Newly Arrived Books (May 2014)

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. Governing global production: resource networks in the Asia-Pacific steel industry / Jeffrey D. Wilson
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

Global steel production networks have been developed by Northeast Asian countries. The author looks at how related countries and firms intend to govern multiregional production in the Asia-Pacific steel industry.

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2. The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums / Sophie Richard
Japan Society Publications, 2014

A guide to Japanese museums, including more than 50 museums. This book acts as a personal guide, introducing readers to some of the most distinctive museums in the country. In-depth information is given about each listed venue, including the story behind their creation.

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3. The Chrysanthème papers: The pink notebook of Madame Chrysanthème and other documents of French Japonisme / translated and with an introduction by Christopher Reed
University of Hawai’i Press, 2010

The first English translation of The Pink Notebook of Madame Chrysanthème by the French painter and illustrator Félix Régamey, who was also one of the pioneers of Japonisme in his country. This pastiche of the popular novel Madame Chrysanthème by French writer Pierre Loti was published by way of criticizing the portrayal of Japan in that novel. The book also includes the original text in French.

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4. Kokugaku in Meiji-period Japan: the modern transformation of ‘national learning’ and the formation of scholarly societies / Michael Wachutka
Global Oriental, 2013

This book offers a new perspective on scholarly networks and the foundations of modern Japan. Utilizing never explored original sources and with a unique focus on the persons involved, the author elucidates how Kokugaku as a cornucopia of traditional knowledge played an important role in raising a new generation of truly national citizens.

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5. An imperial path to modernity: Yoshino Sakuzō and a new liberal order in East Asia, 1905-1937 / Jung-Sun N. Han
Harvard University Asia Center, 2012

Focusing on the ideas and activities of prominent political theorist Yoshino Sakuzō (1878-1933), who embodied Taishō democracy, the book elucidates the then-new governance of the Japanese empire based on transnationalism advocated by prewar Japanese liberalists.

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6. Tumultuous decade: empire, society, and diplomacy in 1930s Japan / edited by Masato Kimura and Tosh Minohara
University of Toronto Press, 2013

The book contains 11 papers analyzing the diplomacy, culture, and society of 1930s Japan, in consideration of the international situation of the time, such as the Great Depression.

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7. Bending adversity: Japan and the art of survival / David Pilling
Penguin Press, 2014

The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami is still fresh in our minds. Japan, however, was previously challenged by various kinds of disasters and back on its feet in each case. The book examines the history of Japan’s overcoming national crises, incorporating the voices of Japanese public figures and ordinary citizens.

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The following newly arrived book includes references about the I-House.

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  • Title: Tokyo no “geniusu roki”
  • Author: Suzuki, Hiroyuki
  • Publisher: Bungei Shunju, 1990