viernes, 18 de marzo de 2011

Donación de The Nippon Foundation

La Nippon Foundation, organización japonesa sin fines de lucro fundada en 1962, que tiene entre sus objetivos la asistencia humanitaria en países en desarrollo en áreas tales como la asistencia social, salud y educación, ha lanzado el programa “100 books for understanding contemporary Japan”, el cual consiste en la donación de libros que proporcionan información sobre Japón a bibliotecas alrededor del mundo. Las áreas de estudio incluyen Política/Gobierno/Relaciones Internacionales, Economía/Business, Sociedad/Cultura, Literatura/Arte, e Historia. Damos a conocer los 38 títulos donados a la Biblioteca Central, que vienen a fortalecer y apoyar los estudios que el profesor Sergio Carrasco del Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, junto a tres alumnos ayudantes, desde hace algunos años han impulsado en pos del desarrollo de los estudios sobre Japón.

Abegglen, James C. 21st- Century Japanese management. New systems, lasting values. [Basingstoke] ; [New York]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

"Japan's economy and businesses are moving into the twenty-first century after a long and hard 'lost decade' of company redesign. They emerge with new management systems in place, but with their values as social organizations unchanged. From the unique perspective of the author's pioneering analysis of the 1950s, the financial systems, personnel management methods and R&D capabilities are re-assessed. The book examines the role of the corporation in Japanese society". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Matsuo, Basho. The narrow road to the deep north and other travel sketches. London: Penguin Books, 1966.

"In his perfectly crafted haiku poems, Basho described the natural world with great simplicity and delicacy of feeling. When he composed "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" he was a ardent student of Zen Buddhism setting off on a series of travels designed to strip away the trappings of the material world and bring spiritual enlightenment. He wrote of the seasons changing, of the smell of the rain, the brightness of the moon and the beauty of the waterfall, through which he sensed the mysteries of the universe". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Dore, Ronald. British factory- Japenese factory. The origins of national diversity in industrial relations. Berkeley: University of California Press, [2009].

"The Japanese way of work is notoriously 'different.' But is it Japan or Britain which is the odd man out? This is the first book to explore the real differences, not by contrasting Japanese employment relations with a hazy ideal image of 'the West," but through a point-by-point comparison of two Japanese factories with two British ones making similar products". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Emmott, Bill. The sun also sets. The limits to Japan's economic power. New York: A Touchstone Book : Simon & Schuster, 1991.

"Emmott is way ahead of the pack in thoughtfulness, originality, and recognition of the interplay of dynamic social, economic, and political forces. He is adding much-needed… perspective to the raging debate about Japan and his book should be widely read and hotly debated" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review) Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Gerstle, C. Andrew; Timothy Clark; Akiko Yano. Kabuki heroes on the Osaka stage 1780-1830. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2005.

"Kabuki Heroes is about collective participation in urban culture—on the stage, in poetry salons, in art studios, and in fan clubs. Focusing on the culture of Kabuki theater in Osaka and Kyoto, the book illustrates the passionate hero worship of actors by all levels of society. Fans vigorously engaged in the creation of celebrity and fame for their idols, and thereby won their own moments of glory and glamour in the spotlight. Many of these participants are represented here—most of them ordinary townspeople, but also a few samurai and courtiers. This interactive nature of Kabuki culture is particularly intriguing: the actors themselves not only appeared on stage, but involved themselves in other cultural circles such as poetry salons, Kabuki fan clubs, as well as performing formal rituals at the theater. Individual fans became amateur performers, while others created lavish color prints and books to support favorite actors and spread their fame". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Gravett, Paul. Manga. Sixty years of japenese comics. New York: Collins Design, 2004.

"Japan's output of manga is massive, accounting for a staggering forty percent of everything published each year in the country.Outside Japan, there has been a global boom in sales, with the manga aesthetic spreading from comics into all areas of Western youth culture through film, computer games, advertising, and design". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Hibbett, Howard, (ed.). Contemporary japanese literature. An anthology of fiction, film, and other writing since 1945. Boston: Cheng and Tsui Company, 2005.

