Japanese Robot Culture Yuji Sone 2016-12-17 Japanese Robot Culture examines social robots in Japan, those in public, domestic, and artistic contexts. Unlike other studies, this book sees the robot in relation to Japanese popular culture, and argues that the Japanese ‘affinity’ for robots is the outcome of a complex loop of representation and social expectation in the context of Japan’s continuing struggle with modernity. Considering Japanese robot culture from the critical perspectives afforded by theatre and performance studies, this book is concerned with representations of robots and their inclusion in social and cultural contexts, which science and engineering studies do not address. The robot as a performing object generates meaning in staged events and situations that make sense for its Japanese observers and participants. This book examines how specific modes of encounter with robots in carefully constructed mises en scène can trigger reflexive, culturally specific, and often ideologically-inflected responses.
Consistent Tennis Wins Tom Avery 2004-01-01
Gundam 0083 Technical Manual Yoshiyuki Tomino 2002 Ever wonder how a beam rifle works or what powers a Mobile Suit? Wonder no more! From the longest-running mecha series in the history of anime comes the ultimate resource. Encyclopedic in scope, the Gundam Technical Manuals offers an in-depth look at the entire Gundam universe! Divided into five volumes, the series covers: Histories of the Federation; Principality of Zeon, and the One Year War, plus alternate timelines of G Gundam and Gundam Wing; biographies of all key players in each series, and all-new paintings of Gundam units in action!
Postindustrial East Asian Cities Shahid Yusuf 2006-01-01 Drawing on a wide range of literature and on interviews with firms, this book explores issues of economic growth with a focus on six East Asian cities: Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo. It suggests how policies and institutions can induce and furnish an urban environment that supports innovative activities. A valuable resource for researchers, urban planners, urban geographers, and policy makers interested in East Asia.
Oregon Brown Sara Orwig 2013-09-17 Fantasy clashes with reality as a woman’s passions are torn between two impossible options. From USA Today bestselling romance author Sara Orwig. "Sara Orwig really shows her stuff in the marvelous OREGON BROWN...This book is destined to become a real classic."—Romantic Times "[A] deftly humorous touch...with a unique first encounter." —Chicago Sun-Times Charity Jane Webster spends her evenings listening to the sexy voice of DJ Rory Runyon flowing across the airwaves. Filling her nights with love songs and whispered endearments, he’s the perfect fantasy lover—unlike her distractingly handsome neighbor. Oregon Brown drives Charity crazy, somehow knowing all of her deepest secrets while being impossibly seductive. Charity will have to choose between the voice that haunts her dreams, and the man who can hold her in his arms. "This...proves that the great romances can stand the test of time. Sara Orwig is at her best with the poignant, witty, and charming OREGON BROWN." —Affaire de Coeur magazine
Movie Collectibles Collector's Compass 2001
Scripted Journeys Tom Nuenen 2021-09-06 The ubiquity of computation in daily life has had decisive influence on the imaginative aspects of tourism. Online knowledge of the world is readily available through mapping services, social media, travel blogs, and online reviews. From booking and Googling, to posting and reminiscing: all stages of one’s trip can be guided and augmented by increasingly connective, personalized, and optimized algorithmic systems. In the face of this informational abundance, hypermediated tourism is fixated on access to authenticity. Peer to peer accommodation offers tourists a chance to "live like a local." Professional bloggers instruct not just on where, but on how to travel. Review websites aggregate the feedback of millions into "objective," data-driven authentication of destinations. And virtual technologies take users to places they could not dream of reaching physically. Based on a comparative ethnography of touristic blogs and vlogs, review websites, and video game environments, Scripted Journeys presents a critical analysis of touristic practice in digital ecologies. This hypermediated tourism engages technology as a harbinger of self-possession and waywardness, yet produces its own forms of digital dependence. The resulting "scripted journeys" internalize a tension between authenticity as autonomy and control, and the implicit compliance of making use of technological extensions.
How to Be Well Frank Lipman 2018 From celebrity health guru, integrative medicine specialist, and NYT bestselling author of The New Health Rules Dr. Frank Lipman, a holistic manual for everything you need to know to "be well" -how to eat, exercise, sleep better, reduce stress and be happy.
Sounds and the City B. Lashua 2014-05-27 This book explores the ways in which Western-derived music connects with globalization, hybridity, consumerism and the flow of cultures. Both as local terrain and as global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music.
Fundamentals of Wireless Communication David Tse 2005-05-26 This textbook takes a unified view of the fundamentals of wireless communication and explains cutting-edge concepts in a simple and intuitive way. An abundant supply of exercises make it ideal for graduate courses in electrical and computer engineering and it will also be of great interest to practising engineers.
Fandom Unbound Mizuko Ito 2012-02-28 In recent years, otaku culture has emerged as one of Japan's major cultural exports and as a genuinely transnational phenomenon. This timely volume investigates how this once marginalized popular culture has come to play a major role in Japan's identity at home and abroad. In the American context, the word otaku is best translated as “geek'—an ardent fan with highly specialized knowledge and interests. But it is associated especially with fans of specific Japan-based cultural genres, including anime, manga, and video games. Most important of all, as this collection shows, is the way otaku culture represents a newly participatory fan culture in which fans not only organize around niche interests but produce and distribute their own media content. In this collection of essays, Japanese and American scholars offer richly detailed descriptions of how this once stigmatized Japanese youth culture created its own alternative markets and cultural products such as fan fiction, comics, costumes, and remixes, becoming a major international force that can challenge the dominance of commercial media. By exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple perspectives, this groundbreaking collection provides fascinating insights into the present and future of cultural production and distribution in the digital age.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Koichi Tokita 2002-01 Giant Robot Action Manga, Set After The TV Series. Now The War Between Earth And The Colonies Are Over, The Gundam Pilots Must Maintain The Peace. Heero Yuy Becomes A Vigilante Pacifist Destroying Arms Caches Wherever He Finds Them. When An Unmanned Weapons Factory Is Discovered Near Mars, The Gundams Are Called Into A Final Battle To Ensure Peace.
