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China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

by Véronique Michel, Claude Muller & Sebastien Koval Tuttle Publishing (March 10, 2015)

Dive into China's cool new web-based subculture with China Online!

Using Baidu, China's form of Google, young Chinese web-surfers are creating their own language on the Internet. With this book, you can get an...

K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution

by Mark James Russell Tuttle Publishing (April 29, 2014)

"K-Pop Now! [...] features one hundred and twenty-eight glossy pages of Korean pop eye-candy." —KpopStarz.com

K-Pop Now! takes a fun look at Korea's high-energy pop music, and is written for its growing legions...

The Noh Drama: Ten Plays from the Japanese

by None Specified Tuttle Publishing (December 11, 2012)

This classic of Japanese studies presents extensive information about the history, culture and practice of Noh drama—one of Japan's most treasured dramatic art forms.

Noh as an independent and original art...

Early Japanese Railways 1853 - 1914: Engineering Triumphs That Transformed Meiji-era Japan

by Dan Free Tuttle Publishing (November 27, 2012)

Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era.

The importance of early railways in the industrialization of the United States and Europe...

The Book of Tea: Classic Edition

by Okakura Kakuzo Tuttle Publishing (October 16, 2012)

Now available in a gorgeous hardcover slipcase edition, this "object d'art" will be sure to add grace and elegance to tea shelves, coffee tables and bookshelves. A keepsake enjoyed by tea lovers for over a hundred...

Incredible Japan

by Charles Tuttle & Masakazu Noguchi Tuttle Publishing (August 28, 2012)

Incredible Japan is a crash course in Japanese culture

It is an introduction to those inimitable aspects of Japan which are necessarily alien to the foreign observer. With delightful cartoons by the Japanese...

The Meaning of Internationalization: Practical Advice for a Connected Planet

by Edwin Reischauer & Masao Kunihiro Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

In The Meaning of Internationalization, Edwin O. Reischauer—former American Ambassador to Japan and one of the world's most acclaimed scholars of Japanese life and culture—delivers a heartfelt message to...

Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods

by William D. Westervelt Tuttle Publishing (December 01, 1964)

“…Of special value to all who are concerned with the study of comparative folklore… an entertaining dip into Hawaiian mythology…For all who enjoy or who study folklore, the republication of these books will...

Tokyo Geek's Guide

by Gianni Simone Tuttle Publishing (July 11, 2017)

Tokyo is ground zero for Japan's popular "Geek" or otaku culture—a phenomenon that has now swept across the globe.

This is the most comprehensive guide ever produced to Tokyo's geeky underworld. It provides...

Japan Traveler's Companion

by Rob Goss Tuttle Publishing (November 14, 2017)

Richly illustrated with hundreds of color photos, Japan Traveler's Companion delves beyond the gaze of traditional guidebooks to uncover the country's rich culinary traditions, pop culture, Samurai heritage,...

Stop North Korea!

by Shepherd Iverson Tuttle Publishing (March 07, 2017)

This radical new approach to dealing with North Korea offers a refreshing perspective on an intransigent and deadly situation.

Imagine you control a multi-billion dollar capital fund, and North Korea is an underperforming...

Customs and Culture of the Philippines

by Gladys Zabilka Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1963)

This classic introduction to the rich culture and history of the Phillipines Islands is a must have for any traveler or cultural scholar.

Few countries are as rich in cultural heritage as the Republic of the...

Moon Lore

by Timothy Harley Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1970)

This classic compendium of lunar literature covers moon mythology, worship, superstitions and is of great interest to cultural scholars and mythologists alike.

For Man the moon has always exerted a magic and...

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

by Isabella Bird Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

In 1878, a decade after Japan was launched into the world of modern nations by the Meiji restoration of 1868, Isabella Lucy Bird set off alone to explore the interior.

Ninety years ago Japan was still a mysterious...

Women of the Orient: Intimate Profiles of the World's most Feminine Women

by Boye Lafayette De Mente Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

From the hair color and style, body-type, shape to etiquette and level of femininity of Asian women, Boye de Mente takes the reader into full detail with Women of the Orient chapters including:

  • The women of Japan...

Curious Punishments of bygone Days

by Earle & Frank Lanterman Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

In Curious Punishments of Bygone Days, the punishment did not always fit the crime, as this fine old illustrated history of wrath and righteousness shows. One of the earliest institutions in every New England...

