Publisher :Stone Bridge Press Release Date :1998-07-01 ISBN 13:1880656221 Total Pages :98 pages Rating :4.8/5 (88 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Hojoki :
Download or Read book Hojoki written by Kamo no Chomei and published by Stone Bridge Press. This book was released on 1998-07-01 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: An extraordinary literary work from the 12th century, a meditation on nature and mortality.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2008-09-29 ISBN 13:0230615481 Total Pages :260 pages Rating :4.3/5 (23 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Evanescence and Form :
Download or Read book Evanescence and Form written by C. Inouye and published by Springer. This book was released on 2008-09-29 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2011-07-13 ISBN 13:1443832790 Total Pages :250 pages Rating :4.4/5 (443 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema :
Download or Read book Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema written by Kenneth R. Morefield and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2011-07-13 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume II continues the work presented in the first volume of this title, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008. It provides informed yet accessible articles that will give readers an introduction to masters of world cinema whose works explore the themes of human spirituality and religious faith. Volume II contains essays dealing with canonical directors notably absent from the first entry of the series (such as Godard and Kurosawa) while also including examinations of contemporary auteurs who are still actively working (for example, Andersson, and von Trier). While retaining a truly international emphasis—it includes essays about directors from the United States, Canada, Iran, Sweden, India, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, Australia, and Japan—Volume II also acts as an important contribution to canon formation, illustrating the complexity and variety in the films of those who are truly the masters of world cinema. Built solidly around close, formal readings of selective films, the essays in Volume II also demonstrate familiarity with film history and bring insight from such varied disciplines as New Testament Studies, Clinical Psychology, Art History, and Medieval History. It also seeks to broaden the understanding of ‘faith’ and ‘spirituality,’ examining how the meaning of such terms changes as the cultures that produce the art that defines them continues to evolve.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2021-11-30 ISBN 13:1000486532 Total Pages :160 pages Rating :4.0/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Sociology of World Heritage :
Download or Read book Sociology of World Heritage written by Masahiro Ogino and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Taking mainly Japanese and other Asian case studies as examples, Ogino examines the motivations behind the preservation of objects and sites considered to be of cultural significance. Using mainly the perspectives of Japanese approaches to cultural heritage, the book critiques the European logic of cultural heritage enshrined by UNESCO. It contrasts a Western emphasis on monuments and sites, with an Asian emphasis on more intangible forms of heritage, which place less emphasis on a linear view of time. More practically, the authors also analyse the positive and negative impacts that UNESCO-listed status has had on sites in Asia, including Angkor Wat, Nagasaki, and Lijiang. Finally, they address fundamental questions about who gets to decide what counts as cultural heritage, and what the underlying rationale is for actively preserving heritage in the first place. This books is a thoughtful and provocative analysis of issues that will be of interest to sociologists, as well as scholars and students of cultural heritage.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2017-03-06 ISBN 13:331943893X Total Pages :265 pages Rating :4.1/5 (319 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty :
Download or Read book Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty written by Kathleen M. Higgins and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-03-06 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This volume examines the motives behind rejections of beauty often found within contemporary art practice, where much critically acclaimed art is deliberately ugly and alienating. It reflects on the nature and value of beauty, asking whether beauty still has a future in art and what role it can play in our lives generally. The volume discusses the possible “end of art,” what art is, and the relation between art and beauty beyond their historically Western horizons to include perspectives from Asia. The individual chapters address a number of interrelated issues, including: art, beauty and the sacred; beauty as a source of joy and consolation; beauty as a bridge between the natural and the human; beauty and the human form; the role of curatorial practice in defining art; order and creativity; and the distinction between art and craft. The volume offers a valuable addition to cross-cultural dialogue and, in particular, to the sparse literature on art and beauty in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the rich tradition of Asian aesthetics and the vibrant practices of contemporary art in Asia to Western discussions about the future of art and the role of beauty.
