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The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori

by Mark Ravina

The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now Americans...


A History of Japan: Revised Edition

by Richard Mason & John Caiger

This is one of the most classic books of Japanese history and still the preeminent work on the history of Japan.

Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout...


People Who Eat Darkness

by Richard Lloyd Parry

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in...


The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family

by Elisabeth Bumiller

With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they are alike....


Inventing Japan: 1853-1964

by Ian Buruma

In a single short book as elegant as it is wise, Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan’s history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course...


A Lateral View: Essays on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan

by Donald Richie

A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.


The Neuropsychology of Asian-Americans

by Daryl EM Fujii

This volume is the first comprehensive resource to assist neuropsychologists to provide culturally competent services to Asian-Americans, provide an optimal environment for test administration, interpret tests...


The German People versus Hitler (Responding to Fascism Vol 9)

by Heinrich Fraenkel

First published in 1940, The German People versus Hitler sets out to prove that the identification of 'Germany and the Third Reich, Germanism and Nazism, the German people and the Nazi Party' is a fallacy. It...


Informed by Knowledge

by Kathleen L Mosier & Ute M Fischer

The focus of this book is on how experts adapt to complexity, synthesize and interpret information in context, and transform or "fuse" disparate items of information into coherent knowledge.


Therapy with Young Men

by David A Verhaagen

Therapy with Young Men presents a comprehensive model of therapy with young men that addresses concerns of rapport and engagement, increasing motivation for changing problem behaviors, and increasing adaptive...


Language Life in Japan

by Patrick Heinrich & Christian Galan

This book analyses how linguistic diversity in Japan, and indeed recognition of this phenomenon, presents a wide range of sociolinguistic challenges and opportunities in fundamental institutions such as schools,...


The Enchanted Screen

by Jack Zipes

The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of...


Handbook of Education, Training, and Supervision of School Psychologists in School and Community, Volume 1

by Enedina Vazquez & Tony Crespi

Volume I focuses on the professional issues and topics that form the core of the university curriculum for the school psychology specialist degree. It explores contemporary university training programs, the...


Strategic Management

by Allen C Amason

Leadership, adaptability, value creation. These are the skills necessary for tomorrow's managers. This book is designed to help students think critically and understand fully how to strategically manage their...


Teacher Preparation for Bilingual Student Populations

by Belinda Bustos Flores & Rosa Hernandez Sheets

This critical examination of policies and practices in bilingual and ESL teacher preparation focuses on understanding the structural, substantive, and contextual elements of preparation programs and provides...


Integrated Children's Centres

by Carole Beaty

Integrated Children's Centres looks at the way in which the Children's Centre development has built upon research and experience of initiatives such as the HeadStart programme in America and the SureStart programme....


Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

by Natsuko Akagawa

Japan's heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the...


Emergence of Modern Japan, The: An Introductory History Since 1853

by Janet Hunter

The main emphasis of this book is upon political, social and economic developments, as conditioned by Japan's interaction with the outside world, the advance of industrialisation and the emergence of the Japanese...


War and Conscience in Japan

by Nambara Shigeru

One of Japan's most important intellectuals, Nambara Shigeru defended Tokyo Imperial University against its rightist critics and opposed Japan's war. His poetic diary (1936–1945), published only after the...


Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature

by Tison Pugh

Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature examines distinguished classics of children's literature both old and new-including L. Frank Baum's Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little...