By John Lie
Multiethnic Japan demanding situations the obtained view of eastern society as ethnically homogeneous. applying a big selection of arguments and evidence--historical and comparative, interviews and observations, excessive literature and renowned culture--John Lie recasts sleek Japan as a completely multiethnic society.
Lie casts mild on quite a lot of minority teams in glossy jap society, together with the Ainu, Burakumin (descendants of premodern outcasts), chinese language, Koreans, and Okinawans. In so doing, he depicts the trajectory of contemporary jap identity.
Surprisingly, Lie argues that the idea in a monoethnic Japan is a post–World conflict II phenomenon, and he explores the formation of the monoethnic ideology. He additionally makes a common argument in regards to the nature of nationwide id, delving into the mechanisms of social class, signification, and id.
By Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Takayuki Tatsumi
A suite of essays approximately jap technological know-how fiction in all it's tastes and varieties. here's the content material, so that you can come to a decision if it's anything for you ;P
Part I. Prose technology Fiction
1. Miri Nakamura: HORROR AND MACHINES IN PREWAR JAPAN - The Mechanical Uncanny in Yumeno Kyusaku’s Dogura magura
2. Thomas Schnellbächer: HAS THE EMPIRE SUNK but? - The Pacific in jap technology Fiction
3. Kotani Mari: ALIEN areas AND ALIEN our bodies IN jap WOMEN’S technological know-how FICTION
4. Azuma Hiroki: SF AS HAMLET - technological know-how Fiction and Philosophy
5. William O. Gardner: TSUTSUI YASUTAKA AND THE MULTIMEDIA functionality OF AUTHORSHIP
Part II. technology Fiction Animation
6. Susan J. Napier: while THE MACHINES cease - delusion, fact, and Terminal id in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Serial Experiments: Lain
7. Christopher Bolton: THE MECHA’S BLIND SPOT - Patlabor 2 and the Phenomenology of Anime
8. Naoki Chiba and Hiroko Chiba: phrases OF ALIENATION, phrases OF FLIGHT - Loanwords in technological know-how Fiction Anime
9. Sharalyn Orbaugh: intercourse AND the one CYBORG - jap pop culture Experiments in Subjectivity
10. Livia Monnet: INVASION OF the lady SNATCHERS - the matter of A-Life and the Uncanny in ultimate fable: The Spirits Within
11. Saito Tamaki: OTAKU SEXUALITY
Afterword. Takayuki Tatsumi: a really tender TIME computing device - From Translation to Transfiguration
By Stephen Turnbull
This moment quantity approximately Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a interval whilst in basic terms the main capable leaders survived. This used to be a time whilst the prowess of a commander was once measured as a lot through his strategic and organizational skills as by way of his person struggling with talents and he used to be anticipated to provide as nice a convey of energy within the council chamber as at the battlefield. This ebook discusses the lives, battles and wider roles of gifted commanders equivalent to Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi - nice males who stood out prominently as a result of their difficult matches of armour and helmets, their wonderful own heraldry and their nice armies.
By William Montgomery McGovern
This scarce antiquarian e-book is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it may well include imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and unsuitable pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we have now made it to be had as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, keeping, and selling the world's literature in cheap, prime quality, smooth variations which are precise to the unique paintings.
By Martin Beck
Traditionelle Wettbewerbsanalysen sind für Unternehmen oft unbefriedigend: Zum einen basieren sie auf einem Vergleich nationaler Branchen, zum anderen leiten sie sich aus den in Geschäftsberichten veröffentlichten Jahresabschlußdaten ab. Diese Analysen bieten nur beschränkt konkrete Ansatzpunkte für betriebliche Verbesserungen. Aufbauend auf dem Ansatz Michael Porters erweitert Martin Beck die traditionelle Vorgehensweise um die examine der Wertkette eines Produktgruppen-/ Marktsegmentes im Werkzeugmaschinenbau - einem insbesondere aus deutscher Sicht bedeutenden Zweig der Investitionsgüterindustrie der Triade. Der Autor demonstriert anhand einzelner Unternehmen für das relativ homogene section „horizontale Bearbeitungszentren“, wie Kosten- und Leistungsvorteile in Wertkettenprozessen zu Wettbewerbs- und damit zu Gewinnvorteilen führen.
By Gregory Clancey
Accelerating seismic job in past due Meiji Japan climaxed within the mythical nice Nobi Earthquake of 1891, which rocked the most island from Tokyo to Osaka, killing hundreds of thousands. paradoxically, the earthquake introduced down many "modern" buildings outfitted at the suggestion of international architects and engineers, whereas leaving sure conventional, wood ones status. This e-book, the 1st English-language historical past of contemporary jap earthquakes and earthquake technological know-how, considers the cultural and political ramifications of this and different catastrophic occasions on Japan's courting with the West, with glossy technology, and with itself. Gregory Clancey argues that seismicity was once either the Achilles' heel of Japan's nation-building project--revealing the state's western-style infrastructure to be unusually fragile--and a brand new concentration for nativizing discourses which credited conventional eastern structure with distinctive skills to experience out seismic waves. Tracing his topic from the Meiji recovery to the good Kant Earthquake of 1923 (which destroyed Tokyo), Clancey exhibits earthquakes to were a continuing although mercurial agent in Japan's self-fashioning; a catastrophic undercurrent to jap modernity. This cutting edge and soaking up research not just strikes earthquakes closer the guts of contemporary Japan change--both materially and symbolically--but indicates how essentially Japan formed the worldwide artwork, technological know-how, and tradition of usual catastrophe.
By Anthony J Bryant, Angus McBride
Conflict performed a imperative half within the background 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 thrust to possibly the main ambitious warriors of all time: the Samurai. historical Yayoi warriors built guns, armour and a code in the course of the resulting centuries that turned the centrepiece for the japanese Samurai. Anthony Bryant chronicles the historical past, hands and armour of those really élite warriors, from the increase of the Yayoi in the course of the Genpei conflict among the Minamoto and Taira clans to the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century.
By Ian Gow
It is a research of the influence of inter-war naval hands regulate policy-making at the household politics of Japan, specially the components of civil-military, inter-military (Army/Navy) and particularly intra-military (Navy) family members and at the specialist and political profession of 1 major naval determine, Admiral Kato Kanji (1873-1939). during this re-appraisal of Kato's profession, the writer demanding situations the traditional and damaging interpretation of either Kato's position within the naval politics and factions in the Imperial military, using Kato's involvement within the family political debate as a focal gadget for learning key parts of jap civil-military family members: civilian keep an eye on and the phenomenon of big, overt naval intervention in family politics.