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ROMANCES OF OLD JAPAN - 11 illustrated romances from the Ancient land of Nippon

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ROMANCES OF OLD JAPAN - 11 illustrated romances from the Ancient land of Nippon - Anon E. Mouse Summary

In this volume you will find a collection of 11 romances from old Japan rendered into English by Yei Theodora Ozaki. This volume is full of tales of honor, adventure, tragedy, and romance. Not only are these good stories, and well told to boot, this volume will, without a doubt, give anyone interested in Japanese culture and literature an insightful and pleasurable experience. To accompany the stories and bring them to life are 15 colour illustrations, plus 16 grey-scale illustrations exquisitely drawn by an unknown illustrator. Herein you will find the stories of: The Quest Of The Sword The Tragedy Of Kesa Gozen The Spirit Of The Lantern The Reincarnation Of Tama The Lady Of The Picture Urasato, Or The Crow Of Dawn Tsubosaka Loyal, Even Unto Death; Or The Sugawara Tragedy How Kinu Returned From The Grave A Cherry-Flower Idyll The Badger-Haunted Temple The volume also contains numerous footnotes which help give readers a greater understanding of the story and the Japanese culture. ========== KEYWORDS/TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, children’s stories, Japan, Japanese, Nippon, romances. illustrated, bedtime stories, quest, sword, tragedy, kesa gozen, spirit, lantern, reincarnation, tama, lady, picture, urasato, crow of dawn, tsubosaka, loyal, unto death; sugawara tragedy, kinu, return, from the grave, cherry-flower idyll, badger-haunted, temple

THE CRYSTAL PALACE AND OTHER LEGENDS - 19 Old Fashioned Legends for Children to devour

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THE CRYSTAL PALACE AND OTHER LEGENDS - 19 Old Fashioned Legends for Children to devour - MARIE H FRARY ,CHARLES M. STEBBINS Summary

The Crystal Palace and Other Legends is a collection of 19 fairy tales and legends for children. It contains stories of brave knights on chargers in search of a worthwhile quest, of princesses, queens and kings and, oh, so much more. Herein you will stories of the past; stories of Gnomes, Sunken Cities, magical bells, pots of hot porridge, magic rings and many more. Illustrated with 11 pen and ink illustrations by Herbert E. Martini. Some of the stories in this volume are: The Crystal Palace The Angel Page The Gnome’s Road The Lorelei The Sunken City The Bird Of Paradise The Silver Bell The Two Baker Boys The Emperor’s Wooing The Magic Ring Charlemagne’s Generosity and many more. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ========================= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Crystal Palace, Other Legends, fairytales, fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, fables, children’s stories, Angel, Page, Gnomes, Lorelei, Sunken City, Bird Of Paradise, Bell Of Atri, Pot, Hot Porridge, Silver Bell, Two, Baker Boys, Emperor, Wooing. Magic Ring, Charlemagne, Generosity, Silver Bridge, Pet Raven, Night, Stolen Treasure, Water Sprite, Giant, Maiden, Swan Knight, Zurdorf, old Father Rhine, Aunt Margot, Precious stones, beautiful, golden haired nymph, Lord of Rheidt, honesty, greed, good nurse, noble knight, band of robbers, Kuno Von Sayne, Lord of Faulkenstein, Irmangarde, King of the Gnomes, castle, blushing cheeks, maiden, Count Ludwig, prince palatine, Stahleck, Siren, moonbeams, magic palace, pearl shell, warriors, boatmen, Rhine River,

Travel

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The Publishers' Trade List Annual

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Literary World

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The Literary World

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Arts and Sciences

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The New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

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New York Times Book Review and Magazine

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index

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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

The Journey to the West

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The Journey to the West - Wu Cheng-en,Collinson Fair Summary

Containing chapters 51-100 of China's best-loved work, in an edited, yet complete and wholly accurate translation for the Western reader. Travel with Monkey, Pig, Friar Sand and the Tang Priest as they continue their journey to India and finally attain the scriptures. Volume 2 contains some of the most famous episodes from this classic, including Monkey's duel with the Princess Iron Fan.

