Japan

Japan


Author : David John Lu
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
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ISBN : 9781563249068
Pages : 702 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (249 users)

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An updated and expanded edition of David Lu's acclaimed Sources of Japanese History, this compilation of primary documents presents in a clear and accessible format, with full annotation and incisive commentary by Dr. Lu, readings translated from the original Japanese that cover the full spectrum of political, economic, and diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history in a time span that ranges from Japan's mythological beginnings to the present. The past indeed is prologue: these documents - written by Japanese contemporaneous with the events described - provide insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilization.


The Rise of the Faceless and the Internet Warrior?

The Rise of the Faceless and the Internet Warrior?


Author : Larry Burchall
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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ISBN : 1553694228
Pages : 170 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (553 users)

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After September 11th are you wondering if the world is a safer or more dangerous place for you? Are you wondering just who could be "against us?" This book will help show you and help you work out for yourself, what peoples and what nations may present future problems to you and your loved ones. This book will also help you understand -- why? Larry Burchall is an ex-professional soldier. He shows that it was activists who have caused many of the changes whose benefits we now enjoy, but he also shows that it was activists who did the damage on 11 September. Burchall shows the link between what's called activism and what's referred to as terrorism. Some of the ideas set out in this book may cause you unease. You may end up feeling concerned as the author describes the workings of important modern media and the effects that these workings can have on you. You'll find a description of just who and what constitutes the "west" and "westerners." Will the "west" be able to put an end to terrorism? You'll find an interesting answer in these pages.


A Companion to Japanese History

A Companion to Japanese History


Author : William M. Tsutsui
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1405193395
Pages : 633 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (45 users)

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A Companion to Japanese History provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan’s history. Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic analyses Presents stimulating interventions into individual controversies


Our Enemies in Blue

Our Enemies in Blue


Author : Kristian Williams
Publisher : AK Press
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ISBN : 1849352151
Pages : 454 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (849 users)

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Let's begin with the basics: violence is an inherent part of policing. The police represent the most direct means by which the state imposes its will on the citizenry. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent. Using media reports alone, the Cato Institute's last annual study listed nearly seven thousand victims of police "misconduct" in the United States. But such stories of police brutality only scratch the surface of a national epidemic. Every year, tens of thousands are framed, blackmailed, beaten, sexually assaulted, or killed by cops. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on civil judgments and settlements annually. Individual lives, families, and communities are destroyed. In this extensively revised and updated edition of his seminal study of policing in the United States, Kristian Williams shows that police brutality isn't an anomaly, but is built into the very meaning of law enforcement in the United States. From antebellum slave patrols to today's unarmed youth being gunned down in the streets, "peace keepers" have always used force to shape behavior, repress dissent, and defend the powerful. Our Enemies in Blue is a well-researched page-turner that both makes historical sense of this legalized social pathology and maps out possible alternatives.


Killer High

Killer High


Author : Peter Andreas
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190463023
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

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There is growing alarm over how drugs empower terrorists, insurgents, militias, and gangs. But by looking back not just years and decades but centuries, Peter Andreas reveals that the drugs-conflict nexus is actually an old story, and that powerful states have been its biggest beneficiaries. In his path-breaking Killer High, Andreas shows how six psychoactive drugs-ranging from old to relatively new, mild to potent, licit to illicit, natural to synthetic-have proven to be particularly important war ingredients. This sweeping history tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine. Beer and wine drenched ancient and medieval battlefields, and the distilling revolution lubricated the conquest and ethnic cleansing of the New World. Tobacco became globalized through soldiering, with soldiers hooked on smoking and governments hooked on taxing it. Caffeine and opium fueled imperial expansion and warfare. The commercialization of amphetamines in the twentieth century energized soldiers to fight harder, longer, and faster, while cocaine stimulated an increasingly militarized drug war that produced casualty numbers surpassing most civil wars. As Andreas demonstrates, armed conflict has become progressively more drugged with the introduction, mass production, and global spread of mind-altering substances. As a result, we cannot understand the history of war without including drugs, and we similarly cannot understand the history of drugs without including war. From ancient brews and battles to meth and modern warfare, drugs and war have grown up together and become addicted to each other.


