Asian History

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Japanese Historians and the National Myths, 1600-1945

The Age of the Gods and Emperor Jinmu

UBC Press

This is the first comprehensive study of modern Japanese historians and their relationship to nationalism and how they interpreted ancient myths of their origins.

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Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism

UBC Press

This book offers a concise history of the Sri Lankan Tamil nation, examining its culture and political evolution.

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Scars of War

The Impact of Warfare on Modern China

UBC Press

A forceful look at the long-term social and psychological impact of warfare on modern China’s civilian population.

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Not the Slightest Chance

The Defence of Hong Kong, 1941

UBC Press

This book represents the first attempt to piece together all existing accounts of the December 1941 Battle of Hong Kong and the fighting between the Garrison and the invading Japanese.

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Gutenberg in Shanghai

Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937

UBC Press

Gutenberg in Shanghai demonstrates how Western technology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of a unique form of print capitalism whose influence on Chinese culture was far-reaching and irreversible.

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