Download E-books Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II PDF

By T. Fujitani

Race for Empire bargains a profound and not easy reinterpretation of nationalism, racism, and wartime mobilization throughout the Asia-Pacific warfare. In parallel case studies--of jap american citizens mobilized to serve within the usa military and of Koreans recruited or drafted into the japanese military--T. Fujitani examines the U.S. and jap empires as they struggled to regulate racialized populations whereas waging overall struggle. Fujitani probes governmental regulations and analyzes representations of those soldiers--on movie, in literature, and in archival documents--to show how features of racism, nationalism, capitalism, gender politics, and the kinfolk replaced on each side. He demonstrates that the U.S. and Japan grew to become more and more alike over the process the battle, possibly such a lot tellingly of their universal makes an attempt to disavow racism at the same time they reproduced it in new methods and types.

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Download E-books A Shrinking Society: Post-Demographic Transition in Japan (SpringerBriefs in Population Studies) PDF

By Toshihiko Hara

This is often the booklet to target a brand new phenomenon rising within the twenty-first century: the swiftly getting older and lowering inhabitants of a well-developed nation, particularly, Japan. The which means of this phenomenon has been effectively clarified because the attainable historic outcome of the demographic transition from excessive delivery and loss of life premiums to low ones. Japan has entered the post-demographic transitional part and may be the fastest-shrinking society on this planet, best different Asian nations which are experiencing a similar drastic adjustments. the writer used the old data, compiled via the Statistic Bureau, Ministry of inner Affairs and Communications in 2006 and inhabitants projections for published in 2012 via the nationwide Institute of inhabitants and Social safeguard learn, to teach the earlier and destiny improvement of the dependency ratio from 1891 to 2060. Then, using the inhabitants existence desk and web copy fee, the consequences of accelerating lifestyles expectancy and declining fertility at the dependency ratio have been saw individually. ultimately, the ancient relationships between women’s survival charges at reproductive age, the theoretical fertility expense to keep up the alternative point and the recorded overall fertility price (TFR) have been analyzed. old statement confirmed TFR adapting to the theoretical point of fertility with a definite time lag and akin to women’s survival premiums at reproductive age. Women’s expanding lifespan and survival charges may have stimulated determination making to reduce the danger of childbearing. no matter if the theoretical fertility price meets the substitute point, women’s perspectives of minimizing the chance might stay unchanged simply because for ladies the cost–benefit imbalance in childbearing continues to be too excessive in Japan. in keeping with the findings, the writer discusses the sustainability of jap society with regards to nationwide funds, social protection reform, relations rules, immigration guidelines and group polices.

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Download E-books Five Modern Japanese Novelists PDF

By Donald Keene

The New Yorker has known as Donald Keene "America's preeminent student of jap literature." Now he offers a brand new publication that serves as either an exceptional creation to fashionable eastern fiction and a memoir of his personal lifelong love affair with jap literature and tradition. Five sleek eastern Novelistsprofiles 5 famous writers whom Donald Keene knew individually: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, and Shiba Ryotaro. Keene masterfully blends vignettes describing his own encounters with those recognized males with autobiographical observations and his trademark discovered literary and cultural research.

Keene opens with a confession: earlier than arriving in Japan in 1953, regardless of having taught eastern for numerous years at Cambridge, he knew the identify of just one dwelling eastern author: Tanizaki. Keene's education in classical eastern literature and fluency within the language proved fantastic education, even though, for the adventure of literary discovery that started with that first journey to Japan, as he got here into touch, occasionally rather thankfully, with the genius of a iteration. it's a trip that might fascinate specialists and beginners alike

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Download E-books Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility PDF

By Takie Sugiyama Lebra

This most up-to-date paintings from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the 1st ethnographic research of the trendy eastern aristocracy. demonstrated as a category before everything of the Meiji interval, the kazoku ranked without delay less than the emperor and his kin. formally dissolved in 1947, this staff of social elites remains to be mostly perceived as the Aristocracy. Lebra received access into this tightly knit circle and carried out a couple of hundred interviews with its individuals. She has woven jointly a reconstructive ethnography from their lifestyles histories to create an intimate portrait of a distant and archaic world.

As Lebra explores the tradition of the kazoku, she areas every one topic in its ancient context. She analyzes the evolution of prestige barriers and the quintessential position performed by way of outsiders.

But this booklet isn't really easily concerning the elite. it's also approximately commoners and the way each one stratum mirrors the opposite. Revealing formerly unobserved complexities in eastern society, it additionally sheds mild at the common challenge of social stratification.

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Download E-books The Book of Five Rings PDF

By Miyamoto Musashi, William Scott Wilson

While the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a collapse 1643 and wrote The publication of 5 Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, approach, and profitable for his scholars and generations of samurai to come back, he created probably the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic pondering ever to return from Asia.

Musashi provides undying suggestion on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, developing confusion, and different concepts for overpowering an assailant that might resonate with either martial artists and everybody else attracted to skillfully facing clash. For Musashi, the way in which of the martial arts used to be a mastery of the brain instead of easily technical prowess—and it truly is this route to mastery that's the middle instructing in The publication of 5 Rings.

