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This is the concluding volume of a three-volume work that culminates the life study of the West's most distinguished scholar of Japanese history. A straightforward narrative of the development of Japanese civilization to 1867, the three volumes constitute the…

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Air-dropping agents deep behind enemy lines in clandestine night missions during the Korean War, commanding secret flights into Tibet in 1960 to support the anticommunist guerilla uprising, participating in plans for the 1962 Bay of Pigs invasion—even…

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"... the best study in English to date for an understanding of Georgian nationalism." -Religious Studies Review "... the standard account of Georgian history in English." -American Historical Review "... tour de force research... fascinating reading." -American…

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Although much has been written about early Chinese and Japanese laborers in Hawai'i, until now no comprehensive work has been published on first-generation Korean immigrants, the ilse. Making extensive use of primary source material from Korea, Japan, the…

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"In a government, military matters are the essential thing," said Japan's "Heavenly Warrior," the Emperor Temmu, in 684. Heavenly Warriors traces in detail the evolutionary development of weaponry, horsemanship, military organization, and tactics from Japan's…

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Soulful, theatrical, intense: Russian talk is notably full of existential musing and dark passion. However, despite the widespread appreciation of Russian talk, no one has analyzed it as a form of cultural performance. As one of the first Western ethnographers to…

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The American experience in Vietnam divided us as a nation and eroded our confidence in both the morality and the effectiveness of our foreign policy. Yet our understanding of this tragic episode remains superficial because, then and now, we have never grasped the…

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Midway through the reign of the Ch'ien-lung emperor, Hungli, in the most prosperous period of China's last imperial dynasty, mass hysteria broke out among the common people. It was feared that sorcerers were roaming the land, clipping off the ends of men's…

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The French Indo-China War of 1946-54 was one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts of the twentieth century. The French had attempted to reinstate their colonial rule over the region after World War II, but by 1953 it was obvious that they were slowly losing the…

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When Lenin asked, "Who will beat whom?" (Kto kogo?), he had no plan to wage revolutionary class war in culture. Many young Communists thought differently, however. Seeking in the name of the proletariat to wrest "cultural hegemony" from the intelligentsia, they…

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“A pioneering political-scientific history. . . . Lucidly composed, meticulously documented, and handsomely presented.”—The Annals “A fascinating and compelling story of the beginnings of the Chinese nuclear weapon…