Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu. Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book, Bushido Shoshinshu, (Bushido for Beginners), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of Bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West. This handbook, written after five hundred years of military rule in Japan, was composed to provide practical and moral instruction for warriors, correcting wayward tendencies and outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct characteristic of Bushido, the Japanese chivalric tradition. With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the wisdom of Asia, and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of the Asian Culture, martial artist, those interested in Eastern philosophy or military strategy, as well as for those simply interested in Japan and its people.
A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
Author: Thomas Cleary
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Offers a modern translation of the four-hundred-year-old set of rules and guidelines followed by Japanese samurai warriors, and looks at their relevance to modern life and business
A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
Author: Yūzan Daidōji,Thomas Cleary,Yuzan Daidoji,Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
A new modern translation of a classic sixteenth-century guide to samurai teachings establishes philosophical guidelines for a range of topics, from loyalty and family to duty and money management, in a resource that explains key beliefs about how warriors may honorably conduct themselves in the world. Original.
A Contemporary Dual-language Edition of the Budō Shoshinshū
Author: Yūzan Daidōji,A. L. Sadler,Miro Salazar
Publisher: Ulysses Press
eine illustrierte Einführung
Author: Adele Westbrook,Oscar Ratti
Modern Ninjutsu: A Definitive Guide to the Tactics, Concepts & Spirit of Unconventional Combat Arts is a path guide to realistic training and mind-set development for combat situations wherever they may occur. J. Alaric Justice is a military combat veteran and former anti-terrorist, as well as a former law enforcement defensive tactics instructor and crisis negotiator. Perhaps most important to this work, he has survived many violent street encounters, fights, and attempted crimes in gang-infested areas. Speaking as someone who has been exposed to violence and opponent force in myriad forms, he offers a unique view to practitioners of any system of how to handle crisis situations and maintain realism in their training for generations to come.
Author: J. Alaric Justice
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the 'way of the samurai' - bushid=o - in modern Japan. Bushid=o is often viewed as a defining element of the Japanese national character and even the 'soul of Japan'. This volume demonstrates that bushid=o was not a continuation of ancient traditions, but rather developed from a search for identity during Japan's modernization in the late nineteenth century. This bookconsiders the events and writings that drove the dramatic growth of bushid=o, which tended to emphasize martial virtues and absolute loyalty to the emperor, and became a key ideology before and during the Second World War. Unlike otherwartime ideologies, bushid=o was revived soon after 1945, and is a popular and influential concept in Japan and other countries today. This book further examines the characteristics of bushid=o that have allowed it to recover and again be popularly perceived as a pivotal element of Japanese culture.
Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan
Author: Oleg Benesch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane's rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and Korea, the rise of the samurai class and the establishment of feudalism, the culture and society of the long Tokugawa period, the rise of Confucianism and Shinto nationalism, and finally, the end of Tokugawa rule. While the text provides many political developments through the early modern period, it also integrates the social, cultural, and intellectual aspects of Japanese history as well. Perez's updates to the text provide a comprehensive overview of the major social, political, and religious trends in premodern Japan as well as offering the most current scholarship.
A Historical Survey
Author: Mikiso Hane
Category: Political Science
Magie, Schamanismus und Alchimie im kommunistischen China
Author: Kaiguo Chen,Shunchao Zheng
Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.
Bekenntnisse eines Mafia-Killers
Author: Philip Carlo
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
Category: True Crime
Der als Kriminalschriftsteller berühmt gewordene Janwillem van de Wetering hat eineinhalb Jahre in der Askese eines Zen-Klosters verbracht. «Seine oft genug körperlich schmerzhaften Erlebnisse mit der Zen-Meditation, der ernüchternde, auch von Lausbubengehabe durchzogene Alltag im Kloster und die Schlussfolgerungen, die schließlich zum Abbruch seiner Studien führten, sind auf eine Weise geschildert, die so ganz ohne beweihräuchernde Stimmungsmache auskommt.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) Das Buch ist ein existenzielles Abenteuer für alle Leser, denen die bewusstlose Routine des Lebens nicht genügt.
Erfahrungen in einem japanischen Zen-Kloster
Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Biography & Autobiography
RENEWAL. REINVENTION. REGROWTH. These are just a few of the timeless success strategies that companies around the world can learn from the Japanese. The world is changing--fast. If you want to succeed in today's global market, you need to reexamine your old strategies and face the new competition head on. But how? How can you rethink your management style, reorganize your company, and redefine your corporate goals for continued success and growth? The answer: Look at Japan. Why Japan? In spite of several economic downfalls and countless challenges, Japan is on the verge of a major economic revival. Time and again, the Japanese have managed to reinvent themselves and reestablish their role as world business leaders. Inspired by the ancient ways of the Samurai, they have altered their strategies and corporate cultures, set higher goals--and achieved bigger wins. Managers at all levels can take a lesson from Japan's leading companies. Japan's Business Renaissance details a powerful new approach to business that combines Japan's oldest traditions with today's newest management innovations. In the book, the authors reveal how fundamental Japanese philosophies can be applied to modern management situations and plan a clear course of action to spark unprecedented growth in any organization. You'll discover time-tested ways to harness positive change, develop effective renewal strategies, and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset--the hallmarks of the way of the Samurai and the reason behind Japan's current success. The book will detail the key principles that have guided Japan through the ages, and are now being used to reinvigorate Japanes business: The Samurai spirit of renewal and resourcefulness The warrior's tactics to defeat your opponents The philosopher's way to out-think your competition The life-changing lessons of Ronin Packed with real-life stories and examples, Japan's Business Renaissance is an essential and useful guide to business renewal that transcends culture, restores leadership, and inspires success. It will truly show you "The Way" to your organization's regrowth.
How the World's Greatest Economy Revived, Renewed, and Reinvented Itself
Author: Mark B. Fuller,John C. Beck
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Business & Economics
Bill Clegg hatte alles: eine aufstrebende Literaturagentur - er ist der Entdecker solch renommierter Autoren wie Nicole Krauss und Andrew Sean Greer -, einen wunderbaren Lebensgefährten, Anerkennung und Erfolg. Aber alles, was er wollte, war Crack. Er war gerade dreißig, als er plötzlich nicht mehr in seinem Büro auftaucht, und niemand wusste, wo er ist. Was folgt, ist eine Zeit voller Drogen, Sex und Zerstörung, eine Zeit, in der Clegg 70.000 Dollar dafür ausgibt, sein Leben kaputtzumachen. Erschütternd brutal und literarisch tiefgründig erzählt Bill Clegg von einem Horrortrip, dem er auf fast unerklärliche Weise doch noch entkommen konnte. Cleggs große Sensibilität, Ernsthaftigkeit und Dezenz machen das Buch zu einem unvergesslichen Zeugnis einer Sucht, die sein Leben verändert hat.
Author: Bill Clegg
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Der Ehrenkodex der Samurai
Author: Inazō Nitobe