Acta Slavica Iaponica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

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The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War

Author: Rotem Kowner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081087007X

Category: History

Page: 640

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The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War provides considerable breadth and depth of coverage based on Japanese, Russian, and Western sources. The breadth is accomplished through a wide-ranging introduction, a detailed chronology and an extensive bibliography. The depth comes in the hundreds of entries on military and political leaders, major battles and lesser encounters, tactics and strategy as well as the weaponry and of course the causes and consequences.
Posted in History

Japan's Response to the Gorbachev Era, 1985-1991

A Rising Superpower Views a Declining One

Author: Gilbert Rozman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400862418

Category: History

Page: 388

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Gorbachev's transformation of both Soviet socialism and the Cold War world atmosphere kindled a far-reaching debate in Japan. Would Japan at last free itself of its secondary postwar standing? Would a new Soviet system and world order soon be established? Gilbert Rozman argues in Japan's Response to the Gorbachev Era, that Japanese perceptions of the Soviet Union are distinctive and are helpful for understanding what will become an influential worldview. Focusing on diverse opinion leaders and the relationship between the Japanese media, policy-making, and public opinion, Rozman shows how long-standing negative images of Soviet socialism and militarism have been reconsidered since the mid-1980s. His analysis treats burning issues such as the Northern Territories dispute, the Soviet commitment to reform, and the Soviet-American relationship. It also sheds light on Japanese views of Soviet history, modernization, and national character. Such views reveal some of the building blocks for the emergent Japanese worldview. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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The Hazards of Urban Life in Late Stalinist Russia

Health, Hygiene, and Living Standards, 1943–1953

Author: Donald Filtzer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113948575X

Category: History

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This is the first detailed study of the standard of living of ordinary Russians following World War II. It examines urban living conditions under the Stalinist regime with a focus on the key issues of sanitation, access to safe water supplies, personal hygiene and anti-epidemic controls, diet and nutrition, and infant mortality. Comparing five key industrial regions, it shows that living conditions lagged some fifty years behind Western European norms. The book reveals that, despite this, the years preceding Stalin's death saw dramatic improvements in mortality rates thanks to the application of rigorous public health controls and Western medical innovations. While tracing these changes, the book also analyzes the impact that the absence of an adequate urban infrastructure had on people's daily lives and on the relationship between the Stalinist regime and the Russian people, and, finally, how the Soviet experience compared to that of earlier industrializing societies.
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The Japanese and Europe

Images and Perceptions

Author: Bert Edstrom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136638954

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 3446

Not another 'misunderstandings and misconceptions' volume, but a wide-ranging review of intellectual traditions, mutual and alternative images, and case studies of people and events that mirror the focus of this book.
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Imperial Russia's Muslims

Author: Mustafa Tuna

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032490

Category: History

Page: 288

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Investigates the entangled transformations of Russia's Muslim communities from the late eighteenth century through to the First World War. Drawing from a wealth of Russian and Turkish sources, Mustafa Tuna surveys the transformation of Imperial Russia's oldest Muslim community: the Volga-Ural Muslims.
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Stars on the Earth

Domes and Stargates, and How to Interact with Them

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595851452

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 458

View: 1464

Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.
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Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World (2 Vol. Set)

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004170588

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

View: 1840

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
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Trasjanka und Suržyk

gemischte weißrussisch-russische und ukrainisch-russische Rede ; sprachlicher Inzest in Weißrussland und der Ukraine?

Author: Gerd Hentschel

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631585337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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Weissrussland und die Ukraine gelten als zweisprachig. Millionen von Menschen in beiden Landern sprechen aber oft weder Weissrussisch bzw. Ukrainisch noch Russisch in Reinform. Vielmehr praktizieren sie eine gemischte weissrussisch-russische bzw. ukrainisch-russische Rede. Diese Mischungen aus genetisch eng verwandten Sprachen werden in Weissrussland <I>Trasjanka und in der Ukraine <I>Suržyk genannt. Der bekannte ukrainische Schriftsteller Jurij Andruchovyč hat das Phanomen in seiner Heimat als <I>Blutschandekind des Bilingualismus angesprochen, also eine Metapher des Inzests kreiert. Darin klingt die verbreitete negative Bewertung der Sprachmischung an. Ihr ist der Band gewidmet. Er umfasst Beitrage von Autoren aus Weissrussland und der Ukraine sowie aus sieben anderen Landern."
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Japanese Wartime Zoo Policy

