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Kyoto University Press (Japan) was established in 1989 and has played a critical role in the academic community. Kyoto University Press has been involved in joint series publications with Trans Pacific Press (Australia) and with NUS Press (Singapore). **Please note we will continue to distribute the joint Trans Pacific Press/Kyoto University Press books through our contract with Trans Pacific Press. Independently, they have also launched the publication of titles solely under the Kyoto University Press name. These titles have an academic focus which includes theoretical physics, molecular biology, and clinical medicine. The Press has also expanded their titles into the field of economics


  • A Landscape History of Japan

    A Landscape History of Japan

    Edited by: Akihiro Kinda

    This book examines the landscape history of Japan. The most marked characteristic has been a tendency towards neat geometric lines drawn across the landscape, with a 'confusion' engendered by an apparent lack of order, hierarchy, and aesthetic. The landscape history approach, as suggested by the contributors...

    Paper - 9784876987924 - $ 50.00

  • Black-Hole Accretion Disks

    Black-Hole Accretion Disks

    Towards a New Paradigm

    By Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue, Shin Mineshige

    Since publication of the first edition, models of advection-dominated accretion flows and their comparison with observations have been much developed and deepened, including the cases of super-Eddington accretion. The launch of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer led to...

    Cloth - 9784876987405 - $ 125.95

  • Capital Punishment in East Asia

    Capital Punishment in East Asia

    Edited by: Itaru Tomiya

    Capital Punishment in East Asia is an international collaborative project that provides a comprehensive account of the death penalty in East Asia from the ancient era until today. The book is divided into three parts - 'Crime and Punishment,' 'Society and Capital Punishment,' and 'From a...

    Cloth - 9784876982196 - $ 89.00

  • CDM and Sustainable Development in China

    CDM and Sustainable Development in China

    Japanese Perspectives

    Edited by: Kazuhiro Ueta

    Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an innovative mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol that was created in the third Conference of Parties in 1997. This mechanism originated from two different proposals made in the international negotiations. This book examines the current status and characteristics of CDM...

    Cloth - 9784876982202 - $ 80.00

  • China's Urban Labor Market

    China's Urban Labor Market

    A Structural Econometric Approach

    By Yang Liu

    In the last two decades, the expansion of China's urban labor market has gone through dynamic job creation and destruction, as well as large-scale rural-urban immigration. The marketization since the early 1980s has made great progress in the transition to a real labor market....

    Cloth - 9784876982851 - $ 80.00

  • Clinical Neurobiology of Atypical Psychoses

    Clinical Neurobiology of Atypical Psychoses

    Edited by: Takuji Hayashi

    After 1980, operational diagnostic methods, such as the DSM-III, became reliable international standards. During this period, the concept of atypical psychoses was sidelined and considered to be outdated because of their emphasis on symptoms with low objective evaluation. Operational diagnostic criteria are clear-cut and easily understandable,...

    Cloth - 9784876987832 - $ 115.95

  • Democratization, Decentralization, and Environmental Governance in Asia

    Democratization, Decentralization, and Environmental Governance in Asia

    Edited by: Akihisa Mori

    After the wave of democratization and decentralization in several Asian nations in the 1980s and 1990s, there has been a marked increase in environmental policy-making. However, social differences among the various countries have led to diverse political consequences and, therefore, a diversity of environmental policies. This...

    Paper - 9784876982219 - $ 40.00

  • Earth, Life, and Isotopes

    Earth, Life, and Isotopes

    Edited by: Naohiko Ohkouchi, Ichiro Tayasu, Keisuke Koba

    Stable isotopes - which have a mass that is slightly different even though their chemical properties are the same - have caused a little bias in the existence ratio through the processes of the cycle of matter in the natural...

    Paper - 9784876989607 - $ 65.00

  • Enduring States In the Face of Challenges from Within and Without

    Enduring States In the Face of Challenges from Within and Without

    Edited by: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Yusuke Murakami, Hiromi Komori

    Nation-states came into existence in 18th-century Europe, and, since then, Nation-state building has been made around the world. During the 20th century, Nation-states faced difficulties and challenges. Toward the end of the 1980s, the world witnessed many ethnic issues that...

    Cloth - 9784876989782 - $ 89.95

  • Evaluation of Dysfunction after Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

    Evaluation of Dysfunction after Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

    Development of the DAUGS Scoring System

    By Misuzu Nakamura, Alan T Lefor, Yoshinori Hosoya, Yuichiro Doki, Masahiko Yano

    The incidence of upper gastrointestinal cancer, particularly gastric and esophageal cancer, is higher in Japan than in any other country and is most likely related to dietary factors. As...

    Cloth - 9784876982554 - $ 45.00