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[Library] Newly Arrived Books (March 2015)


The newly arrived books in the library are now on display.

A list of books received in the past 40 days (continuously updated)


Recommended materials by the library staff from newly arrived books:

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1. Sacred high city, sacred low city: a tale of religious sites in two Tokyo neighborhoods / Steven Heine
Oxford University Press, 2012
[294.32||Hs]

The author uses case studies of religious sites at two representative but contrasting Tokyo neighborhoods in order to examine a variety of issues regarding how contemporary Japanese society regards the role of traditional religion.

Publisher description:
http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/
acprof:oso/9780195386202.001.0001/acprof-9780195386202


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2. Rise of a Japanese Chinatown: Yokohama, 1894-1972 / Eric C. Han
Harvard University Asia Center, Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2014
[325.52||He]

The book is about the history of the community of Chinese immigrants in Japan, focusing on the Yokohama Chinatown, especially the period from the start of the Sino-Japanese War in 1894 to the normalization of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations in 1972.

Publisher description:
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674491984


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3. Japanese women and the transnational feminist movement before World War II / Taeko Shibahara
Temple University Press, 2014
[396||St]

This book traces the development of feminist consciousness in Japan from 1871 to 1941. The author uncovers some fascinating histories as she examines how middle-class women navigated between domestic and international influences to form ideologies and strategies for reform.

Publisher description:
http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/2276_reg.html


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4. International education policy in Japan in an age of globalisation and risk / Robert W. Aspinall
Global Oriental, 2013
[420.7||Ar]

People visiting Japan for the first time are startled by one of the great mysteries of Japan – why the level of spoken English is so low. This book tries to clear up that mystery. The author has investigated policy for, and the practices of, English-language education in Japan in long-standing research, and discusses it based on the two concepts of “globalisation” and “risk.”

Publisher description:
http://www.brill.com/international-education-policy-japan-age-globalisation-and-risk