The Cambridge history of Japan by Donald H. Shively, William H. McCullough

By Donald H. Shively, William H. McCullough

«Кембриджская история» – результат совместных трудов ведущих специалистов по японской истории и культуре. Издание объединило на своих страницах все имеющееся на сегодняшний день знание о Японии. Шесть томов «Истории» охватывают исторический период с eight в. до н.э. по наши дни, освещая практически все аспекты японской культуры: религиозные верования, ритуалы, искусство, архитектуру, народное творчество, политику и экономику.
Это издание – настоящая находка для всех тех, кто интересуется историей культуры и истории, а в частности – японской.

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Bundori (Sano Ichiro, Book 2) by Laura Joh Rowland

By Laura Joh Rowland

The sequel to the acclaimed novel Shinju back beneficial properties detective Sano Ichiro as he trails a serial killer stalking feudal Japan. In 1689, an omnipotent shogun controls the nation, surrounded by way of sour machinations and political intrigues. whilst an historic culture without notice and brutally reappears, Sano hazards every thing to deliver the killer to justice.

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Train Man (UK Edition) by Nakano Hitori

By Nakano Hitori

This can be a actual tale of affection for the web new release - the foreign bestseller that bought over one million copies. This splendidly designated booklet from Japan derives from a sequence of postings over a three-month interval to a very computer-geeky thread of two Channel, the world's greatest nameless Message Board. The occasions all happened in Tokyo. sooner or later a shy otaku machine geek pointed out at the message discussion board how he had met a woman on a subway teach. As issues constructed he endured to submit updates to the message board. He received the nickname 'Train Man'. With each one replace from bashful educate guy, his fellow correspondents throw in personal vibrant speculations, boyish encouragements, tongue-in-cheek warnings, and fabulously artistic ascii textual content drawings. educate guy attempts to tackle board their reviews as occasions spread. finally he unearths love with the lady, Hermes, and divulges to her the total heritage of the thread. the genuine id of teach guy is still a heavily guarded mystery.

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Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami

By Ryu Murakami

Almost obvious Blue is a brutal story of misplaced early life in a eastern port city with reference to an American army base. Murakami?s image-intensive narrative paints a portrait of a gaggle of neighbors locked in a harmful cycle of intercourse, medications and rock?n?roll. the radical is all yet plotless, however the uncooked and sometimes violent prose takes us on a rollercoaster journey via fact and hallucination, highs and lows, within which the characters and their stories come vividly to lifestyles. Trapped in passivity, they achieve neither ardour nor excitement from their adventures. but out of the alienation, boredom and underlying rage and grief emerges a surprisingly quiet and nearly both surprising good looks. Ryu Murakami?s first novel, Almost obvious Blue received the coveted Akutagawa literary prize and have become an fast bestseller. Representing a pointy and wide awake turning clear of the introspective development of postwar eastern literature, it polarized critics and public alike and shortly attracted foreign consciousness as a substitute view of recent Japan.

Very good produced book.

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Political Philosophy in Japan: Nishida, the Kyoto School and by Christopher Goto-Jones

By Christopher Goto-Jones

Political Philosophy in Japan specializes in the politics of Japan's pre-eminent philosophical college - the Kyoto university - and especially that of its founder, Nishida Kitar? (1870-1945). current literature on Nishida is dismissive of there being critical political content material in his paintings, and of the political stance of the broader college. Goto-Jones contends that, faraway from being apolitical, Nishida's philosophy was once explicitly and deliberately political, and right political examining of Nishida sheds new mild at the controversies surrounding the alleged complicity of the Kyoto college in eastern ultra-nationalism. This ebook deals a distinct and most likely arguable view of the topic of Nishida and the Kyoto university.

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shōnagon, Ivan Morris

By Sei Shōnagon, Ivan Morris

'The Pillow booklet of Sei Shonagon', a casual diary of the recollections of a lady-in-waiting on the court docket of a Heian Empress.

The Pillow publication of Sei Shonagon is an immensely unique account of courtroom lifestyles in eleventh-century Japan. Written on the peak of Heian tradition, it's a vintage textual content of significant literary good looks, choked with full of life anecdotes, funny observations, and refined impressions. Sei Shonagon used to be a latest and erstwhile rival of woman Murasaki, whose novel, the story of Genji, fictionalized the courtroom lifestyles that woman Shonagon captures so vividly in her diary. The Pillow booklet comprises her reflections on royal and non secular ceremonies, nature, pilgrimage, dialog, and poetry. woman Shonagon stocks personality sketches and the issues she either loves and loathes. Her type is so eloquent, her wit so sharp, even the briefest fragments enchant us. there isn't any greater advent to the day-by-day preoccupations of the Heian higher category, and Ivan Morris's notes and contextualization increase the cloth for students and basic readers.

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Japan since 1945: The Rise of an Economic Superpower by Dennis B. Smith

By Dennis B. Smith

Few historians have tried an account of Japan given that 1945 but the country's emergence because the moment greatest economic system on the planet has been probably the most dramatic and critical advancements because the moment international conflict. Dennis Smith's paintings takes a intentionally historic procedure within the trust that it really is very unlikely to evaluate the character of post-war Japan's success with out first contemplating the importance of the pre-war and wartime legacy. It blends politics and economics, acutely aware that during Japan the shut hyperlinks among the worlds of politics, executive and of industrial deny inflexible divisions.

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