Japan Emerging

Japan Emerging


Author : Karl F. Friday
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429979169
Pages : 498 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

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Japan Emerging provides a comprehensive survey of Japan from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship and methodology, leading authorities writing specifically for this volume outline and explore the main developments in Japanese life through ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Instead of relying solely on lists of dates and prominent names, the authors focus on why and how Japanese political, social, economic, and intellectual life evolved. Each part begins with a timeline and a set of guiding questions and issues to help orient readers and enhance continuity. Engaging, thorough, and accessible, this is an essential text for all students and scholars of Japanese history.


The Paradigm

The Paradigm


Author : Jonathan Cahn
Publisher : Charisma Media
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ISBN : 1629994766
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (629 users)

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A detailed analysis of parallels between the Old Testament story of Jezebel and the career of Hillary Clinton, including the victory of Donald Trump.


Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writing

Political Thought in Japanese Historical Writing


Author : John S. Brownlee
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN : 0889208743
Pages : 174 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (889 users)

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It was only at the onset of the Tokugawa period (1602-1868) that formal political thought emerged in Japan. Prior to that time Japanese scholars had concentrated, rather, on questions of legitimacy and authority in historical writing., producing a stream of works. Brownlee’s illuminating study describes twenty of these important historical works commencing with Kojiki (712) and Nihon Shoki (720) and ending with Tokushi Yoron (1712) by Arai Hakuseki. Historical writing would cease to be the sole vehicle for political discussion in Japan in the eighteenth century as Chinese Confucian thought became dominant. The author illustrates how the first works conceptualized history as imperial history and that subsequent scholars were unable to devise alternative schemes or patterns for history until Arai Hakuseki. Following the first histories, the central concern became the question of the relation of the Emperors to the new powers that arose. Brownlee examines the genre of Historical Tales and how it treated the Fujiwara Regents, the War Tales dealing with warriors at large, and specific works of historical argument depicting the Bakufu in relation to the Emperors. By interposing the works of Gukanshø (1219) by Jien, Jinnø Shøtøki (1339) by Kitabatake Chikafusa and Tokushi Yoron by Arai Hakuseki a clear pattern, demonstrating the sequential development of complexity and sophistication in handling the question, is revealed. Japanese political thought thus developed independently towards rationalism and secularism in early modern times.


Warrior Rising

Warrior Rising


Author : Ann Shaw
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN : 1649133774
Pages : 452 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (649 users)

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Warrior Rising: Seven Journeys Book 1 By: Ann Shaw The time of the Elfain Warriors is over. Their tales of bravery and their ability to wield the elements are all that remain of the heroes of old. However, there are the Foretellings that tell of the Warrior’s return to defeat a black shadow that threatens to destroy the Kingdom of Albavar. Gildon is a scholar and a wanderer. He believes that the warriors will return, and he thinks that he may have found one of them in Cole, an orphan and an apprentice to a carpenter. Cole may seem normal, but Gildon soon discovers that Cole can wield, and not only that, but he can see the future or past of anyone he touches. Because of his gift, he sees an old enemy of Albavar rise again. Shelrin, the once dark Warlord who ruled over Albavar with cruelty and malice, has broken free of Grimhold prison and is determined to take back the Kingship’s throne. Bearing the weapons of ancient power, Shelrin seems unstoppable. But there is hope. The Elfain Warrior and Seer, Ayden, saw the war that would rise long after he was gone. He ordered seven weapons be hidden throughout the land, so when the time came, the returning warriors would find them and use them to destroy the great darkness that threatens Albavar. Because of his gift, Cole knows where these weapons are. So, with the help of seven companions, Cole sets out to travel across Albavar to find the weapons and fight the darkness that Shelrin is causing. As the first book in the Seven Journeys series, Warrior Rising will thrill readers and show that even those who have gone before us still hold a great strength which is passed to the current generation.


Ascent: The Rise of Chinggis Khan

Ascent: The Rise of Chinggis Khan


Author : Tom Shanley
Publisher : Tom Shanley
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ISBN : 0615259286
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (615 users)

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War In The Early Modern World

War In The Early Modern World


Author : Jeremy Black
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135361568
Pages : 281 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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A collection of essays charting the developments in military practice and warfare across the world in the early modern and modern periods.


