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The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh
by Benjamin Hoff
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For Taoists everywhere, the New York Times bestseller from the author of The Te of Piglet The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese--or a venerable philosopher... (read more)

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The Book of Tea
The Book of Tea
by Okakura Kakuza
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In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, a small, esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little... (read more)

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The Book of Five Rings
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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Here is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for leaders in all professions, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over... (read more)

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Warrior Wisdom
Warrior Wisdom
by Kazumi Tabata
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In his earlier books, Grandmaster Kazumi Tabata distills for Western readers the essence of famous Asian martial arts classics such as andlt;iandgt;The Hagakureandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Heart of Sutraandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;providing martial... (read more)

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The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi
The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi
by William Scott Wilson
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Miyamoto Musashi (1584‒1645) was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, the Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy... (read more)

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Discourse by Three Drunkards on Government
Discourse by Three Drunkards on Government
by Nakae Chomin
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Nakae Chomin was one of Japan's seminal thinkers during the Meiji era (1868–1912), a time when the nation was attempting to leapfrog from feudalism into the modern world. The son of a low-ranking samurai family, Chomin (a pen name meaning "the... (read more)

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The Book of Five Rings
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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Religion in Contemporary Japan
Religion in Contemporary Japan
by Ian Reader
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Through a series of case studies of religious activities--at temples and festivals, in Zen meditation halls, at fire rituals, at home and work--Reader (Japanese studies, U. of Stirling, Scotland) examines the major areas in which the Japanese... (read more)

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Code of the Samurai: Bushido: The Soul of Japan
Code of the Samurai: Bushido: The Soul of Japan
by Inazo Nitobe
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Beautifully produced in traditional Chinese binding with cloth cover and string, and with a timeless design, this book includes the classic Inazo text with a new introduction. It will appeal to anyone interested in leadership, the nobility of the Samurai... (read more)

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Bushido: Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan
Bushido: Samurai Ethics and the Soul of Japan
by Inazo Nitobe
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The code of ideals and manners known as bushido governs the training of Japan's samurai, or warrior class. Written by a distinguished Japanese internationalist, this volume eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and... (read more)

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The One Taste of Truth: Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea
The One Taste of Truth: Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea
by William Scott Wilson
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Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Here, renowned translator William Scott Wilson distills what is singular and precious about this traditional... (read more)

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Musashi's Book of Five Rings
Musashi's Book of Five Rings
by Stephen F. Kaufman
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Miyamoto Musashi is the greatest martial artist and warrior Japan has ever known. His Book of Five Rings is the definitive Japanese treatise on warfare, mortal combat and the chivalrous code of the samurai known simply as Bushido—the "Way of the... (read more)

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Encounter with Enlightenment: A Study of Japanese Ethics (Suny Series in Modern Japanese Philosophy)
Encounter with Enlightenment: A Study of Japanese Ethics (Suny Series in Modern Japanese Philosophy)
by Robert Edgar Carter
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Carter (philosophy, Kansai Gaidai University) describes the principles of Japanese ethical systems, places them in their social context, and identifies their religious and philosophical underpinnings. He then applies these principles to current social,... (read more)

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The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
by Yuzan Daidoji
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Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way of the warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society... (read more)

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Japanese Art of War Understanding the Culture of Strategy
Japanese Art of War Understanding the Culture of Strategy
by Thomas Cleary
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Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.... (read more)

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The Book of Five Rings
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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"Embraced by many contemporary readers as a manual on how to succeed in life."— Library Journal... (read more)

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Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture
Samurai Wisdom: Lessons from Japan's Warrior Culture
by Thomas Cleary
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The ancient warrior culture of Japan produced a sophisticated martial philosophy that we know today as Bushido—the Way of the Warrior. In Samurai Wisdom, author Thomas Clearly provides five important new translations of major Japanese works on... (read more)

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The book of five rings
The book of five rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher. He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.... (read more)

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Shinto
Shinto
by Sokyo Ono
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Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. This introduction unveils Shinto's spiritual characteristics and discusses the architecture and function... (read more)

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The Illustrated Book of Five Rings
The Illustrated Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher. He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.... (read more)

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