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08 Aug 18
Van Gogh & Japan

Van Gogh & Japan

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

Catalogue for an exhibition held from 23 March to 24 June 2018 at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterd. All admirers of Van Gogh and anyone interested in learning more about Japanese influence on Western art will want to add to their library.

07 Aug 18
Return from Siberia. A Japanese Life in War and Peace, 1925-2015

Return from Siberia. A Japanese Life in War and Peace, 1925-2015

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

This book explores how one quite ordinary Japanese coped in war and peace and adapted to a changing Japan.

17 Jul 18
Lansdowne: The Last Great Whig by Simon Kerry

Lansdowne: The Last Great Whig by Simon Kerry

Review by Antony Best

In this volume Simon Kerry draws on the large collection of Lansdowne papers at the British Library to presents us with a fuller picture of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne.

22 Jun 18
The State of the Japanese State: Contested Identity, Direction and Role

The State of the Japanese State: Contested Identity, Direction and Role

Review by Arthur Stockwin

The present work brings his scholarship to bear on the successive governments of Abe Shinzo (2006-7 and 2012 to the present). Gavan McCormack is an Australian scholar well known for his critical analyses of Japanese politics and government.

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