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The Samurai S Wife

Author : Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN : 9781429961677
Genre : Fiction
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Far from the Shogun's court at Edo, Most Honorable Investigator Sano Ichiro begins the most challenging case of his career. Upon the insistence of his strong-willed and beautiful wife Reiko, Sano arrives with her at the emperor's palace to unmask the murderer--who possesses the secret of kiai, "the spirit city," a powerful scream that can kill instantly. A high Kyoto official is the victim. Treading carefully through a web of spies, political intrigue, forbidden passions, and intricate plots, Sano and Reiko must struggle to stay ahead of the palace storm--and outwit a cunning killer. But as they soon discover, solving the case means more than their survival. For if they fail, Japan could be consumed in the bloodiest war it has ever seen... A legendary land comes alive in this compelling murder mystery set in seventeenth-century Japan. Filled with finely drawn characters and suspenseful plot twists, Laura Joh Rowland's The Samurai's Wife is a novel as complex, vivid, and artful as the glorious, lost world it portrays.
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Wives Of The Samurai

Author : Tsuneyoshi Matsuno
ISBN : IND:30000000859680
Genre : History
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A Samurai Wife

Author : O. Snow
ISBN : 1796602310
Genre : Fiction
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"A Samurai Wife" is a story of love, jealously, loyalty and faith, set in sixteen century Japan. Otama, an intelligent heroine as beautiful as a full moon, struggles to convert to Christianity, but when she disappointed her husband, she decides to dependd on Jesus Christ. She strives to follow both her Christian beliefs and the command of her powerful samurai husband. She tries to be an honorable obedient wife while also keeping her strong faith. Before Otama's husband goes to war, he askes her one thing. It is very hard thing for him, but Otama calmly follows his wishes just as she follows her God, Jesus Christ, in order to keep her faith and to save her son.Is the outcome good or bad, only the time will tell.On July 17, 1600, Otama finally comes full circle and faces her final fate with faith intact. Fiction base on fact.
Category: Fiction

Lady Gracia

Author : 三浦綾子
ISBN : 4925080822
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The Hero And The Grave

Author : Alireza Vahdani
ISBN : 9781476664101
Genre : Performing Arts
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The theme of death is an essential component of film narrative, particularly in how it affects the hero. Filmmakers from different cultures and backgrounds have developed distinct yet archetypal perspectives on death and the protagonist's response. Focusing on Western and Japanese period genre films, the author examines the work of John Ford (1894-1973), Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) and Sergio Leone (1929-1989) and finds similarities regarding death's impact on the hero's sense of morality.
Category: Performing Arts

The Boy And The Samurai

Author : Erik Christian Haugaard
ISBN : 0618615113
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Having grown up as an orphan of the streets while sixteenth-century Japan is being ravaged by civil war, Saru seeks to help a samurai rescue his wife from imprisonment by a warlord so they can all flee to a more peaceful life. Reissue.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Rashomon

Author : Akira Kurosawa
ISBN : 0813511801
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Samurai Conspiracy

Author : Harlan Wygant
ISBN : 9781469724355
Genre : Fiction
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This sequel to "The Junkyard Dog" takes place five years later. Brad Logan is now a homicide captain and must stop a gang of terrorists who have killed several prominent citizens. When Brad's wife is kidnapped by the gang, the hunt becomes more personal. When he becomes reckless in his investigation, he is suspended and must continue on his own. When he finally locates the terrorists he is involved in a life or death struggle with the man who thinks of himself as a Samurai.
Category: Fiction

Love The Most Precious Gift Of Life

Author : Pejman Aghasi
ISBN : 9780595452552
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Love is the only hope. It is only because of love that man finds it possible to reach god. If there were no love there would be no religion, no prayer. If there were no love there would be no creativity, no music, no dance, no art, no poetry. If there were no love there would be no beauty, no friendship, no happiness, no intimacy. All that is valuable in life comes through love. Love is the source of all that is nourishing and fulfilling. Love is the only heavenly phenomenon on this earth. Everything else is earthly; therefore it is only through love that one can reach to god and heavenly states of being. Without love, life becomes dull, repetitive and unfulfilling. Love: The Most Precious Gift of Life shows us that we must live with love, because that is the only way to really live. The deeper and realer your love is, the deeper and more meaningful your life is. We must think of love and life as being the same and synonymous. If love has so many blessings, why do many couples struggle and face so many difficulties in their relationships? In the second part of Love: The Most Precious Gift of Life, the root social and psychological causes of these conflicts are uncovered, and a solution for solving each problem is also presented. And in doing so it helps us to keep our relationships healthy and intimate, and enable us to embrace love, and through love, reach to our highest potential which is self-realization and enlightenment.
Category: Family & Relationships

Secrets Of The Samurai

Author : Oscar Ratti
ISBN : 9781462902545
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. The work begins with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy and then outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is an essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include: The Bushi The Heimin The Centers of Martial Instruction Armed Bujutsu Unarmed Bujutsu Control and Power Strategic Principles Morality of Bujutsu
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tales Of The Samurai

