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Publication of Early Photography in Vietnam

Publication of Early Photography in Vietnam

01 May 2020

We are delighted to announce publication of Early Photography in Vietnam – a ground-breaking photographic archive, focused on the century of French rule, by the distinguished archivist, researcher and author Terry Bennett, well known for his photographic histories of China, Japan and Korea. [For full details, see Recently Released; for orders see Distribution]

‘A new publication continues Terry Bennett’s fascination with East Asian Photography…which offers a remarkable pictorial record of photography in Vietnam during the century of French rule…’

The Classic – April 2020

Imperialism in East Asia

Imperialism in East Asia

26 Jun 2019

We are delighted to announce the establishment of an important new Renaissance Books series to be known as Imperialism in East Asia [IEA], edited by Robert Fletcher (Warwick) and Teyhun Ma (Sheffield).



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.

Sir Hugh Cortazzi 1924-2018

Sir Hugh Cortazzi (1924-2018)

16 Aug 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the death (14 August 2018) of Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former British Ambassador to Japan (1980-1984), Chairman of the Japan Society (1985-1995) and author/editor of a considerable number of scholarly works of reference, many published in recent years by Renaissance Books, and almost all in association with the Japan Society. 

Celebrating Bigot

Celebrating Bigot

01 May 2018

We are most grateful to the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, London, for hosting a most successful launch of Georges Bigot and Japan: Satirist, Illustrator and Artist Extraordinaire on 12 April 2018