William Scott Wilson’s translation is trustworthy to the unique seventeenth-century jap textual content whereas being splendidly transparent and readable. His scholarship and perception into the deep which means of this vintage are obtrusive in his advent and notes to the textual content. This variation additionally encompasses a translation of 1 of Musashi’s prior writings, “The method of jogging Alone,” and calligraphy by way of jap artist Shiro Tsujimura.

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Download E-books Contemporary Government Reform in Japan: The Dual State in Flux PDF

This ebook examines a number of significant reforms in Japan - within the postal company, transportation, telecommunications and know-how - and evaluates the influence of those adjustments because the early Nineteen Eighties. Conceptually, the e-book offers the twin country as being a basic characteristic of the japanese political financial system that determines executive reform dynamics.

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Download E-books The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi: Detective Stories of Old Edo PDF

By Ian MacDonald

That 12 months, relatively a stunning incident occurred... So reminisces previous Hanshichi in a narrative from one in all Japan's so much cherished works of renowned literature, Hanshichi torimonocho. instructed throughout the eyes of a street-smart detective, Okamoto Kido's best-known paintings inaugurated the old detective style in Japan, spawning degree, radio, motion picture, and tv diversifications in addition to numerous imitations. this feature of fourteen tales, translated into English for the 1st time, offers a desirable glimpse of lifestyles in feudal Edo (later Tokyo) and infrequent perception into the improvement of the fledgling eastern crime novel. as soon as considered as an completely sleek style by-product of Western fiction, crime fiction and its position within the eastern renowned mind's eye have been without end replaced via Kido's unsung Sherlock Holmes. those tales - nonetheless greatly learn this day - are the most important to our realizing of recent Japan and its aspirations towards a literature that steps open air the shadow of the West to face by itself.

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Download E-books War and Militarism in Modern Japan PDF

A large amount of writing has been released on Japan at conflict within the moment international conflict, and extra lately students were revisiting the Russo-Japanese warfare of 1904 five; while this quantity strives to envision Japan s twentieth-century method of battle and militarism in a much broader point of view, bringing hitherto unexamined new subject matters and subject-matter less than scrutiny as much as the current day. one of the themes coated are the February 26 Incident in Theatre and picture, Ethnicity and Gender in Wartime eastern Revue Theatre, army gala's and the japanese Self-Defence Forces, significant tendencies in jap remedy of POWs nowa days, and Japan s Tug of warfare after the Russian battle. released to mark the prestigious educational occupation of Ben-Ami Shillony, who retired in 2006, this quantity additionally bargains helpful new insights into the subject matter of the japanese and the Jews, together with the tale and delusion of Anne Frank and Sadako Sasaki, the involvement of Jewish scientists within the making of the atomic bomb, and Japan s Jewish coverage within the past due 1930s."

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Download E-books Asia in Washington: Exploring the Penumbra of Transnational Power PDF

By Kent E. Calder

For a number of centuries, diplomacy has been essentially the purview of geographical regions. Key powers have incorporated at a number of instances nice Britain, France, Japan, China, Russia (then the U.S.S.R., after which Russia again), and the state so much influential in diplomacy for the prior a number of many years has been the U.S.. yet in a global starting to be smaller, with a globalizing method expanding in complexity through the day, the countryside paradigm isn't really as dominant because it as soon as was.

In Asia in Washington, longtime Asia analyst Kent Calder examines the concept that of "global urban" within the context of overseas affairs. The time period regularly has been utilized in an monetary context, bearing on facilities of overseas finance and trade equivalent to ny, Tokyo, and London. yet Calder extends the concept that to political facilities as well—particularly thus, Washington, D.C.

Improved communications, stronger transportation, better monetary integration and job have created a brand new financial village, and international political towns are coming up in the new structure—distinguished no longer by way of their CEOs or inventory markets yet by way of their impact over coverage judgements, and their collecting of strategic intelligence on themes from nationwide coverage traits to geopolitical risk.

Calder describes the increase of Washington, D.C., as probably the preeminent international political city—seat of the world's strongest executive, middle of NGO and multilateral coverage job, the locale of associations reminiscent of the area financial institution and IMF, and residential to various imagine tanks and universities.

Within Washington, the function of Asia is principally appropriate for a number of purposes. It represents the middle of the non-Western industrialized global and the main problem to Western dominance. It additionally increases the fragile factor of ways race issues in foreign worldwide governance—a issue crucially vital in the course of a time of globalization. and because Asia built later than the West, its altering position in Washington increases significant matters relating to how emerging powers assimilate themselves into worldwide governance constitution. How do Asian countries determine, bring up, and leverage their Washington presence, and what's the influence on Washington itself and the choices made there? Kent Calder explains all of it in Asia in Washington.

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Download E-books CultureShock! Japan: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Cultureshock Japan: A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette) PDF

By P. Sean Bramble

With over 3 million copies in print, CultureShock! is a bestselling sequence of tradition and etiquette publications protecting numerous locations world wide. For an individual susceptible to tradition surprise, no matter if a vacationer or a long term resident, CultureShock! offers a sympathetic and fun-filled crash path at the do's and don'ts in international cultures. absolutely up to date and wearing a clean new glance, the revised versions of those books enlighten and tell via such themes as language, meals and interesting, social customs, gala's, relationships, and company information. CultureShock! books are full of helpful info on transportation, taxes, funds, lodging, future health, food and drinks, outfits, procuring, gala's, and lots more and plenty, a lot more.

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