Caiger: A History of Japan. pb

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  • A History of Japan.
  • By Caiger, J.G.; Mason, R.H.P.
  • Pb., 400 pages, 178 x 127 mm. Revised edition. In this newly revised edition of their classic work, Mason and Caiger trace the enthralling evolution of modern Japan from its early pre-history through the post-Cold War period to the collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990s. New findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture. Not merely a chronology of wars, imperial successions, and treaties, A History of Japan provides an in-depth analysis of the religion, culture, and arts of the Japanese people from the 6th century B.C. to the present. This contemporary classic, now updated and revised, continues to be an essential text in Japanese studies.
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Calder: Strategic Capitalism. Private Business and Public Purpose in Japanese Industrial Finance. Paperback

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  • Strategic Capitalism. Private Business and Public Purpose in Japanese Industrial Finance. Paperback
  • Kent E. Calder
  • 373 pages, with 16 figures and 15 tables, notes, bibliography and index. 1995

Carter: Householders. The Reizei Family in Japanese History. Hardcover

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  • Householders. The Reizei Family in Japanese History. Hardcover
  • Steven D. Carter
  • 515 pages, 7 charts, 16 halftones. 2007. As direct descendants of the great courtier-poets Fujiwara no Shunzei (1114-1204) and his son Teika (1162-1244), the heirs of the noble Reizei house can claim an unbroken literary lineage that spans over eight hundred years. During all that time, their primary goal has been to sustain the poetic enterprise, or michi (way), of the house and to safeguard its literary assets.

Carter: Literary Patronage in Late Medieval Japan. Paperback

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  • Literary Patronage in Late Medieval Japan. Paperback
  • edited by Steven D. Carter
  • ix, 175 pages, with index. 1993

Chung: Miso Tasty. Everyday, Tasty Recipes with Miso - The Japanese Superfood. Hardcover

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  • Miso Tasty : Everyday, Tasty Recipes with Miso - The Japanese Superfood.
  • Bonnie Chung.
  • Hardback, 144 pages, 70 colour photographs and illustrations, 224 x 189 mm.
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Clulow: The Company and the Shogun : The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan. pb

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  • The Company and the Shogun : The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan.
  • Clulow, Adam
  • Pb., 352 pages, Color Illus.: 9,, Maps: 2, 229 x 152 mm.
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Cobb: Haiku (The British Museum). Hardback

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  • Haiku (The British Museum).
  • David Cobb
  • Hardback, 96 pages, 38 colour illustrations, 184 x 150 mm. This collection is a selection of 60 classic haiku by masters such as Basho, Kyoshi and Shiki, arranged by season and covering all the most popular subjects. The text features an introduction explaining the background to Japanese haiku and a short biographical note about each of the major poets. It should serve as an introduction to the treasures of Japanese poetry and art.
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Coleman: Japanese Science From the Inside. Hardback

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  • Japanese Science From the Inside. Hardback
  • by Samuel Coleman
  • 208 pages. This new (1999) study of Japan's scientists looks firsthand at the career structures and organisational issues that have hampered their advancement. Coleman provides a profound and insightful critique of scientific organizations in Japan. The book is based on extensive fieldwork in a number of bioscience-related laboratories and research institutes. The Publisher Price of this book is GBP135,00

Cornyetz: Dangerous Women, Deadly Words. Phallic Fantasy and Modernity in Three Japanese Writers. Cloth

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  • Dangerous Women, Deadly Words. Phallic Fantasy and Modernity in Three Japanese Writers. Cloth.
  • Nina Cornyetz. 302 pages, index. 1999. A materialist-feminist, psychoanalytic analysis in which Cornyetz looks at the trope of the dangerous woman in the work of Izumi Kyota (1873-1939), Enchi Funiko (1902-86), and Nakagami Kenji (1964-92). She links the spiritually empowered characters with archaisms and magical realms, and to archetypes such as mountain witches, female shamans, and snake-women

Covaci: Kamakura : Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan. Hb

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  • Kamakura. Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan.
  • Ive Covaci
  • Pb., 192 pages, 65 color illus., 299 x 222 mm.
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Cowan: Japanese Patterns to Colour. Paperback

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  • Japanese Patterns to Colour.
  • Cowan, Laura
  • Pb., 32 pages, full colour throughout, 250 x 216 mm.
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Cullen: A History of Japan, 1582-1941: Internal and External Worlds. Paperback

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  • History of Japan, 1582-1941: Internal and External Worlds. Paperback
  • by L.M. Cullen
  • 376 pages, 8 maps. 2003. He shows that Japan before 1854 was on balance a successful society led by rational policymakers. He also shows how when an external threat emerged after 1793 the country became on balance more open rather than more oppressive and that Japan displayed remarkable success in negotiation with the western powers in 1853-68.