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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.

The Way of Taiko

The essential English-language guide to the exciting world of Japanese spiritual drumming.

Things Japanese

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

Travels in the East

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

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

The first-hand account of an intrepid woman's exploration of Japan's interior in 1878.

Viewed Sideways

In this new collection, Richie once again demonstrates his mastery of the essay and his deep knowledge about Japan.

Waiting on the Weather

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

Warring Clans, Flashing Blades

50 more must-see martial arts films.

Watching Anime, Reading Manga

The first book-length collection by the most respected writer on anime and manga today

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.


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

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