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Shinra My Jin And Buddhist Networks Of The East Asian Mediterranean

Author : Sujung Kim
ISBN : 9780824881733
Genre : Religion
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This ambitious work offers a transnational account of the deity Shinra Myōjin, the “god of Silla” worshipped in medieval Japanese Buddhism from the eleventh to sixteenth centuries. Sujung Kim challenges the long-held understanding of Shinra Myōjin as a protective deity of the Tendai Jimon school, showing how its worship emerged and developed in the complex networks of the East Asian “Mediterranean”—a “quality” rather than a physical space defined by Kim as the primary conduit for cross-cultural influence in a region that includes the Yellow Sea, the Sea of Japan (East Sea), the East China Sea, and neighboring coastal areas. While focusing on the transcultural worship of the deity, Kim engages the different maritime arrangements in which Shinra Myōjin circulated: first, the network of Korean immigrants, Chinese merchants, and Japanese Buddhist monks in China’s Shandong peninsula and Japan’s Ōmi Province; and second, that of gods found in the East Asian Mediterranean. Both of these networks became nodal points of exchange of both goods and gods. Kim’s examination of temple chronicles, literary writings, and iconography reveals Shinra Myōjin’s evolution from a seafaring god to a multifaceted one whose roles included the god of pestilence and of poetry, the insurer of painless childbirth, and the protector of performing arts. Shinra Myōjin and Buddhist Networks of the East Asian “Mediterranean” is not only the first monograph in any language on the Tendai Jimon school in Japanese Buddhism, but also the first book-length study in English to examine Korean connections in medieval Japanese religion. Unlike other recent studies on individual Buddhist deities, it foregrounds the need to approach them within a broader East Asian context. By shifting the paradigm from a land-centered vision to a sea-centered one, the work underlines the importance of a transcultural and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Buddhist deities.
Category: Religion

The Forty Seven R Nin

Author : John A. Tucker
ISBN : 9781108614382
Genre : History
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The Forty-Seven Rōnin vendetta is one of the most famous incidents in Japanese history, but it is also one of the most misunderstood. John A. Tucker seeks to provide a credible account of the vendetta and its afterlife in history. He suggests that, when considered historically and holistically, the vendetta appears as a site of contested cultural ground, with conflicts, disagreements, and debates characterizing its three-century history far more than cultural unanimity about its values, virtues, and icons. Tucker narrates the incident as the historical event that it was, within the context of Tokugawa social, political, cultural, and spiritual history, before exploring the vendetta as conflicted cultural ground, generating a steady flow of essays, novels, plays, and ideologically driven expressions intrinsic to the course of Japanese history. This engaging, accessible study provides insights into ways in which events and debates from early modern history have continued to inform developments in modern Japan.
Category: History


Author : Mike Tucker
ISBN : 9780811741330
Genre : History
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First-ever oral history of an entire Marine scout-sniper platoon.
Category: History

47 Ronin

Author : Joan D. Vinge
ISBN : 9781466804142
Genre : Fiction
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From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Buddhism And Christianity

Author : Georg Siegmund
ISBN : UOM:39015002631169
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

A Dictionary Of Buddhism

Author : Damien Keown
ISBN : 9780191579172
Genre : Religion
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This new dictionary, now available in paperback as part of the best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series, covers both historical and contemporary issues in Buddhism, and includes all Buddhist schools and cultures. Over 2,000 broad-ranging entries cover beliefs, doctrines, major teachers and scholars, place names, and artefacts, in a clear and concise style. The text is illustrated with line drawings of religious structures, iconographic forms and gestures, and ritual objects. Appendices include a chronology and a guide to canonical scriptures as well as a pronunciation guide for difficult names and terms.
Category: Religion

The Gods Of Northern Buddhism

Author : A. Getty
ISBN : 9781177376860
Genre : History
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Their history, iconography, and progressive evolution through the northern Buddhist countries
Category: History

Death Was His K An

Author : Winston Lee King
ISBN : UVA:X030143060
Genre : Religion
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Biography and views of Shosan (1579-1655), a samurai turned Zen Buddhist monk, by a noted scholar.
Category: Religion

The Essentials Of Zen Buddhism

Author : Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
ISBN : UVA:X000931274
Genre : Religion
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Attempts to elucidate the nature and experience of Zen Buddhism as well as its close connection with Japanese culture. Bibliogs.
Category: Religion

