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A Collector S Guide To Books On Japan In English

Author : Jozef Rogala
ISBN : 9781136639234
Genre : Social Science
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Provides an invaluable and very accessible addition to existing biographic sources and references, not least because of the supporting biographies of major writers and the historical and cultural notes provided.
Category: Social Science

A Buddhist Crossroads

Author : Brian Bocking
ISBN : 9781317655183
Genre : Religion
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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new kinds of Buddhism for a globalized world, in ways not controlled by any single sect or region. Drawing on new research by scholars worldwide, this book brings together some of the most extraordinary episodes and personalities of a period of almost a century from 1860-1960. Examples include Indian intellectuals who saw Buddhism as a homegrown path for a modern post-colonial future, poor whites ‘going native’ as Asian monks, a Brooklyn-born monk who sought to convert Mussolini, and the failed 1950s attempt to train British monks to establish a Thai sangha in Britain. Some of these stories represent creative failures, paths not taken, which may show us alternative possibilities for a more diverse Buddhism in a world dominated by religious nationalisms. Other pioneers paved the way for the mainstreaming of new forms of Buddhism in later decades, in time for the post-1960s takeoff of ‘global Buddhism’. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.
Category: Religion

Japan Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015072495206
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan


Author : International Association of Orientalist Librarians
ISBN : UOM:39015035842783
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

Banking And Finance Collections

Author : Ash Lee
ISBN : 9781136800252
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 84.50 MB
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A wide range of special librarians from banking, finance, and government provide descriptive accounts of their respective collections in this comprehensive volume. They provide an introduction to some of the major library and archival resources available to bankers, financiers, and investors, as well as offer access to the historian and scholar doing research in some aspect of business. The collections represented include the Federal Reserve System, the Joint Bank-Fund Library of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Standard & Poor’s, the Wells Fargo Corporation, the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School, and more.
Category: Business & Economics

Guide To Reference Books

Author : Eugene Paul Sheehy
ISBN : 0838903908
Genre : Reference books
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Category: Reference books

Twentieth Century China

Author : James H. Cole
ISBN : 0765603950
Genre : Reference
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This comprehensive annotated bibliography of reference works from Chinese, Japanese, and Western language sources covers the 1911 Revolution, the Republic of China (1912-1949), the People's Republic of China (1949- ), post-1912 Hong Kong and Macau, and post-1911 overseas Chinese. Although emphasis is on works published from 1964 on, major earlier works (especially on the period 1912-1949) are also included.
Category: Reference

Walford S Guide To Reference Material

Author : Albert John Walford
ISBN : UOM:39015039042661
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Examine descriptions of 8,300 plus critically evaluated and recommended reference resources available in all formats.Organized by Universal Decimal Classification, the topics covered are those usually found in the 100s -- Philosophy and Psychology, 200s -- Religion, 300s -- Social Sciences, and the 900s -- Geography, Biography and History.This volume particularly reflects the proliferation of travel and tourist guides, and reference works on Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the collapse of comnunism. Over the last few years an enormous expansion has also been noted of reference works in both religion and philosophy.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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ISBN : UOM:39015079402635
Genre : Academic libraries
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Category: Academic libraries