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The Life of Nobuko: Words, Works and Pictures of an Ordinary but Remarkable Japanese Woman, 1946-2015

The Life of Nobuko Words Works and Pictures of an Ordinary but Remarkable Japanese Woman 1946-2015

Edited and introduced by Kiyonori Kanasaka

ISBN: 978-1-898823-88-9

£35.00

Forthcoming - June 2021

Born into the post-war American Occupation of Japan, Nobuko Kanasaka (née Fujimoto) emerged as a woman of her time, both tempered and inspired by the vicissitudes and challenges of occupation life (up to 1952), followed by the hazards of the early post-occupation growth of the economy, the ‘miracle’ years and finally the ‘post-bubble’ years.  This illustrated volume comprising over 400 photographs and illustrations, tracks both Nobuko’s life experiences from early childhood and celebrates her achievements as an amateur artist, calligrapher and writer.

 

Accessing Technical Education in Modern Japan

Accessing Technical Education in Modern Japan

Erich Pauer [CEEJA], Regine Matthias [CEEJA], Eds

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-912961-25-2

Forthcoming May 2021

This collection of fourteen key papers deriving from CEEJA’s second international conference exploring the Japanese history of technology, concentrates on the routes to acquiring and transmitting technical knowledge in Japan’s modern era – from the very earliest endeavours in establishing opportunities for acquiring a technical education to the translation of foreign textbooks and manuals.

Published in two volumes and thematically structured in three Parts, this wide-ranging work both complements and expands on the subject-matter contained in the first volume entitled Technical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan (2020).

 

A Handbook of Place Names in Japan: Their History and Significance

A Handbook of Place Names in Japan Their History and Significance

John C Maher

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-912961-23-8

Forthcoming May 2021

This is a comprehensive guide to place-names in Japan. It lists the names in English and Japanese, their literal translation in English, as
well as the folk-etymologies of all Japan’s cities and many towns. It is the first detailed description of place-names in Japan in any world language other than Japanese. Approximately 5000 place-names are arranged alphabetically covering historic and tourist-site towns, and important rivers and mountains. Entries are arranged alphabetically by prefecture following the 47 prefectures todōfuken 都道府県.

 

British Extraterritoriality in Korea, 1884 – 1910: A comparison with Japan

British Extraterritoriality in Korea 1884  1910 A comparison with Japan

Christopher Roberts

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-912961-27-6

Forthcoming May 2021

Filling an important gap in extraterritoriality studies and in the history of Anglo-Korean relations, this benchmark study examines Britain’s exercise of extraterritorial rights in Korea from 1884 until Korea’s formal annexation by Japan in 1910. It shows how the treaty provisions—which provided for Britain’s ideal extra-territorial regime—were influenced by Britain’s considerably greater experience in Japan beginning in 1859. The caseload proved miniscule in the absence of any large British commercial or maritime presence. Nevertheless, it provides an insight into extra-territoriality’s operation outside major commercial centres and ports. Britain’s protection of Chinese interests in Korea in the aftermath of the Sino-Japanese War, 1894–1895 is also covered.

 

Korea 1905–1945: From Japanese Colonialism to Liberation and Independence

Korea 19051945 From Japanese Colonialism to Liberation and Independence

Ku Daeyeol

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-912961-21-4

Forthcoming April 2021

This important new study by one of Korea’s leading historians focuses on the international relations of colonial Korea – from the Japanese rule of the peninsula and its foreign relations (1905–1945) to the ultimate liberation of the country at the end of the Second World War. In addition, it fills a significant gap – the ‘blank space’ – in Korean diplomatic history. Furthermore, it highlights several other fundamental aspects in the history of modern Korea, such as the historical perception of the policy-making process and the attitudes of both China and Britain which influenced US policy regarding Korea at the end of World War II.

 

US-Japan Human Rights Diplomacy Post 1945: Trafficking, Debates, Documents and Outcomes

US-Japan Human Rights Diplomacy Post 1945 Trafficking Debates Documents  and Outcomes

Roger Buckley

ISBN: 978-1-912961-12-2

£75.00

Forthcoming - April 2021

This is a pioneering study of a worsening human rights issue, supported by documentary evidence (Part I) with Part II providing an extensive collection of primary sources, including international covenants, US Trafficking In Persons and Congressional reports, and Japanese government papers.