A Japanese Mirror

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A Japanese Mirror

Author : Ian Buruma
ISBN : 9781782398363
Genre : History
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In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With piercing analysis of cinema, theatre, television, art and legend, he shows the Japanese both 'as they imagine themselves to be, and as they would like themselves to be.' A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses to paint an eloquent picture of life in Japan. This is a country long shrouded in enigma and in his compelling book, Buruma reveals a culture rich in with poetry, beauty and wonder.
Category: History

The Monkey As Mirror

Author : Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
ISBN : 069102846X
Genre : Social Science
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This tripartite study of the monkey metaphor, the monkey performance, and the 'special status' people traces changes in Japanese culture from the eighth century to the present. During early periods of Japanese history the monkey's nearness to the human-animal boundary made it a revered mediator or an animal deity closest to humans. Later it became a scapegoat mocked for its vain efforts to behave in a human fashion. Modern Japanese have begun to see a new meaning in the monkey--a clown who turns itself into an object of laughter while challenging the basic assumptions of Japanese culture and society.
Category: Social Science

Mirror Sword And Jewel

Author : Kurt Singer
ISBN : 9781134248384
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33.26 MB
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Edited with an Introduction by Richard Storry. First published over 20 years ago and long out of print, this is a unique interpretation of the essence of Japanese society and individual psychology.
Category: Social Science

Mirror Of Modernity

Author : Stephen Vlastos
ISBN : 0520206371
Genre : History
File Size : 29.64 MB
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This collection of essays challenges the notion that Japan's present cultural identity is the simple legacy of its pre-modern and insular past. Scholars examine "age-old" Japanese cultural practices and show these to be largely creations of the modern era.
Category: History

Great Mirrors Shattered

Author : John Whittier Treat
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023128825
Genre : Social Science
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A compelling memoir of a gay man thoroughly familiar with the Japanese homosexual underground, a man anxious for his own health and unsure of the relationship he has left behind in the U.S.
Category: Social Science

The Empty Mirror

Author : Janwillem van de Wetering
ISBN : 9781466874664
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.89 MB
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Seen by many as a contemporary classic, Janwillem van de Wetering's small and admirable memoir records the experiences of a young Dutch student—later a widely celebrated mystery writer—who spent a year and a half as a novice monk in a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery. As Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, author of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, has written, The Empty Mirror "should be very encouraging for other Western seekers." It is the first book in a trilogy that continues with A Glimpse of Nothingness and Afterzen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mirror For Americans Japan

Author : Helen Mears
ISBN : UOM:39015002226747
Genre : Japan
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A Houghton Mifflin literary fellowship book.
Category: Japan

A Mirror Of Japanese Ornament

Author : Dover
ISBN : 9780486473185
Genre : Design
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This magnificent treasury of 100 full-color plates — many with multiple images — ranges from ornate florals, elegant cranes, and fierce dragons to Silk Road imports and Edo-era textile patterns.
Category: Design

The Magic Mirrors Of Old Japan

Author : Silvanus P Thompson
ISBN : 9780244753245
Genre : Religion
File Size : 23.20 MB
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Lovers of the Occult and the unusual will love this book. It gives a deep insight into the ancient Japanese tradition of magic mirrors and their connection to the Sun Goddess. In Japan mirrors had a peculiar place in society and spirituality. Mirrors were often decorated and surrounded with flowers like we see icons from the West decorated, and some of them are told to have magical properties. This book digs into the special properties. It seems that due to an old technique some Japanese mirrors can present patterns or images, not to the onlooker but at the mirror's reflection in the room, if the light source is just right.
Category: Religion


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ISBN : UOM:39015038818442
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

The Films Of Oshima Nagisa

Author : Maureen Turim
ISBN : 9780520206663
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 21.35 MB
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For almost 40 years, Japan's Oshima Nagisa has produced provocative films that have provided running commentary, direct and indirect, on the cultural and political tensions of postwar Japan. Nagisa engages issues of sexuality and power and domination and identity, which author Maureen Turim explores in relation to psychoanalytic and postmodern theory. 66 photos.
Category: Performing Arts

Medical Mirror

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ISBN : UOM:39015076620098
Genre : Medicine
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Category: Medicine

Japan Weekly Mail

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924007158326
Genre : Aliens
File Size : 74.56 MB
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Category: Aliens

The Atlantic Monthly

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ISBN : SRLF:AX0001566983
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature