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Renaissance Books are academic publishers offering a new, robust and independent platform for peer-reviewed scholarship on Asia Pacific, in particular East Asian Studies – principally in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We have a strong presence in the United States through our distribution partnership with ISD (Ian Stevens Distribution), our books are published to the highest standards of production and design, and we count amongst our published authors some of the leading names in their fields.


Wars and Rumours of War, 1918-1945

Japan, the West and Asia Pacific:

Selected Contemporary Readings on Crises and Conflict

Series 2: 1937-1945. From Manchuria to Tokyo Bay

6-volume set (Co-published with Eureka Press, Japan)

Roger Buckley (ed.)

(Academic Visitor, St Antony's College, Oxford and former Professor of International History, International Christian University, Tokyo)

Foreword by Akira Iriye

(Charles Warren Professor of American History, Emeritus, Harvard University)

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03 Jan 2019

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Professor Ronald Dore, aged 93, at his home in Grizzana Morandi, Bologna on 14 November 2018.