Forthcoming Books

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Early Modern Japanese Literature

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Early Modern Japanese Literature - Haruo Shirane Summary

This abridged edition of Haruo Shirane's popular anthology, Early Modern Japanese Literature, retains the essential texts that have made the original volume such a valuable resource. The book introduces English-speaking readers to prose fiction genres, including dangibon, kibyoshi (satiric picture books), sharebon (books of wit and fashion), yomihon, kokkeibon (books of humor), gokan (bound books), and ninjobon (books of romance and sentiment). It also features poetic genres such as waka, haiku, senryu, and kyoka, and plays ranging from Chikamatsu's puppet plays to nineteenth-century kabuki. Readers will continue to benefit from the anthology's selection of significant essays, treatises, literary criticism, folk stories, and other noncanonical works, as well as the numerous prints that accompanied these works. They will also find Shirane's introductions and critical commentary, which guide the reader through the allusive and often elliptical nature of these incredible selections.

Japanese Fairy Tales

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Japanese Fairy Tales - Yei Theodora Ozaki Summary

This collection of Japanese fairy tales is the outcome of a suggestion made to me indirectly through a friend by Mr. Andrew Lang. They have been translated from the modern version written by Sadanami Sanjin. These stories are not literal translations, and though the Japanese story and all quaint Japanese expressions have been faithfully preserved, they have been told more with the view to interest young readers of the West than the technical student of folk-lore.... In telling these stories in English I have followed my fancy in adding such touches of local color or description as they seemed to need or as pleased me, and in one or two instances I have gathered in an incident from another version. At all times, among my friends, both young and old, English or American, I have always found eager listeners to the beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan, and in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority...

THE RUSSIAN STORY BOOK - 12 Illustrated Children's Stories from Mother Russia

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These 12 illustrated children’s stories have been taken from the heart of “Holy Russia.” From an area that covers the Ukrainian Steppe from Kiev to Novgorod, in the West, to the borders of the Caspian Sea in the East. Herein are the stories of: Ilya And Cloudfall, Ilya Meets Svyatogor And Parts With Him, Ilya And Nightingale The Robber, Ilya And Falcon The Hunter, The Adventure Of The Burning White Stone, How Quiet Dunai Had Brought The Princess Apraxia To Kiev, The Story Of Nikitich And Marina, How The Court Of Vladimir Received A Visitor From India the Glorious, The Story Of Kasyan And The Dream Maiden, How Stavr The Noble Was Saved By A Woman’s Wiles the Golden Horde, Whirlwind The Whistler, Or The Kingdoms Of Copper, Silver, And Gold, Vasily The Turbulent, Nikita The Footless and The Terrible Tsar, Peerless Beauty The Cake-Baker The stories are further enhanced by the sixteen gloriously coloured plates and line illustrations by Frank C. Papé. We invite you to curl up with this unique sliver of Russian culture not seen in print for over a century; and immerse yourself in the tales and fables of yesteryear. ---------------------------- TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, Ilya, Cloudfall, Svyatogor, Nightingale, Robber, Falcon The Hunter, Adventure Of The Burning White Stone, Quiet Dunai, Princess Apraxia, Kiev, Novgorod, Caspian Sea, Nikitich, Marina, Court Of Vladimir, Visitor From India, Glorious, Kasyan, Dream Maiden, Stavr The Noble, Woman’s Wiles, the Golden Horde, Whirlwind The Whistler, Kingdoms Of Copper, Silver, Gold, Vasily The Turbulent, Nikita The Footless, Terrible Tsar, Peerless Beauty, Cake-Baker

Inventing Japan

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Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan's history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black

The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism

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The Making of Japanese Settler Colonialism - Sidney Xu Lu Summary

Shows how Japanese anxiety about overpopulation was used to justify expansion, blurring lines between migration and settler colonialism. This title is also available as Open Access.