The Moé Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming

by Patrick W. Galbraith Tuttle Publishing (June 24, 2014)

MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga—not just in Japan now, but throughout the world.

In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime...

Jishin: Lives Shattered, Love Discovered amid the Great Tokyo Quake

by Lee Riordan Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

In 1923, one of the greatest natural disasters ever recorded struck one of the most densely populated areas in the world. In Jishin, author Lee Riordan recreates this calamity, the Great Kanto Earthquake, providing...

Tea Wisdom: Inspirational Quotes and Quips About the World's Most Celebrated Beverage

by Aaron Fisher Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

This book is a beautiful collection of quotes, pictures, and illustrations on the topic of tea.

"If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer...

Guam Past and Present

by Charles Beardsley Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1964)

This expansive history of Guam provides a rare look at the people and culture of this tiny, but strategically important Pacific Island.

In a highly readable style author Beardsley—himself a sometime resident...

Brides from Bridewell: Female Felons Sent to Colonial America

by Walter Hart Blumenthal Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1962)

Brides from Bridewell is the story of the female felons from England and France who were sent to Colonial America to serve their prison sentences.

It sets forth the harsh, often inhuman, penal conditions then...

Tales of Foreign Settlements in Japan

by Harold S. Williams Tuttle Publishing (July 09, 2012)

Here are twenty-five tales about the Foreign Settlements or Concessions in Japan following the opening of the country to foreign trade in 1859, and an additional ten strange stories that revoke around those...

Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential: How Teenage Girls Made a Nation Cool

by Brian Ashcraft & Shoko Ueda Tuttle Publishing (May 13, 2014)

Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential takes you beyond the realm of everyday girls to the world of the iconic Japanese schoolgirl craze that is sweeping the globe.

For years, Japanese schoolgirls have appeared in...

An Artist's Journey to Bali: The Island of Art, Magic and Mystery

by Betty Reynolds Tuttle Publishing (May 15, 2012)

An Artist's Journey to Bali is much more than your usual travel guide to the beautiful and mysterious Indonesian island of Bali.

Written and illustrated by renowned artist Betty Reynolds, this Bali travel guide...

Tales of Old Japan

by A.B. Mitford Tuttle Publishing (June 18, 2005)

"One of the first and in many ways still one of the best books on Japan." —The Japan Times

First published in 1871, Tales of Old Japan has withstood the test of time and taken its place as one of the classic...

Introduction to Japanese Culture

by Daniel Sosnoski Tuttle Publishing (May 21, 2013)

Featuring full-color photographs and illustrations throughout this text is a comprehensive guide to Japanese culture.

The richness of Japan's history is renowned worldwide. The heritage of culture that its society...

Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes

by William D. Westervelt Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1991)

"A richly entertaining series of Hawaiian tales with explanatory facts, which will delight and inform both the folklore fan and the general reader…" —The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes made...

Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design

by Brian Ashcraft & Hori Benny Tuttle Publishing (July 12, 2016)

Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos).

Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured...

The Living House: An Anthropology of Architecture in South-East Asia

by Roxana Waterson Tuttle Publishing (May 22, 2012)

The Living House is a pioneering work by respected anthropologist Roxana Waterson that has become a classic in its field. It is first book of its kind to present a detailed picture of houses within the complex...

Art, Life, and Nature in Japan

by Masaharu Anesaki & Terence Barrow, Ph.D. Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1964)

The artistic and philosophical heritage of Japan has a special meaning for the modern world. During the present century, Japanese thought and Japanese art have exerted a strong influence on the western mind....

Village Japan: Everyday Life in a Rural Japanese Community

by Malcolm Ritchie Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

In this elegiac account that is part travelogue, part memoir, British poet and writer Malcolm Ritchie recounts his and his wife's unforgettable three-year-sojourn in Sora, a remote farming and fishing village...

The Japanese A Cultural Portrait

by Robert S. Ozaki Tuttle Publishing (June 01, 1980)

In eleven informal essays, The Japanese: a Cultural Portrait explores the character of Japan and its people.

Once famous for its "quaint charm", Japan is now strikingly western in appearance. Its rapid ascension...

