By Kenichi Ohmae
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Publish 12 months note: First released 1982 by means of McGraw-Hill
Originally released in 1982, this vintage consultant to the interior workings of the strategic considering method is now on hand in exchange paperback. during this remarkably topical ebook, Ohmae deals provocative insights into the ways in which the japanese imagine strategically and specializes in assisting western company humans liberate their inventive energy to enhance the chances of making successful strategic ideas.
By Roddey Reid
"[Reid] develops an method of globalization and future health that is going past simplistic dichotomies -- resembling the puritanism of the U.S. in distinction with the extra libertine cultures of different nations -- and he additionally eschews the both simplistic view that the area is turning into homogenized." -- David J. Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteA tangible point of residing, operating, and touring within the twenty first century is the event of relocating among smoke-filled and smoke-free environments. In Globalizing Tobacco keep watch over, Roddey Reid examines what lies in the back of this event: the revolution in public attitudes and healthiness codes that keep watch over day-by-day exercises and the lifetime of the physique. whereas the slow substitute of smoking with non-smoking because the social norm is a worldwide phenomenon, it has no longer a similar trajectory all over. Reid compares anti-smoking campaigns within the usa, France, and Japan for what they exhibit concerning the nature of globalization and liberal arts of presidency. He explores specific nationwide histories of tobacco; evolving worldwide advertising concepts of transnational tobacco organisations; "social advertising and marketing" innovations used to tailor public healthiness messages to specific ethnic groups; and the courses of foreign public healthiness corporations.
By Stephen Turnbull
Over the centuries, naval kin among Japan and Korea seem to have alternated among peaceable alternate and outright hostility. notwithstanding, this effect may be deceptive, as a lot of what handed for mercantile job used to be in reality performed via eastern pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a lasting culture that culminated within the maximum pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This was once the clash that concerned Ming China and nearly dragged in Siam. It additionally ended in Korea constructing East Asia's most renowned warship: the mythical turtle send, that is defined for the 1st time in complete technical aspect during this ebook.
By Yu Uchiyama
This booklet bargains an empirical and theoretical research of the Koizumi management, masking such matters because the features of its political variety, its household and overseas regulations, and its greater ancient value. the most important questions that consultant its method are: what enabled Koizumi to workout strangely powerful management, and what structural modifications of eastern politics did he achieve?
Uchiyama appears to be like at policy-making procedures, newly created institutional arenas corresponding to the Council on fiscal and monetary coverage, Koizumi’s populist method, international coverage, and neo-liberal convictions to evaluate the historic value of his management and hunt down the root for its vast public aid.
Finally, the booklet undertakes a normative overview of the advantages and demerits of the Koizumi administration’s political kind, and compares it with the Abe and Fukuda administrations that got here after. This ebook can be of curiosity to students and scholars with an curiosity in comparative politics, administrative reform, and modern Japan.
By Kenneth B. Pyle
E-book by means of Pyle, Kenneth B.
By Michitsuna no Haha
Author note: Translated via Edward Seidensticker
Publish yr note: First released 974
Written within the 10th century, the Kagero Nikki, translated right here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to a similar interval because the celebrated Tale of Genji and The Pillow booklet of Sei Shonagon. just like the Pillow e-book of Sei Shonagon, The Gossamer Years is a magazine saved by way of a noblewoman.
This frank autobiography diary finds tempestuous a long time of the author's unsatisfied marriage and her transforming into indignation at rival other halves and mistresses. To impetuous to be happy as a subsidiary spouse, this pretty noblewoman of the Heian dynasty protests the wedding process of her time in a single of jap literature's earliest makes an attempt to painting tricky components of the main social hierarchy.
Very little is understood of the writer open air of what's similar in her diary. Her identify is unknown -- yet she used to be with regards to the girl Murasaki, writer of the story of Genji, and to Sei Shonagon, writer of The Pillow Book.
A vintage paintings of early eastern prose, The Gossamer Years deals a undying and intimate glimpse into the tradition of historic Japan.
Showing for the 1st time in English, the writings during this assortment mirror probably the most cutting edge and influential paintings by way of eastern intellectuals in recent times. the amount deals a unprecedented and much-needed window into the an important principles and positions at the moment shaping eastern notion (shiso).
In addressing the political, ancient, and cultural matters that experience ruled eastern society, those essays move a number of disciplines, together with literary idea, philosophy, historical past, gender reports, and cultural stories. participants research Japan's imperialist and nationalist earlier in addition to representations and remembrances of this heritage. additionally they critique contemporary efforts in eastern right-wing circles to erase or vague the extra troubling elements of Japan's colonial company in East Asia. different essays discover how Japan has seen itself in regard to the West and the complicated impression of Western idea on jap highbrow and political life.
The volume's groundbreaking essays on problems with gender and the contested position of feminist idea in Japan talk about the similarities among the emotional bullying of ladies who don't settle for conventional gender roles and teasing in faculties; how the japanese have followed parts of Western orientalism to discredit feminism; and historic buildings of jap motherhood.
By Chie Nakane
An excellent marriage ceremony of 'national character' stories and analyses of small societies throughout the structural process of British anthropology. One is naturally reminded of Ruth Benedict's Chrysanthemum and the Sword which offers additionally with eastern nationwide tradition. reports via Margaret Mead and Geoffrey Gorer care for different nationwide cultures; even though, all of those reports take off from nationwide psychology. Professor Nakane involves clarification of the habit of eastern via research really of historic social constitution of eastern society, starting with the best way any jap understand one another, and following via to the character of the japanese company and the complete society. Nakane's amazing fulfillment, which has already given new perception approximately themselves to the japanese, provides to open up a brand new box of large-society comparative social anthropology that's lengthy overdue.--Sol Tax
By Mark Selden
If the prior hundred years should be remembered as a century of warfare, Asia is unquestionably critical to that tale. Tracing the process conflicts in the course of the quarter, this groundbreaking quantity is the 1st to discover systematically the nexus of battle and kingdom terrorism. demanding states' definitions of terrorism, which typically exclude their very own habit, the ebook focuses in particular at the nature of eastern and American wars and crimes of battle. The authors additionally verify major acts of terror instigated by way of different Asian international locations together with China, Cambodia, and Indonesia.
Offering an extraordinary comparative standpoint, the authors examine how kingdom terror results in big civilian casualties, crimes of struggle, and crimes opposed to humanity. In counterbalance, they talk about anti-war and anti-nuclear activities and overseas efforts to guard human rights, and the interwoven problems with accountability, impunity, and reminiscence. Interdisciplinary and deeply proficient by means of international views, this quantity will resonate with readers looking for a deeper realizing of an epoch that has been ruled via warfare and terror.