Realm of the Rising Sun

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Realm of the Rising Sun - Tony Allan,Charles Phillips,Michael Kerrigan Summary

Recounts Japanese myths, including the origin of the imperial family and the deeds of heroes

Tanegashima - The Arrival of Europe in Japan

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Tanegashima - The Arrival of Europe in Japan - Olof G. Lidin Summary

The year 1543 marked the beginning of a new global consciousness in Japan with the arrival of shipwrecked Portuguese merchants on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan. Other Portuguese soon followed and Japan became aware of a world beyond India. After the merchants came the first missionary Francis Xavier in 1549, beginning the Christian century in Japan. This is not a new story, but it is the first time that Japanese, Portuguese and other European accounts have been brought together and presented in English. Their arrival was recorded by the Japanese in Tanegashima kafu, the Teppoki and the Kunitomo teppoki, here translated and presented together with European reports. Includes maps, and Portuguese and Japanese illustrations.

Men of Uncertainty

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Men of Uncertainty - Tom Gill Summary

A fascinating exploration of the subculture of Japanese day laborers, whose lives depart radically from the traditions of stability Westerners associate with Japan.

Placing Empire

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Placing Empire - Kate McDonald Summary

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation and how, in turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as empires around the globe transitioned from an era of territorial acquisition to one of territorial maintenance.

A History of Japan

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A History of Japan - Kenneth Henshall Summary

A history of Japan from ancient times to today explores Japan's impact on the modern world and examines its unique past and culture to explain its achievements and responses to world events.

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

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The Life of Animals in Japanese Art - Robert T. Singer,Masatomo Kawai Summary

A sweeping exploration of animals in Japanese art and culture across sixteen centuries Few countries have devoted as much artistic energy to the depiction of animal life as Japan. Drawing upon the country’s unique spiritual heritage, rich literary traditions, and currents in popular culture, Japanese artists have long expressed admiration for animals in sculpture, painting, lacquerwork, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, and woodblock prints. Real and fantastic creatures are meticulously and beautifully rendered, often with humor and whimsy. This beautiful book celebrates this diverse range of work, from ancient fifth-century clay sculpture to contemporary pieces. The catalog is organized into themes, including the twelve animals of the Japanese zodiac; animals in Shinto and Buddhism; animals and samurai; land animals, winged creatures, and creatures of the river and sea; and animals in works of humor and parody. Contributors address such issues as how animals are represented in Japanese folklore, myth, religion, poetry, literature, and drama; the practice of Japanese painting; and the relationship between Japanese painters and scientific study. Featuring some 300 masterpieces from public and private collections, many published for the first time, The Life of Animals in Japanese Art is a sumptuous celebration of the connections between the natural world and visual and creative expression. Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Exhibition Schedule National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC May 5–July 28, 2019 Los Angeles County Museum of Art September 8–December 8, 2019

The Tale of Genji

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The Tale of Genji - John T. Carpenter,Melissa McCormick,Monika Bincsik,Kyoko Kinoshita,Sano Midori Summary

With its vivid descriptions of courtly society, gardens, and architecture in early eleventh-century Japan, The Tale of Genji—recognized as the world’s first novel—has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic traditions for one thousand years. Its female author, Murasaki Shikibu, was a diarist, a renowned poet, and, as a tutor to the young empress, the ultimate palace insider; her monumental work of fiction offers entry into an elaborate, mysterious world of court romance, political intrigue, elite customs, and religious life. This handsomely designed and illustrated book explores the outstanding art associated with Genji through in-depth essays and discussions of more than one hundred works. The Tale of Genji has influenced all forms of Japanese artistic expression, from intimately scaled albums to boldly designed hanging scrolls and screen paintings, lacquer boxes, incense burners, games, palanquins for transporting young brides to their new homes, and even contemporary manga. The authors, both art historians and Genji scholars, discuss the tale’s transmission and reception over the centuries; illuminate its place within the history of Japanese literature and calligraphy; highlight its key episodes and characters; and explore its wide-ranging influence on Japanese culture, design, and aesthetics into the modern era. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