The Silent Victims of World War II

Author: Mayumi Itoh

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: History

Page: 245

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The Japanese government disposed of "dangerous animals" (not only carnivores but also herbivores, such as elephants) in zoos and circuses during World War II, including those in Japan's three "colonies" - Korea, Taiwan, and Manchukuo, Japan's puppet state in current Northeast China. Strangely, the "disposal order" was issued in August 1943, more than 15 months before U.S. B-29 air raids on Japan began. While some European zoos also destroyed their animals, none of the authorities in Europe enforced the disposal of zoo animals as systematically as the Japanese Home Ministry. No country conducted as nationwide and systematic a disposal of captive animals as Japan. This policy was an integral part of the Japanese government propaganda to mobilize the whole civilian population into total war, rather than for the ostensible purpose of public safety.
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Wilder Ingwer


Author: Anchee Min

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010781

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5820

Eine mitreißende Liebesgeschichte, das poetische Porträt einer verblendeten Jugend Shanghai, Kulturrevolution 1969: Wilder Ingwer, ein rebellisches, bildschönes Mädchen mit ungewöhnlich gelbgrünen Augen, hat es wegen seines fremdländischen Aussehens schwer. Die chinesische Regierung unter der grausamen Herrschaft Maos duldet keine Ausländer. Doch Wilder Ingwer ist selbst eine leidenschaftliche Anhängerin der maoistischen Lehre. Für eine führende Position in diesem totalitären Regime wird sie schließlich ihre Eltern, ihre beste Freundin und sogar den Mann ihres Lebens verraten ...
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Die Gärten der Frauen

Zur sozialen Bedeutung von Kleinstlandwirtschaft in Stadt und Land weltweit

Author: Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen,Renate Müller,Petra Becker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3862263541

Category: Cultural studies

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Der Bär

Geschichte eines gestürzten Königs

Author: Michel Pastoureau,Sabine Çorlu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939062097


Page: 383

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Handbuch Transformationsforschung

Author: Raj Kollmorgen,Wolfgang Merkel,Hans-Jürgen Wagener

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658053488

Category: Political Science

Page: 789

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Transformation als nicht-evolutorischer gesellschaftlicher Wandel ist ein historisches Phänomen der Moderne. Gegenstand des Handbuchs sind Felder, Theorien und Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen Transformationsforschung. Am Anfang stehen die drei großen Paradigmen der Transformationsforschung: System, Institutionen und Akteure. Es folgen prominente Forschungsansätze unter anderem aus der Modernisierungstheorie, dem Strukturalismus, dem Historischen Institutionalismus, der Entwicklungsökonomik und der Politischen Ökonomie. Ein weiterer Teil ist den Methoden gewidmet. Quantitativ-statistische Verfahren werden hier ebenso vorgestellt wie makro-qualitative Methoden, Methoden aus der Ethnographie, den Wirtschaftswissenschaften und der Diskursanalyse. Nach einem Überblick über die wichtigsten historischen Wellen gesellschaftlicher Transformationen folgt ein Blick auf Sphären der Transformation wie Recht, Staat, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft. Mehr als vierzig kürzere Stichworte von A wie Autokratieförderung bis W wie Wohlfahrtsregime vertiefen einzelne transformatorische Grundprobleme. Dieses Handbuch integriert politikwissenschaftliche, soziologische und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Daneben finden rechts- und kulturwissenschaftliche Zugänge Berücksichtigung.
Posted in Political Science

Das Russinische

Kulturhistorische Und Soziolinguistische Aspekte

Author: Marc Stegherr

Publisher: O. Sagner


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 529

View: 7626

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Bärenkult und Schamanenzauber

Rituale früher Jäger

Author: Egon Wamers

Publisher: Schnell & Steiner

ISBN: 9783795430825


Page: 120

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Barenzeremoniell, Hirschtanz sowie Ren- und Elchkult waren religios-schamanische Rituale zahlreicher indigener Jagervolker Fennoskandiens und Nordsibiriens. Geistliche und Reisende des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts verdammten diese Praktiken als 'erschrockliche Abgotterej vnnd verehrungder Teuffel'. Dahinter stand jedoch eine urtumliche Vorstellungswelt und Religiositat, die in der Lebensform archaischer Jager-Fischer-Sammler-Kulturen wurzelte.
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Tränen des Sozialismus

Wohnen in Leningrad zwischen Alltag und Utopie 1917-1937

Author: Julia Obertreis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Collective settlements

Page: 456

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Posted in Collective settlements