Publisher :State University of New York Press Release Date :2021-02-01 ISBN 13:1438481438 Total Pages :412 pages Rating :4.3/5 (438 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction :
Download or Read book The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction written by Michihiro Ama and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2021-02-01 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Argues that the role of Buddhism in modern Japanese prose literature has been significantly overlooked. The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction is the first book to treat the literary practices of certain major modern Japanese writers as Buddhist practices, and to read their work as Buddhist literature. Its distinctive contribution is its focus on modern literature and, importantly, modern Buddhism, which Michihiro Ama presents both as existing in continuity with the historical Buddhist tradition and as having unique features of its own. Ama corrects the dominant perception in which the Christian practice of confession has been accepted as the primary informing source of modern Japanese prose literature, arguing instead that the practice has always been a part of Shin Buddhist culture. Focusing on personal fiction, this volume explores the works of literary figures and Buddhist priests who, challenged by the modern development of Japan, turned to Buddhism in a variety of ways and used literature as a vehicle for transforming their sense of selfhood. Writers discussed include Natsume Sōseki, Tayama Katai, Shiga Naoya, Kiyozawa Manshi, and Akegarasu Haya. By bringing Buddhism out of the shadows of early twentieth-century Japanese literature and elucidating its presence in both individual authors' lives and the genre of autobiographical fiction, The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction demonstrates a more nuanced understanding of the role of Buddhism in the development of Japanese modernity. Michihiro Ama is Karashima Tsukasa Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at the University of Montana. He is the author of Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898–1941.
Publisher :World Scientific Release Date :2018-04-27 ISBN 13:981323363X Total Pages :580 pages Rating :4.1/5 (813 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Science Of The Earth, Climate And Energy :
Download or Read book Science Of The Earth, Climate And Energy written by Cole Milton W and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Whether on personal health, politics, or climate change, we are constantly bombarded with more numerous 'breaking news' articles than we have time for. In such an environment, how can we tell which to read, or which is even true. Science of the Earth, Climate and Energy helps readers understand major issues that affect us individually and the world as a whole. In language that a non-scientist can follow easily, the book first explains the general principles of science, its nature and how it works, with a certain degree of emphasis on the meaning of the words "uncertainty" and "fact, before it goes into the related topics of the earth, its climate and energy sources at a level that does not require a background in science. Finally, the book addresses what individuals and societies can do to mitigate problems associated with both climate change and limited resources. Contents: Introduction How Science is Done Energy, Light and Machines Earth Climate and Temperature General Principles Climate Change Population of the Earth Population Growth Fossil Fuels Coal Clean Coal Carbon Sequestration Petroleum Natural Gas Fracking Renewable Energy Sources What Can We Do Remediation of and Solutions to Our Problems Readership: Members of the general public, support staff to policy makers, and decision makers who wish to have a clear grasp on issues regarding the environment and energy, and who may not have any background in the sciences. Keywords: Climate;Energy;Earth;Population;Change;Resources;Environment;Growth;Warming;Sea Level;Carbon Dioxide;Greenhouse;Nuclear Power;Fossil Fuels;SustainableReview: "The book is targeted as a General Education textbook for college level teaching. As most good General Education textbooks, the book can also be used as a general education tool for the general public, before and after college education, that wish to familiarize themselves with energy related science. [...] The book is well written with minimal emphasis on quantitative analysis ... I highly recommend this fascinating new book." Professor Micha Tomkiewicz Brooklyn College and School for Graduate Studies City University of New York Key Features: Starting with little or no background, the reader can understand the modern science of the earth and energy Unlike many books, the nature of science is described carefully and relatively completely The controversies about climate change are described in detail, so that the reader can assess the situation for his or herself Energy sources are used differently by different nations. Why that is the case is described in the book, so the reader can understand this situation
