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Japan and the Wider World: From the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present

by Akira Iriye

Akira Iriye assesses Japan's international relations, from a Japanese perspective, in the century and a half since she ended her self-imposed isolation and resumed her place in the international community. The...


Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

by Tomoko Aoyama, Laura Dales & Romit Dasgupta

The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic...


The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters

by Gustav Heldt

Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan’s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan’s islands,...


The Imperial Japanese Army: The Invincible Years 1941-42

by Bill Yenne

The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving...


The Heart of Japan: Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun: Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the

by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the 'Land of the...


Medical Technology in Japan: The Politics of Regulation

by Christa Altenstetter

Compared to its American and European counterparts, Japan lags in adopting innovative medical devices and making new treatments and procedures available to its patients. Christa Altenstetter examines the...


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...


Hiroshima Nagasaki

by Paul Ham

In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little...


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...


Language, Society and Power

by Annabelle Mooney & Jean Stilwell Peccei

The essential introductory text for students studying language, this book examines the ways in which language functions in a variety of social contexts: how it influences thought and how it varies according...


Knowledge and Identity

by Gabrielle Ivinson & Brian Davies

What in the digital era is knowledge? Who has knowledge and whose knowledge has value? Drawing on aspects of Bernstein's work that have attracted an international following for many years, the international...


An Intellectual History of Wartime Japan

by Shunsuke Tsurumi

When this book was published in Japanese in 1982 it was awarded the prestigious Jiro Osaragi Prize. It is an important contribution to the understanding of the mental and spiritual world of Japan just over two...


Community Policing

by Michael J Palmiotto

This textbook discusses the role of community-oriented policing, including the police image, public expectations, ethics in law enforcement, community wellness, civilian review boards, and what the community...


The Darfur Conflict

by Osman Suliman

Although it is often simplified as an 'ethnic conflict' in popular media, the current crisis in Darfur can only be superficially defined across ethnic lines. This project diverges from previous studies by addressing...


Implementing Sustainability

by Caroline Miller

New Zealand's Resource Management Act was hailed as a radical new approach to planning; the first to attempt to put environmental concerns ahead of social and economic issues. This book examines the lessons...


Foreign Workers and Law Enforcement in Japan

by Wolfgang Herbert

This is a detailed study of the extent to which an increased influx of foreign workers is a threat to law and order in the context of the data-generating process of police statistics and the media coverage of...


Improving Research through User Engagement

by Mark Rickinson & Judy Sebba

User engagement has become a key part of discussions about the nature and purpose of social science research. In this book the authors provide an authoritative overview of working with users at different stages...


Terrorism and the Olympics

by Anthony Richards & Peter Fussey

The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat.