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Land of Demons: The Proto-Colonization of Ezochi, an Alternate Model of Japanese Expansion
By Jason Wallace
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
Long before Japan was united under the Tokugawa Shogunate, the northern island of Ezo (modern Hokkaido) was invaded, ruled, and pillaged by the Japanese for financial and political gain, marginalizing the native people there. They never officially colonized the island until the late 1800s but for centuries, practiced "proto-colonization."
Võ sĩ đạo, linh hồn của Nhật Bản
By QuangVanBooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,180. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Tháng 3/2011, động đất và song thần đã phá hủy một phần của Nhật Bản, cướp đi sinh mạng của hàng ngàn người dân vô tội. Sống trong thảm họa, sự can đảm, kỷ luật trong tính cách người Nhật vẫn giữ vững không hề thay đổi...
47 Ronin: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Edition
By Cognoscenti Books
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the masterless Samurai pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano.
47 Ronin: Utagawa Kuniyoshi Edition
By Cognoscenti Books
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the brotherhood of 47 masterless Samurai pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano.
100 Beauties: Suzuki Harunobu
By Cognoscenti Books
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Suzuki Harunobu was a celebrated 18th century Japanese ukiyo-e artist who produced thousands of exquisite woodblock prints illustrating aspects of life and society in old Edo - today's Tokyo. His subjects extended from Kabuki actors and courtesans to landscapes, explicit eroticism and street scenes. Yet the subject at which he most excelled was bijin-ga or paintings of beautiful women.
Nongae of Love and Courage
By Evan Mahoney
Series: Saam: Life and Meditations, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,460. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This is a historical narrative of the people and events of the 1592 Japanese Invasion of Korea, known as the Imjin War. Nongae, the Kisaeng girl is a historical figure in Korea known for her tremendous courage because of the sacrifice she made for her country. Saam, the mythical doctor also lived in or around this time. This is their story of Korean love and Korean drama in an extraordinary time
The Pride of Edo: Tobi and the Fire Brigades
By Paul Tierney
You set the price! Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Fires were so common in Edo that they gave birth to a saying: "fires and fights are the flowers of Edo." The men who formed the backbone of Edo's fire brigades were both feared and admired. They were the pre-cursors to the Yakuza, Japan's mafia. An in-depth look at the development of Edo's fire brigades - the first of its kind in English - this book examines their birth and impact on the city.
What is "Comfort Women"?
By Nadeshiko Action USA
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
If you come across a word "comfort women", this is the best reference. During World War II, prostitution was legal. Due to the historical and political oppositions, there is a misconception about so-called "Comfort Women". Comfort women exist even now. And this booklet should help you understand why.
The Legend of the Forty-Seven Ronin: A History of One of the Greatest Samurai Stories of All Time
By BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Revenge. Murder. Honor. These are the ingredients of one of the greatest samurai legends of all time: The Forty-Seven Ronin—the legend of samurai who take revenge on a court official who leaves them leaderless. With a gripping narrative, HistoryCaps takes you back in time for a look at perhaps the greatest samurai tales in the history of Japan. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides
The Teas That Bind
By J. C. Greenway
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,070. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
The Teas That Bind is the first book by Japan-based writer J. C. Greenway. It is a collection of posts which first appeared on the website ten minutes hate, about life in Japan before and since the Great East Japan Eathquake on 11 March 2011. It also includes a selection of contemporary sources and new material regarding fundraising and volunteering in Northern Japan.
Patriotism, Secularism, and State Shintō: D.C. Holtom’s Representations of Japan
By Avery Morrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This academic research explores the ideology of religious studies with respect to early 20th century studies of Japan. Since 1945, “State Shintō” has been defined in academic literature as a state religion. In fact, the Japanese government took concrete steps to separatetheir patriotic ceremonies from religion; it was Christian missionaries who encouraged the opposite view.