Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives makes on hand for the 1st time to English readership a range of viewpoints from media practitioners, designers, educators, and students operating within the East Asian Pacific. This assortment not just engages a multidisciplinary procedure in figuring out the topic of jap animation but additionally indicates how you can examine, educate, and extra totally discover this multidimensional world.

Presented in six sections, the translated essays cross-reference one another. the gathering adopts quite a lot of serious, ancient, functional, and experimental techniques. This style offers an artistic and interesting part for either professional and nonspecialist readers. members’ works proportion a standard relevance, curiosity, and involvement regardless of their neighborhood concerns and the various modes of study proven. They shape a composite of educating and study principles on jap animation.

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Love, Hate and Everything in Between: Expressing Emotions in Japanese (Power Japanese Series) (Kodansha's Children's Classics)

By Mamiko Murakami

A wish to converse heart-to-heart with humans from one other tradition is what draws many of us to language research within the first position. however it can take decades to make pals and suppose socially cozy in a Japanese-speaking context, and there are few textbooks which could aid. This quantity does simply that, through accumulating and discussing greater than four hundred words which are necessary whilst conversing approximately own adventure and nuances of feeling.

With this e-book you could discover ways to say that you just like an individual, love a person, admire a person, have something for somebody, have a overwhelm on a person, nonetheless hold a torch for somebody, haven't any emotions both means for somebody, or would not supply somebody the time of day. you could tease a pal approximately their new courting, speak about kids or mom and dad, vent anger or show sympathy. you could research many alternative how one can thank an individual or to reply to a praise, and the categorical angle that every conveys.

All entries are outlined after which amplified with or 3 pattern sentences. The naturalness of the sentences retains the examining fascinating, and makes it more uncomplicated to realize not just passive realizing however the self belief to begin utilizing those words at once in dialog.

Impress your boss, allure your neighbor, say sorry to a co-worker. this useful consultant can be welcomed by way of an individual hoping to make eastern acquaintances and impact eastern humans.

Previous released within the Power Japanese sequence lower than an analogous title.

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Zen Masters of Japan: The Second Step East

Zen Masters of Japan is the second one ebook in a chain that strains Zen's profoundly ancient trip because it unfold eastward from China and Japan, towards the U.S.. Following Zen Masters of China, this booklet concentrates on Zen's major passage via Japan. extra in particular, it describes the lineage of the good academics, the Zen monk pioneers who got down to enlighten an island prepared for an internal transformation in line with compassionate awareness.

While the prevailing Buddhist institution in Japan met early Zen pioneers like Dogen and Eisai with fervent resistance, Zen Buddhism eventually perservered and endured to develop into additional reworked in its passage via Japan. the japanese tradition and jap Buddhism practices additional deepened and bolstered Zen education by means of combining it with quite a few esoteric contemplative arts—the arts of poetry, the tea rite, calligraphy, and archery. Zen Masters of Japan chronicles this trip with each one Zen grasp profiled. The booklet exhibits how the hot practices quickly won in reputation between all walks of life—from the lowly peasant, delivering a desire of reincarnation and a greater lifestyles; to the Samurai warrior as a result of its informal method of loss of life; to the ruling periods, not easy the intelligentsia as a result of its scholarly roots.

A number of Zen tales, meditation, and their knowledge, Zen Masters of Japan additionally explores the illusive nation of 'No brain' completed in Japan that's so basic to Zen practices at the present time.

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The Heart of a Fox

By T. Isilwath

A myth Romance novel set in sixteenth Century Japan. a tender lady from the fashionable international is by accident despatched again to Japan's Feudal period the place she needs to discover ways to live on. Her existence depends on the abilities and efforts of a half-kitsune whose lifestyles she saves.

Trapped in a time now not her personal, Joanna needs to give you the chance to outlive because the insulin for her Type-1 diabetes beings to run out.

A story of time shuttle and conquer complication, The center of a Fox is a narrative of energy, braveness within the face of insurmountable odds, and the iconic, everlasting strength of affection.

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Tengu: The Shamanic and Esoteric Origins of the Japanese Martial Arts

By Roald Knutsen

This absolutely illustrated quantity, together with an eight-page colour-plate part, is the 1st in-depth examine in English to ascertain the warrior and shamanic features and value of tengu within the martial artwork tradition (bugei) of Muromachi Japan (1336-1573). in keeping with Roald Knutsen, who's well known for his writings at the samurai culture, prompting his life-long examine of tengu the part-human, part-animal creatures used to be the early discovery that the tengu of the Muromachi interval have been interacting with the lethal severe bugei masters instructing the humanities of conflict. right here have been beings who didn't comply with the comedian, goblin-like creatures of universal folklore and weren't the creations of the Buddhist monks reason on demonizing that which they didn't comprehend and will now not keep an eye on. As this examine indicates, the part-hidden tengu less than overview handed on and taught the clearest idea of strategies and technique to bushi of the top calibre, the absorption and mastery of which frequently determined if the warrior and his extended family lived or have been annihilated at the all-too-frequent killing grounds of the Muromachi age. Tengu could be generally welcomed in lots of contexts together with reports in terms of martial arts, faith and folklore, shamanism and mythology, and the social and armed forces historical past of Japan.

