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This is the first long-term analysis of the development of Japanese martial arts, connecting ancient martial traditions with the martial arts practised today. The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts captures the complexity of the emergence and development of martial traditions within the broader Japanese Civilising Process. The book traces ...
The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts
This is the first long-term analysis of the development of Japanese martial arts, connecting ancient martial traditions with the martial arts practised today. The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts captures the complexity of the emergence and development of martial traditions within the broader Japanese Civilising Process. The book traces the structured process in which warriors' practices became systematised and expanded to the Japanese population and the world. Using the theoretical framework of Norbert Elias's process-sociology and drawing on rich empirical data, the book also compares the development of combat practices in Japan, England, France and Germany, making a new contribution to our understanding of the socio-cultural dynamics of state formation. Throughout this analysis light is shed onto a gender blind spot, taking into account the neglected role of women in martial arts. The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts is important reading for students of Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Sport, Sociology of Physical Activity, Historical Development of Sport in Society, Asian Studies, Sociology and Philosophy of Sport, and Sports History and Culture. It is also a fascinating resource for scholars, researchers and practitioners interested in the historical and socio-cultural aspects of combat sport and martial arts.
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196.22 USD

The Historical Sociology of Japanese Martial Arts

by Raul Sanchez Garcia
Hardback
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On the 11th of March 2011, an earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale (the most powerful to ever strike Japan) hit the Tohoku region in northern Japan. The earthquake produced a devastating tsunami that wiped out coastal cities and towns, leaving 18,561 people dead or registered as missing. Due ...
Law and Disaster: Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan
On the 11th of March 2011, an earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale (the most powerful to ever strike Japan) hit the Tohoku region in northern Japan. The earthquake produced a devastating tsunami that wiped out coastal cities and towns, leaving 18,561 people dead or registered as missing. Due to the disaster, the capability of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), was compromised, causing nuclear meltdown. The hydrogen blast destroyed the facilities, resulting in a spread of radioactive materials, and, subsequently, serious nuclear contamination. This combined event - earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown - became known as the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster. This book examines the response of the Japanese government to the disaster, and its attempts to answer the legal questions posed by the combination of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. Japanese law, policy, and infrastructure were insufficiently prepared for these disasters, and the country's weaknesses were brutally exposed. This book analyses these failings, and discusses what Japan, and other countries, can learn from these events.
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196.22 USD

Law and Disaster: Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan

by Shigenori Matsui
Hardback
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Meet Keiko. Keiko is 36 years old. She's never had a boyfriend, and she's been working in the same supermarket for eighteen years. Keiko's family wishes she'd get a proper job. Her friends wonder why she won't get married. But Keiko knows what makes her happy, and she's not going ...
Convenience Store Woman
Meet Keiko. Keiko is 36 years old. She's never had a boyfriend, and she's been working in the same supermarket for eighteen years. Keiko's family wishes she'd get a proper job. Her friends wonder why she won't get married. But Keiko knows what makes her happy, and she's not going to let anyone come between her and her convenience store... 'Witty, wily, and astonishingly sharp' Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies 'An exhilaratingly weird and funny Japanese novel.. Unsettling and totally unpredictable' Sally Rooney 'A haunting, dark, and often hilarious take on society's expectations of the single woman' Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot '[A] short, deadpan gem... This is a true original' Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail 'From this slight, dark and delightful book springs a feminist rallying cry: trust yourself' Emerald Street 'A sure-fire hit of the summer... quirky [and] profound' Irish Times 'An offbeat, tongue-in-cheek read... a tale of finding one's own path to happiness' Skinny
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22.17 USD

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata
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This proceedings book presents the first-ever cross-disciplinary analysis of 16th-20th century South, East, and Southeast Asian cartography. The central theme of the conference was the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions, and the focus was on points of contact between Western and Asian cartographic history. Geographically, the topics ...
Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters Between East and West: Regional Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017
This proceedings book presents the first-ever cross-disciplinary analysis of 16th-20th century South, East, and Southeast Asian cartography. The central theme of the conference was the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions, and the focus was on points of contact between Western and Asian cartographic history. Geographically, the topics were limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia, with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Topics addressed included Asia's place in the world, the Dutch East India Company, toponymy, Philipp Franz von Siebold, maritime cartography, missionary mapping and cadastral mapping.
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230.990000 USD

Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters Between East and West: Regional Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017

