Japan Through the Looking Glass

Clear-sighted, persistent, affectionate, unsentimental and honest - Alan Macfarlane shows us Japan as it has never been seen before.

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Author: Alan MacFarlane

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847650580

Category: Travel

Page: 326

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This entertaining and endlessly surprising book takes us on an exploration into every aspect of Japanese society from the most public to the most intimate. A series of meticulous investigations gradually uncovers the multi-faceted nature of a country and people who are even more extraordinary than they seem. Our journey encompasses religion, ritual, martial arts, manners, eating, drinking, hot baths, geishas, family, home, singing, wrestling, dancing, performing, clans, education, aspiration, sexes, generations, race, crime, gangs, terror, war, kindness, cruelty, money, art, imperialism, emperor, countryside, city, politics, government, law and a language that varies according to whom you are speaking. Clear-sighted, persistent, affectionate, unsentimental and honest - Alan Macfarlane shows us Japan as it has never been seen before.

SCP Foundation Iris Through the Looking Glass Light Novel

The first light novel adaptation of an SCP tale, this paranormal story is sure to please both new readers and longtime fans of the online collaborative project, which has already inspired spin-off works in multiple formats and languages.

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Author: Akira

Publisher: Seven Seas

ISBN: 1645054896

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

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A paranormal tale from Japan for the global collaborative fiction project! A young man is encountering a strange phenomenon–the same photo of a girl appears inside any book he opens. One book in the library causes him to be whisked away by the SCP Foundation, a secret organization dedicated to containing anomalous entities and phenomena. There, he learns that the girl’s name is Iris–and that he’s going to have to work alongside her to get them both out! The first light novel adaptation of an SCP tale, this paranormal story is sure to please both new readers and longtime fans of the online collaborative project, which has already inspired spin-off works in multiple formats and languages. Content relating to the SCP Foundation, including the SCP Foundation logo, is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 and all concepts originate from http://www.scp-wiki.net and its authors. SCP Foundation: Iris Through the Looking Glass, being derived from this content, is also released under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0. To view a copy of the license, please visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or contact Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. See full list of credits at https://sevenseasentertainment.com/scp-credits/

North Korea through the Looking Glass

Between 1959 and 1984, 1,831 Japanese wives of Koreans living in Japan had
returned with their husbands to North Korea. Over the years these women and
their husbands were subjected to political, economic, and social discrimination in
 ...

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Author: Kongdan Oh

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815798202

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Fifty-five years after its founding at the dawn of the cold war, North Korea remains a land of illusions. Isolated and anachronistic, the country and its culture seem to be dominated exclusively by the official ideology of Juche, which emphasizes national self-reliance, independence, and worship of the supreme leader, General Kim Jong Il. Yet this socialist utopian ideal is pursued with the calculations of international power politics. Kim has transformed North Korea into a militarized state, whose nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and continued threat to South Korea have raised alarm worldwide. This paradoxical combination of cultural isolation and military-first policy has left the North Korean people woefully deprived of the opportunity to advance socially and politically. The socialist economy, guided by political principles and bereft of international support, has collapsed. Thousands, perhaps millions, have died of starvation. Foreign trade has declined and the country's gross domestic product has recorded negative growth every year for a decade. Yet rather than initiate the sort of market reforms that were implemented by other communist governments, North Korean leaders have reverted to the economic policies of the 1950s: mass mobilization, concentration on heavy industry, and increased ideological indoctrination. Although members of the political elite in Pyongyang are acutely aware of their nation's domestic and foreign problems, they are plagued by fear and policy paralysis. North Korea Through the Looking Glass sheds new light on this remote and peculiar country. Drawing on more than ten years of research—including interviews with two dozen North Koreans who made the painful decision to defect from their homeland—Kongdan Oh and Ralph C. Hassig explore what the leadership and the masses believe about their current predicament. Through dual themes of persistence and illusion, they explore North Korea's stubborn adherence to policies that have failed to serve the welfare of the people and, consequently, threaten the future of the regime. Featuring twenty-nine rare and candid photos taken from within the closely guarded country, North Korea Through the Looking Glass illuminates the human society of a country too often mischaracterized for its drab uniformity—not a "state," but a community of twenty million individuals who have, through no fault of their own, fallen on exceedingly hard times.

Uniting Regions and Nations through the Looking Glass of Literature

In 1834, one poem was translated into French, and then the Man'yoshu had to
wait until the late 19th century before it began to be widely noticed in the West,
partly because Japan had been closed to the West till then. In the translation ...

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Author: Karoline Szatek-Tudor

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443879491

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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This volume of essays emphasizes the common theme that bodies of water may segregate, but, ironically, also unite nations and their readers through the literature that authors from various countries produce. It reveals the importance of valuing literature that, over time, has travelled down bubbling streams, across lakes, along ocean waves, and white-water rivers because fiction, drama, and poetry know neither actual nor artificial boundaries, and, therefore, they cross-fertilize, and even transform, beliefs, practices, and roles across cultures. Topics examined here range from South Africa’s on-going crises that, in part, mirror those of Somalia and Mozambique to poetry that has been reinvented as a literature in movement and to philosopher Henri Bergson’s influence on other philosophers, as well as Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek. The scholars contributing to this collection hail from across the globe, allowing the work to add to conversations on regional and international literary study, with special emphasis on writings from such places as Japan, Luxembourg, the Caribbean, the United States, Hungary, South Africa, Greece, and Turkey.

