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Over 18,000 entries, provided in both romanized Japanese and kanji and kana, make this one of the best concise dictionaries available for the student of Japanese. What else would you expect from famed linguist Samuel Martin? His comprehensive and updated dictionary offers precise definitions in both English to Japanese and Japanese to English sections, with sample phrases. Perfect for classroom reference or for porting around in your pocket on a next trip to Japan, Martins Concise Japanese Dictionary combines the most accurate definitions for a large number of words with the most affordable price for a pocket dictionary on the market. A best-selling reference.
This volume of more than 20,000 terms is intended as an aid to the reading of newspapers, periodicals, and other materials published in the People's Republic. It assumes that the user will already have acquired a foundation in "traditional" Chinese; it is not, therefore, a complete dictionary. Instead, by concentrating on new terms and expressions not easily found translated or explained elsewhere, it should be a valuable supplement to the older, standard Chinese-English dictionaries.
"A vertitable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-dateinformation (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volumetitle stands alone as THE standard reference work for the study of traditionalChinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published." --Choice
"Familiarly known as "Rimer's Guide" since its publication in 1988, A Reader's Guide to Japanese Literature by J. Thomas Rimer has now been expanded and updated, keeping it abreast of the latest developments in Japanese literature. The specific aim of the guide is to introduce newcomers to individual literary works in such a way that they can judge for themselves what suits their tastes." "Rimer's Guide begins in the eighth century and ends in the 1990s. Readers who read from beginning to end will gain a good overview of Japanese literature through their encounters with the individual books that comprise the guide. Those who wish to skip here and there, searching for the book meant especially for them, may do so with impunity. In either case, readers will come across a tremendous variety of literary styles and types: diaries, poetry, plays, essays, short stories, and novels. There are works of great subtlety, works that are boldly drawn, religious works, and secular works. There is something to suit every taste."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. Spanning one and a half centuries from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this volume covers topics such as technology, food, nationalism and rise of anime and manga in the visual arts. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture traces the cultural transformation that took place over the course of the twentieth century, and paints a picture of a nation rich in cultural diversity. With contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture is an authoritative introduction to this subject.
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