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By examining chanoyu - the custom of consuming matcha tea - in the Meiji period, Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan investigates the interactions between intellectual and cultural legacies of the Tokugawa period and the incoming influences of Western ideas, material cultures and institutions. It explores the construction of Japan's ...
Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan: Class, Culture and Consumption in the Meiji Period
By examining chanoyu - the custom of consuming matcha tea - in the Meiji period, Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan investigates the interactions between intellectual and cultural legacies of the Tokugawa period and the incoming influences of Western ideas, material cultures and institutions. It explores the construction of Japan's modern cultural identity, highlighting the development of new social classes, and the transformation of cultural practices and production-consumption networks of the modern era. Taka Oshikri uses a wealth of Japanese source material - including diaries, newspaper, journal articles, maps, exhibition catalogues and official records - to explore the intricate relationships between the practice and practitioners of different social groups such as the old aristocracy, the emerging industrial elite, the local elite and government officials. She argues that the fabrication of a cultural identity during modernisation was influenced by various interest groups, such as the private commercial sector and foreign ambassadors. Although much is written on the practice of chanoyu in the pre-Tokugawa period and present-day Japan, there are few historical studies focusing on the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan thus makes a significant contribution to its field, and will be of great value to students and scholars of modern Japanese social and cultural history.
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119.700000 USD

Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan: Class, Culture and Consumption in the Meiji Period

by Taka Oshikiri
Hardback
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Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 brings women's engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. The artistic media includes painting, ...
Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900
Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 brings women's engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. The artistic media includes painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, and photography. The book is broadly concerned with four salient questions: How unusual was it for women to engage directly with art? What factors precluded more women from doing so? In what ways did women's artwork or commissions differ from those of men? And, what were the range of meanings for woman as subject matter? The chapters deal with historic individuals about whom there is considerable biographical information. Beyond locating these uncommon women within their socio-cultural milieux, contributors consider the multiple strands that twined to comprise their complex identities, and how these impacted their works of art. In many cases, the woman's status-as wife, mother, widow, ruler, or concubine (and multiple combinations thereof), as well as her religion and lineage-determined the media, style, and content of her art. Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 adds to our understanding of works of art, their meanings, and functions.
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196.22 USD

Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900

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The rise of East Asia from the ashes of World War II in the late twentieth century has led to searching questions about the role the region will play in the world. The possibility that China will overtake the United States as a super power suggests the twenty-first century could ...
The Limits of Westernization: American and East Asian Intellectuals Create Modernity, 1860 - 1960
The rise of East Asia from the ashes of World War II in the late twentieth century has led to searching questions about the role the region will play in the world. The possibility that China will overtake the United States as a super power suggests the twenty-first century could become an Asian century. Given the dynamism of a new Asia, this study provides a crucial analysis of the origins and development of modern thought in East Asia and the United States, reevaluating the influence of the United States on East Asia in the twentieth century and giving greater voice to East Asians in the growth of their own ideas of modernity. While an abundance of scholarship exists on postwar modernization, there is a gap in the prewar origins and development of modern ideas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In that time, influential intellectuals on both sides of the Pacific shaped modernity by rejecting the old order, and embracing progress, the new domain of science, democracy, racial relativism, internationalism, and civic duty. The book is a seminal work that recalibrates an established narrative of modernity, the West as teacher and the East as pupil. - Prof. Dr. Andreas Niehaus, Head Department Languages and Cultures, Ghent University Jon Thares Davidann forces a course correction in modernity studies with his insightful new book showing how from roughly 1860 to 1950 intellectuals from Japan, China, the United States, and Korea contributed to a hybrid form of modernization in East Asia with indigenous roots. - James I. Matray, California State University, Chico This book is particularly timely given the current interest in the rise of East Asia in global history. Rarely can one interpret both East Asian and American thoughts as exquisitely as Dr. Davidann. He also tries to transcend both modernization theory and anti-imperialist/anti-American perspective. A very ambitious and important contribution to transpacific intellectual history. - Hiroo Nakajima, Osaka University This interactive intellectual history presents an effective argument against civilizational essentialism. It details links in ideas across the Pacific, yet shows that East Asian thinkers led in building the versions of modernity that yielded divergent trajectories for China, Japan, and the U.S. - Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh This insightful and far-reaching study effectively reframes the scholarship on the development of modern East Asia. Arguing that historians too often have overstated the extent of westernization, Davidann reexamines in rich and colorful detail the roles played by many prominent East Asians and Americans in constructing hybrid modernities. In doing so, he significantly expands our understanding of the modern world on both sides of the Pacific. Joseph M. Henning, Associate Professor of History, Undergraduate Program Director, International and Global Studies In this groundbreaking book, Davidann dismantles well-worn assumptions about the uniqueness of Western modernity. The remarkable power of East Asian economies demands new explanations for the development of modernity, departing from a singular concept of westernization. Through a close analysis of the intellectual careers of numerous Asians as well as interested Westerners, Davidann argues persuasively for the adoption of new forms of modernity that are unique to East Asian history. The author effectively demonstrates that East Asians modernized on their own terms, creating new social forms and definitions of modernity. The book stands as a much-needed antidote to modernization theory from a previous generation of global historical scholarship, and thus should find an important place on the bookshelf of what is often called The New World History. - Prof. Rick Warner, Wabash College, President, World History Association, 2016-2017 Jon Davidann has written a wide-ranging and well documented exploration of the intellectual contacts and ideological influences across three of the main global centers of scientific and technological transformations and their political ramifications from the late-nineteenth century to the aftermath of World War II. The depths he manages to plumb in his analyses of the writings and public advocacy across cultures of a constellation of major Japanese, Chinese and American thinkers is remarkable for a comparative study and will become essential reading for scholars and students of this turbulent era in world history. - Michael Adas, University at New Brunswick A thoughtful and timely book! Jon Thares Davidann examines the emergence of modernity in the late 19th and 20th centuries by analyzing contributions from prominent East Asian and American intellectuals. In engaging, clear prose, he advances provocative arguments that challenge assumptions that equate modernity with Westernization. Highly recommended! - Emily Rosenberg, author of Transnational Currents in a Shrinking World (2014)
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196.22 USD

