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The Taming Of The Samurai

Author: Eiko Ikegami
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674868083
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Modern Japan offers us a view of a highly developed society with its own internal logic. Eiko Ikegami makes this logic accessible to us through a sweeping investigation into the roots of Japanese organizational structures. She accomplishes this by focusing on the diverse roles that the samurai have played in Japanese history. From their rise in ancient Japan, through their dominance as warrior lords in the medieval period, and their subsequent transformation to quasi-bureaucrats at the beginning of the Tokugawa era, the samurai held center stage in Japan until their abolishment after the opening up of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century. This book demonstrates how Japan's so-called harmonious collective culture is paradoxically connected with a history of conflict. Ikegami contends that contemporary Japanese culture is based upon two remarkably complementary ingredients, honorable competition and honorable collaboration. The historical roots of this situation can be found in the process of state formation, along very different lines from that seen in Europe at around the same time. The solution that emerged out of the turbulent beginnings of the Tokugawa state was a transformation of the samurai into a hereditary class of vassal-bureaucrats, a solution that would have many unexpected ramifications for subsequent centuries. Ikegami's approach, while sociological, draws on anthropological and historical methods to provide an answer to the question of how the Japanese managed to achieve modernity without traveling the route taken by Western countries. The result is a work of enormous depth and sensitivity that will facilitate a better understanding of, and appreciation for, Japanese society.

Literaturbericht Ber Ikegami Eiko The Taming Of The Samurai Honourific Individualism And The Making Of Modern Japan Cambridge Havard University Press 1995

Author: Anonym
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638677494
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Rezension / Literaturbericht aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Sudasienkunde, Sudostasienkunde, Note: keine, Universitat Leipzig (Ostasiatisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Grundkurs Geschichte der Gesellschaft und Kultur Japans, 8 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Literaturbericht beschaftigt sich mit Eiko Ikegamis Standardwerk, "The Taming of the Samurai. Honourific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan," in dem die Professorin fur Soziologie an der renomierten Yale Universitat, die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Samurai aus einem soziologischen Kontext heraus erzahlt. Der Literaturbericht geht ausfuhrlich auf ihre Darstellungen ein und gibt die komplexe Thematik der Entstehung dieser besonderen Kultur, deren gemeinschaftlichen Richtlinien auf einem strengen Kodex zur Regelung von Schuld und Dienst, dem sogenannten Ehrenkodex der Samurai, beruht, anschaulich wieder."

Die Gefallenen Bes Nftigen Und Ihre Taten R Hmen

Author: Tino Schölz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486858785
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Das Gedenken an die japanischen Gefallenen des Asiatisch-Pazifischen Krieges ist eines der umstrittensten Themen in den internationalen Beziehungen des fernen Ostens. "Die Gefallenen besänftigen und ihre Taten rühmen" analysiert die Geschichte des politischen Totenkultes in Japan seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts und fragt, worin die wichtigsten Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der japanischen Praxis des Umgangs mit und der Erinnerung an die Kriegstoten im Vergleich zu westlichen Ländern bestehen. Dabei werden die verschiedenen Trägergruppen und unterschiedliche Formen der Erinnerung wie Friedhöfe, Denkmäler oder Schreine in den Blick genommen. Damit liefert es sowohl einen Beitrag zur vergleichenden Geschichte der Nationalstaatsbildung als auch zum Verständnis der historischen Verankerung eines hochaktuellen Problems.

Die Domestizierung Der Samurai

Author: Mathias Hamp
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828860478
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Die Samurai - das Sinnbild der tödlichen Krieger. Doch im Japan des 19. Jahrhunderts wurden die Samurai domestiziert, wie auch westliche Barbaren, Geishas, Zen-Mönche oder Unberührbare. Klar definierbare Opfer und Täter sucht man vergeblich: Die Domestizierung der Samurai handelt von der Bewältigung alter und der Entstehung neuer Fremdbilder - in einem Lebensraum, dessen Grenzen bis dahin nicht klar umrissen waren. Mathias Hamp zeichnet die Landesöffnung Japans in anderen Farben als dem Stahlgrau westlicher Kanonenboot-Diplomatie. Mit fundiertem historischem Hintergrund vertieft er den Blick auf die Entwicklung der komplexen Gesellschaftsordnung, in der das Fremde und seine Niederlassung zur Basis des modernen Japans wurden. "Zweifelsfrei eine Neubewertung der japanischen Auseinandersetzung mit den 'Fremden', anregend, originell, erkenntnisreich und auf hohem intellektuellen Niveau." - Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zöllner, Universität Bonn

Zu Ikegami Eiko Taming Of The Samurai Literaturbericht

Author: Sebastian Scheplitz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 363840904X
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Rezension / Literaturbericht aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Orientalistik / Sinologie - Japanologie, Note: 2, Universität Leipzig (Japanologie), 25 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die folgende Arbeit hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, das von der Fachwelt viel beachtete und mit Preisen wie „Best Book on Asia“ bedachte Werk „The Taming of the Samurai“ von Eiko Ikegami zu untersuchen und in einer knappen Zusammenfassung ihre Ansätze zu erarbeiten. Nachdem die Autorin in Tokyo ihren Bachelor und in Ibaraki ihren Master ablegte, promovierte sie 1989 an der Harvard University. Sie war seitdem tätig für die Nihonkeizai Shinbun, Casa und die Yale University. Derzeit ist sie als Professorin für Soziologie an der New School University, New York beschäftigt. Ihre Tätigkeitsfelder sind: Vergleichende historische Soziologie, Japanische Gesellschaft, Theorie und Soziologie der Kultur. Gegenwärtig forscht sie in den Gebieten: Allgemeine Bereiche in der vergleichenden Perspektive, Höflichkeits- und Standesordnung in Japan, Identitäten, Netzwerke und Änderungen der Sozialstrukturen. Ikegamis Ziel ist die Erforschung des Wandels des Samuraistandes durch die Jahrhunderte, aus soziologischer, nicht aus geschichtlicher Sicht, wie sie gleich zu Anfang ihrer Veröffentlichung betont. Hierbei legt sie ihren geschichtlichen Fokus auf die Heian- (794-1185), die Kamakura- (1185-1333) und die Muromachi-Zeit (1338-1573) und die Epoche der Streitenden Reiche sengoku jidai 1467-1568, welche im allgemeinen als Japanisches Mittelalter bezeichnet werden, bis hin zur Meijirestauration 1867/68. Ihr Hauptaugenmerk liegt auf der Tokugawa-Zeit (1600-1867/68). Ihre Absicht ist es den Begriff der Ehre, der als zentrales Leitmotiv im Leben eines Samurai angesehen werden kann [siehe auch Yamamoto, 1716/1999], zu definieren und in einen Vergleich zu den Ansichten westlicher Länder zu stellen. Hierbei wendet sie nach eigener Aussage eine Art Perspektivverschiebung an, indem sie die Möglichkeit nutzt, zwischen Weitwinkel- und Teleobjektiv-Betrachtung zu unterscheiden, um Präzedenzfälle und ebenso das Gesamtbild des historeopolitischen Kontexts zu beleuchten. Diese „Schnappschüsse“ versucht Ikegami dann zu einem für den Leser verständlichen Bild zusammenzufügen. Ikegami ist der Meinung, dass sich ein westlicher Betrachter sicher folgende Frage stellt: „How can a nation be so successful in the fields of industrialization and business management, while encouraging its population to overvalue collectivist thinking and the status quo, and correspondingly to devalue individualism an bold innovation“ [S.3]

