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Emergent Tokyo

Author : Jorge Almazan,Studiolab
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2022-04-12
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1951541324

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Emergent Tokyo by Jorge Almazan,Studiolab Pdf

This book examines the urban fabric of contemporary Tokyo as a valuable demonstration of permeable, inclusive, and adaptive urban patterns that required neither extensive master planning nor corporate urbanism to develop. These urban patterns are emergent: that is, they are the combined result of numerous modifications and appropriations of space by small agents interacting within a broader socio-economic ecosystem. Together, they create a degree of urban intensity and liveliness that is the envy of the world's cities. This book examines five of these patterns that appear conspicuously throughout Tokyo: yokocho alleyways, multi-tenant zakkyo buildings, undertrack infills, low-rise dense neighborhoods, and the river-like ankyo streets. Unlike many of the discussions on Tokyo that emphasise cultural uniqueness, this book aims at transcultural validity, with a focus on empirical analysis of the spatial and social conditions that allow these patterns to emerge. The authors of Emergent Tokyo acknowledge the distinct character of Tokyo without essentialising or fetishising it, offering visitors, architects, and urban policy practitioners an unparalleled understanding of Tokyo's urban landscape.

Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyo

Author : Mark K. Watson
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 211 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2014-03-14
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781317807568

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Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyo by Mark K. Watson Pdf

This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of Hokkaido. Today, however, a significant proportion of the Ainu people live in and around major cities on the main island of Honshu, particularly Tokyo. Based on extensive original ethnographic research, this book explores this largely unknown diasporic aspect of Ainu life and society. Drawing from debates on place-based rights and urban indigeneity in the twenty-first century, the book engages with the experiences and collective struggles of Tokyo Ainu in seeking to promote a better understanding of their cultural and political identity and sense of community in the city. Looking in-depth for the first time at the urban context of ritual performance, cultural transmission and the construction of places or ‘hubs’ of Ainu social activity, this book argues that recent government initiatives aimed at fostering a national Ainu policy will ultimately founder unless its architects are able to fully recognize the historical and social complexities of the urban Ainu experience.

Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities

Author : Peter G. Rowe
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2012-12-12
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9783034610599

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Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities by Peter G. Rowe Pdf

This book presents current developments in city planning and architecture in East Asia. It describes the many neighborhoods in which the region’s large cities are modernizing or expanding with innovative structures and advanced construction projects. It combines a typology of public structures with an analysis of the compositional principles of urban environments. Thus, it finally connects new developments in city planning with new developments in architecture, and considers examples such as CCTV, Lujiazui, Kansai Airport, Xinyi, Taipei 101, Chek Lap Kok, Cheonggyecheon, Roppongi Hills, Da Shanzi, Shahe, Omotesando, and Marina Bay from a new perspective.And the new perspectives presented here are not just theoretical: some forty full-page bird’s eye views prepared especially for this volume show these future urban settings in highly detailed images of breathtaking beauty. The result is a rich portrait of the coming together of global and local influences in non-Western countries. With its systematic approach, this presentation by one of the leading international experts in the field is a reference work on a topic of central importance to the world of construction today.

China's Evolving Military Strategy

Author : Joe McReynolds
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Page : 440 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2017-01-10
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780985504595

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China's Evolving Military Strategy by Joe McReynolds Pdf

Roughly once every generation, a powerful, highly influential organization within the Chinese People's Liberation Army releases a new edition of the Science of Military Strategy (SMS), a comprehensive and authoritative study which details the strategic approach that the Chinese military will take in the coming years in response to the threats and challenges facing China. The recent release of a new edition of SMS signals the potential for dramatic shifts in the PLA's approach to a number of strategic questions, but the book remains underutilized by many Western China analysts due to the lack of both an English translation and expert analysis to place these changes into context. China's Evolving Military Strategy aims to bring knowledge of these important developments to a mass audience of China watchers, policymakers, and the broader foreign policy community by providing a sector-by-sector analysis of changes in the PLA's thinking and approach from the previous edition of SMS to the present. Each chapter addresses the implications for a different portion of the Chinese military, ranging from the air, sea, and space domains to cyberspace and electromagnetic warfare, and each is written by one of the world's foremost experts on that subsection of China's military development. China's Evolving Military Strategy will serve as the cornerstone reference for a generation to come on one of China's most important declarations of its military-strategic goals and intentions.

