By Yulia Mikhailova, M. William Steele
This quantity acknowledges the becoming know-how of the significance of pictures in diplomacy, exploring the phenomenon over 3 centuries because it pertains to Russia and Japan. the overall conception of 1 nation via one other - the 'stereotypical collective mentality' - is an old phenomenon that is still a basic part in diplomacy in any respect degrees, yet particularly within the political and company arenas, and continues to be an ongoing problem for destiny generations. Bringing jointly foreign students from numerous disciplines, this cutting edge learn focuses in particular on modes of seeing and at the enigma of visible adventure. It attracts on various visible representations from propaganda posters and cartoons to artistic endeavors and movies and to more moderen media, similar to tv, the net, pop-culture icons, in addition to direct visible encounters. the amount increases questions of the way diversified cultures become aware of, comprehend and symbolize one another, how and why mutual representations have replaced or remained unchanged through the lengthy background of Japanese-Russian interactions, what psychological frameworks exist on each side of the come across; and the way visions of otherness impression the development of nationwide, cultural and social identities.
By Ernest Stanley Dodge
Islands and Empires was once first released in 1976. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.This is the 1st one-volume account of the big impression of Western civilization at the Pacific Islands and the a long way East, largely China and Japan. the results at the components have been very varied on account that, on the subject of the islands, touch used to be with peoples who have been nonetheless within the Stone Age, whereas within the a ways East Westerners got here up opposed to refined civilizations extra old and mature than their very own. due to those alterations, the ebook is split into sections, the 1st facing the Pacific Islands and the second one with the East Asian mainland. opposite influences—those of the jap cultures at the West—are additionally mentioned.
By William R. Nester
An research of ways Tokyo entangles strategic nations and areas in an built-in in a foreign country political monetary internet, producing huge, immense wealth and tool for Japan.
By Daniel Barenblatt
From 1932 to 1945, in a headlong quest to improve germ struggle potential for the army of Imperial Japan, 1000s of eastern medical professionals, nurses and examine scientists willingly participated in what was once spoke of on the time as 'the mystery of secrets' – scary experiments carried out on stay humans, therefore blameless chinese language males, girls, and kids. This used to be the paintings of an elite team often called Unit 731, led by means of Japan's resolution to Joseph Mengele, Dr Shiro Ishii.
lower than their initiative, hundreds of thousands of people have been held captive and contaminated with virulent lines of anthrax, plague, cholera, and different epidemic and viral ailments. quickly complete chinese language villages have been being hit with organic bombs. Even American POWs have been precise. All advised, greater than 250,000 humans have been contaminated, and the overwhelming majority died. but, after the conflict, US career forces lower than basic Douglas MacArthur struck a care for those medical professionals that shielded them from accountability.
Provocative, alarming and completely compelling, A Plague Upon Humanity attracts on very important unique examine to show the most shameful chapters in human history.
By Anthony J Bryant, Angus McBride
Battle performed a imperative half within the historical past of Japan. Warring clans managed a lot of the rustic. The wars have been frequently approximately land, the fight for keep watch over of which finally gave upward push to maybe the main bold warriors of all time: the Samurai. historic Yayoi warriors constructed guns, armour and a code throughout the resulting centuries that grew to become the centrepiece for the japanese Samurai. Anthony Bryant chronicles the heritage, hands and armour of those really élite warriors, from the increase of the Yayoi in the course of the Genpei warfare among the Minamoto and Taira clans to the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century.
By Armand Clesse, Takashi Inoguchi, E.B. Keehn, J.A.A. Stockwin
During this quantity the reader will locate fascinating types of research on Japan simply because it was once embarking on probably an important adjustments in its political approach considering 1955, while the Liberal Democratic social gathering used to be created via a merger of Japan's dominant conservative events of that period. With the previous chilly struggle verities not in position, new demanding situations arose for the japanese executive and jap firms. The demanding situations of the Nineteen Nineties contain a prolonged household financial downturn, and the necessity to commence redefining Japan's overseas profile within the face of an more and more robust China, an ever extra determined North Korea, and shifts within the shared accountability equipped into the US-Japan safety treaty.
