Zen in der Kunst des kampflosen Kampfes

Author: Takuan Sōhō
Publisher: O.W. Barth
ISBN: 9783426291573
Page: 120
View: 7210


Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan
Author: Inazo Nitobe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433912
Category: History
Page: 113
View: 2921
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.


der Weg des Kriegers
Author: Inazō Nitobe
Publisher: RaBaKa-Publishing
ISBN: 9783940185143
Page: 160
View: 7648


Author: Yūzan Daidōji
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936018509
Page: 86
View: 9586

Das Buch der fünf Ringe

Klassische Strategien aus dem alten Japan
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492964869
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 5823
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.

The Emperors of Modern Japan

Author: Ben-Ami Shillony
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004168222
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
View: 1352
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.

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: 4658
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.

Samurai Ethics in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Lynn Bay
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656364583
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 83
View: 5945
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: 4657
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.

Samurai 01. Der Weg des Kämpfers

Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473544189
Page: 416
View: 1825

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: 3766
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

Samurai 5: Der Ring des Wassers

Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473384771
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
View: 6229
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.

The Code of the Warrior

Author: Daidoji Yuzan,D. E. Tarver
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595269176
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 80
View: 3270
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.

Compellence and the strategic culture of Imperial Japan

Author: Forrest E. Morgan
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 1030
View: 1443

Inside the Bataan Death March

Defeat, Travail and Memory
Author: Kevin C. Murphy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618542
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 4499
For two weeks during the spring of 1942, the Bataan Death March—one of the most widely condemned atrocities of World War II—unfolded. The prevailing interpretation of this event is simple: American prisoners of war suffered cruel treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors while Filipinos, sympathetic to the Americans, looked on. Most survivors of the march wrote about their experiences decades after the war and a number of factors distorted their accounts. The crucial aspect of memory is central to this study—how it is constructed, by whom and for what purpose. This book questions the prevailing interpretation, reconsiders the actions of all three groups in their cultural contexts and suggests a far greater complexity. Among the conclusions is that violence on the march was largely the result of a clash of cultures—undisciplined, individualistic Americans encountered Japanese who valued order and form, while Filipinos were active, even ambitious, participants in the drama.


der Weg des Samurai
Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3936018278
Page: 140
View: 735

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: 2287
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.

Prisoners of the Japanese in World War 2

Statistical History, Personal Narratives, and Memorials Concerning POWs in Camps and on Hellships, Civilian Internees, Asian Slave Laborers, and Others Captured in the Pacific Theater
Author: Van Waterford
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Category: History
Page: 394
View: 3447
Narratives and facts on life in nearly 300 civilian internment centers and a similar number of POW camps.

The Reference Catalogue of Current Literature

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 1361

Der Geist des Aikidō

Author: Kisshōmaru Ueshiba
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783932337376
Page: 142
View: 550
Kisshômaru Ueshiba ist der Sohn des Aikidô-Gründers Morihei Ueshiba und sein Nachfolger als Leiter des Aikikai Honbu-Dôjô in Tôkyô. In diesem Klassiker der Aikidô-Literatur beschreibt er die Grundzüge der erzieherischen und geistigen Aspekte dieser modernen Selbstverteidigungsform. Die grundlegenden Prinzipien der Techniken werden ebenso behandelt wie Fragen des täglichen Übens, Einflüsse der Schwertkunst, Geschichte, Ziele und innere Werte des Aikidô. Viele historische Photos runden das Buch zu einem wichtigen Baustein jeder Aikidô-Bibliothek ab.