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The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure
The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure (June 1998)
Sepp Linhart - Editor
Sabine Fruhstuck - Editor

Provides a wealth of information about leisure activities in Japan including sports, travel, theater, music, games, and gambling.

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure brings together scholars of various disciplines from around the globe to discuss different forms of leisure activities in past and present Japan, thus enriching our knowledge of Japanese culture. Arranged in five sections, the volume focu...(Read More)
 
 
Morita Therapy and the True Nature of Anxiety-Based Disorders (Shinkeishitsu)
Morita Therapy and the True Nature of Anxiety-Based Disorders (Shinkeishitsu) (April 1998)
Shoma Morita - Author
Akihisa Kondo - Translator
Peg LeVine - Editor

The first English translation of a seminal work in a therapeutic practice that holds increasing interest for Westerners.

"Some of Morita's insights into the changeable nature of feelings and attention were ahead of his time. These insights fit well with some modern theories of how the dynamic brain works." -- Henry J. Kahn, University of California-San Francisco

This book presents the progressive na...(Read More)
 
 
Intergenerational Programs
Intergenerational Programs (January 1998)
Support for Children, Youth, and Elders in Japan
Matthew Kaplan - Author
Atsuko Kusano - Author
Ichiro Tsuji - Author
Shigeru Hisamichi - Author

Provides a rarely-seen portrait of intergenerational programs in Japan, including an overview of similar programs in the United States, of growing interest as our population ages.

The "intergenerational programming concept," now garnering increased interest in America, has been applied to Japanese society as a strategy for maintaining intergenerational and cultural continuity in the face of social and demographic change...(Read More)
 
 
Steel Butterflies
Steel Butterflies (December 1997)
Japanese Women and the American Experience
Nancy Brown Diggs - Author

Explores how Japanese women living in the United States see themselves and how they see American women.

Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience examines the role of women in Japan as compared to the United States, approaching the subject from a new and thought-provoking angle. Not only does the reader learn how Japanese women view their own country from the vantage point of living in the United States, but ...(Read More)
 
 
Interpreting Amida
Interpreting Amida (April 1997)
History and Orientalism in the Study of Pure Land Buddhism
Galen Amstutz - Author

Amstutz clearly demonstrates how the sources of Western and Eastern misunderstanding of Pure Land Buddhism have been engendered, both consciously and unconsciously, by orientalist assumptions current in scholarly understanding of the history and practice of Pure Land Buddhism. Before academic studies in Pure Land Buddhism can advance much further, all of us in the field must confront the issues of orientalist assumptions and biaseslurking in our sch...(Read More)
 
 
The Folk Performing Arts
The Folk Performing Arts (March 1997)
Traditional Culture in Contemporary Japan
Barbara E. Thornbury - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Addresses issues concerning the survival and preservation of traditional culture by examining Japan's folk performing arts and the public policies that affect them.

This is the first full-length study in English of Japan's folk performing arts covering such topics as the different categories of presentations, public policies affecting the folk performing...(Read More)
 
 
Epic Grandeur
Epic Grandeur (December 1996)
Toward a Comparative Poetics of the Epic
Masaki Mori - Author

Examines both Western and Japanese epic traditions to argue for a new concept of the epic--an epic of peace, toward which the genre is evolving globally.
Epic Grandeur: Toward a Comparative Poetics of the Epic proposes a new concept of the epic. The book is based on the belief that the genre has been transforming itself throughout its history from conventional, war-oriented types to a new kind that promotes peace without having rec...(Read More)
 
 
Watsuji Tetsuro's Rinrigaku
Watsuji Tetsuro's Rinrigaku (October 1996)
Ethics in Japan
Watsuji Tetsuro - Author
Seisaku Yamamoto - Translator
Robert E. Carter - Translator

Watsuji's Rinrigaku (literally, the principles that allow us to live in friendly community) has been regarded as the definitive study of Japanese ethics for half a century.

“Robert Carter has produced a wonderfully clear and lucid translation of Watsuji Tetsuro's masterpiece, Rinrigaku. Long known by comparative philosophers as a centerpiece of modern Japanese philosophical tradition, Carter has now ma...(Read More)
 
 
Wordsworth and the Zen Mind
Wordsworth and the Zen Mind (April 1996)
The Poetry of Self-Emptying
John G. Rudy - Author

Studies Wordsworth in the context of Zen thought and art.

"This is a refreshingly new comparative effort on Zen and Wordsworth, bringing into play the subtleties of Zen experience and the deep spirituality of Wordsworth." --Kenneth Inada, State University of New York at Buffalo

This book demonstrates that Zen thought and art provide both a generative and a formative context for understanding the s...(Read More)
 
 
Tokugawa Confucian Education
Tokugawa Confucian Education (March 1996)
The Kangien Academy of Hirose Tanso (1782-1856)
Marleen Kassel - Author

Presents the philosophy and values of Hirose Tanso, a scholar, educator, and poet whose well-articulated educational program was partly responsible for the relative ease with which Japan emerged from hundreds of years of self-imposed isolation and became a powerful modern nation.

This book presents the world of Hirose Tanso, a late Tokugawa period (1603-1868) educator whose goal was to train men of talent in practical l...(Read More)
 
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