"As compelling now as it was when first released nearly thirty years ago, this anthology of contemporary Japenese literature in English translation remains a true standard-bearer to this day. The stories, poetry, a play- even film scripts from directors Kurosawa and Ozu- cut throught genre and issue to capture the feel of post 1945 Japenese culture: a bold, unsettling modernism thrust upon a traditional society." Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Johnson, Chalmers. MITI and the japanese miracle. The growth of industrial policy, 1925-1975. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1982.

"Johnson sets out to explain and in the process to demystify the reasons for Japenese economic success by concentring on the one institution which perhaps more than any other has been responsible for achieving that success: the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). It is a daunting task admirably undertaken by Johnson... who has produced a rich, suggestive, and stimulating book." (Derek Massarella, Far Eastern Economic Review) Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Karan, Pradyumna P. Japan in the 21st century. Environment, economy, and society. Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2005.

"All nations seek greathness, but few achieve it. During the last fifty years, Japan has attained this rare status. But where is Japan headed in the twenty-first century? This book examines the natural features of this island nation, which hace greatly impacted the Japanese people, and explores how the country's social, economic, and political structures hace affected Japan's global role in this century." Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Katzenstein, Peter J. Cultural norms and national military in postwar Japan. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1996.

"Nonviolent state behavior in Japan, this book argues, results from the distinctive breadht with the japanese define security policy, making it inseparable from the quest for social stability throught economic growth". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Kazuo, Koike. The economics of work in Japan. Tokyo: LTCB International Library Foundation, 1995.

"How do Japanese work? Are they unique in the way they work? Can Japanese methods of working be transfered to other countries? These are among the most important of the questions Professor Koike explores in what he describes as his "analysis of Japan's labor economy and human resource management". In answering them, he shatters many popular conceptions about Japan". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Keene, Donald. Five modern japanese novelists. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

"The New Yorker has called Donald Keene "America's preeminent scholar of Japenese literature". Now he offers a book that is both a superb introduction to modern japenese fiction and memoir of his own lifelong interest in japenese literature and culture". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Keene, Donald. The pleasures of japanese literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.

"Perhaps no one is more qualified to write about japanese literature than Donald Keene, considered the leading interpreter of the subject to the western world. The author offers an enjoyable and beautifully written introduction to traditional japanese culture for the general reader". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Kojin, Karatani. Origins of modern japanese literature. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993.

"Since its publication in Japan ten years ago, has become a landmark book, playing a pivotal role in defining discussions of modernity in that country". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Mes, Tom; Jasper Sharp. The midnight eye guide to new japanese film. Berkeley, California: Stone Bridge Press, 2005.

"All you need to know about the cutting edge of the new Japanese film genre. Animates, inventive and imaginative, violent, and cool…a cinema that has reinvented itself". (Donald Richiem author of A Hundred Years of Japanese Film).Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Mizuta Lippit, Noriko; Kyoko Iriye Selden (ed.). Japanese women writers. Twentieth Century Short Fiction. Armonk, New York; London: M.E. Sharpe, 1991.

"Readers newly introduced to japanese literature are often surprised by the extent to which the major classical literary works are the products of women writers. The Tale of Genji and The Pillow Book, two of the most famous prose works of the classical period, were written by women, as were the majority of the poetic diaries, one of the major genres in classical literature". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Nakagami, Kenji. The cape and other stories from the japanese ghetto. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2008.

"Anguished, lusty, tragic, and brutal are the stories and setting of this collection from one of Japan's great postwar literary masters. Kenji Nakagami was born a burakumin. Isolated in the same rural and urban ghettoes for centuries, the burakumin are Japan's little-known outcase class who still suffer subtle and not-so-subtle acts of discrimination and abuse..." Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Napier, Susan J. Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle. Experiencing contemporary japenese animation. [United States of America]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

"This new edition of Susan Napier's groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new anime fans. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Napier confirms that anime reacher far beyond the children's cartoons, category and often portrays important social and cultural themes". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Natsume, Soseki. Kokoro. Tokyo; Rutland, Vermont ; Singapore : Tuttle Publishing, 1969.

"Set in the turbulent Meiji era, a chance encounter on a Kamakura beach irrevocably links a young student to a man he simply calls "Sensei". Intrigued by Sensei's aloofness and wanting to know more about him, the student begins to call upon Sensei with increasing frequency.....". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Oe, Kenzaburo. A personal matter. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont ; Singapore : Tuttle Publishing, 1969.

"Bird, the protagonist of A personal Matter, is a frustrated young intellectual in a failing marriage whose utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Ogai, Mori. The wild goose. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Center for Japenese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1995.

"A small book that gives immense pleasure…. A timeless portrayal of the clash between social caste and romantic love". (Gardner McFall in The New York Times Book Review) Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Okazaki, Tetsuji and Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara (ed.). The Japanese economic system and its historical origins. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

"This book is the product of two years' joint research into the origins of Japan's present-day economic system, in particular the financial and corporate systems, labour relations, and the relations between the goverment and the corporate sector. It was undertaken by scholars researching the fields of economics, economic history, and the history of management who all share an awareness of the issues outlines above". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Rimer, Thomas; Van C. Gessel (ed.). The Columbia anthology of modern japanese literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

"In Volume 2 of Columbia's comprehensive anthology of modern Japanese literature, thoughtfully selected and carefully translated readings portray the vast changes that have transformed Japanese culture since the end of the Pacific War. Beginning with the Allied Occupation in 1945 and concluding with the early twenty-first century, these stories, poems, plays, and essays reflect Japan's heady transition from poverty to prosperity, its struggle with conflicting ideologies and political beliefs, and the growing influence of popular culture on the country's artistic and intellectual traditions." Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Ihara, Saikaku. The life of an amorous woman and other writings. New York: New Directions Books, 1963.

"One of the great fiction writers of Japan, Ihara Saikaku (1623-93), wrote of the lowest class in the Tokugawa world - the towns-men who were rising in wealth and power but not in offcial status". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Schilling, Mark. Contemporary Japanese Film. Boston and London: Weatherhill, 1999.

"This comprehensive look at Japanese cinema in the 1990's includes nearly four hundred reviews of individual films and a dozen interviews and profiles of leading directors and producers. Interpretive essays provide an overview of some of the key issues and themes of the decade, and provide background and context for the treatment of individual films and artists". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Schodt, Frederik L. Dreamland Japan. Writings on modern Manga. Berkeley, California: Stone Bridge Press, 1996.

"Manga, or Japanese comics, have become a certified cultural megaforce. Born in the Japanese collective unconscious, their dreamlike visions and epic, cinematic qualities have launched a multibillion-dollar industry and inspired pictorial storytellers throughout the world". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Seidensticker, Edward. Kafu the Scribbler. The life and writings of Nagai Kafu, 1879-1959. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Center for Japenese Studies, The University of Michigan, [1999]

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Shikibu, Murasaki. The tale of Genji Vol. 1 y V. 2. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont ; Singapore:Tuttle Publishing, 1976.

