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White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. This book ... More


Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

David Howell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This pioneering study looks beneath the surface structures of the Japanese state to reveal the mechanism by which markers of polity, status, and civilization came together over the divide of the ... More


Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Christopher T. Keaveney

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455829
eISBN:
9789888455355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Japanese passion for the game of baseball stretches back over one hundred years, and has its origins in the Meiji period. Baseball has long been Japan’s national pastime, and the game constitutes ... More


Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Adam Bingham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines generic developments in contemporary Japanese cinema since 1997. Through close analysis of numerous texts it considers and contextualises new films in the most prevalent genres in ... More


Introduction: Land, People, and their Shaping by History

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter starts by introducing the insularity of Japan and the Japanese. The insular position of Japan off the mainland of Asia has been compared with the similar position of Britain off the ... More


Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Morgan Pitelka

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851576
eISBN:
9780824868277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851576.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in Japan’s sixteenth century, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the ... More


Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book documents the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed throughout history. Writings of more than a hundred philosophical thinkers from all eras and schools of ... More


Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Defeated by the Seiwa Genji in the Genpei war of 1180-85, the Heike have been commemorated and celebrated during subsequent centuries in a wide range of literary and artistic works, while being ... More


Samurai Thought

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of samurai thought. One of the more complex issues in Japanese intellectual history is the question of whether there is such a thing as samurai philosophy, and if ... More


Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By 1816, Japan had recovered from the famines of the 1780s and moved beyond the political reforms of the 1790s. Despite persistent economic and social stresses, the country seemed to be approaching a ... More


Students and Immigrants

Peter Duus and Kenji Hasegawa

in Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268432
eISBN:
9780520950375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268432.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Japanese's travel abroad to acquire “new knowledge” from the outside world to strengthen the country. In 1866, two young samurai arrived at Rutgers College, determined to ... More


Recreating Japanese Men

Sabine Fruhstuck (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The chapters in this book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. The book examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits ... More


The Sword and the Chrysanthemum

Grace E. Lavery

in Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that representations of the Japanese sword exhibit that distinctively feminized type of exquisite aesthetics. Feminized, because although Victorians were already interested in ... More


“Scheming, Treacherous, and Out for Revenge”: Ethnic Imperialism

Crystal S. Anderson

in Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Lee’s film The Chinese Connection (1972) to explore the theme of ethnic imperialism involving Japanese and African American cultures in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring and the ... More


Mission from Japan: Review of The Samurai {1982}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1982 review of The Samurai by Shusaku Endo. In his book review, Howe attempts to understand the mind of the Japanese author and the literary themes of his fiction, ... More


Warriors of High Aspirations: The Origins of Military Insubordination, 1858–1868

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter traces the origins of military insubordination in Japan during the period 1858–1868. It first provides a background on the samurai during the Tokugawa period before discussing the ... More


An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

G. Rowley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking saké and ... More


An Introduction to “Boys Love” in Japan

Mark McLelland and James Welker

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introductory chapter briefly examines Boys Love (BL)—a Japanese genre of fictional media focusing on romantic or sexual relationships between male characters, typically aimed at a female ... More


Shame and Shaming in Premodern Societies

Peter N. Stearns

in Shame: A Brief History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041402
eISBN:
9780252050008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041402.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter stresses the ubiquity of shame and shaming in premodern societies, with illustrations ranging from philosophical considerations (Confucius, the Greeks) to social rituals like the public ... More


The Rise of “Western” Musketry, 1841–1860

D. Colin Jaundrill

in Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the final three decades of the Tokugawa period, during which the world of Japan's warriors began to change rapidly and irreparably. For over two hundred years, hereditary ... More


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