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Dogen and the Koan Tradition
Dogen and the Koan Tradition (November 1993)
A Tale of Two Shobogenzo Texts
Steven Heine - Author

This book has three major goals in critically examining the historical and philosophical relation between the writings of Dogen and the Zen koan tradition. First, it introduces and evaluates recent Japanese scholarship concerning Dogen's two Shobogenzo texts, the Japanese (Kana) collection of ninety-two fascicles on Buddhist topics and the Chinese (Mana) collection of three hundred koan cases also known as the Shobogenzo San...(Read More)
 
 
Communication in Japan and the United States
Communication in Japan and the United States (October 1993)
William B. Gudykunst - Editor

This book is the first to provide a summary of the state of knowledge about communication in Japan and the United States. Included is an overview of the major approaches used in the study of communication in these two countries, an overview of the major cultural factors influencing communication, a description of the sociolinguistic differences between English and Japanese, an examination of Japanese-American communication as a function of the cult...(Read More)
 
 
Plunging Through the Clouds
Plunging Through the Clouds (February 1993)
Constructive Living Currents
David K. Reynolds - Editor

Constructive Living brings together two psychotherapies--Morita and Naikan-- and their associated lifeways. Both therapies were developed in this century, but their roots extend back hundreds of years in East Asian history. Morita was a professor of psychiatry at Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo. Yoshimoto was a successful businessman who retired to become a lay priest in Nara. Morita's method has it origins in Zen Buddhist psycholo...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Business
Japanese Business (January 1993)
Cultural Perspectives
Subhash Durlabhji - Editor
Norton E. Marks - Editor

This book brings together the best writing on Japanese business in a comprehensive reader, illustrating the impact of Japanese culture and lifeways on all facets of business behavior. The authors examine not only Japanese management, but also production, accounting, marketing, distribution, law, and interpersonal relationships. Essays include analyses by businessmen, management scholars, anthropologists, and lawyers, all in one accessible volume f...(Read More)
 
 
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice (January 1993)
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Wimal Dissanayake - Editor

This book is an investigation of the relationship between self and body in the Indian, Japanese, and Chinese philosophical traditions. The interplay between self and body is complex and manifold, touching on issues of epistemology, ontology, social philosophy, and axiology. The authors examine these issues and make relevant connections to the Western tradition. The authors' allow the Asian traditions to shed new light on some of the traditional m...(Read More)
 
 
Policing in Japan
Policing in Japan (April 1992)
A Study on Making Crime
Setsuo Miyazawa - Author

An observational study of the Japanese detective.

This book is an observational study of the Japanese detective, demonstrating with extensive field data the process of criminal investigation. It is the first in-depth study of the Japanese criminal justice system at work. Utilizing Ericson’s concept of “making crime,” Setsuo Miyazawa analyzes the restraints under which Japanese detectives w...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Religion and Society
Japanese Religion and Society (February 1992)
Paradigms of Structure and Change
Winston Davis - Author

"It provides in one place and under one cover useful studies featuring the important interrelationship between religion and society, or -- to put it more correctly-- Japanese religio-social reality." -- Richard B. Pilgrim, Syracuse University

"This is a solid piece of work, and the topic is significant, in fact, timely, in several regards. First, there is much attention today on Japan and the secret of its cultural and social makeup. Second...(Read More)
 
 
An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual
An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual (September 1991)
Jennifer L. Anderson - Author

Enchanting and enigmatic, chanoyu (Japanese tea ritual) has puzzled western observers since the sixteenth century. Here is a book written by a tea practitioner that explains why over twenty million modern Japanese -- and a small but dedicated group of non-Japanese -- follow "The Way of Tea." Meticulously researched, An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual is clearly written and illustrated, and includes an extensive glossary.

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American Enterprise in Japan
American Enterprise in Japan (August 1991)
Tomoko Hamada - Author

"This is the first study dealing with the experience of an American firm in Japan. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of both American and Japanese firms. As a professional anthropologist and skilled fieldworker, Hamada understands the relationships between field data and social meaning. Her experience as a professional interpreter and translator provides analytic skills and tools which are very rare in studies of Japanese bu...(Read More)
 
 
The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism
The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism (October 1990)
Keiji Nishitani - Author
Graham Parkes - Translator
Setsuko Aihara - Translator

"As a past reader of Nishitani in both the original Japanese and English translation, I find this manuscript to be the most accessible and clearly written of any book-length work I have read by him. It shows Nishitani as a vital and vigorous thinker, and serves as an introduction to his widely acclaimed Religion and Nothingness.

"The summaries of the relation to nihilism of Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, and Stirner, ...(Read More)
 
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