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Western Journalists on Japan, China and Greater East Asia, 1897-1956, planned as a collection in four series of 10-volume sets, offers a significant primary source of journalistic memoir and journalism relating to East Asia, Japan's brief empire in South-East Asia, civil war and communist unification in China and the Cold War in East Asia over a period of six decades. With a Foreword by Waseda University’s Tsuchiya Reiko and a General Introduction by Series Editor Peter O’Connor, each Series contextualises dispatches to Western newspapers and highlights on-the-spot reports and memoirs from Anglophone Western and Asian journalists based in East and South-East Asia and writing for locally-published English-language newspapers. Series 2: Pioneering Women Journalists, 1919-1949 comprises 16 full-length volumes (c.4100 pages), opening with Ellen La Motte’s Peking Dust (1919) and concluding with Anna Louise Strong’s The Chinese Conquer China (1949).
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National Police Reserve

The Origin of Japan’s Self Defense Forces

Thomas French

Based upon years of research undertaken in the US Occupation archives, this book provides a history of Japan’s National Police Reserve (NPR), the precursor of today’s Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF). It is the first ever comprehensive and exclusively focused history of the force in any language. The book examines the domestic and international origins of the force, the American constabulary model upon which it was based, the NPR's character and operation, and its evolution into the GSDF. This volume provides numerous insights and fresh perspectives on the character of the NPR, the origins of the SDF, the US Occupation of Japan and Cold War era US-Japan relations.
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Everyday Life in Joseon-Era Korea

Economy and Society

The Organization of Korean Historians

Winner of the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award

Everyday Life in Joseon-Era Korea shows how the momentous changes of the time transformed the lives of the common people. In twenty-three concise chapters, the book covers topics ranging from agriculture, commerce, and mining to education, marriage, and food culture. It examines how both the spread of Neo-Confucianism in the early Joseon period and its decline from the seventeenth century impacted economic and social life.

The book also demonstrates that much of what is thought of as ancient Korean tradition actually developed in the Joseon period. Chapters in this book discuss how customs such as ancestor worship, the use of genealogies, and foods such as kimchi all originated or became widespread in this era.

Contributors: Kim Kuentae, Yeom Jeong Sup, Kim Sung Woo, Lee Hun-Chang, Lee Uk, Yoo Pil Jo, Kim Kyung-ran, Kim Eui-Hwan, Oh Soo-chang, Ko Dong-Hwan, Kwon Nae-Hyun, Lee Hae Jun, Jung Jin Young, Kwon Ki-jung, Han Sang Kwon, Kwon Soon-Hyung, Jang Dong-Pyo, Seo-Tae-Won, Sim Jae-woo, Chung Yeon-sik, O Jong-rok, Hong Soon Min. This volume was co-translated by Edward Park and Michael D. Shin.

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Hae Jun Lee

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Dong-Hwan Ko

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Jeong Sup Yeom

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Jong-rok O

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Sung Woo Kim

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Soo-chang Oh