Publisher :Columbia University Press Release Date :2012-09-25 ISBN 13:0231504535 Total Pages :600 pages Rating :4.3/5 (231 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Traditional Japanese Literature :
Download or Read book Traditional Japanese Literature written by Haruo Shirane and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-25 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Haruo Shirane's critically acclaimed Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600, contains key examples of both high and low styles of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. For this abridged edition, Shirane retains substantial excerpts from such masterworks as The Tale of Genji, The Tales of the Heike, The Pillow Book, the Man'yoshu, and the Kokinshu. He preserves his comprehensive survey of secular and religious anecdotes (setsuwa) as well as classical poems with extensive commentary. He features no drama; selections from influential war epics; and notable essays on poetry, fiction, history, and religion. Texts are interwoven to bring into focus common themes, styles, and allusions while inviting comparison and debate. The result is a rich encounter with ancient and medieval Japanese culture and history. Each text and genre is enhanced by extensive introductions that provide sociopolitical and cultural context. The anthology is organized by period, genre, and topic—an instructor-friendly structure—and a comprehensive bibliography guides readers toward further study. Praise for Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600 "Haruo Shirane has done a splendid job at this herculean task."—Joshua Mostow, University of British Columbia "A comprehensive and innovative anthology.... All of the introductions are excellent."—Journal of Asian Studies "One of those impressive, erudite, must-have titles for anyone interested in Asian literature."—Bloomsbury Review "An anthology that comprises superb translations of an exceptionally wide range of texts.... Highly recommended."—Choice "A wealth of material."—Monumenta Nipponica
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2012-10-12 ISBN 13:1135314101 Total Pages :1024 pages Rating :4.3/5 (135 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Encyclopedia of the Essay :
Download or Read book Encyclopedia of the Essay written by Tracy Chevalier and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-12 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies
Publisher :Princeton University Press Release Date :2023-03-07 ISBN 13:0691247951 Total Pages :368 pages Rating :4.9/5 (691 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Now Comes Good Sailing :
Download or Read book Now Comes Good Sailing written by Andrew Blauner and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2023-03-07 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: From twenty-seven of today’s leading writers, an anthology of original pieces on the author of Walden Features essays by Jennifer Finney Boylan • Kristen Case • George Howe Colt • Gerald Early • Paul Elie • Will Eno • Adam Gopnik • Lauren Groff • Celeste Headlee • Pico Iyer • Alan Lightman • James Marcus • Megan Marshall • Michelle Nijhuis • Zoë Pollak • Jordan Salama • Tatiana Schlossberg • A. O. Scott • Mona Simpson • Stacey Vanek Smith • Wen Stephenson • Robert Sullivan • Amor Towles • Sherry Turkle • Geoff Wisner • Rafia Zakaria • and a cartoon by Sandra Boynton The world is never done catching up with Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), the author of Walden, “Civil Disobedience,” and other classics. A prophet of environmentalism and vegetarianism, an abolitionist, and a critic of materialism and technology, Thoreau even seems to have anticipated a world of social distancing in his famous experiment at Walden Pond. In Now Comes Good Sailing, twenty-seven of today’s leading writers offer wide-ranging original pieces exploring how Thoreau has influenced and inspired them—and why he matters more than ever in an age of climate, racial, and technological reckoning. Here, Lauren Groff retreats from the COVID-19 pandemic to a rural house and writing hut, where, unable to write, she rereads Walden; Pico Iyer describes how Thoreau provided him with an unlikely guidebook to Japan; Gerald Early examines Walden and the Black quest for nature; Rafia Zakaria reflects on solitude, from Thoreau’s Concord to her native Pakistan; Mona Simpson follows in Thoreau’s footsteps at Maine’s Mount Katahdin; Jennifer Finney Boylan reads Thoreau in relation to her experience of coming out as a trans woman; Adam Gopnik traces Thoreau’s influence on the New Yorker editor E. B. White and his book Charlotte’s Web; and there’s much more. The result is a lively and compelling collection that richly demonstrates the countless ways Thoreau continues to move, challenge, and provoke readers today.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2021-12-17 ISBN 13:1136529837 Total Pages :256 pages Rating :4.3/5 (136 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Spirit of Design :