Warrior Rising

Warrior Rising


Author : Chris Linford
Publisher : FriesenPress
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ISBN : 1460219945
Pages : 321 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (46 users)

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Warrior Rising is a very personal and inspirational story of LCol Chris Linford's road to a diagnosis of PTSD after three operational deployments to the Gulf War, Rwanda, and Kandahar, Afghanistan. He recounts his associated war stories, but it was the traumas that impacted him so dramatically leading him to what he describes as the very edge of his personal and professional competence. Finally years later and after months of effective treatment he discovered new ways to improve his health further and has since become involved in peer counselling and ongoing support to veterans who need assistance. LCol Linford remains disappointed that PTSD is still being kept in the shadows worsening the stigma surrounding it; it's time to talk about the eight hundred pound elephant in the room! LCol Linford through this book addresses that elephant. A portion of the proceeds of sales from this book will be donated to the Veterans Transition Program. aWarriorRising.com


The Rise of Bronze Age Society

The Rise of Bronze Age Society


Author : Kristian Kristiansen
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521843638
Pages : 470 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (843 users)

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Rape Culture on Campus

Rape Culture on Campus


Author : Meredith Minister
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1498565158
Pages : 183 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

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This book explores the failures of existing responses to sexual violence on university campuses and advocates for more long-term interventions. Written for educators, administrators, activists, and students, this book exposes the various aspects of rape culture in academic life.


Rising Warrior

Rising Warrior


Author : Wayne Stinnett
Publisher : Down Island Press
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ISBN : 1733935177
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (733 users)

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After returning home to the Florida Keys, Jesse moves on to Fort Myers, his hometown on the Southwest Florida coast. There is much work to be done and Jesse is no stranger to hard work. On a kayaking adventure with friends, Jesse's daughter finds and rescues a baby manatee suffering from respiratory problems. The red tide has returned and fish are dying by the thousands, along with dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and sea birds. The algal bloom is a naturally occurring phenomenon, but this time it's much worse. Theories abound; it's something left over from the previous spring's coronavirus outbreak, it's caused by pollution, someone is intentionally creating a super-algae. But there's something far more sinister going on among the Ten Thousand Islands, and it's up to Jesse to find out where the bodies are buried.


Lorenzo's Rising: Book Five of the Medici Warrior Series

Lorenzo's Rising: Book Five of the Medici Warrior Series


Author : Emily Bex
Publisher : Foundations Book Publishing
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ISBN :
Pages : 737 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy fans will become enchanted with this deliciously dark and scandalous series by International Bestselling Author Emily Bex. It's everything vampire romances should be made of! Old allies become enemies, as the Medici’s face betrayal. Lorenzo must learn how to someday lead the Medici coven, and become a warrior as powerful as his father. He quickly discovers not everyone’s intentions towards the Medici’s are pure. Sophia pursues a forbidden love and locks horns with her father, as Natalia prepares for her newly discovered destiny, and stumbles upon Shade’s long buried secret. The Medici’s take on a new business venture in Italy and run straight into the Mafioso. Lorenzo and Alphie end up in a fatal battle between vampires and mortals. In classic Emily Bex form, you will be absorbed into the drama that always surrounds the Medici’s. Jaws will drop and… …someone will die. "Scorching", "riveting", and hailed as "the NEXT BIG THING", The Medici Warrior Series follows the exploits of a vampire dynasty that spans four generations in a multi-genre novel with elements of paranormal, smoldering romance, and historical fiction. Get your copy today! Your vampire king is waiting... AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a series that must be read in order. New to the Medici Warrior universe? Start at Book One! Complete series available now!


Japanese Demon Lore

Japanese Demon Lore


Author : Noriko T. Reider
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
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ISBN : 0874217946
Pages : 241 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (874 users)

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Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, monstrous creatures with ugly features and fearful habits, including cannibalism, they also can be harbingers of prosperity, beautiful and sexual, and especially in modern contexts, even cute and lovable. There has been much ambiguity in their character and identity over their long history. Usually male, their female manifestations convey distinctivly gendered social and cultural meanings. Oni appear frequently in various arts and media, from Noh theater and picture scrolls to modern fiction and political propaganda, They remain common figures in popular Japanese anime, manga, and film and are becoming embedded in American and international popular culture through such media. Noriko Reiderýs book is the first in English devoted to oni. Reider fully examines their cultural history, multifaceted roles, and complex significance as "others" to the Japanese.