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Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: Jujitsu Before 1882 the Classical Japanese Art of Self-Defense

By Darrell Max Craig

Predecessor of Judo and precursor of modern day final battling types, Jujitsu is a martial paintings built through the elite samurai type in the course of Japan's feudal days. for hundreds of years, this technique of unarmed self-defense proved such a success in strive against that it used to be stored mystery and taught to a decide on few.

in accordance with the author's learn with teachers of the Tokyo police division, this booklet beneficial properties the normal ideas of Jujitsu, often referred to as Ju-Jiutsu. bankruptcy through bankruptcy, it addresses and demonstrates Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police/ self-defense/ martial manner/ physique techniques). particular innovations coated comprise using arms, throwing an opponent, attacking very important issues with moves and kicks, and using guns equivalent to the staff.

notwithstanding designed to accompany education, this attention-grabbing booklet additionally serves as a extraordinary illustrated consultant to the key paintings of samurai self-defense.

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Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)

By Aaron Herald Skabelund

In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial college followed an Akita dog he named Hachiko. every one night Hachiko greeted Ueno on his go back to Shibuya Station. In may perhaps 1925 Ueno died whereas giving a lecture. each day for over 9 years the Akita waited at Shibuya Station, finally changing into nationally or even the world over recognized for his purported loyalty. A 12 months sooner than his loss of life in 1935, town of Tokyo erected a statue of Hachiko outdoor the station. the tale of Hachiko unearths a lot in regards to the position of canine in Japan's cultural imagination.

In the groundbreaking Empire of Dogs, Aaron bring in Skabelund examines the heritage and cultural importance of canine in 19th- and twentieth-century Japan, starting with the coming of Western puppy breeds and new modes of puppy holding, which unfold in the course of the international with Western imperialism. He highlights how canines joined with people to create the trendy imperial international and the way, in flip, imperialism formed canines' our bodies and their dating with people via its impression on dog-breeding and dog-keeping practices that pervade a lot of the realm today.

In a ebook that's either enlightening and exciting, Skabelund specializes in genuine and metaphorical canines in various contexts: the rhetorical pairing of the Western "colonial puppy" with local dogs; next campaigns opposed to indigenous dogs within the imperial realm; the construction, upkeep, and at times recovery of eastern puppy breeds, together with the Shiba Inu; the mobilization of army canine, either genuine and fictional; and the emergence of Japan as a "pet superpower" within the moment 1/2 the 20th century. via this provocative account, Skabelund demonstrates how animals mostly and dogs in particular have contributed to the production of our shared background, and the way definite canine have subtly encouraged how that historical past is instructed. Generously illustrated with either colour and black-and-white pictures, Empire of Dogs exhibits that human-canine kinfolk frequently divulge how people―especially people with energy and wealth―use animals to outline, control, and implement political and social limitations among themselves and different people, specifically in imperial contexts.

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Seven Japanese Tales

Junichiro Tanizaki’s Seven eastern Tales collects tales that discover the boundary at which love turns into self-annihilation, the place the contemplation of good looks supplies approach to fetishism, and the place culture turns into an tool of voluptuous cruelty.
 
a gorgeous blind musician exacts the last word sacrifice from the guy who's either her disciple and her lover. A tattooist turns the physique of a ravishing younger woman right into a mirrored image of her predatory internal nature. a tender guy is erotically imprisoned by means of thoughts of his absent mom. stunning in its content material and lyrical in its attractiveness, those tales symbolize a number of the most interesting paintings of 1 of Japan’s maximum glossy writers.

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The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot: Two Novels

By Junichiro Tanizaki

From a eastern grasp of romantic and sexual obsession come novels that deal with conventional issues with sly wit and startling mental sophistication. In The mystery background of the Lord of Musashi, Junichir Tanizaki reimagines the exploits of a mythical samurai as a sadomasochistic dance among the hero and the spouse of his enemy. Arrowroot, though set within the 20th century, perspectives an grownup orphan’s look for his mother’s previous throughout the translucent shoji screen of historic literature and fable.

Both works are replete with surprising juxtapositions. Severed heads develop into gadgets of erotic fixation. Foxes tackle human form. An aristocratic woman loves and pities the guy she is conspiring to damage. This supple translation unearths the total scope of Tanizaki’s present: his convinced storytelling, luminous aspect, and astonishingly important woman characters.

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