Author : James S. de Benneville
ISBN : 9780486162225
Genre : Fiction
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A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, this excellent translation recounts rebellions, plots, and battles.
Category: Fiction

Media And Society

Author : Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN : 0742553841
Genre : Social Science
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Media and Society is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that mass media--and the messages and texts they carry--play in our lives and our society. Arthur Asa Berger explores the time we spend with media, media aesthetics, ethics, audiences, media effects, technologies, violence and sexuality in media, and ownership. Media and Society helps us understand the relationship between consumers and media--the books, television, radio, magazines, web sites, video games, newspapers, movies, and other mass media we encounter every day. --Publisher.
Category: Social Science

Participatory Action Research For Educational Leadership

Author : E. Alana James
ISBN : 9781483376783
Genre : Education
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Follow the author on Twitter! Alana James has a new twitter feed titled AR4Everything, which covers action research and reports on interesting facts. "Finally we have a data-driven text on participatory action research for educational leaders. Through thoughtful examples and guided instruction, this text makes the case that the complex issues of today and tomorrow require multifaceted, rigorous, and results-oriented processes best undertaken through partnerships between educators and the communities they serve." —Darlyne Bailey, Dean and Assistant to the President, University of Minnesota "This book includes a very useful hands-on approach to developing a PAR project. It is written in a manner that is accessible to teachers, it is detailed enough to provide clear descriptions, and the exercises at the end of each chapter help readers to implement the new material." —Elizabeth Grassi, Regis University "In a clear manner, this text provides the tools necessary to conduct collaborative action research in order to create needed change in our classrooms and schools. Using this book, teachers, administrators, parents, and students can become active participants in the movement toward educational change." —Emma Fuentes, University of San Francisco The participatory action research (PAR) process discussed in the text represents the next evolutionary stage for action research and practitioner research in education. Authors E. Alana James, Margaret T. Milenkiewicz, and Alan Bucknam provide a readable overview of the PAR process similar to professional learning communities in schools. This fresh approach to participatory action research fully integrates process with research methodology. The results of the original PAR study and continued work with educational leaders propose that this "And/Both" approach ultimately produces the effect that school leaders seek and appreciate. Key Features Guides the reader through the PAR steps with a graphically illustrated process: The book's design reaches out to visual learners with graphic elements while employing a research logic model that helps ensure rigorous research methodology. Provides reflective questions preceding each section: The questions increase the reflective practices and routines of the reader as appropriate to the PAR process. Presents real-world examples: Practitioner stories make the lessons real and alleviate the emotional unease that comes from tackling research practices for the first time. Offers tasks for working both in teams and as individuals: These tools aid participatory teams in working toward consensus and strong research designs. Intended Audience This is an ideal core text for graduate courses such as Action Research for School Improvement, Research for Educational Practitioners, Practitioner Research, and Teacher as Researcher in departments of education. It can also be used as a supplemental text in other research methods courses and in data-driven decision-making courses. Meet author Alan Bucknam! http://www.notchcode.com/
Category: Education

Early Modern Japanese Literature

Author : Haruo Shirane
ISBN : 0231516142
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This abridged edition of Haruo Shirane's popular anthology, Early Modern Japanese Literature, retains the essential texts that have made the original volume such a valuable resource. The book introduces English-speaking readers to prose fiction genres, including dangibon, kibyoshi (satiric picture books), sharebon (books of wit and fashion), yomihon, kokkeibon (books of humor), gokan (bound books), and ninjobon (books of romance and sentiment). It also features poetic genres such as waka, haiku, senryu, and kyoka, and plays ranging from Chikamatsu's puppet plays to nineteenth-century kabuki. Readers will continue to benefit from the anthology's selection of significant essays, treatises, literary criticism, folk stories, and other noncanonical works, as well as the numerous prints that accompanied these works. They will also find Shirane's introductions and critical commentary, which guide the reader through the allusive and often elliptical nature of these incredible selections.
Category: Literary Criticism

Framed

Author : Orit Kamir
ISBN : 9780822387763
Genre : Performing Arts
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Some women attack and harm men who abuse them. Social norms, law, and films all participate in framing these occurrences, guiding us in understanding and judging them. How do social, legal, and cinematic conventions and mechanisms combine to lead us to condemn these women or exonerate them? What is it, exactly, that they teach us to find such women guilty or innocent of, and how do they do so? Through innovative readings of a dozen movies made between 1928 and 2001 in Europe, Japan, and the United States, Orit Kamir shows that in representing “gender crimes,” feature films have constructed a cinematic jurisprudence, training audiences worldwide in patterns of judgment of women (and men) in such situations. Offering a novel formulation of the emerging field of law and film, Kamir combines basic legal concepts—murder, rape, provocation, insanity, and self-defense—with narratology, social science methodologies, and film studies. Framed not only offers a unique study of law and film but also points toward new directions in feminist thought. Shedding light on central feminist themes such as victimization and agency, multiculturalism, and postmodernism, Kamir outlines a feminist cinematic legal critique, a perspective from which to evaluate the “cinematic legalism” that indoctrinates and disciplines audiences around the world. Bringing an original perspective to feminist analysis, she demonstrates that the distinction between honor and dignity has crucial implications for how societies construct women, their social status, and their legal rights. In Framed, she outlines a dignity-oriented, honor-sensitive feminist approach to law and film.
Category: Performing Arts

