Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan

Author: Inazo Nitobe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433912

Category: History

Page: 113

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In this eloquent work, Nitobé eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times. He takes a far-reaching approach, drawing examples from indigenous traditions — Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and the philosophies of samurai and sages — as well as from ancient and modern Western thinkers.
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der Weg des Kriegers

Author: Inazō Nitobe

Publisher: RaBaKa-Publishing

ISBN: 9783940185143

Category:

Page: 160

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Klassische Strategien aus dem alten Japan

Author: Miyamoto Musashi

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492964869

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Dieses Grundlagenwerk der Schwertkunst ist eine klassische Anleitung für strategisches Handeln: Entscheidend für eine erfolgreiche Umsetzung von Miyamoto Musashis Weisheiten ist nicht die Technik, sondern die innere Haltung, geprägt durch Entspannung, Offenheit und Klugheit des Herzens. Musashi zeigt in zahlreichen anschaulichen Beispielen und Geschichten, wie kluges strategisches Handeln auch in der heutigen Berufs- und Arbeitswelt zum Erfolg führt.
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Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Author: Oleg Benesch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198706626

Category: History

Page: 284

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Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the 'way of the samurai' - bushid=o - in modern Japan. Bushid=o is often viewed as a defining element of the Japanese national character and even the 'soul of Japan'. This volume demonstrates that bushid=o was not a continuation of ancient traditions, but rather developed from a search for identity during Japan's modernization in the late nineteenth century. This bookconsiders the events and writings that drove the dramatic growth of bushid=o, which tended to emphasize martial virtues and absolute loyalty to the emperor, and became a key ideology before and during the Second World War. Unlike otherwartime ideologies, bushid=o was revived soon after 1945, and is a popular and influential concept in Japan and other countries today. This book further examines the characteristics of bushid=o that have allowed it to recover and again be popularly perceived as a pivotal element of Japanese culture.
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Author: Ben-Ami Shillony

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004168222

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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The book offers a fascinating picture of the four emperors of modern Japan, their institution, their personalities and their impact on the history of their country. Leading scholars from Japan and other countries have contributed essays which treat this subject from various angles.
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Author: Lynn Bay

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656364583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 83

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Würzburg (englische Literaturwissenschaft), language: English, abstract: Japanese-British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is not very fond of critics concentrating on Japanese elements in his works , however, his first short stories and the following two novels take place – even if, as it is the case with A Pale View of Hills, only partly– in Japan, making it hard not to concentrate on the writer ́s apparent preoccupation with his Japanese heritage. His third novel, featuring an English setting and characters – an old mansion, a butler, and his employer, may have been viewed as an attempt to break away from this line of interpretation on the one hand, on the other, however, it was the one work which first merited a mention of the similarities between the butler ́s philosophy of life and the samurai code of honour. To the author, though, his three novels, namely A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, and The Remains of the Day, are linked primarily by their characters, who all seem to be stuck in similar situations, having to face their past – in all three cases the past ultimately revolves around their choices before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War – and consequently struggle with their long-repressed feelings of regret and even shame... Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Samurai Ethics in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro 2.1. Samurai Ethics – An Overview 2.2. The Position of Woman – Ishiguro’s Female Characters 2.3. Suicide 2.4. The Duty of Loyalty 2.4.1. Filial Piety 2.4.2. Teacher-Student relationship 2.4.3. Loyalty to the Master 2.4.4. Serving a Higher Purpose 2.5. Self-Control 2.6. Ishiguro’s Imaginary Homeland(s) 3. Conclusion 4. Bibliography
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Author: Daidoji Yuzan,D. E. Tarver

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595269176

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 80

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The Budo Sho Shinshu was originally written by Daidoji Yuzan as a text book on warrior ethics for young people born into the warrior caste. It teaches the general tenets of bushido without going too far into any one fief's history or traditions, which is one of the reasons the original text was so widely accepted. The Code of the Warrior is a clear and easy to understand version of the Budo Sho Shinshu. Anyone who wants to understand the Japanese frame of mind or gain insight into the warrior's soul should start with this book. Although the caste system has long been abolished, the principles of bushido still influence every facet of the Japanese way of thinking. Today's warriors will find a wealth of information and guidance in the pages of this book.
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Author: William E. Deal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195331265

Category: History

Page: 415

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andbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan spans the beginning of the Kamakura period in 1185 through the end of the Edo (Tokugawa) period in 1868. The medieval and early modern eras in Japan were largely shaped by the rise of the warrior class. After 1603, with the founding of the Tokugawa shogunate, Japanese culture changed dramatically, but as cities grew and merchants thrived, the warrior class became less dominant. By the end of the Edo period, Japan's insular feudal society and military government became irrelevant in an increasingly consumer-oriented economy and thriving urban culture. The contribution of military rulers, celebrated warriors, and cultural innovators to medieval and early modern Japanese culture are well documented. However, life at the village level also had a strong impact on the culture. Covering both levels of society, this comprehensive guide provides insightful information on well-known people and peasants, artisans, shopkeepers, and others outside the periphery of power. Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan introduces the reader to the significant people and events-cultural, social, political, and historical-and the everyday experiences and elements of material culture during this time. Organized thematically, the text covers: History; Land, Environment, and Population; Government; Society and Economy; Warriors and Warfare; Religion; Philosophy, Education, and Science; Language and Literature; Performing Arts; Art and Architecture; Travel and Communication; Daily Life. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and photographs and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan provides all the essential information for anyone interested in Japanese history, society, or culture.
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Author: Chris Bradford

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473384771

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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EIN JUNGER ENGLÄNDER. GESTRANDET IN JAPAN. AUSGEBILDET ZUM SAMURAI. JETZT BEGINNT DER KAMPF SEINES LEBENS. Hinter ihm knackte ein Ast. Jack fuhr mit erhobenem Stock herum, bereit zuzuschlagen. Die stählerne Klinge eines schartigen Langschwerts blitzte im Mondlicht auf und im selben Moment trat ein furchterregender Krieger zwischen den Bäumen hervor. Jack ist im fremdenfeindlichen Japan nicht mehr sicher, denn ein Kopfgeld wurde auf ihn ausgesetzt. Prompt läuft er einer Gruppe Samurais in die Arme und entgeht nur knapp der Verhaftung. Als er längst nicht mehr weiß, wem er noch trauen kann, lernt er den Samurai Ronin und die Diebin Hana kennen. Sie lehren ihn nicht nur wirkungsvolle Kampftechniken, sondern geben ihm auf einer waghalsigen Odyssee auch das Vertrauen in Freundschaft und Loyalität zurück.
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Author: Chris Bradford

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473384380

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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EIN JUNGER ENGLÄNDER. GESTRANDET IN JAPAN. AUSGEBILDET ZUM SAMURAI. JETZT BEGINNT DER KAMPF SEINES LEBENS. Jacks Kopf dröhnte und fühlte sich an, als wollte er platzen. Er blickte nach oben. Sein Fuß hing in einer Schlinge und das zugehörige Seil führte zu einem Ast hoch über ihm hinauf. Er war in eine Falle gelaufen. Die bange Frage war nur: Wie kam er da wieder raus? Als Ninjas ein englisches Handelsschiff angreifen, ist der Matrosenjunge Jack Fletcher der einzige Überlebende. Es gelingt ihm, sich und das wertvolle Logbuch seines Vaters an die japanische Küste zu retten. Doch Jack muss untertauchen, denn der neue Herrscher Japans verfolgt erbarmungslos alle Ausländer. Auf der Flucht gewähren ihm ausgerechnet die Erzfeinde der Samurai Unterschlupf: Großmeister Soke und seine Ninja-Kämpfer ...
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An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation

Author: Thomas A. Green,Joseph R. Svinth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842447

Category: Social Science

Page: 663

View: 4607

This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world. • Includes the scholarship of 67 expert, international contributors • Presents 30 images of martial arts in practice • Offers bibliographic lists at the end of each section pointing to further reading in print and online • Includes a comprehensive index in each volume
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der Weg des Samurai

Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3936018278

Category:

Page: 140

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Author: Sabine Frühstück,Anne Walthall

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950321

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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The essays in this groundbreaking book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. Recreating Japanese Men examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits and modes of behavior. It charts breakdowns in traditional and conventional societal roles and the resulting crises of masculinity. Contributors address key questions about Japanese manhood ranging from icons such as the samurai to marginal men including hermaphrodites, robots, techno-geeks, rock climbers, shop clerks, soldiers, shoguns, and more. In addition to bringing historical evidence to bear on definitions of masculinity, contributors provide fresh analyses on the ways contemporary modes and styles of masculinity have affected Japanese men’s sense of gender as authentic and stable.
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A Prisoner's Hell in Spain's Toughest Jail

Author: Christopher Chance

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780574835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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The Lone Brit on 13 is a gripping true story of violence, degradation and adventure penned in the confines of a grim Malaga prison cell. Imprisoned for drug-smuggling, the lone Brit on Wing 13, Chance, reveals the horrors he experienced among cut-throat villains and screws in the netherworld of the Spanish prison system.Chance takes to writing in his dank prison cell in an attempt to escape his surroundings and recalls various episodes in his life: his time serving as a soldier in Thailand and Malaysia; his involvement with the 3 Para snatch-squad in the 1970s Belfast; and his subsequent descent into drug dealing and trafficking, which culminated in a high-speed boat chase and his imprisonment in a top-security Spanish prison. While inside, Chance fought his way to the surface of a cesspool of iniquitous scumbags using his fists: the only effective means of being understood in an environment of desecrated morality and non-existent integrity. With predators lurking everywhere, Chance had to be constantly on guard and in order to survive he had to be mentally prepared to inflict the necessary violent retribution on any would-be attacker or racist thug. As the sole British inmate, Chance was a prime target for the intimidating Spanish hardmen who thrived on cruelty and treachery. But his martial arts skills and Samurai philosophy proved to be more than a match for the aggressors. Once a respected and successful businessman admired by his peers - he had operated his own martial arts business in Spain before being jailed - Chance took one wrong turn in life and lost everything except the love and support of his loyal wife.
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