Mcgraw Hill S 500 World History Questions Volume 1 Prehistory To 1500 Ace Your College Exams

Author : Jon Sterngass
ISBN : 9780071780582
Genre : Study Aids
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A wealth of essential facts in the Q-and-A format that you want! This book is the ideal way to sharpen your skills and prepare for exams Get the question-and-answer practice you need with McGraw-Hill's 500 College World History I Questions to Know by Test Day. Organized for easy reference and intensive practice, the questions cover all essential college world history topics and include detailed answer explanations. The 500 practice questions are similar to course exam questions so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a fully detailed answer that puts the subject in context. This additional practice helps you build your knowledge, strengthen test-taking skills, and build confidence. From prehistory to 1500, this book covers the key issues in world history. Prepare for exam day with: 500 essential college world history questions and answers organized by subject Detailed answers that provide important context for studying Content that follows the current college 101 course curriculum
Category: Study Aids

Toxic Archipelago

Author : Brett L. Walker
ISBN : 9780295803012
Genre : History
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Every person on the planet is entangled in a web of ecological relationships that link farms and factories with human consumers. Our lives depend on these relationships -- and are imperiled by them as well. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago. During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely from mines, factory sites, and rice paddies into human bodies. Toxic Archipelago explores how toxic pollution works its way into porous human bodies and brings unimaginable pain to some of them. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins that know no boundaries: deaths from insecticide contaminations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos. This powerful, probing book demonstrates how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years -- and how people and the environment have suffered as a consequence.
Category: History

The Philosophy Of The Western

Author : Jennifer L. McMahon
ISBN : 9780813139661
Genre : Social Science
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The western is arguably the most iconic and influential genre in American cinema. The solitude of the lone rider, the loyalty of his horse, and the unspoken code of the West render the genre popular yet lead it to offer a view of America's history that is sometimes inaccurate. For many, the western embodies America and its values. In recent years, scholars had declared the western genre dead, but a steady resurgence of western themes in literature, film, and television has reestablished the genre as one of the most important. In The Philosophy of the Western, editors Jennifer L. McMahon and B. Steve Csaki examine philosophical themes in the western genre. Investigating subjects of nature, ethics, identity, gender, environmentalism, and animal rights, the essays draw from a wide range of westerns including the recent popular and critical successes Unforgiven (1992), All the Pretty Horses (2000), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), and No Country for Old Men (2007), as well as literature and television serials such as Deadwood. The Philosophy of the Western reveals the influence of the western on the American psyche, filling a void in the current scholarship of the genre.
Category: Social Science

Lone Wolf And Cub The Moon In Our Hearts

Author : Kazuo Koike
ISBN : UVA:X030281190
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A stoic Ronin wanders the countryside of ancient Japan, carting his small child in a vessel that more than meets the eye, with a banner to advertise: son for hire, sword for hire.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Worlds Of Music

Author : Jeff Todd Titon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110272650
Genre : Ethnomusicology
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"This market-leading, best-selling book covers ethnomusicology-the study of music in a people's way of life, which treats music as a distillation of cultural styles. The authors of this book approach diverse musical styles with the desire to understand them on their own terms-as the people who make the music would understand them. The book is organized by region. Each study focuses on the life histories and autobiographies that are essential to understanding music as a human activity. Readers music-making projects-singing, building and playing instruments-greatly increase music appreciation and allow readers to experience firsthand what it's like to be an ethnomusicologist puzzling out unfamiliar music. This book seeks to provide as much pleasure as knowledge, fostering lifelong curiosity and a desire to experience and appreciate music in all its forms."
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Arts Of Asia

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ISBN : UOM:39015016826896
Genre : Art
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The Way Of The Ronin

Author : Beverly A. Potter
ISBN : 0914171267
Genre : Career changes
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The Way Of The Ronin shows how to be self-mastering and excellent, like a warrior, and how to ride the waves of change. Roni were free samurai or wave-men who learned to thrive on change and lead Japan out of feudalism into the modern world. (Philosophy)
Category: Career changes

We Visit Japan

Author : Leavitt Amie
ISBN : 9781612285344
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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We Visit Japan takes middle school students on a wonderful journey to the Asian country of Japan. The book is written in a lively and interesting style that makes Japan come alive. The title contains Japan's history, geography, conflicts, culture, religions, politics, economy, and most importantly contemporary life in the country today. The country's vital statistics, timeline, place in the world, and a native recipe and craft are included. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction