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.
Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan's samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603–1868, a time when Japan transitioned from civil war to extended peace. • A timeline highlights important events related to the samurai, while a narrative history overviews the background of the samurai • More than 100 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide authoritative information about the samurai and their world • Sidebars provide interesting facts, note the role of the samurai in popular culture, and mention various tourist sites for readers to visit • Entries provide suggestions for further reading, and an end-of-work bibliography directs users to other important works about the samurai
Author: Mikiso Hane
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Political Science
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.
Unlock the secrets and health benefits of this ancient internal Chinese martial art! T'ai Chi Ch'uan (or taijiquan), a Chinese internal martial art, is best appreciated in the West for its health and fitness benefits, as an art of self-defense, and as a spiritual path. In classical Tai Chi, these aspects form an inseparable unity. In this guide to the classical Yang style, Petra and Toyo Kobayashi present the foundations of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and give comprehensive insights into its methods. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the inner energy—Ch'i—and its contribution to a refined practice of T'ai Chi and its application in self-defense. This Tai Chi book contains a clear and fully illustrated exploration of the 37 positions of the Yang style's short form and a basic partner exercise, Push Hands. Easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams with step-by-step instructions will help you to improve your practice. Ideal for practitioners at any level. Chapters include: The Styles The Principles Quotations from Old Masters Sixty-Four Questions and Answers About T'ai Chi Ch'uan Six Levels of Development The Thirteen Basic Positions and Techniques Advanced Practice Important Questions to Ask Yourself and more!
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.
Author: Brian Klemmer
Release Date: 2009-11
Genre: Business & Economics
A Compassionate Samurai is a bold, ethical, results-producing person who makes a difference for others as well as himself. THE COMPASSIONATE SAMURAI In life there are two types of people. The first are those who are nice, good-hearted, and compassionate but can't make much happen. The other kind can make everything happen - they're the creators, the go-getters, and the aggressive producers in society - however, they're often self-centered, greedy, and unethical. Wouldn't it be great if you could make things happen in a really big way but not lose your integrity? The Compassionate Samurai will show you the way to produce extraordinary results in a dog-eat-dog world and still maintain the highest levels of ethics. You'll learn: the way to always be satisfied and motivated regardless of your circumstances; why all people have freedom but very few have liberty; what competing commitments are and the ways they prevent you from having what you want in life; the secret to operating optimally in an untrustworthy environment; ways to make the shift from scarcity to abundance even if you're knee-deep in debt ... and much, much more! Brian Klemmer, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, is a best-selling author and highly respected speaker and seminar leader. His company, Klemmer & Associates Leadership Seminars, Inc., has worked with hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, helping them produce measurable and long-lasting changes in their lives. His clients include Aetna Life Insurance, American Suzuki Corporation, General Electric, Walt Disney Attractions, and a dozen network-marketing and direct-sales companies.
Author: Mark B. Fuller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics
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.
Shiroyama, ein kleiner charmanter Ort in den japanischen Bergen: Seine reiche Geschichte verheißt eine faszinierende Neujahrszeremonie, und das einladende Badehaus der kleinen Familienpension verspricht wohltuende Stunden. Die junge Englischlehrerin Rei Shimura fühlt sich wie im Paradies, als sie für ein paar Urlaubstage aus Tokio anreist. Und daß ihr gleich am ersten Abend der reizende Hugh Glendinning über den Weg läuft, betrachtet sie als gutes Omen. Am nächsten Morgen jedoch findet man die Frau des einflußreichen Geschäftsmannes Nakamura tot unter dem Fenster des Badehauses. Glendinning scheint mehr zu wissen, als er preisgibt, und zu viele Details des Falles wollen nicht so recht zusammenpassen. Reis detektivischer Spürsinn ist geweckt, doch sie ahnt nicht, daß der Täter ganz in ihrer Nähe ist ...