Download Japan's Competing Modernities: Issues in Culture and by Sharon Minichiello PDF

By Sharon Minichiello

ISBN-10: 0824819314

ISBN-13: 9780824819316

This choice of essays bargains insights into a variety of features of contemporary eastern cultural historical past from "modernist" structure to ladies as cultural symbols, renowned songs and the rhetoric of empire-building. The textual content is prepared round 3 critical issues: geographical and cultural area, cosmopolitanism and nationwide identification, and variety, autonomy and integration. in the major issues, the authors determine a couple of thematic tensions that hyperlink the essays. those comprise low and high tradition in cultural construction, nationwide and ethnic identities, empire and ethnicity, the fatherland and in another country, city and rural, and migration and obstacles.

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Download The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi by William Scott Wilson PDF

By William Scott Wilson

ISBN-10: 1590309871

ISBN-13: 9781590309872

Miyamoto Musashi (1584‒1645) used to be the mythical samurai recognized during the international as a grasp swordsman, religious seeker, and writer of the vintage booklet on process, the Book of 5 Rings. Over 350 years after his demise, Musashi and his legacy nonetheless fascinate us and proceed to motivate artists, authors, and filmmakers. right here, revered translator and professional on samurai tradition William Scott Wilson has created either a bright account of a desirable interval in feudal Japan and a portrait of the brave, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and non secular rules which are as correct at the present time as they have been in his time. For Musashi, the best way of the martial arts was once approximately mastery of the brain instead of easily technical prowess—and it's this route to mastery that's the middle educating in his Book of 5 Rings. This quantity contains supplemental fabric on Musashi’s legacy as a martial arts icon, his effect on literature and picture, and the impression of his booklet of 5 Rings.

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Download Lonely Planet Japan (14th Edition) by Lonely Planet, Chris Rowthorn, Simon Richmond, Wendy PDF

By Lonely Planet, Chris Rowthorn, Simon Richmond, Wendy Yanagihara, Craig Mclachlan, Andrew Bender, Ray Bartlett, Laura Crawford, Rebecca Milner, Benedict Walker

ISBN-10: 1743216742

ISBN-13: 9781743216743

Lonely Planet Japan is your passport to the main proper, up to date suggestion on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. store and dine in electrical Tokyo, discover Kyoto's gorgeous temples and gardens, or hike the majestic Japan Alps; all together with your depended on trip significant other. Get to the center of Japan and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Japan go back and forth Guide:

Colour maps and pictures throughout
Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and interests
Insider how to shop time and cash and get round like a neighborhood, fending off crowds and bother spots
Essential details at your fingertips - hours of operation, telephone numbers, web content, transit suggestions, prices
Honest experiences for all budgets - consuming, slumbering, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, hidden gem stones that the majority guidebooks miss
Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra worthwhile go back and forth event - together with background, paintings, structure, literature, food, sake, onsen (hot springs), customs and etiquette, language and more
Free, handy pull-out Tokyo map (included in print version), plus over 148 color maps
Covers Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai, the Japan Alps, Hokkaido, Northern Honshu (Tohoku), Okinawa & the Southwest Islands, Kyushu, Shikoku, and extra

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Download Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the by Yasuo Kuwahara, Gordon T. Allred PDF

By Yasuo Kuwahara, Gordon T. Allred

ISBN-10: 0976154757

ISBN-13: 9780976154754

Initially released in 1957, this enduring classic—the first-ever English publication cowritten by means of a jap suicide pilot—remains a touching and insightful look at the realm of the kamikaze. This variation, now thoroughly revised, displays the dear perception and standpoint won by means of the writer because the time of the book’s preliminary e-book. From the age of 15, Yasuo Kuwahara all started a lifetime of army provider that integrated ache via brutal uncomplicated education, engaging in ferocious aerial strive against opposed to the Allies, and fending off a suicide challenge while an atomic bomb was once dropped in Hiroshima, close to his place of origin. From being handpicked for kamikaze carrier to discovering the self-discipline to die for the emperor, this historical past offers a firsthand account of the attention-grabbing lifetime of a kamikaze fighter pilot.

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Download Night Boat by Alan Spence PDF

By Alan Spence

ISBN-10: 0857868527

ISBN-13: 9780857868527

My youth identify used to be Iwajiro, and that i used to be 8 years outdated while I first entered on the gates of hell...

One evening in eighteenth-century Japan, on the hour of the Ox, a tender boy named Iwajiro sits in a kingdom of natural focus. on the foot of Mount Fuji, at the back of display partitions and amidst curls of incense smoke Iwajiro chants the Tenjin Sutra, an act of devotion discovered from his liked mother.

On the facet of an analogous mountain, 20 years on, he'll sit down in excellent stillness because the summit erupts, spitting fireplace and molten rock onto the land round him. this isn't the 1st time he has visible hell.

This guy becomes Hakuin, one of many maximum lecturers within the heritage of Zen. His quest for fact will name on him to defy his father, to stand loss of life, to discover love and to lose it. he'll ask, what's the sound of 1 hand clapping? And he'll grasp his maximum worry. evening Boat is the tale of his super existence.

About the Author

Alan Spence is an award-winning Scottish poet, playwright, novelist and brief tale author. Awards contain the Glenfiddich Award, The People's Prize, Macallan brief tale Prize and McVitie Prize for Scottish author of the yr. he's Professor in inventive Writing on the collage of Aberdeen the place he based the yearly notice competition in 1999 and used to be its creative Director for 12 years. along with his spouse he runs the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre in Edinburgh.

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