Japan: A 365 Day History by Ben Stevens

By Ben Stevens

Over 365 key occasions are documented, together with recognized births, deaths, battles, crimes, discoveries, scandals, innovations, speeches, artists, arrests, failures and masses extra.

Includes the mythical tale of THE forty seven RONIN, now a success motion picture starring Keanu Reeves.

Ideal for somebody with an curiosity in Japanese/oriental historical past - old to modern.

From the writer of A GAIJIN'S consultant TO JAPAN (HarperCollins).

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Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture by Steven T. Brown

By Steven T. Brown

Attractive the most ground-breaking and thought-provoking anime, manga, and technology fiction movies, Tokyo Cyberpunk bargains insightful research of jap visible tradition.

Steven T. Brown draws new conclusions approximately electronically mediated varieties of social interplay, in addition to particular eastern socioeconomic issues, all within the context of globalization and complex capitalism. Penetrating and nuanced, this book makes an important contribution to the talk approximately what it skill to be human in a posthuman international.

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Strong Correlation and Superconductivity: Proceedings of the by P. W. Anderson (auth.), Professor H. Fukuyama, Professor S.

By P. W. Anderson (auth.), Professor H. Fukuyama, Professor S. Maekawa, Dr. A. P. Malozemoff (eds.)

This quantity comprises the court cases of the ffiM Japan foreign Sympo­ sium on robust Correlation and Superconductivity, which was once held in Keidan­ ren visitor condo on the foot of Mt. Fuji, may possibly 21-25, 1989. the aim of the Symposium used to be to supply a chance for discus­ sions at the challenge of robust correlation of electrons within the context of high-Tc superconductivity. Sixty-eight scientists have been invited from seven nations and forty-three papers have been provided within the Symposium. quickly after the invention ofhigh-Tc superconducting oxides, Professor P. W. Anderson proposed that the essence of high-Tc superconductivity lies within the robust correlation one of the electrons in those fabrics. This thought has prompted a variety of theoretical investigations in this profound and dif­ ficult challenge, that are anticipated to guide ultimately to new innovations describ­ ing robust electron correlation. within the Symposium, Anderson himself all started vigorous discussions via his speak entitled "Myth and truth in High-Tc Supercon­ ductivity", which used to be by means of a number of studies on theoretical reviews and experimental effects. Concise and considerate summaries of scan and idea got by way of Professors H. R. Ott and P. A. Lee, respectively. it truly is our wish that this quantity displays the current prestige of the study task in this impressive challenge from the point of view of the elemental physics and that it'll extra stimulate the hassle to appreciate those attention-grabbing structures, the high-Tc oxides.

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The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan by Ivan Morris

By Ivan Morris

Ivan Morris’s definitive and greatly acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and depression global of historic Japan.

Using the story of Genji and different significant literary works from Japan’s Heian interval as a body of reference, the area of the Shining Prince recreates an period while girls set the cultural tone. targeting the area of the emperor’s court—a international deeply widespread by way of Virginia Woolf, between others—renowned student of jap background and literature Ivan Morris explores the politics, society, spiritual existence, and superstitions of the period.

Offering readers precise portrayals of the day-by-day lives of courtiers, the cult of attractiveness they espoused, and the elaborate family members among the boys and girls of the age, the realm of the Shining Prince has been a cornerstone textual content on historical Japan for part a century

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The Castaway’s War: One Man’s Battle against Imperial Japan by Stephen Harding

By Stephen Harding

Within the early hours of July five, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was once hit through a eastern torpedo. The strong weapon broke the destroyer's again, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. whereas accompanying ships have been capable of take off so much of Strong's surviving crewmembers, rankings went into the sea because the once-proud warship sank underneath the waves—and a tender officer's harrowing tale of survival began.

Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, a prewar soccer famous person on the collage of Alabama, went into the water because the vessel sank. seriously injured, Miller and several other others survived 3 days at sea and finally landed on a Japanese-occupied island. The survivors chanced on clean water and some coconuts, yet Miller, struggling with inner accidents and believing he used to be at the verge of loss of life, ordered the others to head on with no him. They reluctantly did so, believing, as Miller did, that he will be lifeless inside hours.

But Miller didn't die, and his wellbeing and fitness enhanced adequate for him to start looking for meals. He additionally stumbled on the enemy—Japanese forces patrolling the island. Miller was firm to outlive, and so introduced a one-man struggle opposed to the island's occupiers.

Based on legitimate American and eastern histories, own memoirs, and the author's specific interviews with some of the story's key individuals, The Castaway's War is a rousing tale of naval strive against, bravery, and resolution.

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State Formation in Japan: Emergence of a 4th-Century Ruling by Gina Barnes

By Gina Barnes

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time an important physique of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on jap early country formation, introduced jointly in order that successive issues shape a coherent assessment of the issues and ideas of historic Japan. The writings are, now and again, the one reports of those themes on hand in English and so they fluctuate from nearly all of different articles at the topic in being anthropological instead of cultural or historic in nature.

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