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East Asia: Books

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Find books and other print (and electronic) materials in the library catalog.

Can't Find What You're Looking For in SU Library?

No library owns everything!

If we don't have what you're looking for, we'll borrow it for you from another library:

  • books
  • book chapters
  • journal articles
  • conference papers
  • technical reports
  • theses
  • standards
  • patents

This is a FREE service provided by SU Library through ILLiad, our automated interlibary loan system. Some publications (e.g. journal articles) may be e-mailed directly to you as PDF files. Books must be picked up at Bird Library.

If you don't have an account, go to ILLiad, follow the link for "First Time Users" and fill in the form to create a new account. You'll be able to start using ILLiad right away.

Books and Subject Headings

For electronic books, try searching in ACLS Humanities E-Book.  This database provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies.  The books included have been recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields.

The following is a sample list of books in the library collection related to Japan.  You can find more using the Discover search box on the left.

  1. The arc of Japan’s economic development / Arthur J. Alexander.

  2. Beauty up : exploring contemporary Japanese body aesthetics / Laura Miller.

  3. Bonds of civility : aesthetic networks and the political origins of Japanese culture / Eiko Ikegami.

  4. Colonizing sex : sexology and social control in modern Japan / Sabine Frühstück.

  5. Japan in the 21st century : environment, economy, and society / Pradyumna P. Karan (Pradyumna Prasad).

  6. Japan’s minorities : the illusion of homogeneity / edited by Michael Weiner.

  7. Modern Japan : a very short introduction /Christopher S. Goto-Jones.

  8. Religion and national identity in the Japanese context.

  9. Understanding modern Japan : a political economy of development, culture and global power / P. W. (Peter Wallace) Preston.

Also check out these sample subject headings:

  1. Japan--Civilization

  2. Japan--Commerce

  3. Japan--Economic conditions

  4. Japan--Economic policy

  5. Japan--Ethnic relations

  6. Japan--Foreign relations

  7. Japan--History

  8. Japan--Politics and government

  9. Japan--Religion

  10. Japan--Social life and customs

  11. National characteristics, Japanese