[Library] Newly Arrived Books (February 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. Pioneers of Sino-Japanese relations: Liao and Takasaki / Mayumi Itoh
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

The Memorandum Concerning Sino-Japanese Long-Term Comprehensive Trade, signed between Japan and China in 1962, is also called the LT Trade Agreement, after the initials of the Japanese representative Tatsunosuke Takasaki (former Minister of International Trade and Industry) and the Chinese representative Liao Chengzhi (later president of the China-Japan Friendship Association). This book covers the biography of these two people, and changes in the postwar Japan-China relationship up to the signing of the agreement.

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2. Superhuman Japan: knowledge, nation and culture in US-Japan relations / Marie Thorsten
(Routledge Contemporary Japan Series; 40)
Routledge, 2012

Focusing on cultural aspects of economic nationalism and US-Japan relations during the trade war, the author uses examples from public discourse, film, documentaries, novels, acts of racism and comparison of international education assessments to examine the way in which Japan has been constituted in a global political gaze as an economic hegemon.

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3. Capital in the twenty-first century / Thomas Piketty; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014

A English translation of Le capital au XXIe siècle (Éditions du Seuil, 2013).

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