By Stephen R Turnbull
Few nations has a warrior culture as lengthy and as interesting as that of Japan – and it really is embodied in a single strong and romantic determine: the dependable, self-sacrificing samurai. he's either a brave swordsman and an aesthete. he's the commander at the battlefield, the keeper of the peace, the aristocratic administrator, and the avenger of his grasp. this is the tale of a category that governed Japan for seven hundred years, protecting such issues as: – Samurai association and clans – scuffling with techniques and bills of battles – guns, armor, and ceremonial gown – The golden age of the shoguns – The Meiji recovery and the decline of the samurai Profusely illustrated with reproductions of paintings, line drawings, and pictures, this quantity absolutely explores the colourful and violent warriors of Japans feudal earlier.
By Eri Hotta (auth.)
By Richard Bryan McDaniel
Zen Masters of Japan is the second one booklet in a chain that lines Zen's profoundly ancient trip because it unfold eastward from China and Japan, towards the U.S.. Following Zen Masters of China, this publication concentrates on Zen's major passage via Japan. extra particularly, it describes the lineage of the good academics, the Pioneers who got down to enlighten an island prepared for an internal transformation in accordance with compassionate awareness.
While the present Buddhist institution in Japan met early Zen pioneers like Dogen and Eisai with fervent resistance, Zen Buddhism eventually perservered and persisted to turn into additional reworked in its passage via Japan. the japanese tradition and eastern Buddhism practices additional deepened and bolstered Zen education by way of combining it with quite a few esoteric contemplative arts the humanities of poetry, the tea rite, calligraphy, and archery. Zen Masters of Japan chronicles this trip, and indicates how the hot practices quickly received in attractiveness between all walks of lifestyles from the lowly peasant, supplying a desire of reincarnation and a greater existence; to the Samurai warrior because of its informal method of dying; to the ruling sessions, tough the intelligentsia as a result of its scholarly roots. a suite of Zen tales, meditation, and their knowledge, Zen Masters of Japan additionally explores the illusive nation of 'No Mind' completed in Japan that's so primary to Zen practices at the present time.
Because the overdue 19th century, non secular principles and practices in Japan became more and more intertwined with these linked to psychological wellbeing and fitness and therapeutic. This courting constructed opposed to the backdrop of a miles broader, and deeply consequential assembly: among Japan’s long-standing, Chinese-influenced highbrow and institutional kinds, and the politics, technology, philosophy, and faith of the post-Enlightenment West. In striving to craft a latest society and tradition which may exist on phrases with – instead of be subsumed through – western strength and impression, Japan turned domestic to a religion--psy discussion trained via urgent political priorities and quickly transferring cultural concerns.
This booklet offers a traditionally contextualized advent to the discussion among faith and psychotherapy in smooth Japan. In doing so, it attracts out connections among advancements in drugs, govt coverage, eastern faith and spirituality, social and cultural feedback, local dynamics, and gender relatives. The chapters all specialise in the assembly and intermingling of non secular with psychotherapeutic principles and draw on a variety of case stories together with: how temple and shrine ‘cures’ of early glossy Japan fared within the gentle of German neuropsychiatry; how eastern Buddhist theories of brain, physique, and self-cultivation negotiated with the findings of western drugs; how Buddhists, Christians, and different firms and teams drew and redrew the traces among spiritual praxis and mental therapeutic; how significant eu treatments akin to Freud’s fed into self-consciously jap analyses of and coverings for the ills of the age; and the way misery, pain, and individuality got here to be reinterpreted around the 20th and early twenty-first centuries, from the southern islands of Okinawa to the devastated northern neighbourhoods of the Tohoku quarter after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear failures of March 2011.
Religion and Psychotherapy in smooth Japan should be welcomed through scholars and students operating throughout a large diversity of matters, together with jap tradition and society, non secular stories, psychology and psychotherapy, psychological health and wellbeing, and overseas historical past.