History of Tokyo 1867-1989

Author : Edward Seidensticker
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 845 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2019-04-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9781462901050

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History of Tokyo 1867-1989 by Edward Seidensticker Pdf

"This is a freaking great book and I highly recommend it…if you are passionate about the history of 'the world's greatest city,' this book is something you must have in your collection." --JapanThis.com Edward Seidensticker's A History of Tokyo 1867-1989 tells the fascinating story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to the largest and the most modern city in the world. With the same scholarship and sparkling style that won him admiration as the foremost translator of great works of Japanese literature, Seidensticker offers the reader his brilliant vision of an entire society suddenly wrenched from an ancient feudal past into the modern world in a few short decades, and the enormous stresses and strains that this brought with it. Originally published as two volumes, Seidensticker's masterful work is now available in a handy, single paperback volume. Whether you're a history buff or Tokyo-bound traveler looking to learn more, this insightful book offers a fascinating look at how the Tokyo that we know came to be. This edition contains an introduction by Donald Richie, the acknowledged expert on Japanese culture who was a close personal friend of the author, and a preface by geographer Paul Waley that puts the book into perspective for modern readers.

A City Cannot Be a Work of Art

Author : Sanford Ikeda
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 409 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2023-10-29
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9789819953622

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A City Cannot Be a Work of Art by Sanford Ikeda Pdf

This open access book connects Jane Jacobs's celebrated urban analysis to her ideas on economics and social theory. While Jacobs is a legend in the field of urbanism and famous for challenging and profoundly influencing urban planning and design, her theoretical contributions – although central to her criticisms of and proposals for public policy – are frequently overlooked even by her most enthusiastic admirers. This book argues that Jacobs’s insight that “a city cannot be a work of art” underlies both her ideas on planning and her understanding of economic development and social cooperation. It shows how the theory of the market process and Jacobs’s theory of urban processes are useful complements – an example of what economists and urbanists can learn from each other. This Jacobs-cum-market-process perspective offers new theoretical, historical, and policy analyses of cities, more realistic and coherent than standard accounts by either economists or urbanists.

World Financial Orders

Author : Paul Langley
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2003-08-27
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781134521401

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World Financial Orders by Paul Langley Pdf

World Financial Orders challenges the predominance of neo-liberalism as a mode of knowledge about contemporary world finance, and claims that it neglects the social and political bases as well as the malign consequences of change. He looks to the field of International Political Economy (IPE) to construct an alternative mode, one that critically restores society and politics. An 'historical' approach to IPE is advanced that accounts for modern world finance since the seventeenth century as a succession of structurally distinct hierarchical social orders. This book will be of interest to those working in the field of IPE and to those scholars, researchers and students from across the social sciences who seek to challenge the common-sense, neo-liberal explanation of contemporary world finance.

Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Care for Neurological Conditions

Author : Cheng-Yang Hsieh,Jordi A. Matias-Guiu,Jesús Porta-Etessam,Sheng-Feng Sung,Tomohisa Nezu,Ricardo F. Allegri,Shen-Yang Lim,Giovanni Assenza
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Page : 592 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2022-01-07
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9782889719976

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Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Care for Neurological Conditions by Cheng-Yang Hsieh,Jordi A. Matias-Guiu,Jesús Porta-Etessam,Sheng-Feng Sung,Tomohisa Nezu,Ricardo F. Allegri,Shen-Yang Lim,Giovanni Assenza Pdf

How Cities Become Brands

Author : Eric Häusler
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2024-05-24
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9783658437763

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The Making of Urban Japan

Author : André Sorensen
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2005-08-19
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781134736577

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The Making of Urban Japan by André Sorensen Pdf

During the twentieth century, Japan was transformed from a poor, primarily rural country into one of the world's largest industrial powers and most highly urbanised countries. Interestingly, while Japanese governments and planners borrowed carefully from the planning ideas and methods of many other countries, Japanese urban planning, urban governance and cities developed very differently from those of other developed countries. Japan's distinctive patterns of urbanisation are partly a product of the highly developed urban system, urban traditions and material culture of the pre-modern period, which remained influential until well after the Pacific War. A second key influence has been the dominance of central government in urban affairs, and its consistent prioritisation of economic growth over the public welfare or urban quality of life. André Sorensen examines Japan's urban trajectory from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, paying particular attention to the weak development of Japanese civil society, local governments, and land development and planning regulations.