Japan S Household Registration System And Citizenship

Author: David Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134512988
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Japan’s Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of social order. It provides identity whilst at the same time imposing identity upon everyone registered, and in turn, the state receives validity and legitimacy from the registration of its inhabitants. The study of the procedures and mechanisms for identifying and documenting people provides an important window into understanding statecraft, and by examining the koseki system, this book provides a keen insight into social and political change in Japan. By looking through the lens of the koseki system, the book takes both an historical as well as a contemporary approach to understanding Japanese society. In doing so, it develops our understanding of contemporary Japan within the historical context of population management and social control; reveals the social effects and influence of the koseki system throughout its history; and presents new insights into citizenship, nationality and identity. Furthermore, this book develops our knowledge of state functions and indeed the nation state itself, through engaging critically with important issues relating to the koseki while at the same time providing a platform for further investigation. The contributors to this volume utilise a variety of disciplinary areas including history, gender studies, sociology, law and anthropology, and each chapter provides insights that bring us closer to a comprehensive grasp of the role, effects and historical background of what is a crucial and influential instrument of the Japanese state. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese history, Japanese culture and society, Japanese studies, Asian social policy and demography more generally.

Toxic Archipelago

Author: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295803010
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Every person on the planet is entangled in a web of ecological relationships that link farms and factories with human consumers. Our lives depend on these relationships -- and are imperiled by them as well. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago. During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely from mines, factory sites, and rice paddies into human bodies. Toxic Archipelago explores how toxic pollution works its way into porous human bodies and brings unimaginable pain to some of them. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins that know no boundaries: deaths from insecticide contaminations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos. This powerful, probing book demonstrates how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years -- and how people and the environment have suffered as a consequence.

Voices Of Early Modern Japan Contemporary Accounts Of Daily Life During The Age Of The Shoguns

Author: Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392013
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Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600–1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and powerful and ordinary citizens. • 60 original documents, divided into 42 thematic sections • A chronology of Japanese history from roughly a half century before the beginning of the Tokugawa period until the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868, with selected events in world history included

Japanese Cybercultures

Author: Nanette Gottlieb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113446763X
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Japan is rightly regarded as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, yet the development and deployment of Internet technology in Japan has taken a different trajectory compared with Western nations. This is the first book to look at the specific dynamics of Japanese Internet use. It examines the crucial questions: * how the Japanese are using the Internet: from the prevalence of access via portable devices, to the fashion culture of mobile phones * how Japan's "cute culture" has colonized cyberspace * the role of the Internet in different musical subcultures * how different men's and women's groups have embraced technology to highlight problems of harassment and bullying * the social, cultural and political impacts of the Internet on Japanese society * how marginalized groups in Japanese society - gay men, those living with AIDS, members of new religious groups and Japan's hereditary sub-caste, the Burakumin - are challenging the mainstream by using the Internet. Examined from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, using a broad range of case-studies, this is an exciting and genuinely cutting-edge book which breaks new ground in Japanese studies and will be of value to anyone interested in Japanese culture, the Internet and cyberculture.

Protest With Chinese Characteristics

Author: Ho-fung Hung
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231525451
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The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends. Hung samples from mid-Qing petitions and humble plaints to the emperor. He revisits rallies, riots, market strikes, and other forms of contention rarely considered in previous studies. Drawing on new world history, which accommodates parallels and divergences between political-economic and cultural developments East and West, Hung shows how the centralization of political power and an expanding market, coupled with a persistent Confucianist orthodoxy, shaped protesters' strategies and appeals in Qing China. This unique form of mid-Qing protest combined a quest for justice and autonomy with a filial-loyal respect for the imperial center, and Hung's careful research ties this distinct characteristic to popular protest in China today. As Hung makes clear, the nature of these protests prove late imperial China was anything but a stagnant and tranquil empire before the West cracked it open. In fact, the origins of modern popular politics in China predate the 1911 Revolution. Hung's work ultimately establishes a framework others can use to compare popular protest among different cultural fabrics. His book fundamentally recasts the evolution of such acts worldwide.