Meditation and Piety in the Far East

Author: Karl Ludvig Reichelt,Sverre Holth

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227172353

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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The result of more than forty years of intimate contact with the 'religious elite' of the Far East, Dr. Reichelt's book is a study of a too-often remote and unknown world. For the western reader this study reveals the life of the East Asia religious communities, their sanctuaries, sacred writings and daily discipline. These non-Christian religions present a massive front of tradition and dogma, which so far the Christian faith has rarely penetrated. This engaging book is comprehensive in its scope. The author examines the meditation traditions of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Yoga in detail, drawing on his first-hand experiences. Karl Ludvig Reichelt was one of the few gifted interpreters of the East to the West, who knew the mind of the East Asia religions, and had the respect of their leaders. Meditation and Piety in the Far East is the companion volume to Religion in Chinese Garment, also published by The Lutterworth Press.

Codebreaker in the Far East

Author: Alan Stripp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136288597

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8262

This is the first book to describe British wartime success in breaking Japanese codes of dazzling variety and great complexity which contributed to the victory in Burma three months before Hiroshima. Written for the general reader, this first-hand account describes the difficulty of decoding one of the most complex languages in the world in some of the most difficult conditions. The book was published in 1989 to avoid proposed legislation which would prohibit those in the security services from publishing secret information.

The Far East and Australasia 2003

Author: Eur

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431339

Category: History

Page: 1538

View: 7065

A unique survey of each country in the region. It includes an extensive collection of facts, statistics, analysis and directory information in one accessible volume.

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East

A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's "Sakhalin"

Author: Vlas Doroshevich

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857288721

Category: History

Page: 514

View: 5766

‘Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s “Sakhalin”’ is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich’s 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia’s largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. This translation introduces English-language readers to an important writer and original stylist who defined journalistic practice during the years leading up to the1917 Revolution, by way of a book which helps explain the causes for that revolution.

William B. Cushing in the Far East

A Civil War Naval Hero Abroad, 1865-1869

Author: Julian R. McQuiston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786470550

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 7249

"After sinking the Albermarle in the Civil War, Cushing commanded USS Maumie in Hong Kong, helping restore America's naval/commercial power in the Far East. By linking such aims to British policy, and courting Chinese and Japanese officials, he succeeded. In his letters to his fiancâee, he brilliantly recorded his travels observations of people and places"--Provided by publisher.

Recasting the Imperial Far East

Britain and America in China, 1945-1950

Author: Lanxin Xiang

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563244605

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 4741

Attempts to shed new light on the Anglo-American rivalry in China in the period between the defeat of Japan and the triumph of the Chinese Communists. This study contends that the USSR was not a major factor in the dispute.

The Hellenistic Far East

Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia

Author: Rachel Mairs

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052095954X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2789

In the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous. To explore the lives and identities of the inhabitants of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, Rachel Mairs marshals a variety of evidence, from archaeology, to coins, to documentary and historical texts. Looking particularly at the great city of Ai Khanoum, the only extensively excavated Hellenistic period urban site in Central Asia, Mairs explores how these ancient people lived, communicated, and understood themselves. Significant and original, The Hellenistic Far East will highlight Bactrian studies as an important part of our understanding of the ancient world.

The English Renaissance and the Far East

Cross-Cultural Encounters

Author: Adele Lee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611475163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 9129

This book offers a timely examination of cultural encounters between Britain, China, and Japan, past and present. It challenges Edward Said’s model of East/West relations and offers a radical reconceptualization of the English Renaissance by suggesting it was not so different from the increasingly Sinocentric world we currently inhabit.

Britten and the Far East

Asian Influences in the Music of Benjamin Britten

Author: Mervyn Cooke

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851158303

Category: Music

Page: 279

View: 2522

Investigation into the influence of Eastern music on Britten's composition.

Military Service and Adventures in the Far East

Including Sketches of the Campaigns Against the Afghans in 1839, and the Sikhs in 1845-6

Author: Daniel Henry Mackinnon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Afghan Wars

Page: N.A

View: 5859

Charlie and G.I.'s Best-Kept Secret in the Far East

Author: Charles Mathews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615134420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

View: 2816

Charlie and GI's Best-Kept Secret in the Far East tells a story about Charlie's life as a military brat, and later, his civilian life, military, and his life as an adult. The book gives insight into the lives of some of our military and civilian men while in the Far East, and proves that through prayer and family involvement, change is possible. Charlie is now a born-again Christian. Charles Mathews talks about what our men are doing while on an overseas assignment. We, the American people, must do what we can to help our G.I.'s before they go overseas as well as after they are gone. Through prayer and family involvement, things can change.

Fairytales from the Far East

Author: samoht de jong

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742723464

Category: Fiction

Page: 29

View: 7270

Stories that touch. Tales that enchant. Let us take you into the world of fantasy. Make an imaginary journey to distant lands and times long past. Read stories, legends and tales that make the hearts of children and adults is higher for centuries. Dive into the fascinating fantasy world of the Far Eastern countries.

Fairytales from the Far East 4

tales from another world

Author: samoht de jong

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742771760

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3354

Stories that touch. Tales that enchant. Let us take you into the world of fantasy. Make an imaginary journey to distant lands and times long past. Read stories, legends and tales that make the hearts of children and adults is higher for centuries. Dive into the fascinating fantasy world of the Far Eastern countries.

Freud and the Far East

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the People and Culture of China, Japan, and Korea

Author: Salman Akhtar

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 0765706938

Category: Psychology

Page: 327

View: 2649

In Freud and the Far East, distinguished psychoanalysts from East and West provide meticulous historical accounts of the development of psychoanalysis in Japan, Korea, and China. The contributors to the book discuss the depth-psychological concepts of amae and wa, the Ajase complex, and the filial piety complex, underscoring the intricate interplay of drive and ego development with the powerful forces of ancestral legacies and their attendant myths and fantasies. The book offers insights into the psychosocial trials and tribulations of the immigrant populations from these countries and their Western-born offspring. Implications of such understanding for the conduct of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are also discussed. Offering a vast panopoly of fables and folklore, fiction and poetry, psychosocial observations and films, the book seeks to enlighten Western therapists regarding the cultural nuances with which their Far Eastern patients' emotional problems emerge in the clinical situation. Book jacket.

The Far East

Author: Archibald John Little

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108013872

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 6440

Detailed and comprehensive, this 1905 guide for travellers provides a fascinating insight into Asiatic culture and landscape.