Practical Ethics for Our Time

by Eiji Uehiro & Carl Becker Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 1998)

A scathing critique of the global consumer culture that's bound to cause controversy among Western readers, Practical Ethics for Our Time argues that Japan's future success as a nation depends upon the ability...

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn & Donald Richie Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books on 19th century Japanese history and culture.

Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions...

Ancient Hawaiian Civilization: A Series of Lectures Delivered at THE KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS

by E.S. Craighill Handy & Davis Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs...

Paradigm Theory & Policy Making: Reconfiguring the Future

by Akira Iida Tuttle Publishing (May 15, 2004)

A review of clashes between global and local economics, reveals a new insight for anticipating the economic future.

Paradigm Theory and Policy Making is a wide–ranging and thought–provoking treatise on the...

Japan, the Toothless Tiger

by Declan Hayes Tuttle Publishing (April 01, 2001)

East Asia: the world's most dangerous flash point brought to life by a true insider.

Once a political and economic powerhouse, Japan now finds herself severely weakened and in a very troubling situation with...

Mutiny at Koje Island

by Hal Vetter Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1965)

This Korean War book tells the true story of a brutal and epic prison revolt that occurred during the war.

This absolutely authentic, horrifying account of treachery, intrigue and ruthless brutality among 150,000...

Renaissance in Japan: A Cultural Survey of the Seventeenth Century

by Kenneth P. Kirkwood & Arnold J. Toynbee Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1970)

Renaissance in Japan is a superb survey of Japan's literary giants—forerunners of today's modern Japanese writers.

Called the "Kyoto epoch," the age in which these writers lived was the period in which Japanese...


by Lafcadio Hearn Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1971)

This collection of essays and classic stories set in Japan by Lafcadio Hearn—one of the earliest Westerners to write about Japan—is an essential addition to any collection of Japanese literature.


The Drama of Fiji: A Contemporary History

by John Wesley Coulter Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1967)

This history of Fiji focuses on the period of Imperial British control and offers a fascinating glimpse at a unique and volatile situation.

The drama unfolds with a look into the backgrounds of the native Fijians—subsistence...

Incredible Hawaii

by Terence Barrow & Ray Lanterman Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

The Incredible is a part of American History and tradition and our 50th State is certainly no exception. This unique little book, incredible in its own way, brings together the talents, knowledge and experience...

Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989: The Emergence of the World's Greatest City

by Edward Seidensticker, Paul Waley & Donald Richie Tuttle Publishing (August 30, 2011)

"These two volumes by Edward Seidensticker may well be the envy of every university press…desirable reading for amateur historians and tourists alike."—Thomas Stanley, Director of Walk Japan Limited

There can...

It's All Chinese to Me: An Overview of Culture & Etiquette in China

by Pierre Ostrowski & Gwen Penner Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

Picture yourself in China with this fun, graphic-novel inspired introduction to China, its culture and people!

Ready to gain insight into Chinese culture in a fascinating way? This comprehensive introduction...

A Brief History of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of a Pacific Paradise

by Willard A. Hanna & Tim Hannigan Tuttle Publishing (October 11, 2016)

This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.

Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home...

Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age

by Maya Thiagarajan Tuttle Publishing (February 23, 2016)

Dispel the hype and myths about Asian parenting and uncover the practical with this effective parenting guide.

How do Asian parents prime their children for success from a young? Why do Asian kids do so well...

The Korean Mind: Understanding Contemporary Korean Culture

by Boye Lafayette De Mente Tuttle Publishing (November 27, 2012)

The Koreans: understanding a people and their culture through key words and language.

Koreans have a unique character and personality that sets them apart from all other Asians. And although Korean attitudes...

The Japanese Are Like That

by Ichiro Kawasaki Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

This classic book on Japanese culture and etiquette takes a candid look at Asia's most modern, yet misread society.

Here is a different book about the Japanese. A far cry from the purple prose of the starry-eyed...

Polynesian Researches: Hawaii

by William Ellis Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

Polynesian Researches:Hawaii is the famous record of the author's visit to the Hawaiian Islands in the early nineteenth century. It includes an account of Hawaiian history, government, religion , warfare, and...

Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World

by Clyde Prestowitz Tuttle Publishing (November 10, 2015)

How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World.

In 1979, the book Japan as Number One: Lessons for America by Harvard University professor Ezra Vogel caused a sensation in the...