E-Books

Naikan


A unique blend of the spiritual and psychological to help you examine your life, renew your relationships, and reshape your future.

Native American in the Land of the Shogun


The true story of a half-Chinook, half-Scot adventurer who entered feudal Japan in 1848 and helped pave the way for its modernization.

One Hot Summer in Kyoto


The tale of English teacher Peter Meadowes, who flees to Kyoto for a summer vacation and finds himself lusting after every woman he sees...

Persona


A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide.

Pop Goes Korea (Out of Print)


The story of South Korea's pop-cultural revolution is a tale of rapid growth, wild personalities, and uncanny success.

Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe


The unlikely history of early cross-cultural encounters between the West and Japan, featuring acrobats, jugglers, and a colorful American impresario.

Sacred Sanskrit Words


A simple guide to over 160 key spiritual concepts behind yoga and other branches of Eastern wisdom.

Shinto Meditations for Revering the Earth


The first book in English to apply ancient Japanese Shinto traditions to daily spiritual fulfillment.

Speak and Read Chinese


A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.

Speak and Read Japanese


A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook!

Still Life and Other Stories


A stunning tapestry of everyday life.

Tantra of the Tachikawa Ryu (Out of Print)


"Enlightenment can only be realized through sexual union, the supreme Buddha activity."

Tenryu-ji


A beloved Japanese Zen temple, viewed through its monks, gardens, prayers, and art.

The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom (Out of Print)


Hang on for a wild journey through the political and spiritual adventures of the baby-boom generation

The Broken Bridge (Out of Print)


Absorbing fiction from Outsiders in a land that does not absorb foreigners easily.

The Dorama Encyclopedia (Out of Print)


An encyclopedic survey with a sense of humor.

The Haiku Apprentice


Discover the beauty of haiku in this poetic memoir of life abroad.

The Haiku Seasons (Out of Print)


An inspired introduction to the world of haiku and its seasonal charms.

The Ideals of the East


An exploration of the roots of beauty in Japanese aesthetics.

The Inland Sea


The complete version of the travel writing classic with photography by Yoichi Midorikawa.
 

The Japan Journals (Out of Print)


After half a century in Japan: the intimate journals of the great film scholar and cultural observer.

The Japanese Art of Sex (Out of Print)


Memoirs of a Geisha meets Sex and the City in this stimulating guide to intimacy.

The Little Exile


An American girl of Japanese ancestry is exiled in her own country after Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.


 

 

 

The Making of Modern China (vol. 4)


The fourth volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's move to modernization!

The Silver Spoon


Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence.

Understanding China Through Comics


Who founded China? Who are the Chinese people? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? The Understanding China Through Comics series answers these questions and more.

Things Japanese


An erudite voyage through the details and customs of Japanese life.

Travels in the East (Out of Print)


Aventures and contemplations throughout the world by a master storyteller, critic, and expatriate writer.

Waiting on the Weather (Out of Print)


A revealing memoir about the director and his films, by his first assistant for fifty years.

Wind and Stone


In detailing the affair between a garden designer and his client's wife, this stylistic Japanese novel explores the roots of passion.

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.

Yoga Heart


The much-anticipated follow-up to the author's highly popular Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By.

Yoga Poems (Out of Print)


Turn your practice into poetry with these windows into the mind-body experience


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