Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan
Author: Inazo Nitobe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433912
Category: History
Page: 113
View: 8043
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.

Zen in der Kunst des kampflosen Kampfes

Author: Takuan Sōhō
Publisher: O.W. Barth
ISBN: 9783426291573
Page: 120
View: 8959

Bushido - Der Ehrenkodex der Samurai

Author: Inazo Nitobe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3730690175
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
View: 1614
"Bushido", wörtlich die "Wege des Kriegers", ist der ungeschriebene Ehren- und Verhaltenskodex der alten japanischen Adelskrieger, der Samurai. Er bildet einen der Eckpfeiler der japanischen Kultur. Seine Wurzeln liegen im Buddhismus, Shintoismus und Konfuzianismus, aus denen er die ritterlichen Tugenden Redlichkeit, Mitgefühl, Höflichkeit, Loyalität, Ehre, Mut und Selbstbeherrschung ableitet. Nitobe hat diese Lehre zum ersten Mal erschlossen und mit Beispielen und Vergleichen aus der westlichen Kultur und Geschichte verständlich gemacht. Sein Buch avancierte zum Standardwerk und ist es bis heute geblieben.

Inventing the Way of the Samurai

Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan
Author: Oleg Benesch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706626
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 4922
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.

The Emperors of Modern Japan

Author: Ben-Ami Shillony
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004168222
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
View: 4783
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.

Samurai 01. Der Weg des Kämpfers

Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473544189
Page: 416
View: 1556

Samurai Ethics in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Lynn Bay
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656364583
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 83
View: 6933
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

Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan

Author: William E. Deal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195331265
Category: History
Page: 415
View: 715
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.

Das Buch der fünf Ringe

Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865393401
Page: 192
View: 4717

Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation
Author: Thomas A. Green,Joseph R. Svinth
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842447
Category: Social Science
Page: 663
View: 1041
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

The Code of the Warrior

Author: Daidoji Yuzan,D. E. Tarver
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595269176
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 80
View: 702
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.

Samurai 5: Der Ring des Wassers

Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473384771
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
View: 840
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.

Samurai 4: Der Ring der Erde

Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473384380
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
View: 7261
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 ...

Ice Man

Bekenntnisse eines Mafia-Killers
Author: Philip Carlo
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 3492983383
Category: True Crime
Page: 512
View: 4261
Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.

Compellence and the strategic culture of Imperial Japan

Author: Forrest E. Morgan
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 1030
View: 5743

Recreating Japanese Men

Author: Sabine Frühstück,Anne Walthall
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950321
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
View: 5270
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.


der Weg des Samurai
Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3936018278
Page: 140
View: 4822

The Lone Brit on 13

A Prisoner's Hell in Spain's Toughest Jail
Author: Christopher Chance
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780574835
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 3200
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.

Fünf Ringe

Die Kunst des Samurai-Schwertweges
Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783937872889
Page: 202
View: 591