Science and Empires

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SCIENCE AND EMPIRES: FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM TO THE BOOK Patrick PETITJEAN, Catherine JAMI and Anne Marie MOULIN The International Colloquium "Science and Empires - Historical Studies about Scientific De velopment and European Expansion" is the product of an International Colloquium, "Sciences and Empires - A Comparative History of Scien tific Exchanges: European Expansion and Scientific Development in Asian, African, American and Oceanian Countries". Organized by the REHSEIS group (Research on Epistemology and History of Exact Sciences and Scientific Institutions) of CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the colloquium was held from 3 to 6 April 1990 in the UNESCO building in Paris. This colloquium was an idea of Professor Roshdi Rashed who initiated this field of studies in France some years ago, and proposed "Sciences and Empires" as one of the main research programmes for the The project to organize such a colloquium was a bit REHSEIS group. of a gamble. Its subject, reflected in the title "Sciences and Empires", is not a currently-accepted sub-discipline of the history of science; rather, it refers to a set of questions which found autonomy only recently. The terminology was strongly debated by the participants and, as is frequently suggested in this book, awaits fuller clarification.

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

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Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access - Barbara Holthus,Isaac Gagné,Wolfram Manzenreiter,Franz Waldenberger Summary

This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic, and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a lens into the city and the country as a whole, the stellar line up of contributors offer hidden insights and new perspectives on the Games. These include city planning, cultural politics, financial issues, language use, security, education, volunteerism, and construction work. The chapters then go on to explore the many stakeholders, institutions, citizens, interest groups, and protest groups involved, and feature the struggle over Tokyo's extreme summer heat, food standards, the implementation of diversity around disabilities, sexual minorities, and technological innovations. Giving short glimpses into the new Olympic sports, this book also analyses the role of these sports in Japanese society. Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics will be of huge interest to anyone attending the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It will also be useful to students and scholars of the Olympics and the sociology of sport, as well as Japanese culture and society.

Dimensions of Japanese Society

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Dimensions of Japanese Society - K. Henshall Summary

Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and Evil, but by broad aesthetic concepts based on Pure and Impure. What they include as 'impure' will surprise many readers.

ENGLISH FAIRY AND OTHER FOLK TALES - 74 illustrated children's stories from Old England

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ENGLISH FAIRY AND OTHER FOLK TALES - 74 illustrated children's stories from Old England - Anon E. Mouse Summary

Herein you will find 74 illustrated children’s stories from Old England. This is a collection of fairy tales, folk tales and other stories categorised into Ghosts, Goblins, Fairies, Historical and Legends, Nursery Tales, Giants, and Witchcraft. Tales include, The Haunted House, The Witch And The Toad, The Fairy Thieves, The Fairy Funeral, Jack And The Bean-Stalk, The Legend Of The Sons Of The Conqueror, The Blinded Giant, The Demon Tregeagle, The Haunted Widower, Spectre-Dogs, The Wise Fools Of Gotham, and many, many more. These tales serve to justify the title of “Merrie England”, a title which in older days was given to England, indicating the nation’s capacity for fun and humour among the English. The story of Tom Tit Tot, which opens the collection, is unequalled among all other folk-tales, for its combined sense of humour and dramatic power. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television, or even radio for that matter, when families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or an uncle or aunt would delight and captivate their audience with stories passed on to them from their mothers, fathers and grandparents. ======= KEYWORDS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, English Fairy Tales, English Folk Tales, enchanting, castle, fair maids, love, youth, flowers, fate, ungrateful, gold, fairies, spring, summer, illustrated, illustrations, Jack, Giant-Killer, Princess, Canterbury, Colchester, Mr. Fox, Tom Tit Tot, Jack, Bean-Stalk, Historical, Local, Saint Kenelm, Wild Edric, Lady Godiva, Sons Of The Conqueror, Becket's Parents, Fause Fable, Lord Lathom, Whittington, Cat, Pedlar, Swaffham, Lambton Worm, Bomere Pool, Giants, Wrekin, wreakin, Blinded Giant, Worcestershire, Midwife, Adventure, Cherry, Zennor, Funeral, Piskies, Cellar, Edwin, Sir Topaz, Serving, Damsels, Tulip Bed, Fisherman, Piskies, Colman Grey, King, Queen, prince, Midridge, Green Children, Banquet, Horn, Fair, Caldron, Cauld Lad, Hilton, Hylton, Thieves, Boggart, Ainsel, Rollright Stones, Goblins, Dando, Dogs, Demon Tregeagle, Parson, Clerk, Outwit, Bogie, Hunted Hare, Well, St. Ludgvan, Hedley Kow, Witchcraft, Lord, Pengerswick, Witch, Toad, Hare, Hand Of Glory, Betty Chidley, Bag, Flour, Kentsham, Bell, Ghosts, Bishop, Clergyman, Haunted House, Ghost-Laying, Roaring Bull, Bagbury, White Lady, Blenkinsopp, Haunted, Widower, Rosewarne, Lady, Lantern, Spectre, Dogs, Billy B, Drolls, Wise Fools, Gotham, Three Wishes, Miller, Professor, Examination, Stupid, Mistaken, Cries, Three Sillies, Mr. Vinegar, Lazy Jack, Tom Thumb

