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Cecil H. Uyehara
Susan C. Townsend
This biography draws upon a range of autobiographical sources and new methods of narrative interpretation in order to discover what lies behind the ideas and motivations of Miki Kiyoshi, one of the best-known and most controversial Japanese philosphers of the 1920s and 30s.
This book analyses the reception and eventual deification of the seventh-century poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro. The result is a new perspective on a major literary figure through his placement within the broader context of Japanese poetic culture.
Shigeru Nakayama, University of Tokyo
Shigeru Nakayama has been at the forefront of redirecting conventional East Asian science and technology, arguing that ‘orientation of science’ refers not only to the direction of science but also implies a turning to Eastern science. Recently, he has been arguing for implementation of a ...
The Writings of Peter N. Davies
The author examines the growth and development of Japan’s modern shipping and shipbuilding industries across a wide range of topics, through the pre-war, Pacific War and post-war periods, to the transfer of shipping technology, the role of bulk carriers and world trade and the organization and ...
Mutsumi Hirano, London School of Economics & Political Science
First in-depth study to examine the implications of history education in the context of international relations (interstate and transnational), focusing on Japanese textbooks. The author argues that despite a widespread recognition that our grasp of history has some relevance to our views and ...
Edited by Harumi Kimura, Kyoritsu Women's University. Translated by Haruko Miyazaki, Yuriko Takahashi and Others
This volume comprises 70 essays by private individuals living in Japan (members of a writing club) who have chosen a subject to write about with a view to projecting a genuine insight into the events, issues and aspirations that make them who they are – from life in a condominium to dealing with ...
Alexander Vovin, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
The largest Japanese poetic anthology, thus the most important compendium of Japanese culture of the Asuka and Nara periods, is very much more than a work of literature. The author presents the Man’yoshu preserving as far as possible the flavour, sounds and semantics of the original poems. The ...
Brian Burke-Gaffney, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
Following the opening of Japan’s ports in 1859, Nagasaki rapidly became one of Japan’s leading industrial centres, which included shipbuilding. It has been largely overshadowed by interest in the Meiji settlements of Kobe and Yokohama. Fully illustrated, the value of the work is reinforced by ...
New insights into the controversial lives of Prince and Princess Chichibu - two high-profile members of the Japanese imperial family. Their lives were lived both above and below ‘the clouds’, with the princess a commoner in an arranged marriage and the popular ‘sporting prince’ dogged by ill ...
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