By Ming-cheng M. Lo

This booklet explores Japan's "scientific colonialism" via a cautious learn of the altering roles of Taiwanese medical professionals less than jap colonial rule. via integrating person tales according to interviews and archival fabrics with discussions of political and social theories, Ming-cheng Lo finds the issues of convergence for drugs and politics in colonial Taiwan.

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By Federico Marcon

Between the early 17th and the mid-nineteenth century, the sector of common heritage in Japan separated itself from the self-discipline of medication, produced wisdom that wondered the conventional spiritual and philosophical understandings of the area, built right into a process (called honzogaku) that rivaled Western technological know-how in complexity—and then possible disappeared. Or did it? In The wisdom of Nature and the character of information in Early sleek Japan, Federico Marcon recounts how jap students constructed a cosmopolitan self-discipline of average heritage analogous to Europe’s yet created independently, with out direct effect, and argues convincingly that eastern common historical past succumbed to Western technology no longer as a result of suppression and substitution, as students frequently have contended, yet by way of version and transformation.
           
the 1st book-length English-language examine dedicated to the $64000 box of honzogaku, The wisdom of Nature and the character of information in Early glossy Japan will be an important textual content for historians of jap and East Asian technological know-how, and a desirable learn for somebody drawn to the improvement of technological know-how within the early sleek era.

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By Donald Keene, Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai

Relationship from the 8th century and past, the Manyoshu is the oldest eastern poetry anthology. The 1,000 poems selected for this recognized choice have been selected by way of a individual scholarly committee in keeping with their poetic excellence, their function in revealing the japanese nationwide spirit and personality, and their cultural and historic importance. textual content is in English and Romanji.

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By Timothy N. Hornyak, Rebecca Milner

“Yoking prior and destiny, Tokyo dazzles with its conventional tradition and fervour for every little thing new. From structure to delicacies, it is a capital of superlatives.” – Timothy Hornyak, Lonely Planet Writer

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Full Color
Pull-out urban Map
125 of the city’s most sensible restaurants
67 museums & galleries
20 soothing sizzling springs
2 areas to determine sumo
19-page colour map section
Feature assurance of best sights
Range of making plans tools
In-depth background

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By Laura Joh Rowland

On a whim of the shogun’s mom, a procession has left the sweltering warmth of Edo, certain for the cooler weather of Mount Fuji. between her touring partners are Reiko, the attractive spouse of Sano Ichir_, the shogun’s so much Honorable Investigator of occasions, events, and folks; Reiko’s good friend Midori, 9 months pregnant; and girl Yanagisawa, the deranged spouse of the shogun’s robust second-in-command. None of them watch for the journey. yet their problems have simply started whilst their procession is stopped unexpectedly on a abandoned street. the whole retinue is viciously slaughtered and the 4 ladies are sure and brought away, imprisoned by way of a mysterious kidnapper.

Sano now reveals himself confronted with an important case of his occupation. The shogun calls for speedy motion, and lower than the specter of loss of life, Sano is pressured to paintings along with his sour enemies---Chamberlain Yanagisawa and Police Commissioner Hoshina.

The ladies are in impending chance, and the supply of a ransom word in basic terms complicates matters---forcing either Sano and Reiko to take determined measures. once more, Laura Joh Rowland’s fantastic blend of historical past and storytelling attracts us right into a luxurious and treacherous world.

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By Stephen Snyder

A surreal coming-of-age story that establishes Ryu Murakami as essentially the most creative younger writers on the earth at the present time.

Abandoned at delivery in adjoining teach station lockers, stricken boys spend their formative years in an orphanage and with foster mom and dad on a semi-deserted island prior to eventually surroundings off for the town to discover and break the ladies who first rejected them. either are interested in a space of freaks and hustlers referred to as Toxitown. One turns into a bisexual rock singer, megastar of this unique demimonde, whereas the opposite, a pole vaulter, seeks his revenge within the corporation of his female friend, Anemone, a version who has switched over her apartment right into a tropical swamp for her puppy crocodile.

Together and aside, their trip from a scorching steel field to a beautiful, savage climax is a brutal funhouse experience in the course of the eerie panorama of late-twentieth-century Japan.

