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Torbjörn Lodén University of Stockholm
This book provides an outline and an appraisal of Confucianism as a system of ideas and beliefs that evolved during the past 3 millennia and continue to do so. Its roots are traced back to pre-Confucian times, followed by a detaled examination of some 40 Confucian thinkers. It also describes the ...
Edited by Rebecca Empson, University of Cambridge
How do prophets and prophecies influence decision-making processes, concepts of authority and ideas about causality and time? How can we talk about prophets and prophecy in the Mongolian cultural region when prophetic forms and people seem so varied? This book focuses on roles and distributed ...
Largely ignored hitherto by Western scholars, Plutschow’s Edo Period Travel provides the first in-depth study of the subject which is centred on fifteen of the period’s most notable travellers. This important research on how the Japanese discovered their own country and cultural identity has ...
This parallel study of the post-war ‘resurrection’ of two defeated nations provides a striking new and insightful analysis into the nature of Germany and Japan’s recovery – highlighting in particular the shared cultural, linguistic, moral and technological factors that were essential for this ...
Philip Towle University of Cambridge
This study is principally concerned with the military relations between Britain and Japan during the first half of the twentieth century and the ambivalence, misunderstandings and misconceptions that informed their relationship, described by the author as ‘an epic tragedy’.
Olof Lidin University of Copenhagen
In this remarkable and inspirational study, the author takes the view that ki can profitably be compared with European philosophy: in China, the ki thread appears as an original ‘primal ki’ (genki), which is the source of all things and affairs; in Europe, the thinking goes in the opposite ...
Edited by Terry Bennett
The Illustrated London News, launched in 1842, was the world’s first illustrated newspaper and an immediate success. Its first report on Japan, however, was not until eleven years later. Japan and The Illustrated London News provides a ‘one-stop’ access point to the complete record of reported ...
This is the first in-depth study to examine the history, treatment and conditions of more than 2500 Japanese prisoners of war who were captured by British forces on the Burma front and kept in India during the period 1942-46.
Andrew Cobbing and Itami Masatarō
Through a detailed reconstruction of Kawada’s life and career, this book provides a remarkable case study of a single life impacting on developments in the Meiji period. The biography also takes us through different epochs. Not least, it contains the rare account of an East-West love story which ...
Brij Tankha University of Delhi
This study of Kita Ikki, one of Japan’s influential pre-war idealogues, focuses on the twin poles of nationalism and socialism that inform his three principal works, located always in the context of the dominance of Western imperialism at that time. The second half of the book contains the first ...
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