Japanese steel grades

Author: Walter Tirler

Publisher: Beuth Verlag

ISBN: 3410219951

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 226

View: 7412

Ausgehend von den europäischen Werkstoffkurznamen und -nummern bietet das Beuth Pocket eine tabellenbasierte Übersicht der vergleichbaren japanischen Stahlsorten. Der Vergleich erfolgte, soweit möglich, nach der chemischen Zusammensetzung und den mechanischen Eigenschaften. Dazu wurden die relevanten Angaben aus deutschen, europäischen und japanischen Normen ausgewertet, ggf. ergänzt durch Werkstoffblätter deutscher und europäischer Stahlproduzenten. Praktiker erhalten ein handliches und schnelles Nachschlagewerk, das durch die deutsch/englische Auslegung die internationale Kommunikation erleichtert. Aus dem Inhalt: Einführung // Herausgeber und Gliederung der japanischen Normen // Systematik und Bezeichnungssystem der japanischen Normen für Stahlsorten und Elektrobleche // Übersicht der JP-Normen nach Erzeugnissen // JP-Werkstoffbezeichnungen // EN-Werkstoffbezeichnungen // DIN-Werkstoffbezeichnungen // EN-DIN-Werkstoffbezeichnungen // JP-Sortenbezeichnungen.

A Companion to Japanese History

Author: William M. Tsutsui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405193395

Category: History

Page: 618

View: 9665

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.


Author: Sh?ichi Iwasaki

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027238057

Category: Japanese language

Page: 360

View: 2335

With respect to the rich and long history of Japanese linguistics, this text is intended to make a modest contribution, intending to provide a useful outline, especially for those who are not familiar with the language.

The Japanese Today

Change and Continuity

Author: Edwin Oldfather Reischauer,Marius B. Jansen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674471849

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 8101

A classic, short history of Japan, this book has been brought up to date by Marius Jansen, now our most distinguished interpreter of Japanese history. Jansen gives a lucid account and analysis of the events that have rocked Japan since 1990, taking the story through the election of Murayama as Prime Minister.

Modern Japanese Aesthetics

A Reader

Author: Michele Marra

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824820770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

View: 3425

This is the first work in English on the history of the Japanese philosophy of art, from its inception in the 1870s to the present.


Author: Harriet Milles

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406232912

Category: Japanese language

Page: 32

View: 1322

This series examines where in the world each language is spoken, who speaks it, differences and similarities between the language and English, and interesting facts about the language, including how it is used in everyday contexts such as meeting people, homes, schools, family, and food.

Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field

Author: Joshua S. Mostow,Norman Bryson,Maribeth Graybill

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824825720

Category: Art

Page: 291

View: 6727

In this, the first collection in English of feminist-oriented research on Japanese art and visual culture, an international group of scholars examines representations of women in a wide range of visual work. The volume begins with Chino Kaori's now-classic essay Gender in Japanese Art, which introduced feminist theory to Japanese art. This is followed by a closer look at a famous thirteenth-century battle scroll and the production of bijin (beautiful women) prints within the world of Edoperiod advertising. A rare homoerotic picture-book is used to extrapolate the grammar of desire as represented in late seventeenth-century Edo. In the modern period, contributors consider the introduction to Meiji Japan of the Western nude and oil-painting and examine Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) and the role of one of its famous artists. The book then shifts its focus to an examination of paintings produced for the Japanese-sponsored annual salons held in colonial Korea. The post-war period comes under scrutiny in a study of the novel Woman in the Dunes and its film adaptation. The critical discourse that surrounded women artists of the late twentieth-century - the Super Girls of Art - i

Japanese Visual Culture

Author: Mark W. MacWilliams

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765633086

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 885

Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers. Well suited to electronic transmission and distributed by Japan's globalized culture industry, they have become a powerful force in both the mediascape and the marketplace. This volume brings together an international group of scholars from many specialties to probe the richness and subtleties of these deceptively simple cultural forms. The contributors explore the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime, and examine specific sub-genres, artists, and stylistics. The book also addresses such topics as spirituality, the use of visual culture by Japanese new religious movements, Japanese Goth, nostalgia and Japanese pop, comics for girls, and more. With illustrations throughout, it is a rich source for all scholars and fans of manga and anime as well as students of contemporary mass culture or Japanese culture and civilization.

Modern Japanese Cuisine

Food, Power and National Identity

Author: Katarzyna Joanna Cwiertka

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861892980

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4719

Over the last decade the popularity of Japanese food in the West has increased immeasurably, contributing to the continuing diversification of Western eating habits; but Japanese cuisine itself has evolved significantly since pre-modern times. This book explores the origins of Japanese cuisine as we know it today, investigating the transformations and developments food culture in Japan has undergone since the late nineteenth century. Among the key factors in the shift in Japanese eating habits were the dietary effects of imperialism, reforms in military catering and home cooking, wartime food management and the rise of urban gastronomy. Japan’s patchwork of diverse regional cuisines became homogenized over time and was replaced by a set of foods and practices with which the majority of Japanese today ardently identify. This book demonstrates that Japanese cuisine as it is currently understood and valued, in spite of certain inevitable historical influences, is primarily a modern invention concocted in the midst of the turbulent events of the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka is a recognized expert on the subject of Japanese cuisine and its modern history, and this book is a result of more than a decade of research. It also includes a section on the spread of Japanese food and restaurants in Western countries. Modern Japanese Cuisinewill be of interest to the general reader interested in Japanese culture and society, as well as to a more specialized audience, such as scholars of Japan, anthropologists and food historians.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9782831562674

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 5815

With more than 1,200 useful phrases and expressions and over 2,300 words covering just about any situation a traveler is likely to encounter, Berlitz Phrase Books remain the unparalleled market leader. Maps. Index.

