Distinctive chronicle of Japan's merciless, ugly battle crimes.

Show description

Read or Download The Knights of Bushido : A Short History of Japanese War Crimes PDF

Best Japan books

The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics)

The vintage portrayal of court docket existence in tenth-century Japan Written by way of the courtroom gentlewoman Sei Shonagon, ostensibly for her personal enjoyment, The Pillow e-book bargains a desirable exploration of lifestyles one of the the Aristocracy on the top of the Heian interval, describing the beautiful pleasures of a constrained global within which poetry, love, type, and whim ruled, whereas harsh fact was once saved firmly at a distance.

Britain's Encounter with Meiji Japan, 1868-1912

In the course of the Meiji period, of 1868-1912, British impact in Japan was once greater than that of the other overseas energy. even supposing function types have been sought from Englishmen and Scotsmen, no matter if diplomats, engineers, educators or philosophers, the 1st precedence for the japanese was once to accomplish a move of business and technical talents.

Western Writers in Japan

This ebook relates the reviews of a variety of Western writers who went to Japan as lecturers and academics, masking a interval of over a hundred years. It discusses East-West cultural transformations; Western 'individualism' encountering eastern 'formal' society; and attracts at the author's interviews with some of the writers featured.

The Left in the Shaping of Japanese Democracy (RoutledgeCurzon/Leiden Series on Modern East Asian Politics & History)

Leftist notion and activism stands as a defining strength within the articulation of political tradition and coverage in smooth Japan. working from the outer edge of formal political strength for the main half, the japanese Left has had an influence that extends a ways past its constrained luck on the poll field. The essays that compose this Oxford Festschrift variety over a large set of issues together with the tragic careers of 2 prewar left-wing martyrs (Goto-Jones); Hisashi Asô, the good Socialist apostate (Kersten); the Left’s evasion of constitutional sovereignty (Williams); the increase and fall of Nikkyô-sô (Aspinall); the Left’s impression on privatization and bureaucratic reform (Nakano); the death of parliamentary Socialism (Hyde); the Left’s contemporary include of loose marketplace ideas (Schoppa); serious Japan experiences and American empire considering that ‘9.

Additional info for The Knights of Bushido : A Short History of Japanese War Crimes

Show sample text content

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 15 votes