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Shinohara Pops!
Shinohara Pops! (October 2012)
The Avant-Garde Road, Tokyo/New York
Hiroko Ikegami - Author
Reiko Tomii - Author

Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.

This catalogue, accompanying the exhibition of the same title at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz (August 29 through December 16, 2012), examines the fifty-year career of Ushio Shinohara, an indispensable player in the field of global contemporary history. Born in Japan in 1932, Shinohara was an enfant terrible of the Tokyo ...(Read More)
 
 
Cultivating Spirituality
Cultivating Spirituality (December 2011)
A Modern Shin Buddhist Anthology
Mark L. Blum - Editor
Robert F. Rhodes - Editor

Four Shin Buddhist thinkers reflect on their tradition’s encounter with modernity.

Cultivating Spirituality is a seminal anthology of Shin Buddhist thought, one that reflects this tradition’s encounter with modernity. Shin (or Jodō Shinshū) is a popular form of Pure Land Buddhism, the most widely practiced form of Buddhism in Japan, but is only now becoming well known in the West. ...(Read More)
 
 
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism (November 2011)
Defining the Japanese Self
Rachael Hutchinson - Author

Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.

Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) spent more time abroad than any other writer of his generation, firing the Japanese imagination with his visions of America and France. Applying the theoretical framework of Occidentalism to Japanese literature, Rachael Hutchinson explor...(Read More)
 
 
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts (March 2010)
Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions
David Jones - Editor
E. R. Klein - Editor

An overview of some of the great texts of Asian philosophy and religion, along with an exploration of the contexts in which they arose.

In an increasingly global society, non-Western thought can no longer be an afterthought for educators and their students. Asian Texts — Asian Contexts helps bring Asian philosophy and religion into wider classroom consideration by giving nonspecialists entrée to ...(Read More)
 
 
The Failure of Civil Society?
The Failure of Civil Society? (March 2009)
The Third Sector and the State in Contemporary Japan
Akihiro Ogawa - Author

2010 Japan NPO Research Association Book Award

A look at the voluntary sector in Japan, which has emerged strongly only in recent years.

The global discourse on civil society is both complicated and enriched in this participant study of Japan’s volunteers, known as the third sector. In the wake of the Japanese government’s failed response to the 1995 earthquake, ...(Read More)
 
 
Imagined Families, Lived Families
Imagined Families, Lived Families (January 2009)
Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan
Akiko Hashimoto - Editor
John W. Traphagan - Editor

An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.

The Japanese family is at a crossroads of demographic change and altered cultural values. While the population of children has been shrinking and that of elders rising, attitudes about rights and responsibilities within the family have changed significantly. The rea...(Read More)
 
 
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder (January 2008)
Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism
Harvey J. Hames - Author

Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.

This book explores the career of Abraham Abulafia (ca. 1240–1291), self-proclaimed Messiah and founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah. Active in southern Italy and Sicily where Franciscans had adopted the apocalyptic teachings of Joachim of Fiore, Abulafia believed the end of days was approaching and saw hi...(Read More)
 
 
Sacred Koyasan
Sacred Koyasan (November 2007)
A Pilgrimage to the Mountain Temple of Saint Kobo Daishi and the Great Sun Buddha
Philip L. Nicoloff - Author

Takes the reader on a pilgrimage to Mount Kōya, the holy Buddhist mountain in Japan.

For more than one thousand years, the vast Buddhist monastery and temple complex on remote Mount Kōya has been one of Japan’s most important religious centers. Saint Kōbō Daishi (also known as Kūkai), founder of the esoteric Shingon school and one of the great figures of world Bud...(Read More)
 
 
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation (November 2007)
Robert E. Carter - Author
Eliot Deutsch - Foreword by

Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.

It is through the practice of the arts, and not through rules or theory that moral and spiritual values are taught in Japan. Author Robert E. Carter examines five arts (or “ways” in Japan): the martial art of aikido, Zen landscape gardening, the Way of Tea, the Way of Flowers, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan
Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan (April 2006)
Concepts of Tradition and Modernity in Practice
Christopher S. Thompson - Editor
John W. Traphagan - Editor

Explores how tradition and modernity coexist in regional Japan, arguing that the rural/urban dichotomy is outmoded for understanding this contemporary society.

This groundbreaking collection examines the regional dynamics of state societies, looking at how people use the concepts of urban and rural, traditional and modern, and industrial and agricultural to define their existence and the experience of living in contempor...(Read More)
 
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