Samurai Invasion: Japan's Korean War 1592 -1598 by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

By way of the tip of the 16th century the Samurai, eastern warrior-nobles, had taken overall keep an eye on in their household territory. Their unforgiving militarism wanted a brand new foe to beat: the objective used to be China, the path to victory via Korea. however the Koreans have been no pushover. It used to be a troublesome fought and, in any case, an unsuccessful crusade, the single time of their 1,500 yr background that the Samurai had attacked one other kingdom. The Koreans drove them off. Retribution was once inevitable. The Samurai back in 1597 to wreak vengeance and poor, wanton havoc at the Koreans in a conflict of unimaginable savagery. This ebook is the main whole account of these invasions but written, researched from forgotten documents in Japan and Korea and written by means of the world’s such a lot acclaimed historian of the Samurai interval, the English Oriental professional Dr Stephen Turnbull. this can be a e-book that each one fans of Samurai background won't be able to withstand. It fabulously contains extracts from modern jap box diaries no longer obvious even in Japan for over four hundred years

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Fodor's Japan (20th Edition) by Fodor's

By Fodor's

Over 1000000 american citizens shuttle to Japan every year to event this land of beautiful good looks. In beautiful complete colour, Fodor's Japan illustrates the country's everlasting attracts, from historic temples and gardens and the planned velocity of the tea rite, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.

NEW THIS version: the twentieth version of Fodor's Japan is jam-packed with much more Tokyo and Kyoto inns and eating places, reflecting the expanding approval for those locations. U.S. commute to Japan is expanding, and up to date fluctuations within the yen have made it extra of a reasonable vacation spot than ever. This new version boasts multiplied jap characters and transliterations throughout our listings for motels, eating places, points of interest and extra, making the advisor indispensible for solo exploring.

ILLUSTRATED good points: This variation beneficial properties brand-new most sensible purposes to move, illustrated with attractive pictures, in addition to a image function on Japan this present day, that includes every little thing which are making the japanese tick in 2014. most sensible points of interest and most sensible reports aid tourists pinpoint the easiest of Japan and encourage their plans. Magazine-style positive factors disguise themes resembling the intricacies of jap delicacies, conventional jap crafts and Mount Fuji.

crucial TRIP-PLANNING instruments: Fodor's Japan incorporates a fantastically illustrated 37-page jap Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on every little thing from etiquette to the tea rite to the japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving assistance aid tourists get the main from their yen. 8 pages of itineraries map out varied and fascinating methods for viewers to event this highly varied state, whereas every one person bankruptcy has its personal planner part with all you must learn about nearby transportation and accommodation.

DISCERNING options: Fodor's Japan deals savvy suggestion and proposals from neighborhood writers to assist tourists utilize their stopover at. Fodor's selection designates our greatest selections, from motels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" fees from fellow tourists offer beneficial insights.

approximately FODOR'S AUTHORS: each one Fodor's shuttle advisor is researched and written through neighborhood specialists.

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A Companion to Japanese History by William M. Tsutsui

By William M. Tsutsui

Retail-like quality

A spouse to eastern History offers an authoritative review of present debates and methods in the research of Japan’s history.
• Composed of 30 chapters written through a world team of scholars
• Combines conventional views with the newest scholarly concerns
• vitamins a chronological survey with specific thematic analyses
• offers stimulating interventions into person controversies

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The Inland Sea by Donald Richie

By Donald Richie

"Earns its position at the very brief shelf of books on Japan which are of everlasting value."—Times Literary complement.

"Richie is a gorgeous go back and forth author; the publication shines with vibrant witticisms, deft characterizations of fisherfolk, retailers, priests and wistful youth, and prepared comparisons of Japanes and Western culture." —San Francisco Chronicle

"A discovered, superbly paced elegy."—London assessment of Books

Sheltered among Japan’s significant islands lies the Inland Sea, a spot modernity glided by. during this vintage trip memoir, Donald Richie embarks on a quest to discover Japan’s undying middle between its mysterious waters and forgotten islands. This variation beneficial properties an creation via Pico Iyer, images from the award-winning PBS documentary, and a brand new afterword. First released in 1971, The Inland Sea is a lucid, soft voyage of discovery and self-revelation.

Donald Richie is the main authority on eastern tradition and cinema with forty+ books in print.

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The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu

By Murasaki Shikibu

Within the story of Genji, girl Murasaki (c. 973c. 1020) created one of many ideally suited classics of jap literature; her Diary deals an intimate and both compelling photo of her existence as teach and better half to the Empress Shoshi.