The Limits of Westernization: American and East Asian Intellectuals Create Modernity, 1860 - 1960

by Jon Thares Davidann
Hardback
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Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was the father of the modern novel in Japan, chronicling the plight of bourgeois characters caught between familiar modes of living and the onslaught of Western values and conventions. Yet even though generations of Japanese high school students have been expected to memorize passages from his novels ...
Soseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist
Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was the father of the modern novel in Japan, chronicling the plight of bourgeois characters caught between familiar modes of living and the onslaught of Western values and conventions. Yet even though generations of Japanese high school students have been expected to memorize passages from his novels and he is routinely voted the most important Japanese writer in national polls, he remains less familiar to Western readers than authors such as Kawabata, Tanizaki, and Mishima. In this biography, John Nathan provides a lucid and vivid account of a great writer laboring to create a remarkably original oeuvre in spite of the physical and mental illness that plagued him all his life. He traces Soseki's complex and contradictory character, offering rigorous close readings of Soseki's groundbreaking experiments with narrative strategies, irony, and multiple points of view as well as recounting excruciating hospital stays and recurrent attacks of paranoid delusion. Drawing on previously untranslated letters and diaries, published reminiscences, and passages from Soseki's fiction, Nathan renders intimate scenes of the writer's life and distills a portrait of a tormented yet unflaggingly original author. The first full-length study of Soseki in fifty years, Nathan's biography elevates Soseki to his rightful place as a great synthesizer of literary traditions and a brilliant chronicler of universal experience who, no less than his Western contemporaries, anticipated the modernism of the twentieth century.
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36.750000 USD

Soseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist

by John Nathan
Hardback
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The route to the modern world taken by all East Asian countries includes the experience of colonial absorption within primarily European-centred state-empire systems, severe general crisis in the form of multiple overlapping conflicts and - most recently - the construction of sovereign states, the creation of nations and the elite-dominated ...
Dynamics of Change in East Asia: Historial Trajectories and Contemporary Development
The route to the modern world taken by all East Asian countries includes the experience of colonial absorption within primarily European-centred state-empire systems, severe general crisis in the form of multiple overlapping conflicts and - most recently - the construction of sovereign states, the creation of nations and the elite-dominated pursuit of national development. East Asia is now one of the most dynamic regions in the global system, with highly developed scientific resources, great economic strengths, global trading links and equally powerful financial resources. This book illuminates the historical development trajectory and contemporary circumstances of the countries of the region. Embracing a cross-disciplinary perspective, Peter Preston summarises the history of the region and goes on to focus upon the rise of East Asia from the ruins of the Pacific War. The book considers the regions basic strengths/resources and the distinctive elite development strategies of the countries of the region, looking at the ways in which elites have read and reacted to enfolding structural circumstances, formulated development goals and gone on to mobilize their populations. It also examines areas of domestic, intra-regional and international dissent and conflict before asking what further change can be expected in the future. This book is an important read for students and scholars of East Asian politics, history and development.
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54.59 USD

