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The Autobiography of Osugi Sakae

By Sakae Osugi
  • ISBN Code: : 9780520912380
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
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In the Japanese labor movement of the early twentieth century, no one captured the public imagination as vividly as Osugi Sakae (1885-1923): rebel, anarchist, and martyr. Flamboyant in life, dramatic in death, Osugi came to be seen as a romantic hero fighting the oppressiveness of family and society. Osugi helped to create this public persona when he published his autobiography (Jijoden) in 1921-22. Now available in English for the first time, this work offers a rare glimpse into a Japanese boy's life at the time of the Sino-Japanese (1894-95) and the Russo-Japanese (1904-5) wars. It reveals the innocent—and not-so-innocent—escapades of children in a provincial garrison town and the brutalizing effects of discipline in military preparatory schools. Subsequent chapters follow Osugi to Tokyo, where he discovers the excitement of radical thought and politics. Byron Marshall rounds out this picture of the early Osugi with a translation of his Prison Memoirs (Gokuchuki), originally published in 1919. This essay, one of the world's great pieces of prison writing, describes in precise detail the daily lives of Japanese prisoners, especially those incarcerated for political crimes.

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Manga and anime (illustrated serial novels and animated films) are highly influential Japanese entertainment media that boast tremendous domestic consumption as well as worldwide distribution and an international audience. Drawing on Tradition examines religious aspects of the culture of manga and anime production and consumption through a methodological synthesis of narrative and visual analysis, history, and ethnography. Rather than merely describing the incidence of religions such as Buddhism or Shinto in these media, Jolyon Baraka Thomas shows that authors and audiences create and re-create “religious frames of mind” through their imaginative and ritualized interactions with illustrated worlds. Manga and anime therefore not only contribute to familiarity with traditional religious doctrines and imagery, but also allow authors, directors, and audiences to modify and elaborate upon such traditional tropes, sometimes creating hitherto unforeseen religious ideas and practices. The book takes play seriously by highlighting these recursive relationships between recreation and religion, emphasizing throughout the double sense of play as entertainment and play as adulteration (i.e., the whimsical or parodic representation of religious figures, doctrines, and imagery). Building on recent developments in academic studies of manga and anime—as well as on recent advances in the study of religion as related to art and film—Thomas demonstrates that the specific aesthetic qualities and industrial dispositions of manga and anime invite practices of rendition and reception that can and do influence the ways that religious institutions and lay authors have attempted to captivate new audiences. Drawing on Tradition will appeal to both the dilettante and the specialist: Fans and self-professed otaku will find an engaging academic perspective on often overlooked facets of the media and culture of manga and anime, while scholars and students of religion will discover a fresh approach to the complicated relationships between religion and visual media, religion and quotidian practice, and the putative differences between “traditional” and “new” religions.

World on Film

By Martha P. Nochimson
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444358332
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 918
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This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture. Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India, in a clear and conversational style to engage the student reader Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalization on international cinema Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinema Highlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies Includes over 80 film stills throughout the text, and a comprehensive companion website with a 'troubleshooting guide' for instructors that includes suggested syllabi at www.wiley.com/go/worldonfilm Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research

Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information Presentation and Visualization

By Sakae Yamamoto,Hirohiko Mori
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030783219
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 633
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The two-volume set LNCS 12765-12766 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the thematic area Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2021, which was held as part of HCI International 2021 and took place virtually during July 24-29, 2021. The total of 1276 papers and 241 posters included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. The papers included in the HCII-HIMI volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Information presentation; visualization and decision making support; information in VR and multimodal user interfaces; Part II: Learning in information-rich environments; supporting work, collaboration and design; intelligent information environments.