The Religion Of The Samurai Annotated Edition

Author : Kaiten Nukariya
ISBN : 9783849622039
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices This study of Zen philosophy and the disciples in China and Japan elaborates on the differences between Mahayana Buddhism and Theraveda. The Zen sect is one of many Buddhist sects and has millions of followers worldwide. Contents: Preface To Second Edition. Preface. Introduction. Chapter I. Life Of Shakyamuni Till His Appearance At Benares As A Teacher. Chapter Ii. Life Of Buddha From His Appearance As A Teacher At Benares To The Conversion Of Rahula. Chapter Iii. From The Commencement Of Rahula's Religious Life Till The Near Approach Of The Nirvana. Chapter Iv. Last Discourses And Death Of Buddha. Chapter V. The Patriarchs Of The Northern Buddhists. Chapter Vi. Sketch Of The History Of Buddhism In China. Chapter Vii. The Schools Of Chinese Buddhism. Chapter Viii. On Chi-K'ai And The T'ien-T'ai School Of Buddhism. Chapter Ix. The Buddhist Moral System. Chapter X. The Buddhist Calendar. Chapter Xi. Relation Of Buddhism To The Older Hindoo Mythology. Chapter Xii. The Buddhist Universe. Chapter Xiii. The Extended Universe Of The Northern Buddhists. Chapter Xiv. Buddhist Images And Image Worship. Chapter Xv. Monasteries At P'u-To. Chapter Xvi. Buddhist Processions, Associations, Pilgrimages, And Ceremonies For The Dead. Chapter Xvii. Buddhist Literature. Chapter Xviii. The Leng-Yen-King.--First Chapter. Chapter Xix. The Ekashloka Shastra. Chapter Xx. Effect Of Buddhism On The Philosophy Of The Sung Dynasty. Chapter Xxi. Feng-Shui; Or, The Wind And Water Superstition Of The Chinese. Chapter Xxii. Buddhist Phraseology In Relation To Christian Teaching. Chapter Xxiii. Notice Of The Wu-Wei-Kiau, A Reformed Buddhist Sect. Chapter Xxiv. Buddhism And Tauism In Their Popular Aspects. Chapter Xxvi. Books And Papers That May Be Consulted For The Study Of Chinese Buddhism.
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Kabuki Costume

Author : Ruth M. Shaver
ISBN : 9781462903986
Genre : Drama
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The attire of the feudal lords and ladies of old Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in fact, the whole array of Kabuki's colorful characters-is discussed in fascinating detail in this Japanese Kabuki book. From kimono and armor to undergarments, from wigs to foot gear, from swords to hair garments—no aspect of costume accessories is overlooked. Textiles and textile designs, in all their profusion of weaves, colors, and patterns, are carefully taken note of, and a number of important traditional designs are illustrate. Make-up and headdress varying formats of costume for specific roles, styles of tying the obi—all are expertly described. Of the numerous books in English dealing with the Kabuki theater of Japan, none so far has devoted itself exclusively to costume. Kabuki is compelling bringing about such art forms, yet it is the costumes that create the intrinsic, eye catching spectacle. Praise for Kabuki Costume: "A product of over fourteen years of meticulous study, Shaver's unique and authoritative analysis of the labyrinthine complexities of Kabuki costumery not only provides…a valuable reference work for scholar, but also an apt introduction for anyone seeking to understand the principles of Japanese visual arts and theatrical conventions."—Choice Reviews
Category: Drama

Introduction To Japanese Horror Film

Author : Colette Balmain
ISBN : 9780748630592
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is a major historical and cultural overview of an increasingly popular genre. Starting with the cultural phenomenon of Godzilla, it explores the evolution of Japanese horror from the 1950s through to contemporary classics of Japanese horror cinema such as Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge. Divided thematically, the book explores key motifs such as the vengeful virgin, the demonic child, the doomed lovers and the supernatural serial killer, situating them within traditional Japanese mythology and folk-tales. The book also considers the aesthetics of the Japanese horror film, and the mechanisms through which horror is expressed at a visceral level through the use of setting, lighting, music and mise-en-scene. It concludes by considering the impact of Japanese horror on contemporary American cinema by examining the remakes of Ringu, Dark Water and Ju-On: The Grudge.The emphasis is on accessibility, and whilst the book is primarily marketed towards film and media students, it will also be of interest to anyone interested in Japanese horror film, cultural mythology and folk-tales, cinematic aesthetics and film theory.
Category: Performing Arts

Divorce In Japan

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ISBN : 0804779171
Genre : History
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A social, legal, and intellectual history of divorce in Japan over the last four centuries, during much of which Japan had one of the highest divorce rates in the world.
Category: History

A Daughter Of The Samurai

Author : Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto
ISBN : UOM:39076005469726
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan