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Confucius Lives Next Door

Author : T.R. Reid
ISBN : 9780307833860
Genre : Political Science
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Those who've heard T. R. Reid's weekly commentary on National Public Radio or read his far-flung reporting in National Geographic or The Washington Post know him to be trenchant, funny, and cutting-edge, but also erudite and deeply grounded in whatever subject he's discussing. In Confucius Lives Next Door he brings all these attributes to the fore as he examines why Japan, China, Taiwan, and other East Asian countries enjoy the low crime rates, stable families, excellent education, and civil harmony that remain so elusive in the West. Reid, who has spent twenty-five years studying Asia and was for five years The Washington Post's Tokyo bureau chief, uses his family's experience overseas--including mishaps and misapprehensions--to look at Asia's "social miracle" and its origin in the ethical values outlined by the Chinese sage Confucius 2,500 years ago. When Reid, his wife, and their three children moved from America to Japan, the family quickly became accustomed to the surface differences between the two countries. In Japan, streets don't have names, pizza comes with seaweed sprinkled on top, and businesswomen in designer suits and Ferragamo shoes go home to small concrete houses whose washing machines are outdoors because there's no room inside. But over time Reid came to appreciate the deep cultural differences, helped largely by his courtly white-haired neighbor Mr. Matsuda, who personified ancient Confucian values that are still dominant in Japan. Respect, responsibility, hard work--these and other principles are evident in Reid's witty, perfectly captured portraits, from that of the school his young daughters attend, in which the students maintain order and scrub the floors, to his depiction of the corporate ceremony that welcomes new employees and reinforces group unity. And Reid also examines the drawbacks of living in such a society, such as the ostracism of those who don't fit in and the acceptance of routine political bribery. Much Western ink has been spilled trying to figure out the East, but few journalists approach the subject with T. R. Reid's familiarity and insight. Not until we understand the differences between Eastern and Western perceptions of what constitutes success and personal happiness will we be able to engage successfully, politically and economically, with those whose moral center is governed by Confucian doctrine. Fascinating and immensely readable, Confucius Lives Next Door prods us to think about what lessons we might profitably take from the "Asian Way"--and what parts of it we want to avoid.
Category: Political Science

Anime Explosion

Author : Patrick Drazen
ISBN : 9781611720136
Genre : Performing Arts
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One of the best overviews of the anime phenomenon, its history and cultural significance, ideal for surveys and in-depth study.
Category: Performing Arts

A Gathering Of Spirits Japan S Ghost Story Tradition

Author : Patrick Drazen
ISBN : 9781462029433
Genre : Drama
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"Prepare for a sampling of Japanese ghosts and spirits, from sources that include the worlds oldest novel, the urban legends of contemporary Japanese schoolchildren, movies both classic and modern, anime, manga, and more." For hundreds of years Japan has lived in a reality consisting of the real world and the spirit world; sometimes the wall between the two worlds gets thin enough for spirits to cross over. In such a reality, ghost stories have been popular for centuries. Patrick Drazen, author of "Anime Explosion", looks at these stories: old and new, scary or funny or sad, looking at common themes and the reasons for their popularity. This book uses one Japanese ghost story tradition: the "hyaku monogatari" (hundred stories). In the old tradition, people tell each other one hundred ghost stories in one sitting. These hundred tales run from folklore to cartoons, but all are designed to send chills up the spine ...
Category: Drama

Foreign Service Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028422975
Genre : Diplomatic and consular service, American
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Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American


Author : Eric J. Arnould
ISBN : PSU:000056511864
Genre : Consumer behavior
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This text presents a global, eclectic and multi-disciplinary coverage of consumer behaviour. It looks at the impact of the Internet and other technological advances on consumer's lives, with a focus on how culture affects variables such as perception, emotions, lifestyle and decision-making.
Category: Consumer behavior

Confucius Now

Author : David Edward Jones
ISBN : UCSC:32106019282372
Genre : Philosophy
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"A collection of essays on the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius as collected in the Analects, focusing on the relevance of Confucius's project for contemporary life and scholarship"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Philosophy

Comparative Politics 1998 1999

Author : Christian Soe
ISBN : 0697391337
Genre : Comparative government
File Size : 54.38 MB
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Aims to provide access to articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features of this work include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; an index; and an instructor's resource guide with testing materials.
Category: Comparative government

Annual Editions

Author : Soe
ISBN : 069737226X
Genre : Comparative government
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The Nation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021771683
Genre :
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International Environmental Law For The 21st Century

Author : Ved P. Nanda
ISBN : UOM:39015056660171
Genre : Law
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Emphasizing the environmental, social and human damage caused by non-sustainable development, this book provides readers with an incisive and integrated approach to the political, economic, scientific and technological realities and challenges facing international environmental law and policy today. In addition to an in-depth survey of the past, present and future of this important and rapidly expanding field, this new book offers innovative chapters on such crucial current imperatives as: the nature and scope of the challenge; first principles of international environmental law; environment and human rights; environment and the nexus of international trade, finance and debt; and the unfinished agenda.
Category: Law

Heroes Rogues And Lovers

Author : James M. Dabbs
ISBN : UOM:39015050257446
Genre : Medical
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Studies the effects of testosterone, a hormone that is associated with acts of violence and with virility and heroism, on human behavior, language ability, and cognition.
Category: Medical

Cultural Practices Political Possibilities

Author : Rohee Dasgupta
ISBN : UOM:39015082681407
Genre : Political Science
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Culture has long been regarded as one of the most complicated concepts in the social sciences, possibly over theorized. Its ubiquity, tangled senses of particularity and the almost universal recognition of that assumed particularity require an extended vocabulary for framing the politics embedded in it. Cultural Practices, Political Possibilities attempts to explain the political significance and overlaps of cultural constructions as witnessed in global-local clashes, convergences of texts and contexts, within the state and community, identity and the self. Through various case-studies, concepts and interdisciplinary perspectives, the multinational group of authors from diverse academic backgrounds interprets cultural constructions of politics as factionalizing, identitarian, situational and particularistic in their links, affirmations and consequential divides. Each contribution, in its unique way explores the performative asymmetries and contradictions witnessed in diverse cultural interactions that shape new areas of political investigation. The book will be welcomed by students of international relations, environmental politics, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies.
Category: Political Science


Author : Charles Stewart Goodwin
ISBN : NWU:35556033455973
Genre : Business & Economics
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As the twentieth century became the twenty-first, we inexorably entered the new middle ages. The tocsin tolls to awaken us all to a sense of urgency concerning the need for remedial measures. If our culture and even our civilization is to withstand the most malevolent of the medieval expressions these measures must be timely and comprehensive. In Toscin, Charles Stewart Goodwin, discusses the attitudes, interactions, and institutions that will be required to prevent this from becoming a malignant condition.
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : MINN:31951P006862605
Genre : Advertising
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