"The Tale of Genji has long been considered Japan's greatest work of literature and one of the world's greatest novels. Written in the early years of the eleventh century by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu, the very long romance, spanning 54 chapters, first captured the attention of Western readers when Arthur Waley's translation, now a classic in its own right, revealed an unsuspected world of elegance and romance centering around court life in tenth-century Japan". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Silverberg, Miriam. Erotic grotesque nonsense. The mass culture of Japanese Modern Times. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

"This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a self-consciously modern ethos that challenged state ideology and expansionism. Miriam Silverberg uses sources such as movie magazines, ethnographies of the homeless, and the most famous photographs from this era to capture the spirit, textures, and language of a time when the media reached all classes, connecting the rural social order to urban mores. Employing the concept of montage as a metaphor that informed the organization of Japanese mass culture during the 1920s and 1930s, Silverberg challenges the erasure of Japanese colonialism and its legacies. She evokes vivid images from daily life during the 1920s and 1930s, including details about food, housing, fashion, modes of popular entertainment, and attitudes toward sexuality. Her innovative study demonstrates how new public spaces, new relationships within the family, and an ironic sensibility expressed the attitude of Japanese consumers who identified with the modern as providing a cosmopolitan break from tradition at the same time that they mobilized for war". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Smith, Thomas C. Native sources of Japanese industrialization, 1750-1920. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

"This collection of essays is one of a kind, an outstanding exposition of a set of interpretations and body of informartion richly illuminating of a first-class scholarly mind" ( Conrad Totman, Yale University) Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Snyder, Stephen; Philip Gabriel (eds.). Oe and beyond. Fiction in contemporary Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.

"The essays in this volume explore such subjects as the continuing resonances of the atomic bombings; the notion of "transnational subjects"; the question of the ·de-canonization" (as well as the "re-canonization") of writers; the construction (and deconstruction) of gender models; the quest for spirituality amid contemporary japanese consumer affluence; post-modernity and japanese "infantilism"; the intertwining connesctions between history, myth-making, and discrimination; and apocalyptic visions of fin de siècle Japan". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Sugihara, Kaoru (ed.). Japan, China, and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1850-1949. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

"Modern Asian economic history has often been written in terms of the western impact and Asia's response to it. This volume argues that the growth of intra-regional trade, migration, capital and money flows was a crucial factor in determining the course of East Asian economic development". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Tanizaki, Junichiro. In praise of shadows. London: Vintage Books, 2001.

"This is an essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. The text ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. The essay forms a classic description of the collision between the shadows of traditional Japanese interiors and the dazzling light of the modern age". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Toshio, Kawatake. Kabuki. Baroque fusion of the arts. Tokyo: International House of Japan, 2006.

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Tsutsui, William M. Manufacturing ideology. Scientific management in twentieth-century Japan. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 1998.

"Japanese industry is the envy of the world for its efficient and humane management practices. Yet, as William Tsutsui argues, the origins and implications of "Japanese-style management" are poorly understood. Contrary to widespread belief, Japan's acclaimed strategies are not particularly novel or even especially Japanese." Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Yamada, Taichi. I Haven't dreamed of flying for a while. London: Faber and Faber, 2008.

"After accident, illness, and the loss of his job and marriage, forty-eight-year-old Taura meets Mutsuko, setting his already derailed life even further off course. Their first encounter is, unseen, in an overcrowded hospital. It later transpires that the mysterious Mutsuko is in her late sixties, but when they next meet she appears to be younger in age, and the two seemingly fall in love". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

Yoshikawa, Hiroshi. Japan's lost decade. Tokyo: The International House of Japan, 2008.

"Professor Yoshikawa's book, an analysis of Japan's lost decade and polocies for overcoming it, is fact becoming a classic. The main concept in his analysis is what he has labeled "the uncertainty trap". Overcoming the stagnation, on the other hand requires yet another new concept: "demand-creating innovation"". Ver registro en Catálogo Bello

The tales of the Heike. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

"Burton Watson is one of the premier translators of both Chinese and Japanese literature and history. His rendering into English of selected passages from The Tales of the Heike is a great boon for those of us in medieval Japanese studies. The translation provides an exciting new look at this famous tale of warrior and courtier life in late-twelfth-century Japan." (Paul Varley, professor emeritus, Columbia University and Sen Soshitsu XV Professor Emeritus, University of Hawai'i) Ver resgitro en Catálogo Bello

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