Posts in category: Japan
By Andreas Marks
Jap woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the main recognizable eastern artwork shape. Their great acceptance has unfold from Japan to be embraced via a global viewers. protecting the interval from the start of the japanese woodblock print within the 1680s until eventually the 12 months 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints offers an in depth survey of all of the recognized ukiyo-e artists, in addition to over 500 complete colour prints.
Unlike earlier examinations of this artwork shape, Japanese Woodblock Prints contains unique histories of the publishers of woodblock prints—who have been usually the motive force picking which prints, and accordingly which artists, may make it into mass flow for an opportunity at severe and well known luck. worthwhile as a advisor for ukiyo-e fans trying to find specific information regarding their favourite jap woodblock print artists and prints, it's also an incredible advent for newbies to the area of the woodblock print. This lavishly illustrated booklet might be a valued addition to the libraries of students, in addition to the overall artwork fanatic.
By Peter Duus
The historical past of Japan's upward thrust to prominence during the last hundred years, first as an aggressively Westernizing Asian state, then as a tremendous imperialist energy, and eventually as a postwar financial massive. 296 pages w/Chapter Notes and Index. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Houghton Mifflin corporation Publishers, Boston, MA 1976.
By Glenn Deir
Unwell funny story is one quirky travelogue. Glenn Deir spent years fortunately stumbling throughout the conundrums of eastern tradition. Then he obtained tonsil melanoma and not more fortunately stumbled during the conundrums of clinical tradition. in poor health comic story is a story of 2 trips informed at the same time that may make you chortle out loud. (2010-09-23)
By Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Takayuki Tatsumi
A set of essays approximately jap technological know-how fiction in all it's tastes and kinds. this is the content material, so that you can make a decision if it's whatever for you ;P
Part I. Prose technological know-how Fiction
1. Miri Nakamura: HORROR AND MACHINES IN PREWAR JAPAN - The Mechanical Uncanny in Yumeno Kyusaku’s Dogura magura
2. Thomas Schnellbächer: HAS THE EMPIRE SUNK but? - The Pacific in jap technology Fiction
3. Kotani Mari: ALIEN areas AND ALIEN our bodies IN eastern WOMEN’S technology FICTION
4. Azuma Hiroki: SF AS HAMLET - technological know-how Fiction and Philosophy
5. William O. Gardner: TSUTSUI YASUTAKA AND THE MULTIMEDIA functionality OF AUTHORSHIP
Part II. technological know-how Fiction Animation
6. Susan J. Napier: while THE MACHINES cease - delusion, truth, and Terminal identification in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Serial Experiments: Lain
7. Christopher Bolton: THE MECHA’S BLIND SPOT - Patlabor 2 and the Phenomenology of Anime
8. Naoki Chiba and Hiroko Chiba: phrases OF ALIENATION, phrases OF FLIGHT - Loanwords in technology Fiction Anime
9. Sharalyn Orbaugh: intercourse AND the one CYBORG - eastern pop culture Experiments in Subjectivity
10. Livia Monnet: INVASION OF the lady SNATCHERS - the matter of A-Life and the Uncanny in ultimate fable: The Spirits Within
11. Saito Tamaki: OTAKU SEXUALITY
Afterword. Takayuki Tatsumi: a really tender TIME desktop - From Translation to Transfiguration
From the writer of Audition, a wickedly satirical and wildly humorous story of an intergenerational conflict of the sexes.
In his such a lot irreverent novel but, Ryu Murakami creates a competition of epic proportions among six aimless youths and 6 tough-as-nails girls who conflict for keep watch over of a Tokyo local. on the outset, the younger males appear louche yet risk free, their actions restricted to ingesting, snacking, peering at a unadorned neighbor via a window, and acting karaoke. The six "aunties" are fiercely self sustaining occupation ladies. whilst one of many boys executes a deadly ambush of 1 of the ladies, chaos ensues. the ladies band jointly to discover the killer and detailed revenge. In flip, the men buckle down, learn physics, and plot to take out their nemeses in one blast. Who knew lethal "gang battle" will be such enjoyable? Murakami builds the clash right into a hilarious, spot-on satire of recent tradition and the tensions among the sexes and generations.
By Kacem Zoughari
Based on greater than ten years of research and translation of real jap texts, together with many who have by no means ahead of been translated, this can be the main entire and actual learn at the paintings of ninjutsu ever written outdoor of Japan. This ninja ebook contains reviews of ninjutsu heritage, philosophy, knowledge, and offers quite a lot of info from authors, historians, chronicles and scrolls with the intention to foster a deep realizing of this "shadowy" art.
For those that educate in ninjutsu, for different martial artwork practitioners, for historians, and for someone with an curiosity in jap feudal historical past or jap martial arts, The Ninja: old Shadow Warriors of Japan shines a mild in this enigmatic subject.
By Masayoshi Shibatani
This e-book surveys the 2 major indigenous languages of Japan, eastern and Ainu. No genetic dating has been proven among them, and structurally they range considerably. Shibatani has as a result divided his examine into self sustaining components. the 1st is the main entire research of the polysynthetic Ainu language but to seem in English. the second one half offers widely with jap. It discusses themes from the evolution of the writing procedure and the variations among men's and women's speech, to problems with larger theoretical complexity, equivalent to phonology, the lexicon and notice formation, and the syntax of agglutinative morphology. As an American expert pupil in Japan, the writer is in a distinct place that presents him a twin point of view on language deriving from Western linguistic scholarship and the japanese grammatical culture.
Providing vast insurance, this Encyclopedia is a brand new reference that displays the colourful, assorted and evolving tradition of contemporary Japan, spanning from the tip of the japanese Imperialist interval in 1945 to the current day. Entries disguise parts corresponding to literature, movie, structure, nutrients, well-being, political economic climate, faith and expertise and so they diversity from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer evaluate essays giving an in-depth remedy of significant issues.
With over seven-hundred alphabetically prepared entries, this Encyclopedia might be a useful reference device for college students of jap and Asian reports, in addition to supplying a desirable perception into eastern tradition for the overall reader. feedback for additional interpreting, a accomplished process of cross-referencing, a thematic contents record and an in depth index all aid navigate the reader round the Encyclopedia and directly to additional examine.
By Haruki Murakami
During this hyperkinetic and relentlessly creative novel, Japan’s most well-liked (and debatable) fiction author hurtles into the recognition of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the top of the area draws readers right into a narrative particle accelerator during which a split-brained info processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and numerous thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to impressive influence. What emerges is concurrently cooler than 0 and unaffectedly affecting, a hilariously humorous and deeply severe meditation at the nature and makes use of of the brain.
By David L. McConnell
How does a comparatively homogeneous and insular society react while a buzzword is unexpectedly changed into a truth? How did the arriving of such a lot of foreigners impact Japan's academic forms? How did the foreigners themselves suppose upon studying that English instructing was once no longer the first target of this system? during this balanced learn of the JET software, David L. McConnell attracts on ten years of ethnographic learn to discover the cultural and political dynamics of internationalization in Japan. via vignettes and firsthand debts, he highlights and translates the misunderstandings of the early years of this system, strains the tradition clashes in any respect degrees of the paperwork, and speculates on what classes the JET software holds for different multicultural initiatives.
This interesting book's jargon-free sort and interdisciplinary process will make it beautiful to educators, coverage analysts, scholars of Japan, and potential and previous JET participants.