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Trans Pacific Press (Australia) publishes Asian cultural studies, with a particular emphasis on Japanese studies. Trans Pacific's insightful, scholarly books cover politics, labor, anthropology, sociology and natural science. The Press also makes available for the first time in English several important works originally published in Japanese. Trans Pacific also publishes titles jointly with Kyoto University Press.


  • A Genealogy of Japanese Self-Images

    A Genealogy of Japanese Self-Images

    By Eiji Oguma

    This book presents a counter-argument to the widely held view that the Japanese have believed that they are a homogeneous nation since the Meiji period. Eiji Oguma demonstrates that the myth of ethnic homogeneity was not established during the Meiji period, nor during the Pacific War, but...

    Paper - 9781876843045 - $ 34.95

  • A Genealogy of Japanese Self-Images

    A Genealogy of Japanese Self-Images

    By Eiji Oguma

    Contributions by: David Askew

    This book presents a counter-argument to the Japanese belief that they are a homogeneous nation since the Meiji period. Eiji Oguma demonstrates that the myth of ethnic homogeneity was not established during the Meiji period, nor during the Pacific War, but only after...

    Cloth - 9781876843830 - $ 79.95

  • A History of Modern Chemistry

    A History of Modern Chemistry

    By Noboru Hirota

    Noboru Hirota has produced a major historical analysis of how the field of chemistry has evolved over centuries. Spanning more than eight hundred pages, this book presents an exhaustive study of the field, showing how ground-breaking discoveries were made and innovative theories were constructed, with personal portrayals...

    Cloth - 9781920901141 - $ 100.00

  • A Quest for Alternative Sociology

    A Quest for Alternative Sociology

    Edited by: Kenji Kosaka, Masahiro Ogino

    Five years ago, a number of sociology and social work faculty members at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) commenced an ambitious program in pursuit of social research that might serve to enhance human well-being. Although the program is still in its early stages, after...

    Cloth - 9781876843922 - $ 99.95

  • A Quest for Alternative Sociology

    A Quest for Alternative Sociology

    Edited by: Kenji Kosaka, Masahiro Ogino

    Five years ago, a number of sociology and social work faculty members at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) commenced an ambitious program in pursuit of social research that might serve to enhance human well-being. Although the program is still in its early stages, after...

    Paper - 9781876843939 - $ 39.95

  • A Search for the Origins of Human Speech

    A Search for the Origins of Human Speech

    Auditory and Vocal Functions of the Chimpanzee

    By Shozo Kojima

    An unrivaled world authority in the area, Shozo Kojima presents a detailed overview of chimpanzees' auditory sense and vocalization and demonstrates how human speech has evolved. Based on unique longitudinal studies over a few decades, Kojima has put together his theories...

    Cloth - 9784876984558 - $ 39.95

  • A Search for the Origins of Human Speech

    A Search for the Origins of Human Speech

    Auditory and Vocal Functions of the Chimpanzee

    By Shozo Kojima

    An unrivaled world authority in the area, Shozo Kojima presents a detailed overview of chimpanzees' auditory sense and vocalization and demonstrates how human speech has evolved. Based on unique longitudinal studies over a few decades, Kojima has put together his theories...

    Paper - 9781876843472 - $ 29.95

  • A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan

    A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan

    Volume 1: The Occupation Period 1945-1952

    Edited by: Hitoshi Yoshioka, Shigeru Nakayama

    This title is the first volume of a comprehensive, four-volume survey which documents the miraculous growth of Japanese science and technology from post-war devastation to its attaining a leading global status. A team of more than fifty Japanese...

    Cloth - 9781876843106 - $ 99.95

  • A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan

    A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan

    Volume 3: High Economic Growth Period 1960-1969

    Edited by: Shigeru Nakayama, Kunio Goto, Hitoshi Yoshioka

    This is the third volume of a comprehensive, four-volume survey that documents the miraculous growth of Japanese science and technology from post-war devastation to its rise as a global leader. A team of more...

    Cloth - 9781876843298 - $ 129.95

  • A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan

    A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan

    Volume 4: Transformation Period 1970-1979

    Edited by: Shigeru Nakayama, Hitoshi Yoshioka

    This study is the fourth and final volume of a comprehensive survey that documents the miraculous growth of Japanese science and technology from post-war devastation to its rise as a global leader. A team of more than fifty Japanese...

    Cloth - 9781876843465 - $ 109.95