Roads of Oku

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"Roads of Oku: Journeys in the Heartland" is a collection of seven essays on Japanese history, culture, and literature, based on the author's research and travels in his ancestral homeland. Pat Matsueda writes in her review, "It's a revelation and a pleasure to travel with Kawaharada on his journey from Hawaii to homeland and heartland. ("Literary, personal pilgrimage comes to life in new book," Pat Matsueda, Honolulu Star Advertiser, May 10, 2015). Excerpts from Matsueda's review: After summarizing how his grandparents [immigrated to Hawai'i from Japan], were affected by World War II and influenced the way he grew up, the book alternates between two voices. The first is Kawaharada's personal voice recounting the trips he made to Japan, each time recovering some part of his family's culture and history. The second is that of a third-person narrator presenting deeply researched accounts of Hawaiian history and Japanese religion, customs, geography and archaeology. The last three essays in the book are perhaps the most moving and insightful. The title essay recounts the journey by Basho, "possessed by wanderlust," to set out on foot from Edo. "In Snow Country" examines the work of Nobel laureates Yasunari Kawabata and Kenzaburo Oe, among other writers. "Hokule'a in Yokohama" describes the traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe's 2007 journey to Japan. By this time a reader has grown to understand the relationship between the thoughtful, poetic voice of the traveler and the distant, seemingly dispassionate voice of the scholar. Seven Essays 1. "Child of History"-about the author's grandparents from Hiroshima and their early twentieth century immigration to Hawai'i with thousands of other Japanese settlers; reflections on the history that led to the 1941 attack by the Japanese navy on the US fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i and to the 1945 US atomic bombing of Hiroshima City; visits to Gonomura and Tomo, the Hiroshima hometowns of the author's grandparents. 2. "Where Kami Alight"-about the roots of Shinto religion and the worship of the sun goddess Amaterasu and numerous other kami (deities); an overview of Shinto shrines and annual festivals and rites of passage for individuals. 3. "Tracking Mankai"-about the tradition of celebrating sakura, or cherry blossoms, at mankai, or full bloom; a spring 2008 journey to track mankai along two historic roads between Edo and Kyoto-the Tokaido (Eastern Sea Road) and the Nakasendo (Inland Mountain Road). 4. "Fujisan and Mountain Worship"-about the worship of Mt. Fuji and other mountains in Japan; the history of Shugendo, a practice of mountain asceticism combining elements of Shinto, Buddhism and Taoism. 5. "Roads of Oku"-about the Zen Buddhist haiku poet Basho and his famous 1689 journey from Edo to northern Japan (Oku). 6. "In Snow Country"-about the novel "Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata, Japan's first Nobel literary prize winner (1968); a January 2008 visit to Snow Country to see Echigo Yuzawa, the setting of Kawabata's novel and to attend a winter fire festival in Nozawa, Nagano. 7. "Hokule'a in Yokohama"-about the summer 2007 sail into Yokohama by the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokule'a, commemorating Hawaiian King Kalakaua's visit to Yokohama over a century earlier; reflections on multiculturalism, race relations, and identity in contemporary Japan through the eyes of authors such as Ryu Murakami, Haruki Murakami, and Kenzaburo Oe. The text includes 6 maps and 63 black and white photos. "Roads of Oku: Journeys in the Heartland" is the third in a trilogy of essay collections. The first two are about journeys at home-"Storied Landscapes: Hawaiian Literature and Place" (1999) and "Local Geography: Essays on Multicultural Hawai'i" (2004). Both collections are distributed by the University of Hawai'i Press.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

