Russian Views of Japan, 1792-1913

An Anthology of Travel Writing
Author: David N. Wells
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415297303
Category: History
Page: 213
View: 3771
Before Japan was 'opened up' in the 1850s, contact with Russia as well as other western maritime nations was extremely limited. Yet from the early eighteenth century onwards, as a result of their expanding commercial interests in East Asia and the North Pacific, Russians had begun to encounter Japanese and were increasingly eager to establish diplomatic and trading relations with Japan. This book presents rare narratives written by Russians, including official envoys, scholars and, later, tourists, who visited Japan between 1792 and 1913. The introduction and notes set these narratives in the context of the history of Russo-Japanese relations and the genre of European travel writing, showing how the Russian writers combined ethnographic interests with the assertion of Russian and European values, simultaneously inscribing power relations and negotiating cultural difference.

Our Japan Album

Reproductions of Photographic Views of Japan and of the Missions of the Evangelical Association
Author: F W Voegelein
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342227242
Page: 114
View: 3748
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Cellular Mobile Telephones and Subassemblies Thereof from Japan

Views on Remand in Investigation No. 731-TA-207 (Final).
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cell phone equipment industry
Page: 32
View: 2886

Business Enterprise in Japan

Views of Leading Japanese Economists
Author: Kenʼichi Imai,Ryūtarō Komiya,Professor Ryutaro Komiya,Ronald Philip Dore,D. Hugh Whittaker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262090322
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 417
View: 8561
Is capitalism everywhere driven by the same logic of market forces, contract, and individualistic motivation? Or is Japan different? These eighteen contributions by leading Japanese economists shed light on a number of issues in this increasingly important debate. The variety of perspectives and the range of firms covered--not only the large industrial corporation but cooperatives, public enterprises, and mutual life insurance companies as well--provide a broad overview that few other books on Japanese business can offer. In a new introduction to this English-language edition, Ronald Dore and Hugh Whittaker identify and summarize the salient themes and sharpen the points discussed. Chapters are grouped into five parts:- Part I identifies characteristics of the typical Japanese firm and the enterprise system.- Part II examines interfirm behavior such as trading, subcontracting, and cross-shareholding in enterprise groups.- Part III describes general firm behavior: how businesses invest in research, equipment, and product development.- Part IV takes a look at the employment system--specifically, competition, deployment of human resources, and the traditional bonus system (a particularly significant feature of Japanese firms that differentiates them from their Western counterparts).- Finally, part V looks at specific kinds of firms: cooperatives, public utilities, and life insurance companies.

Health Care in Japan

Author: Margaret Powell,Masahira Anesaki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113689764X
Category: Reference
Page: 272
View: 6418
In the 1970s and 80s Japan experienced some deep-rooted social changes which affected attitudes to health care services among both professionals and consumers alike. Health Care in Japan provides an introduction to and overview of health and medical services in Japan at that time. It describes the historical development of modern medical care; the social, political, and cultural factors which have influenced the development of the system for the provision of health and medical services. It also discusses and analyses those aspects of the health care system which are of concern to the government and assesses how the existing system of health care will meet the needs of Japanese society in the future.

Samurai and Supermen

National Socialist Views of Japan
Author: Bill Maltarich
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039103034
Category: History
Page: 406
View: 9259
Focusing on the ideological contradictions inherent in the German alliance with Japan during World War II, this book analyses German discourse about Japan from the distinct yet intricately connected standpoints of the German-Japanese historical relationship, the scientific and pseudo-scientific presentation of Japan in Germany, and German fictional depictions of Japan. The volume examines the historical relationship between Germany and Japan in the light of their alliance. It also traces the origins and development of the image of Japan in Nazi Germany. Through non-fiction texts, the points of emphasis, friction, and outright contradiction are discovered between Nazi ideology and an alliance with Japan as they were discussed both publicly and privately in Germany at the time. Finally, by examining fictional depictions of Japan and the Japanese under the Nazis, the work reveals the means by which fiction addressed these ideological issues and incorporated the historical and non-fictional arguments of its contemporaries. This book looks carefully at its connection to other historical, political, racial, and ideological thought of the time.

Superalloy Degassed Chromium from Japan

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781428955585
Page: N.A
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African American Views of the Japanese

Solidarity or Sedition?
Author: Reginald Kearney
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791439128
Category: Social Science
Page: 201
View: 2700
The first comprehensive chronicle of the events shaping African Americans’ views about Japan and the Japanese.

36 Views of Mount Fuji

On Finding Myself in Japan
Author: Cathy N. Davidson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822388189
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 8655
In 1980 Cathy N. Davidson traveled to Japan to teach English at a leading all-women’s university. It was the first of many journeys and the beginning of a deep and abiding fascination. In this extraordinary book, Davidson depicts a series of intimate moments and small epiphanies that together make up a panoramic view of Japan. With wit, candor, and a lover’s keen eye, she tells captivating stories—from that of a Buddhist funeral laden with ritual to an exhilarating evening spent touring the “Floating World,” the sensual demimonde in which salaryman meets geisha and the normal rules are suspended. On a remote island inhabited by one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, a disconcertingly down-to-earth priestess leads her to the heart of a sacred grove. And she spends a few unforgettable weeks in a quasi-Victorian residence called the Practice House, where, until recently, Japanese women were taught American customs so that they would make proper wives for husbands who might be stationed abroad. In an afterword new to this edition, Davidson tells of a poignant trip back to Japan in 2005 to visit friends who had remade their lives after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, which had devastated the city of Kobe, as well as the small town where Davidson had lived and the university where she taught. 36 Views of Mount Fuji not only transforms our image of Japan, it offers a stirring look at the very nature of culture and identity. Often funny, sometimes liltingly sad, it is as intimate and irresistible as a long-awaited letter from a good friend.

The Other Empire

Literary Views of Japan from the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia
Author: Ronald D. Klein
Publisher: UP Press
ISBN: 9715425623
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 247
View: 5817
In this survey of literary images of Japan, Ronald Klein has identified more than 160 works with Japanese characters, providing both comprehensive overviews as well as individual monographs on specific writers. This book creates a subgenre of thematic work, positing an alternative postcolonial relationship.