Download or Read book The Spirit of Design written by Stuart Walker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Imaginative design will be a crucial factor in enacting sustainability in people's daily lives. Yet current design practice is trapped in consumerist cycles of innovation and production, making it difficult to imagine how we might develop a more meaningful and sustainable rendition of material culture. Through fundamental design research, The Spirit of Design challenges a host of common assumptions about sustainability, progress, growth and globalization. Walker's practice-based explorations of localisation, human meaning and functional objects demonstrate the imaginative potential of research-through-design and yield a compelling, constructive and essentially hopeful direction for the future - one that radically re-imagines our material culture by meshing mass-production with individuality, products with place, and utilitarian benefit with environmental responsibility. In so doing, the author explores: - How understandings of human meaning affect design and how design can better incorporate issues of personal meaning - How mass production needs to become integrated with localised production and service provision - How short-lived electronic goods can be brought into a more sustainable design paradigm - The changing role of the designer in a post-consumerist world Taking a design-centred approach - a combination of creative, propositional design practice, reasoned argument and theoretical discussion - the book will impel readers to investigate the nature of contemporary material culture and its relationship to both the natural environment and to deeper notions of human meaning.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2021-10-18 ISBN 13:9004488316 Total Pages :320 pages Rating :4.0/5 (4 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Star You Steer By :
Download or Read book The Star You Steer By written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-10-18 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book explores Basil Bunting’s continued reputation and influence in modern British poetry, and also the impact of a peculiarly ‘Northern’ inflection of Modernism (which Bunting largely defined) within the varieties of poetry being written in Britain today. The editors asked a variety of English, Scottish, Welsh and American poets and academics to reflect upon the themes, implications, impact or example of Bunting’s work in the centenary year of his birth, looking back on the beginnings of Modernism at the start of the twentieth century into which he was born, or forward into the twenty-first century in which he continues to be read and learned from: a true poetic star to steer by. The resulting collection of fourteen new essays reveals the continued ability of Bunting’s poetry both to delight and to challenge. Topics covered include the nature of influence; Celtic and Northumbrian contexts for the modern English long poem; prosodic patterns in early Bunting; Bunting as a reader of his own work; narrative sources in his poetry; the problem of patronage; his ‘rueful masculinity’; women poets and Bunting; radical landscape poetry; his translations from the Persian Hafiz and the Roman Horace; economic and social tensions in his work; the poet as ‘makar’; and a previously unpublished selection of his letters from the 1960s to the 1980s, commenting upon his own and others’ poetry and on the political condition of Britain in those years. The collection will be of interest to teachers and readers of twentieth century English and American poetry, and to those exploring the processes of literary translation. Contributors include David Annwn, Richard Caddel, Roy Fisher, Victoria Forde, Harry Gilonis, Ian Gregson, Philip Hobsbaum, Parvin Loloi, James McGonigal, Richard Price, Glynn Pursglove, Harriet Tarlo, Gael Turnbull, and Jonathan Williams.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2018-09-14 ISBN 13:1315517116 Total Pages :586 pages Rating :4.1/5 (315 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation :
Download or Read book The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation written by Kelly Washbourne and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-14 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation provides an accessible, diverse and extensive overview of literary translation today. This next-generation volume brings together principles, case studies, precepts, histories and process knowledge from practitioners in sixteen different countries. Divided into four parts, the book covers many of literary translation’s most pressing concerns today, from teaching, to theorising, to translation techniques, to new tools and resources. Featuring genre studies, in which graphic novels, crime fiction, and ethnopoetry have pride of place alongside classics and sacred texts, The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation represents a vital resource for students and researchers of both translation studies and comparative literature.
