New Releases

Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun


An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2 

 

Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)


The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.

Kanji Box


Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!

Womansword


Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.


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