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Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales - George Douglas Summary

Treasury of fanciful, picturesque narratives tell of brownies, kelpies, mermen, and other supernatural creatures that assist, annoy, and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk. A delightful collection of imaginative and entertaining nursery and fairy tales, animal fables, witchcraft lore, and stories with a comic twist.

Koguryo: The Language of Japan’s Continental Relatives

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Koguryo: The Language of Japan’s Continental Relatives - Christopher Beckwith Summary

This book describes the Koguryo language, which was once spoken in Manchuria and Korea, including Koguryo and Japanese ethnolinguistic history, Koguryo’s genetic relationship to Japanese, Koguryo phonology, and the Koguryo lexicon. It also analyzes the phonology of archaic Northeastern Chinese.

Mona Lisa

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Mona Lisa - Serge Bramly,Leonardo (da Vinci) Summary

The woman in Leonardo da Vinci's work gazes out from the canvas with a quiet serenity. But what lies behind the famous smile? Shrouded in mystery, the Mona Lisa has attracted more speculation and questioning than any other work of art ever created. This work provides an aide memoire of the world's most famous painting. The full-page colour plates portray the Mona Lisa in close-up photographs, while Serge Bramly, the author, explores its shadowy history and the fascination the painting has engendered.

Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima

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Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima - Tamaki Mihic Summary

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster (collectively referred to as ‘3.11’, the date of the earthquake), had a lasting impact on Japan’s identity and global image. In its immediate aftermath, mainstream media presented the country as a disciplined, resilient and composed nation, united in the face of a natural disaster. However, 3.11 also drew worldwide attention to the negative aspects of Japanese government and society, thought to have caused the unresolved situation at Fukushima. Spurred by heightened emotions following the triple disaster, the Japanese became increasingly polarised between these two views of how to represent themselves. How did literature and popular culture respond to this dilemma? Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima attempts to answer that question by analysing how Japan was portrayed in post-3.11 fiction. Texts are selected from the Japanese, English and French languages, and the portrayals are also compared with those from non-fiction discourse. This book argues that cultural responses to 3.11 had a significant role to play in re-imagining Japan after Fukushima.

Housewives of Japan

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Housewives of Japan - O. Goldstein-Gidoni Summary

Drawing on a unique ethnographic inquiry, Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni explores the complexities of the relationship between socially and culturally constructed roles bestowed on Japanese women by a variety of state agents, including the market and the media, and the 'real' lives of these women.

The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

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The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan - Federico Marcon Summary

From the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century Japan saw the creation, development, and apparent disappearance of the field of natural history, or "honzogaku." Federico Marcon traces the changing views of the natural environment that accompanied its development by surveying the ideas and practices deployed by "honzogaku" practitioners and by vividly reconstructing the social forces that affected them. These include a burgeoning publishing industry, increased circulation of ideas and books, the spread of literacy, processes of institutionalization in schools and academies, systems of patronage, and networks of cultural circles, all of which helped to shape the study of nature. In this pioneering social history of knowledge in Japan, Marcon shows how scholars developed a sophisticated discipline that was analogous to European natural history but formed independently. He also argues that when contacts with Western scholars, traders, and diplomats intensified in the nineteenth century, the previously dominant paradigm of "honzogaku "slowly succumbed to modern Western natural science not by suppression and substitution, as was previously thought, but by creative adaptation and transformation.

Gate

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