Although it opens with a lyrical description of the Tsuchimikado mansion in autumn and provides shiny money owed of court docket occasions and ceremonies, the paintings is in no experience an professional chronicle. Spiced with anecdote, looking out self-analysis and sharp sketches of a timid Empress, spineless courtiers and quarrelsome ladies-in-waiting, it finds the bottom of imperial splendour from an unforeseen, totally lady element of view.

Since ladies have been discouraged from studying chinese language, the language of bureaucratic strength, many performed a key function in forging varieties of early jap prose. the place others wrote fairy tales or stories of thwarted ardour, Murasaki's Diary is whatever way more sophisticated, one of the most stepping stones which culminated within the Genji. suitable information of eastern costume, faith, structure and social conference are sincerely set out in Richard Bowring's footnotes and advantageous advent.

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The Internment of Western Civilians under the Japanese by Bernice Archer

By Bernice Archer

Bernice Archer's comparative research of the stories of the Western civilians interned by way of the japanese in combined kinfolk camps and sexually segregated camps within the a long way East, combines a wide selection of traditional and unconventional resource fabric. This contains modern conflict, international and Colonial workplace papers, diaries, letters, camp newspapers and artefacts, post-war scientific, engineering and academic reviews, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs and over fifty oral interviews with ex-internees. utilizing modern own money owed, the surprise of the japanese victories and the devastating event of seize are highlighted. This booklet additionally covers wider concerns resembling the position of ladies in struggle, gender and conflict, teenagers and warfare, colonial tradition, oral heritage, and struggle and reminiscence.

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New Times in Modern Japan by Stefan Tanaka

By Stefan Tanaka

New occasions in smooth Japan matters the transformation of time--the reckoning of time--during Japan's Meiji interval, in particular from round 1870 to 1900. Time actually replaced because the archipelago synchronized with the Western imperialists' reckoning of time. The sun calendar and clock grew to become general timekeeping units, and society tailored to the abstractions inherent in glossy notions of time. This trigger a cascade of adjustments that perfectly reconfigured how people interacted with one another and with their environment--a method whose research incorporates implications for different non-Western societies as well.By reading themes starting from geology, ghosts, youth, artwork heritage, and structure to nature as a complete, Stefan Tanaka explores how altering conceptions of time destabilized inherited wisdom and practices and eventually facilitated the reconfiguration of the archipelago's heterogeneous groups into the liberal-capitalist geographical region, Japan. although, this innovative transformation--where, within the phrases of Lewis Mumford, "the clock, now not the steam engine," is the major mechanism of the economic age--has obtained little greater than a footnote within the heritage of Japan.This book's cutting edge specialize in time not just shifts awareness clear of debates in regards to the failure (or luck) of "modernization" towards how participants have interaction with the overlay of summary innovations upon their lives; it additionally illuminates the jobs of historical past as discourse and as perform during this reconfiguration of society. In doing so, it's going to effect discussions approximately modernity way past the borders of Japan.

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Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism by Mark L. Blum, Shin'ya Yasutomi

By Mark L. Blum, Shin'ya Yasutomi

Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is taken into account the "second founder" of Shin Buddhism. less than his management, the Honganji department grew in dimension and gear, changing into a countrywide association with nice wealth and effect. Rennyo's good fortune lay in conveying an enticing non secular message whereas exerting potent administrative keep an eye on. A savvy flesh presser in addition to non secular chief, ennyo performed an important function in political, monetary, and institutional advancements. although he's undeniably essentially the most influential individuals within the historical past of eastern faith, his legacy is still enigmatic and principally missed through the West. This quantity deals an evaluate of Rennyo's contribution to Buddhist idea and the Honganji non secular association. a set of sixteen formerly unpublished essays by way of either jap and non-Japanese students within the components of old stories, Shinshu stories, and comparative faith, it's the first ebook to confront a number of the significant questions surrounding the outstanding progress of Honganji lower than Rennyo's management. The authors research such subject matters because the resource of Rennyo's air of secrecy, the soteriological implications of his suggestion opposed to the history of different pursuits in natural Land Buddhism, and the connection among his rules and the expansion of his church. This assortment is a crucial first step in bringing this crucial determine to an viewers outdoors Japan. it is going to be of vital curiosity to students within the fields of jap faith, jap social heritage, comparative faith, and the sociology of faith.

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Unfolding the "comfort women" debates : modernity, violence, by Maki Kimura

By Maki Kimura

This examine bargains a clean standpoint at the 'comfort girls' debates. It argues that the procedure may be understood because the mechanism of the intersectional oppression of gender, race, classification and colonialism, whereas illuminating the significance of tales of victim-survivors because the website the place ladies get well and achieve their voices and organizations.

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