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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

by Patricia Bjaaland Welch Tuttle Publishing (February 19, 2013)

With over 630 striking color photos and illustrations this Chinese art guide focuses on the rich tapestry of symbolism which makes up the basis of traditional Chinese art.

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual...

Six Months in the Sandwich Islands

by Isabella L. Bird Tuttle Publishing (February 19, 2013)

This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of pre–American Hawaii.

Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of...

Manners and Customs of the Japanese in the Nineteenth Century: From the Accounts of Dutch Residents in Japan and from the German Work of Dr. Philipp F

by Philipp Franz von Siebold, Ph.D. & Terence Barrow, Ph.D. Tuttle Publishing (March 05, 2013)

Manners and Customs of the Japanese in the Nineteenth Century is a delightful account of the Japanese of Tokugawa Japan.

This unique handbook of Japanese manners, customs, history, and singular happenings was...

A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands: Of the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands

by Hiram Bingham, Am & Terence Barrow, Ph.D. Tuttle Publishing (March 05, 2013)

The fascinating personal account from one of the first Westerners to live in Hawaii.

A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands, by the Reverend Hiram Bingham, was first printed in New York in 1847....

Hara-kiri: Japanese Ritual Suicide

by Jack Seward Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

Hari-Kiri is a definitive text on Japanese ritual suicide, also known as suppuku.

To the average westerner, the word hara-kiri conjures up an image of excruciating, self-inflicted pain; of a deep, fatal incision....

Okinawa:The History of an Island People

by George H. Kerr & Mitsugu Sakihara Tuttle Publishing (October 01, 2000)

"The first full–length monograph on the history of the Ryukyu Islands in any Western language…a standard work."—Pacific Affairs

This book is the definitive work on Okinawan History and an important scholarly...

Chado the Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac

by Sasaki Sanmi, Shaun McCabe & Iwasaki Satoko Tuttle Publishing (September 15, 1997)

Chado the Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac is a translation of the Japanese classic Sado-saijiki, first published in 1960.

Covering tea-related events in Japan throughout the year, Master Sasaki provides...

Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Sekala & Niskala

by Fred B. Eiseman Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

"The best book on Bali for the serious visitor…Has the freshness of personal experience."—Dr. Hildred Geertz, author of Kinship in Bali and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University

In Bali, what...

Trades and Crafts of Old Japan: Leaves from a Contemporary Album

by Eric A. Kaemmerer Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1961)

This very rare series of Japanese paintings depicts everyday artisans in feudal Japan. Extensive commentary provides insight into the historical and cultural context of the scenes.

More than three centuries ago,...

Japan Unmasked: The Character & Culture of the Japanese

by Boye Lafayette De Mente Tuttle Publishing (June 07, 2011)

The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication—and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world—makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people,...