Publisher :Edward Elgar Publishing Release Date :2020-09-25 ISBN 13:1839106735 Total Pages :320 pages Rating :4.3/5 (839 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magic of Organization :
Download or Read book The Magic of Organization written by Hugo Letiche and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Exploring magic as a creative necessity in contemporary business, this book clarifies the differences between magic as an organizational resource and magic as fakery, pretence and manipulation. Using this lens, it highlights insights into the relationship between anthropology and business, and organizational studies.
Publisher :Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Release Date :2011-05-18 ISBN 13:3862341089 Total Pages :396 pages Rating :4.6/5 (862 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Varieties of friendship :
Download or Read book Varieties of friendship written by Bernadette Descharmes and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2011-05-18 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Nahbeziehungen, die über familiäre und verwandtschaftliche Bindungen hinausgehen, haben sich zu einem vielbeachteten Thema interdisziplinärer Forschung entwickelt. Beziehungen wie Freundschaft, Patronage und soziale Netzwerke als Variationen sozialer Bindungen sind das Ergebnis unterschiedlicher historischer wie kultureller Kontexte und stellen deshalb einen wesentlichen, aber immer noch unterrepräsentierten Gegenstand interdisziplinären Forschens dar. Fragen nach sich ändernden Freundschaftssemantiken, historischen und interkulturellen bzw. politischen Praktiken von Freundschaft, Patronage und Loyalität standen im Mittelpunkt einer internationalen Tagung, die eine kritische Diskussion und Neubewertung von Werten und Normen, die z.B. Freundschaft in verschiedenen Kulturen und historischen Epochen konstituieren, sowie der sozialen Umstände, die diese Nahbeziehungen bedingen, vorgenommen hat. Aspekte wie Konstitution und Repräsentation von Körper und Gender und das Entstehen von Vertrauen und Betrug waren dabei ebenso von Interesse wie die kulturell und historisch unterschiedliche Praxis und Semantik von Freundschaft und Patronage sowie deren jeweilige Wahrnehmung in Abhängigkeit von ihrer gesellschaftlichen Situation in verschiedenen sozialen und historischen Kontexten. Die Ergebnisse dieser Tagung werden nun im vorliegenden Band präsentiert.
Publisher :IGI Global Release Date :2019-10-25 ISBN 13:152259695X Total Pages :432 pages Rating :4.2/5 (522 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Toward an Integrated Approach to Narrative Generation: Emerging Research and Opportunities :
Download or Read book Toward an Integrated Approach to Narrative Generation: Emerging Research and Opportunities written by Ogata, Takashi and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2019-10-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The concept of narrative has exerted a strong influence on a wide range of fields, from the humanities such as literature (and art and entertainment) to social studies, psychiatry, and psychology. The framework that allows access to narratives across a wide range of areas, from science to the humanities, has the potential to be improved as a fusion of cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Toward an Integrated Approach to Narrative Generation: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly book that focuses on the significance of narratives and narrative generation in various aspects of human society. Featuring an array of topics such as philosophy, narratology, and advertising, this book is ideal for software developers, academicians, philosophy professionals, researchers, and students in the fields of cognitive studies, literary studies, and digital content design and development.
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2017-02-17 ISBN 13:1134884753 Total Pages :302 pages Rating :4.3/5 (134 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Buddhist Modernities :
Download or Read book Buddhist Modernities written by Hanna Havnevik and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-17 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with the modern norms of rationality, science, or gender equality. This book advances research on Buddhist modernism by attempting to clarify the highly diverse ways in which Buddhist faith, thought, and practice have developed in the modern age, both in Buddhist heartlands in Asia and in the West. It presents a collection of case studies that, taken together, demonstrate how Buddhist traditions interact with modern phenomena such as colonialism and militarism, the market economy, global interconnectedness, the institutionalization of gender equality, and recent historical events such as de-industrialization and the socio-cultural crisis in post-Soviet Buddhist areas. This volume shows how the (re)invention of traditions constitutes an important pathway in the development of Buddhist modernities and emphasizes the pluralistic diversity of these forms in different settings.