A Walking Tour: Bangkok (3rd Ed)

By Gregory Bryne Bracken
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  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : 9814751472
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  • Category : Travel
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Japan Since 1945

By Christopher Gerteis,Timothy S. George
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441119469
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 119
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Does Japan really matter anymore? The challenges of recent Japanese history have led some pundits and scholars to publicly wonder whether Japan's significance is starting to wane. The multidisciplinary essays that comprise Japan Since 1945 demonstrate its ongoing importance and relevance. Examining the historical context to the social, cultural, and political underpinnings of Japan's postwar development, the contributors re-engage earlier discourses and introduce new veins of research. Japan Since 1945 provides a much needed update to existing scholarly work on the history of contemporary Japan. It moves beyond the 'lost decade' and 'terrible devastation' frameworks that have thus far defined too much of the discussion, offering a more nuanced picture of the nation's postwar development.

Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Knowledge in Applications and Services

By Sakae Yamamoto
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319078631
  • Total of Pages : 657
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 661
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The two-volume set LNCS 8521 and 8522 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Human Interface and the Management of Information thematic track, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, held in Heraklion, Greece, in June 2014, jointly with 13 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. This volume contains papers addressing the following major topics: e-learning and e-education; decision support; information and interaction in aviation and transport; safety, security and reliability; communication, expression and emotions; art, culture and creativity; information and knowledge in business and society.

Meltdown

By Yoichi Funabashi
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  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Book Code : 0815732600
  • Total of Pages : 622
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 987
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The human drama, and long-term lessons, of the Fukushima nuclear disaster The Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011 presented an enormous challenge even to Japan, one of the world's most advanced and organized countries. Failures at all levels—of both the government and the private sector—worsened the human and economic impact of the disaster and ensured that the consequences would continue for many years to come. Based on interviews with more than 300 government officials, power plant operators, and military personnel during the years since the disaster, Meltdown is a meticulous recounting and analysis of the human stories behind the response to the Fukushima disaster. While the people battling to deal with the crisis at the site of the power plant were risking their lives, the government at the highest levels in Tokyo was in disarray and the utility company that operated the plants seemed focused more on power struggles with the government than on dealing with the crisis. The author, one of Japan's most eminent journalists, provides an unrivaled chronological account of the immediate two weeks of human struggle to contain man-made technology that was overwhelmed by nature. Yoichi Funabashi gives insights into why Japan's decisionmaking process failed almost as dramatically as had the Fukushima nuclear reactors, which went into meltdown following a major tsunami. Funabashi uses the Fukushima experience to draw lessons on leadership, governance, disaster resilience, and crisis management—lessons that have universal application and pertinence for an increasingly technology-driven and interconnected global society.

Death Comes for the Trophy Wife and Other Stories

By Karen M. Vaughn
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  • Publisher : Brain Mill Press
  • Book Code : 1948559722
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
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No one can strip down love to its primordial fertility and minerals like Karen M. Vaughn, and in this immersive follow-up to her debut collection, love is stripped so we can watch it haunt, seduce, whisper, rage, and slink. Good horror—and Vaughn’s is the best—looks lingeringly on what we’d rather only glance at over our shoulders. With Technicolor magical realism, Vaughn pulls and worries at every kind of love that humans feel (especially secretly feel) and how it might save us even as we let it consume us. As is so often the case with Vaughn's scary/witty/delicious stories, Death Comes for the Trophy Wife gloriously muralizes our most private fears until we feel more human than we did before we read it. PRAISE FOR KAREN M. VAUGHN "Each story is tightly crafted, with vivid and weird—yet oddly relatable—situations. Fans of writers like Karen Russell and George Saunders will especially enjoy A Kiss for a Dead Film Star, but there’s something here for everyone in this artfully written collection of uncanny and human tales." —Lawrence Public Library "The weight of these stories is much heavier than this slight volume should allow, and each of them packs an emotional punch. They are also compellingly readable. I tried to ration myself to one a day and failed; I had to go back and reread to make sure that each one got the attention it deserves. ... Highly recommended." —The Future Fire Reviews on A Kiss for a Dead Film Star "Months after reading, [the stories] still haunt me." —Stephanie Alford, 7Stillwell SF/F Feminism Reviews on A Kiss for a Dead Film Star