China Comics author Jing Liu embarks on German Tour

Michael Palmer - Monday, June 11, 2018

Jing Liu, author of the popular Understanding China Through Comics series is embarking on a tour of Germany this September to speak about using comics in the classroom to teach Chinese history. Check out the dates below.  Read More


Tracy Franz on her new book and continuing Zen practice

Michael Palmer - Monday, June 04, 2018

Tracy Franz's new book My Year of Dirt and Water is making waves. Check out her interview with Sumeru Press on her book and her continued life in Zen practice. Read More


The Pacific Rim Review of Books on 'In the Woods of Memory' by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Friday, May 25, 2018

Trevor Carolan of The Pacific Rim Review of Books just wrote an incisive and eloquent review of Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory—much appreciated!  Read More



Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

by Amy Chavez, illustrated by Jun Hazuki

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Exploring Kyoto

by Judith Clancy

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.


Japanese Garden Notes

by Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

The Making of Modern China (vol. 4)

by Jing Liu

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

Native American in the Land of the Shogun

by Frederik L. Schodt

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

Sacred Sanskrit Words

by Leza Lowitz

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

Speak and Read Japanese

by Larry Herzberg

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

Womansword

by Kittredge Cherry

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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