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This book will be widely welcomed by more serious Budo practitioners who are concerned more about substance rather than style and will thereby gain valuable insight into the mindset of Japan’s unique warrior culture.
Edited by Hugh Cortazzi
This volume includes six themes: the Japan Society and imperial personalities; politicians and diplomats; naval officers; businessmen; poets, scholars and journalists; and long-term residents in Japan.
Alexander Vovin, University of Hawai'i
This is the first detailed descriptive grammar in English dedicated to the Western Old Japanese, which was spoken in the Kansai region of Japan during the seventh and eighth centuries. The grammar is divided into two volumes, with the first dealing with sources, script, phonology, lexicon and ...
This volume offers a unique insight into the relationship between language and culture of political power in modern China, at a time of crisis and violence – the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1967 to 1969.
Edited by Hugh Cortazzi
Comprehensive coverage of the diplomatic history in Japan of H.M. Representatives and the events that marked their period of office.
Nobuhiro Miyoshi University of Hiroshima
This volume is an updated and expanded version of the author's original biography on Henry Dyer, Dyer no Nippon (1989). The study makes an important new contribution to o-yatoi (‘hired foreigner’) studies of the Meiji period, particularly in the field of education, and helps illuminate existing ...
Edited by Roy Starrs University of Otago
Based on the premise that Japanese cultural nationalism has been and is a major cultural/historical force throughout the Asia Pacific this book has dual focus: Part 1 explores Japanese literature, philosophy, education, politics, diplomacy, music; Part 2 extends Japanese role to Asia Pacific at ...
Edited by Peter O'Connor
The books in this collection highlight the main planks of Japan’s propaganda platform – merits and flaws – in her case in the Meiji period. She needed to make her case to the West and did so in a series of pamphlets written by Japanese and sympathetic Westerners. Co-published with Edition ...
Roald and Patricia Knutsen
This is the first book in English to provide a fully illustrated guide to the use of polearms – ranging from the earliest halberds and spears reaching Japan from the Asian mainland to the sophisticated naginata, nagamaki and various forms of yari used by the Japanese samurai through the medieval ...
Originally published in Japanese, in 1983, shortly after Roggendorf’s death, the English text from which the Japanese translation was made has only recently come to light; it is presented in this volume. Pen-portraits by Edward Seidensticker and also Hugh Cortazzi illuminate the man and his work ...
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