Managing Emergent Phenomena

Author : Stephen J. Guastello
Publisher : Psychology Press
Page : 405 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2001-12-01
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781135671945

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Managing Emergent Phenomena by Stephen J. Guastello Pdf

Chaos, catastrophe, self-organization, and complexity theories (nonlinear dynamics) now have practical and measurable roles in the functioning of work organizations. Managing Emergent Phenomena begins by describing how the concept of an organization has changed from a bureaucracy, to a humanistic and organic system, to a complex adaptive system. The dynamics concepts are then explained along with the most recent research methods for analyzing real data. Applications include: work motivation, personnel selection and turnover, creative thinking by individuals and groups, the development of social networks, coordination in work groups, the emergence of leaders, work performance in organizational hierarchies, economic problems that are relevant to organizations, techniques for predicting the future, and emergency management. Each application begins with a tight summary of standard thinking on a subject, followed by the new insights that are afforded by nonlinear dynamics and the empirical data supporting those ideas. Unusual concepts are also encountered, such as the organizational unconscious, collective intelligence, and the revolt of the slaved variables. The net results are a new perspective on what is really important in organizational life, original insights on familiar experiences, and some clear signposts for the next generation of nonlinear social scientists.

The Book of Tokyo

Author : Hideo Furukawa,Kaori Ekuni,Mitsuyo Kakuta,Banana Yoshimoto,Toshiyuki Horie,Nao-Cola Yamazaki,Hitomi Kanehara,Osamu Hashimoto,Hiromi Kawakami,Shuichi Yoshida
Publisher : Comma Press
Page : 169 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2015-06-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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The Book of Tokyo by Hideo Furukawa,Kaori Ekuni,Mitsuyo Kakuta,Banana Yoshimoto,Toshiyuki Horie,Nao-Cola Yamazaki,Hitomi Kanehara,Osamu Hashimoto,Hiromi Kawakami,Shuichi Yoshida Pdf

A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set to embark on an unstoppable rampage through the city’s train network… A young woman is accompanied home one night by a reclusive student, and finds herself lured into a flat full of eerie Egyptian artefacts… A man suspects his young wife’s obsession with picnicking every weekend in the city’s parks hides a darker motive… At first, Tokyo appears in these stories as it does to many outsiders: a city of bewildering scale, awe-inspiring modernity, peculiar rules, unknowable secrets and, to some extent, danger. Characters observe their fellow citizens from afar, hesitant to stray from their daily routines to engage with them. But Tokyo being the city it is, random encounters inevitably take place – a naïve book collector, mistaken for a French speaker, is drawn into a world he never knew existed; a woman seeking psychiatric help finds herself in a taxi with an older man wanting to share his own peculiar revelations; a depressed divorcee accepts an unexpected lunch invitation to try Thai food for the very first time… The result in each story is a small but crucial change in perspective, a sampling of the unexpected yet simple pleasure of other people’s company. As one character puts it, ‘The world is full of delicious things, you know.’

The Ethics of Coercion in Mass Casualty Medicine

Author : Griffin Trotter
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 175 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2007-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780801885518

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The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema

Author : Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park,Gina Marchetti,See Kam Tan
Publisher : Springer
Page : 743 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2018-11-04
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781349958221

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The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema by Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park,Gina Marchetti,See Kam Tan Pdf

This collection offers new approaches to theorizing Asian film in relation to the history, culture, geopolitics and economics of the continent. Bringing together original essays written by established and emerging scholars, this anthology transcends the limitations of national borders to do justice to the diverse ways in which the cinema shapes Asia geographically and imaginatively in the world today. From the revival of the Silk Road as the “belt and road” of a rising China to historical ruminations on the legacy of colonialism across the continent, the authors argue that the category of “Asian cinema” from Turkey to the edges of the Pacific continues to play a vital role in cutting-edge film research. This handbook will serve as an essential guide for committed scholars, students, and all those interested in the past, present, and possible future of Asian cinema in the 21st century.

Cartographies of Place

Author : Michael Darroch,Janine Marchessault
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2014-03
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780773590380

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Cartographies of Place by Michael Darroch,Janine Marchessault Pdf

Engaging with place, image, and media to understand the complexity of urban life.