Download Sick Joke: Cancer, Japan and Back Again by Glenn Deir PDF

By Glenn Deir

Unwell comic story is one quirky travelogue. Glenn Deir spent years fortunately stumbling in the course of the conundrums of jap tradition. Then he acquired tonsil melanoma and no more fortunately stumbled throughout the conundrums of scientific tradition. ailing funny story is a story of 2 trips informed at the same time that may make you snicker out loud.

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Download The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot: Two by Junichiro Tanizaki, Anthony H. Chambers PDF

By Junichiro Tanizaki, Anthony H. Chambers

From a eastern grasp of romantic and sexual obsession come novels that deal with conventional topics 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 fantasy.

Both works are replete with stunning juxtapositions. Severed heads turn into items of erotic fixation. Foxes tackle human form. An aristocratic girl loves and pities the guy she is conspiring to ruin. This supple translation finds the total scope of Tanizaki’s reward: his convinced storytelling, luminous aspect, and astonishingly very important girl characters.

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Download Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard PDF

By Susan Southard

A Washington Post most sensible ebook of the 12 months
An Economist most sensible ebook of the Year

“A poignant and complicated photograph of the second one atomic bomb’s enduring actual and mental tolls. Eyewitness debts are visceral and haunting. . . . however the book’s largest success is its therapy of the aftershocks within the a long time due to the fact that 1945.” —The New Yorker

A robust and unflinching account of the iconic influence of nuclear struggle, informed in the course of the tales of these who survived.

On August nine, 1945, 3 days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the us dropped a moment atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a small port urban on Japan’s southernmost island. An anticipated 74,000 humans died in the first 5 months, and one other 75,000 have been injured.

Published at the 70th anniversary of the bombing, Nagasaki takes readers from the morning of the bombing to town at the present time, telling the first-hand reports of 5 survivors, all of whom have been childrens on the time of the devastation. Susan Southard has spent years interviewing hibakusha (“bomb-affected people”) and getting to know the actual, emotional, and social demanding situations of post-atomic existence. She weaves jointly dramatic eyewitness bills with searing research of the guidelines of censorship and denial that coloured a lot of what was once suggested in regards to the bombing either within the usa and Japan.

A gripping narrative of human resilience, Nagasaki might help form public dialogue and debate over probably the most debatable wartime acts in history.

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Download The Cambridge history of Japan by Donald H. Shively, William H. McCullough PDF

By Donald H. Shively, William H. McCullough

«Кембриджская история» – результат совместных трудов ведущих специалистов по японской истории и культуре. Издание объединило на своих страницах все имеющееся на сегодняшний день знание о Японии. Шесть томов «Истории» охватывают исторический период с eight в. до н.э. по наши дни, освещая практически все аспекты японской культуры: религиозные верования, ритуалы, искусство, архитектуру, народное творчество, политику и экономику.
Это издание – настоящая находка для всех тех, кто интересуется историей культуры и истории, а в частности – японской.

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Download Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix PDF

By Herbert P. Bix

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In this groundbreaking biography of the japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix bargains the 1st whole, unvarnished examine the enigmatic chief whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the trendy international. by no means earlier than has the entire lifetime of this debatable determine been printed with such readability and vividness. Bix indicates what it used to be prefer to be taught from delivery for a lone place on the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a respected image of divine prestige. prompted through an strange mixture of the japanese imperial culture and a contemporary medical worldview, the younger emperor steadily evolves into his preeminent function, aligning himself with the turning out to be ultranationalist circulation, perpetuating a cult of spiritual emperor worship, resisting makes an attempt to scale down his strength, and the entire whereas burnishing his snapshot as a reluctant, passive monarch. the following we see Hirohito as he really was once: a guy of sturdy will and genuine authority.

Supported via an unlimited array of formerly untapped fundamental records, Hirohito and the Making of recent Japan is probably so much illuminating in lifting the veil at the mythology surrounding the emperor's impression at the international level. Focusing heavily on Hirohito's interactions together with his advisers and successive jap governments, Bix sheds new gentle at the factors of the China conflict in 1937 and the beginning of the Asia-Pacific warfare in 1941. And whereas traditional knowledge has had it that the nation's expanding overseas aggression used to be pushed and maintained now not through the emperor yet by means of an elite workforce of jap militarists, the truth, as witnessed right here, is kind of diversified. Bix files intimately the robust, decisive position Hirohito performed in wartime operations, from the takeover of Manchuria in 1931 in the course of the assault on Pearl Harbor and finally the fateful choice in 1945 to accede to an unconditional hand over. in truth, the emperor stubbornly lengthy the warfare attempt after which used the frightening bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, including the Soviet front into the warfare, as his go out approach from a no-win state of affairs. From the instant of capitulation, we see how American and jap leaders moved to justify the retention of Hirohito as emperor by means of whitewashing his wartime position and reshaping the old recognition of the japanese humans. the main to this technique was once Hirohito's alliance with normal MacArthur, who helped him retain his stature and shed his militaristic picture, whereas MacArthur used the emperor as a figurehead to aid him in changing Japan right into a peaceable kingdom. Their partnership ensured that the emperor's photo could loom huge over the postwar years and later a long time, as Japan started to make its means within the smooth age and struggled -- because it nonetheless does -- to come back to phrases with its past.