Classical Japanese

A Grammar

Author: Haruo Shirane

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509466

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

View: 5578

Classical Japanese: A Grammar is a comprehensive, and practical guide to classical Japanese. Extensive notes and historical explanations make this volume useful as both a reference for advanced students and a textbook for beginning students. The volume, which explains how classical Japanese is related to modern Japanese, includes detailed explanations of basic grammar, including helpful, easy-to-use tables of grammatical forms; annotated excerpts from classical premodern texts. Classical Japanese: A Grammar - Exercise Answers and Tables (ISBN: 978-0-231-13530-6) is now available for purchase as a separate volume.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music

Author: Alison Tokita,Dr. David W. Hughes

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754656999

Category: Music

Page: 446

View: 2765

This is the first book to cover in detail all genres of Japanese music including court music, Buddhist chant, theatre music, chamber ensemble music and folk music, as well as contemporary music and the connections between music and society in various periods. The book is a collaborative effort, involving both Japanese and English speaking authors, and was conceived by the editors to form a balanced approach that comprehensively treats the full range of Japanese musical culture.

Handbook of Japanese Phonetics and Phonology

Author: Haruo Kubozono

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614511985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 807

View: 9187

This volume is the first comprehensive handbook of Japanese phonetics and phonology describing the basic phonetic and phonological structures of modern Japanese with main focus on standard Tokyo Japanese. Its primary goal is to provide a comprehensive overview and descriptive generalizations of major phonetic and phonological phenomena in modern Japanese by reviewing important studies in the fields over the past century. It also presents a summary of interesting questions that remain unsolved in the literature. The volume consists of eighteen chapters in addition to an introduction to the whole volume. In addition to providing descriptive generalizations of empirical phonetic/phonological facts, this volume also aims to give an overview of major phonological theories including, but not restricted to, traditional generative phonology, lexical phonology, prosodic morphology, intonational phonology, and the more recent Optimality Theory. It also touches on theories of speech perception and production. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to Japanese phonetics and phonology for all interested in linguistics and speech sciences.


Film Studies and Japanese Cinema

Author: Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822325192

Category: History

Page: 485

View: 5967

This work will become not only the newly definitive study of Kurosawa, but will redefine the field of Japanese cinema studies, particularly as the field exists in the west.

The Japanese Colonial Empire, 1895-1945

Author: Ramon Hawley Myers,Mark R. Peattie

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691102221

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 8377

These essays, by thirteen specialists from Japan and the United States, provide a comprehensive view of the Japanese empire from its establishment in 1895 to its liquidation in 1945. They offer a variety of perspectives on subjects previously neglected by historians: the origin and evolution of the formal empire (which comprised Taiwan, Korea, Karafuto. the Kwantung Leased Territory, and the South Seas Mandated Islands), the institutions and policies by which it was governed, and the economic dynamics that impelled it. Seeking neither to justify the empire nor to condemn it, the contributors place it in the framework of Japanese history and in the context of colonialism as a global phenomenon. Contributors are Ching-chih Chen. Edward I-te Chen, Bruce Cumings, Peter Duus, Lewis H. Gann, Samuel Pao-San Ho, Marius B. Jansen, Mizoguchi Toshiyuki, Ramon H. Myers, Mark R. Peattie, Michael E. Robinson, E. Patricia Tsurumi. Yamada Saburō, Yamamoto Yūzoō.

The Japanese Film

Art and Industry

Author: Joseph I. Anderson,Joseph L. Anderson,Donald Richie

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691007922

Category: Art

Page: 526

View: 2121

Tracing the development of the Japanese cinema from 1896 (when the first Kinetoscope was imported) through the golden ages of film in Japan up to today, this work reveals the once flourishing film industry and the continuing unique art of the Japanese film. Now back in print with updated sections, major revaluations, a comprehensive international bibliography, and an exceptional collection of 168 stills ranging over eight decades, this book remains the unchallenged reference for all who seek a broad understanding of the aesthetic, historical, and economic elements of motion pictures from Japan.

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

Author: Sandra Buckley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415481526

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 634

View: 1788

With more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture offers extensive coverage of Japanese culture spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in 1945, right up to the present day. Entries range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays giving an in-depth treatment of major issues. Culture is defined in its broadest sense to allow for coverage of the diversity of practice and production in a country as vibrant and rapidly changing as Japan. Including a new preface by the editor to bring the book fully up-to-date with cultural developments since 2001, this Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students of Japanese and Asian Studies, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Japanese culture for the general reader.

The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture

Gender, Shifting Boundaries and Global Cultures

Author: Dolores Martinez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521637299

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 8498

This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper themes: the construction of gender in Japan; the impact of globalization and modern consumerism; and the rapidly shifting boundaries of Japanese culture and identity.