Dynamics of Change in East Asia: Historial Trajectories and Contemporary Development

by Peter Preston
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Combining history with comparative politics, Matthew M. Carlson and Steven R. Reed take on political corruption and scandals, and the reforms designed to counter them, in post-World War II Japan. Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan makes sense of the scandals that have plagued Japanese politics for more than half ...
Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan
Combining history with comparative politics, Matthew M. Carlson and Steven R. Reed take on political corruption and scandals, and the reforms designed to counter them, in post-World War II Japan. Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan makes sense of the scandals that have plagued Japanese politics for more than half a century and attempts to show how reforms have evolved to counter the problems. What causes political corruption to become more or less serious over time? they ask. The authors examine major political corruption scandals beginning with the early postwar period until the present day as one way to make sense of how the nature of corruption changes over time. They also consider bureaucratic corruption and scandals, violations of electoral law, sex scandals, and campaign finance regulations and scandals. In the end, Carlson and Reed write, though Japanese politics still experiences periodic scandals, the political reforms of 1994 have significantly reduced the levels of political corruption. The basic message is that reform can reduce corruption. The causes and consequences of political corruption in Japan, they suggest, are much like those in other consolidated democracies.
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41.950000 USD

Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan

by Steven R. Reed, Matthew M. Carlson
Hardback
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In Resurrecting Nagasaki, Chad R. Diehl examines the reconstruction of Nagasaki City after the atomic bombing of August 9, 1945. Diehl illuminates the genesis of narratives surrounding the bombing by following the people and groups who contributed to the city's rise from the ashes and shaped its postwar image in ...
Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives
In Resurrecting Nagasaki, Chad R. Diehl examines the reconstruction of Nagasaki City after the atomic bombing of August 9, 1945. Diehl illuminates the genesis of narratives surrounding the bombing by following the people and groups who contributed to the city's rise from the ashes and shaped its postwar image in Japan and the world. Municipal officials, survivor-activist groups, the Catholic community, and American occupation officials interpreted the destruction and envisioned the reconstruction of the city from different and sometimes disparate perspectives. Each group's narrative situated the significance of the bombing within the city's postwar urban identity in unique ways, informing the discourse of reconstruction as well as its physical manifestations in the city's revival. Diehl's analysis reveals how these atomic narratives shaped both the way Nagasaki rebuilt and the ways in which popular discourse on the atomic bombings framed the city's experience for decades.
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41.950000 USD

Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives

by Chad Diehl
Hardback
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THE ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL NINJA TEACHINGS There is much to learn from the ninja, Japan's devious and courageous spy-commandos, who followed a highly skilled and dangerous path. For the first time ever, this manual presents the authentic techniques, recorded in the scrolls of historical Japanese ninja (shinobi), ...
Ninja Skills: The Authentic Ninja Training Manual
THE ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL NINJA TEACHINGS There is much to learn from the ninja, Japan's devious and courageous spy-commandos, who followed a highly skilled and dangerous path. For the first time ever, this manual presents the authentic techniques, recorded in the scrolls of historical Japanese ninja (shinobi), as a course of 150 illustrated, how-to lessons that debunk ninja myths and draw the reader straight into a shadowy and exciting world of espionage, infiltration and warfare. The infamous ninja - expert commando, secret agent, maverick who operates outside social norms - is the object of fascination all over the world, yet much of what is presented as ninja fact is distorted or wrong. In fact, the truth about the ninja is so much more complex and intriguing than the Hollywood cliches. We may think, for example, of a ninja as being always clothed in black and fighting with throwing stars , but a real ninja would have used a number of disguises in colours suitable for different situations, and his arsenal could have included anything from poison and fire-creating tools to swords, spears and knives. The 150 lessons in this book cover all the basics of ninja warcraft, including clever infiltration ideas (from pretending to be a noisy animal to using ropes, ladders and fake letters and passwords), escape techniques such as the raccoon-dog retreat, which involves a sudden halt to trip up a pursuer, a variety of communication methods, from codes and ciphers to arrow letters to conch-shell signals, and a whole range of specialist tools, from shoes made of boards for crossing marshes to the flying ladder. The description is made all the more vivid by step-by-step photographs of the secret ninja skills, diagrams outlining military tactics and beautiful samples of Japanese calligraphy.
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27.29 USD

Ninja Skills: The Authentic Ninja Training Manual

by Antony Cummins
Paperback
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Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway
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31.490000 USD

Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway

by Walter Lord
CD-Audio
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Bushido
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13.640000 USD

Bushido

by Inazo Nitobe
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Japan Composition Notebook: Graph Paper Book to Write in for School, Take Notes, for Kids, Students, Geography Teachers, Homeschool, Japanese Flag Cover
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6.290000 USD

Japan Composition Notebook: Graph Paper Book to Write in for School, Take Notes, for Kids, Students, Geography Teachers, Homeschool, Japanese Flag Cover

by Country Flag Journals
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Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway
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41.990000 USD

Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway

by Walter Lord
CD-Audio
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Japanese Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages
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7.340000 USD

Japanese Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages

by Wild Pages Press
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The Book of Tea: Large Print
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10.490000 USD

The Book of Tea: Large Print

by Kakuzo Okakura
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Bushido: Large Print
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8.390000 USD

Bushido: Large Print

by Inazo Nitobe
Paperback / softback
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Japan Composition Notebook: Wide Ruled Lined Pages Book to Write in for School, Take Notes, for Kids, Students, History Teachers, Homeschool, Japanese Flag Cover
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6.290000 USD

Japan Composition Notebook: Wide Ruled Lined Pages Book to Write in for School, Take Notes, for Kids, Students, History Teachers, Homeschool, Japanese Flag Cover

by Country Flag Journals
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Shelters for the Self: The Captured Diary of Petty Officer Second Class Koyama
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11.540000 USD

Shelters for the Self: The Captured Diary of Petty Officer Second Class Koyama

by Scott Cole, James LaFond
Paperback
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The First Sino-Japanese War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Doomed the Chinese Empire and Led to the Rise of Imperial Japan
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10.490000 USD

The First Sino-Japanese War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict That Doomed the Chinese Empire and Led to the Rise of Imperial Japan

by Charles River Editors
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5 X 5 Graph Paper Notebook: Japanese Samurai Armor Portrait Cover
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10.280000 USD

5 X 5 Graph Paper Notebook: Japanese Samurai Armor Portrait Cover

by @ Journals and Notebooks
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Dot Grid Paper Notebook: Japanese Samurai Armor Portrait Cover
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10.280000 USD

Dot Grid Paper Notebook: Japanese Samurai Armor Portrait Cover

by @ Journals and Notebooks
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Sheet Music Paper Notebook: Japanese Samurai Armor Portrait Cover
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10.280000 USD

Sheet Music Paper Notebook: Japanese Samurai Armor Portrait Cover

by @ Journals and Notebooks
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The Book of Tea
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6.250000 USD

The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura
Paperback
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Bushido: The Soul of Japan
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15.740000 USD

Bushido: The Soul of Japan

by Inazo Nitob
Hardback
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What is time made of? We might balk at such a question, and reply that time is not made of anything--it is an abstract and universal phenomenon. In Making Time, Yulia Frumer upends this assumption, using changes in the conceptualization of time in Japan to show that humans perceive time ...
Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan
What is time made of? We might balk at such a question, and reply that time is not made of anything--it is an abstract and universal phenomenon. In Making Time, Yulia Frumer upends this assumption, using changes in the conceptualization of time in Japan to show that humans perceive time as constructed and concrete. In the mid-sixteenth century, when the first mechanical clocks arrived in Japan from Europe, the Japanese found them interesting but useless, because they failed to display time in units that changed their length with the seasons, as was customary in Japan at the time. In 1873, however, the Japanese government adopted the Western equal-hour system as well as Western clocks. Given that Japan carried out this reform during a period of rapid industrial development, it would be easy to assume that time consciousness is inherent to the equal-hour system and a modern lifestyle, but Making Time suggests that punctuality and time-consciousness are equally possible in a society regulated by a variable-hour system, arguing that this reform occurred because the equal-hour system better reflected a new conception of time--as abstract and universal--which had been developed in Japan by a narrow circle of astronomers, who began seeing time differently as a result of their measurement and calculation practices. Over the course of a few short decades this new way of conceptualizing time spread, gradually becoming the only recognized way of treating time.
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58.01 USD

Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

by Yulia Frumer
Hardback
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鎌倉歴史ガイド&#12: 在日イタリア人&#12
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14.700000 USD

鎌倉歴史ガイド&#12: 在日イタリア人&#12

by フランチェス バルデッサリ
Paperback
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Une Ville d'Eaux Japonaise
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9.120000 USD

Une Ville d'Eaux Japonaise

by Louis Bastide
Paperback
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