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Japanese Culture and Society is a diverse and deeply interesting field of study. This FreeBook is a collection of chapters from key titles from our Japanese Studies range, all written by experts in their field on a variety of topics ranging from cuisine to religion. The chapters here are as varied as the field they cover, and address a range of topic of interest in Japanese Culture and Society.

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    Hardback – 2016-06-13
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    By Seiko Goto, Takahiro Naka

    The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
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    This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics,…

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  • Japanese Tree Burial

    Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death

    By Sébastien Penmellen Boret

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    Hardback – 2014-01-23
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  • Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

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