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  • Bushidoby Gerhard Bierwirth

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 7.25

    Bushido, der Weg des Kriegers, polarisiert. Gegner wie Anhänger sind seit jeher mit missionarischem Eifer bei der Sache. Ist Bushido eine Art Religion? Zumindest ein Religionsersatz, aber auch Theater und Fiktion. Ausgehend von der ?Erfindung? dieses Religionsersatzes in der Meiji-Zeit, werden die vielfältigen und widersprüchlichen Aspekte der ?Samurai-Erzählung?... more...

  • The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ?Land of the Rising Sun?. Their intention through these anecdotes ? some humorous and charming, others tragic and thought-provoking ? was to offer glimpses... more...

  • Ivory and the Aesthetics of Modernity in Meiji Japanby Martha Chaiklin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The opening of the ports of Japan in 1859 brought a flood of Japanese craft products to the world marketplace. For ivory it was a golden age. This book examines the role that ivory and ivory carvers played in the expression of nationalism and the development of sculpture in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century. more...

  • Der Untergang des Dritten Reiches im Spiegel der deutsch-japanischen Kulturbegegnungby Till Ph Koltermann; Yasuko Abe; Klaus Antoni

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 57.39

    In der Studie werden die Fragen nach dem historischen Ort der deutsch-japanischen Kulturbegegnung 1933?1945 gestellt und Traditionen, Brüche und Kontinuitäten der deutschen Japan-Wahrnehmung beleuchtet, die bis in die heutige Zeit fortwirken. Zwischen 1933 und 1945 intensivierte das Deutsche Reich neben den politisch-militärischen Beziehungen insbesondere... more...

  • Bending Adversityby David Pilling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A pacy, fresh and surprising portrait of Japan and the Japanese - from David Pilling, award-winning writer and Asia Editor of the Financial Times Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply... more...

  • A Tale of Two Subsby Jonathan J. McCullough

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin , under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an extremely rare event in World War II submarine warfare - but several were aboard a Japanese aircraft... more...

  • Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, 1by Tsutomu Shibata

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    These two volumes analyze Japan from the Knowledge Economy perspective, covering a wide range of sectoral issues in development including the macro economic framework, education and skills training, the national innovation system, science and technology, information and communication technology, and infrastructure.While Volume 1 explores the four pillare... more...

  • Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, 2by Tsutomu Shibata

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    These two volumes analyze Japan from the Knowledge Economy perspective, covering a wide range of sectoral issues in development including the macro economic framework, education and skills training, the national innovation system, science and technology, information and communication technology, and infrastructure.While Volume 1 explores the four pillare... more...

  • A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho)by Miyamoto Musashi

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. It is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys... more...

  • Bushido, the Soul of Japanby Inazo Nitobe

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe is, along with the classic text Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto, a study of the way of the samurai. A best-seller in its day, it was read by many influential foreigners, among them President Theodore Roosevelt, President John F. Kennedy and Robert Baden-Powell. It may well have shaped Baden-Powell's... more...