Until the very finish of a occupation that embodied the conflicting goals of Japan's improvement as a country, Hirohito remained preoccupied with politics and along with his position in background. Hirohito and the Making of recent Japan presents the definitive account of his wealthy lifestyles and legacy. Meticulously researched and completely enticing, this e-book is evidence that the historical past of twentieth-century Japan can't be understood except the lifetime of its such a lot impressive and enduring leader.

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Download Order by Accident: The Origins and Consequences of by Alan Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa PDF

By Alan Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa

Whereas the implications of low social order are good understood, the results of excessive social order aren't. but might be nowhere on the earth is social order so good constructed as in Japan, that's hugely geared up, economically profitable, and enjoys a secure society. even if, Japan can pay a price--the lack of own freedom, and the lack to take advantage of its electorate' talents.In Order unintentionally, Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa speak about the implications of excessive social order in Japan. They combine quite a lot of scholarship on Japan, starting from reports via criminologists, to spiritual experiences, to the most up-tp-date social mental reports. the implications are often startling and counterintuitive, because the comparable idea of social order explains both good why Japan has an orderly society with low road crimes, yet is plagued with difficulties corresponding to white collar crime.

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Download Chancengleichheit auf Japanisch: Strukturen, Reformen und by Claudia Weber PDF

By Claudia Weber

Dass Geschlechtszugehorigkeit ein strukturierendes Prinzip des Arbeitsmark tes, der betrieblichen Arbeitsorganisation oder der personalpolitischen Ge staltung von Karrierewegen ist, gilt (wenn auch in unterschiedlicher Auspra gung) fur alle Industrielander. Aber in kaum einem anderen Land erscheint die geschlechtsspezifische Segmentation der Beschaftigungsbedingungen (Lohn, beruflicher prestige, Aufstiegsperspektiven, Beschaftigungssicherheit) so krass und ausgepragt wie in Japan. Frauen tragen die Hauptlast konjunktu reller Beschaftigungsanpassungen, ubernehmen uberwiegend gering qualifi zierte Arbeitsplatze in nachgeordneten Positionen und folgen in aller Regel der starren gesellschaftlichen (und unternehmerischen) Erwartungshaltung, dass sie nach Schul- oder Hochschulabschluss und mehrjahriger Tatigkeit ihre Erwerbskarriere zugunsten einer langeren Familienpause unterbrechen, um danach erneut dem Arbeitsmarkt zur Verfugung zu stehen. Diese Diskonti nuitat der Erwerbstatigkeit benachteiligt Frauen um so mehr, als Senioritat und Dauerbeschaftigung noch immer die wesentlichen Mechanismen von innerbetrieblichem Aufstieg darstellen. Betriebliche Rekrutierung mit der Perspektive von Dauerbeschaftigung und kontinuierlicher betriebs interner Qualifizierung bevorzugt notwendigerweise diejenigen, die eine permanente, moglichst exzessive "Rundumnutzung" und eine langfristige Amortisation betrieblicher Humankapitalinvestitionen versprechen. Wie in anderen Industrielandern sind seit langem auch in Japan die Struk turen der Frauenerwerbstatigkeit und das Geschlechterverhaltnis auf dem Arbeitsmarkt vor dem Hintergrund veranderter Rahmenbedingungen in Be wegung geraten. Die Ausweitung des Dienstleistungssektors, die Flexibilisie rung der betrieblichen Personalkonzepte, demographische Verschiebungen und veranderte Lebensentwurfe der Frauen eroffnen neue Zugangs wege zu bisher blockierten Laufbahnen und Positionen. Andererseits zeigen die ge wachsenen Strukturen mit ihren offenen und verdeckten Mechanismen ge schlechtsspezifischer Diskriminierung ein erhebliches Beharrungsvermogen. Alte Abschottungen losen sich auf, zugleich aber entstehen n

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