Through the Looking Glass

English name Henry) and his followers from the Forbidden City. Pu Yi sought
asylum with the Japanese, a decision that was to marginalize him for the rest of
his life, while the Japanese sensed a publicity coup and embraced him warmly.

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Author: Paul French

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622099821

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with newspapers printed in the European factories of Canton in the 1820s. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the future of China and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over therevolution. This book tells the story of China's foreign journalists.

Through the Looking Glass

... polyesters that look exactly like silk but don't crease . All kinds of rayon and
cotton mixtures are now emerging from Japan into European couture . ... In - spite
of this trend , 1989 saw closures and layoffs. 224 THROUGH THE LOOKING
GLASS.

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Author: Elizabeth Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000018864960

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 240

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Accompanies BBC TV series of same title, first broadcast in November 1989.

Kyoto Through the Looking Glass

View Kyoto, Japan via the lens of photographer Hae Won Shin.

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Author: Hae Won Shin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949251047

Category: Photography

Page: 132

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View Kyoto, Japan via the lens of photographer Hae Won Shin.

The Carrollian

It was due to Iwaya ' s pioneering and solitary effort that Japanese children were
systematically introduced to large quantities ... Tenkei Hasegawa ( 1876 - 1940 )
was asked by Sazanami Iwaya to translate Through the Looking - Glass for his ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070103506

Category:

Page:

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Through the Looking Glass

The point here is not just that there were clear and obvious differences between
post - Saddam Iraq and postwar Japan and Germany in 1945.32 It is that much
more important and wide - ranging comparisons were ignored and overlooked .

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Author: Roger Howard

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082665160

Category: Great Britain

Page: 44

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Through the Looking Glass

In 1939 , despite the Berlin - Tokyo axis being firmly established , the British Army
in India and the Indian Army were still concentrated in the north - west , to meet a
Russian threat , not in the east , to meet a Japanese one . Russia was seen as ...

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Author: Anthony Verrier

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: UOM:39015043291023

Category: Great Britain

Page: 385

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God Through the Looking Glass

Video Movies Worth Watching : A Guide for Teens . Grand Rapids : Baker , 1992 .
Music Baker ... Christian Art in Asia . Kyoto , Japan : Kyo Bun Kwan , 1975 .
Ministry through the Arts and to Artists Adams , Doug 195 Recommended
Reading.

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Author: William David Spencer

Publisher: BridgePoint Books

ISBN: UOM:39015043051302

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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An accessible introduction enabling Christians to approach the arts with enjoyment and discernment.

Through the Looking Glass

451 Birdwood's interpretation set up equivalencies between the decorative work
of the Egyptians , modern Japanese , Celts , the Englishman Aubrey Beardsley ,
and two French designers , and in so doing , collapsed all distinctions between ...

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Author: Kara Jane Olsen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3483586

Category: Art nouveau

Page: 262

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Symposium on the International Law of Human Rights

Looking - Glass of Supreme Court Opinions NATHANIEL L. NATHANSON * As
my title indicates , I have chosen to approach the subject of Human Rights in
Japan entirely from the vantage point , or if you will , through the peephole of ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000030218352

Category: Civil rights

Page: 623

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America Through the Looking Glass

The Mirror stated that this specimen was “ the great source of attraction in the
British metropolis , and three to four hundred people ... Since Japan has been
opened to the outer world , it has been discovered that certain “ artists ” in that
country ...

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Author: David Burner

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4469400

Category: Popular culture

Page: 658

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The School newspaper Vol 2 issues of vols 31 and 32

Looking at the spltndid porcelain and earthenware which during so many
centuries the Japanese have been fabricating, ... fell down, and dragged several
of his companions after him, and the looking-glass was broken into a thousand
pieces.

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Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590883824

Category:

Page:

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The Japan Daily Mail

Through the day gave him some black draught for opening medicine, and re-
dressed his head and cut more of his hair off. Also gave him some corn ... cabin I
found him dead. I discovered he was dead after testing the fact with a looking-
glass ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010273378

Category:

Page:

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Through the Looking Glass

Through the looking glass : observations in the early childhood classroom /
Sheryl Nicolson , Susan G . Shipstead . — 2nd ed . p . cm . Includes ... New Delhi
Prentice - Hall of Japan , Inc . , Tokyo Simon & Schuster Asia Pte . Ltd . ,
Singapore ...

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Author: Sheryl Nicolson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039887545

Category: Education

Page: 368

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A detailed text on early childhood classroom observation, uniting solid methodological instruction with a broad understanding of children's development. This second edition integrates concepts from the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Code of Ethical Conduct, and illustrate

Japan Australia

Felix Frankfurter , ' The Supreme Court in the Mirror of Justice ' . University of
Pennsylvannia Law Review , Vol . 105 , No . 6 , April 1957 , pp . 781 - 96 . 24 . N .
H . Nathanson , ' Human rights in Japan through the looking glass of Supreme ...

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Author: Peter Drysdale

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4397553

Category: Australia

Page: 447

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Through the Looking glass

Despite this , there are a number of single party dominant states including France
, Italy , Israel , Japan and the Scandinavian countries . Despite the recent Barnes
- Arian argument that such systems are conducive to political stability ( Arian ...

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Author: Maria J. Falco

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020688894

Category: Ideology

Page: 409

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