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Japan at Nature’s Edge is a well timed selection of essays that explores the connection among Japan’s background, tradition, and actual atmosphere. It enormously expands the focal point of prior paintings on jap modernization through reading Japan’s function in international environmental transformation and the way jap rules have formed our bodies and landscapes over the centuries. The immediacy of Earth’s environmental drawback, a quandary highlighted through Japan’s March 2011 catastrophe, brings a feeling of urgency to the examine of Japan and its worldwide connections.

The paintings is an environmental heritage within the broadest feel of the time period since it comprises writing by means of environmental anthropologists, a mythical jap economist, and students of eastern literature and tradition. The editors have introduced jointly an remarkable assemblage of a few of the best students within the box who, instead of deal with it in isolation or as a different cultural group, search to attach Japan to worldwide environmental currents reminiscent of whaling, global fisheries, hiking and technology, mining and business pollutants, and family members with nonhuman animals.

The individuals assert the significance of our environment in realizing Japan’s heritage and suggest a brand new stability among nature and tradition, one weighted even more seriously at the facet of ordinary legacies. This procedure doesn't tradition. as an alternative, it means that the japanese event of nature, like that of all people, is a fancy and intimate negotiation among the actual and cultural worlds.

Contributors: Daniel P. Aldrich, Jakobina Arch, Andrew Bernstein, Philip C. Brown, Timothy S. George, Jeffrey E. Hanes, David L. Howell, Federico Marcon, Christine L. Marran, Ian Jared Miller, Micah Muscolino, Ken’ichi Miyamoto, Sara B. Pritchard, Julia Adeney Thomas, Karen Thornber, William M. Tsutsui, Brett L. Walker, Takehiro Watanabe.

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By Patrick W. Galbraith, Jason G. Karlin

Spend even an afternoon in an incredible jap urban like Tokyo or Osaka and also you can't forget about them: 'idols,' or industrially produced and promoted women and men who practice throughout media genres and systems. they seem in magazines and ads, practice on television and on degree, recorded and dwell. even though valuable to the workings and event of media in Japan, idols have regrettably had just a marginal position within the scholarship. This assortment deals the main whole and compelling account of 1 of the main interesting and least understood elements of jap media tradition this day. It brings jointly a gaggle of interdisciplinary students who have interaction the examine of media, gender and superstar. delicate to heritage and the modern scene, essays hide female and male idols, creation and intake, business constructions and fan activities.

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By Takiji Kobayashi, Zeljko Cipris

This assortment introduces the paintings of Japan’s preferable Marxist author, Kobayashi Takiji (1903–1933), to an English-speaking viewers, offering entry to a colourful, dramatic, politically engaged aspect of jap literature that's seldom noticeable outdoor Japan. the quantity offers a brand new translation of Takiji’s fiercely anticapitalist Kani kōsen―a vintage that grew to become a runaway bestseller in Japan in 2008, approximately 8 many years after its 1929 e-book. It additionally bargains the first-ever translations of Yasuko and Life of a celebration Member, striking works that unforgettably discover either the prices and fulfillments of progressive activism for women and men. The e-book encompasses a entire advent by means of Komori Yōichi, a well-known Takiji student and professor of eastern literature at Tokyo collage.

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By Mamiko Murakami

A wish to speak heart-to-heart with humans from one other tradition is what draws many folks to language learn within the first position. however it can take decades to make acquaintances and suppose socially cozy in a Japanese-speaking context, and there are few textbooks which could support. This quantity does simply that, by means of accumulating and discussing greater than four hundred words which are beneficial while speaking approximately own adventure and nuances of feeling.

With this publication you could discover ways to say that you just like a person, love anyone, admire somebody, have something for somebody, have a overwhelm on anyone, nonetheless hold a torch for somebody, don't have any emotions both method for somebody, or would not supply an individual the time of day. you could tease a pal approximately their new dating, speak about little ones or mom and dad, vent anger or exhibit sympathy. you could study many alternative how one can thank somebody or to reply to a praise, and the categorical perspective that every conveys.

All entries are outlined after which amplified with or 3 pattern sentences. The naturalness of the sentences retains the interpreting fascinating, and makes it more uncomplicated to realize not just passive figuring out however the self assurance to begin utilizing those words straight away in dialog.

Impress your boss, attraction your neighbor, make an apology to a co-worker. this useful advisor might be welcomed by way of an individual hoping to make eastern acquaintances and impact eastern humans.

Previous released within the Power Japanese sequence below an identical title.

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