Omens and Superstitions of Southern India Edgar Thurston 1912
Reforming Learning Clarence Ng 2008-11-23 In the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, various reform initiatives, policies and programmes have been carried out in different countries within the Asia-Pacific region. All these reform efforts aim to restructure different aspects of schooling in order to promote learning and to prepare students for future challenges in globalised economies. These measures to a certain extent challenge traditional practices, established arrangements and deep-seated assumptions related to different aspects of learning. The authors in this book discuss educational reforms in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region in light of student learning, clarify their concepts, evaluate implementation and impact on the learning processes, with a hope that we can learn better from each other and develop a better understanding of "contemporary" learning and teaching processes within the region. The central argument running through different chapters in this book highlights the importance of understanding reforms and learning within their historical, political and sociocultural contexts. Reforming learning involves changes in established cultural practices in our schools, classrooms, and other learning sites, and therefore inevitably arouses tensions and negotiations. The discussion in this book puts to the fore the disputable nature of reforming learning and the significance of contextualising the complex relationship between reforms and learning.
Chinese for Specific and Professional Purposes Hongyin Tao 2019-08-20 This book, likely the first of its kind in the English language, explores Chinese for specific and professional purposes (CSP) in terms of theorizing and developing practical applications for language teaching and learning. While research in language for specific purposes is thriving for languages such as English, there has been comparatively little such research conducted for Chinese. This volume attempts to fill the gap by bringing together practitioners from a broad international scholarly community, who share common interests yet diverse orientations. Seventeen papers are included, and address four broad thematic categories: (1) academic Chinese, (2) business Chinese, (3) Chinese for medicine and health care, and (4) Chinese for other broadly defined services and industries (diplomacy, tourism, wine-tasting, etc.). Representing the state of the art in CSP research, the book offers an indispensable guide for anyone interested in theoretical and practical issues in this area of applied Chinese language studies.
Celestial Being Noboru Kimura 2010 In the year 2307, a private organization called Celestial Being arises, promising to end all wars through the use of armed interventions in the world's conflicts utilizing their four supremely advanced mobile suits, the Gundams.
Deployed Mel Odom 2012-09-28 Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely. Once a successful Somalian businessman, Rageh Daud has lost everything. Determined to seek revenge on the terrorists who killed his wife and son, he teams up with a group of thieves, killers, and others displaced by war. Despite his better judgment, Daud becomes the protector of a young orphaned boy—who becomes a pawn between the warring factions. To defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince Daud that they are on the same side.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter Is the Best Medicine Amy Newmark 2020-04-14 Chicken Soup for the Soul’s first-ever humor collection, and the timing is perfect. This is storytelling at its funniest. If laughter is the best medicine, then this book is your prescription. Turn off the news and spend a few days not following current events. Instead, return to the basics—humanity’s ability to laugh at itself. Maybe you should even do a news cleanse for a few days! Hide under the covers and read these stories instead. Or read a chapter a day, or a story a day for 101 days. These pages contain the antidote to whatever is troubling you. They will definitely put you in a good mood. No one is safe from our writers— from spouses to parents to children to colleagues and friends. And of course the funniest of all are the stories they tell about their own mishaps and those “most embarrassing moments.” There’s no holding anything back in these pages, so prepare for lots of good, clean (and not so clean) fun.
The Notenki Memoirs Yasuhiro Takeda 2005-05-24 A tell-all account of Studio Gainax, the creators of the classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Yasuhiro Takeda, a member of the Gainax company since its inception, talks about everything from the untold stories of Eva to the Gainax tax evasion scandal that plagued its production. Including a series of stunning revelations, this history of Gainax is a must-read for any serious anime fan.
Gundam Sentinel Masaya Takahashi 2015-07-17
The Dragon and the Dazzle Marco Pellitteri 2010 Marco Pellitteri examines the growing influence of Japanese pop culture in European contexts in this comprehensive study of manga, anime, and video games. Looking at the period from 1975 to today, Pellitteri discusses Super Mario, Pokémon, kawaii, Sonic, robots and cyborgs, Astro Boy, and Gundam, among other examples of these popular forms. Pellitteri divides this period into two eras ("the dragon" and "the dazzle") to better understand this cultural phenomenon and means by which it achieved worldwide distribution.
Manga Toni Johnson-Woods 2010-04-15 A collection of essays by an international cast of scholars, experts, and fans, providing a definitive, one-stop Manga resource.
Gundam Mark Simmons 2002 This complete guide to the top-rated "anime" series on the Cartoon Network covers all the TV series, movies, comics, graphic novels, video games, and model kits from the world of "Gundam." Included are detailed synopses of all the different "Gundam" episodes. Full color.
Ethnographic Notes in Southern India Edgar Thurston 1906
Reflections on the Human Condition Eric Hoffer 1973 This collection of aphorisms and philosophical comment represents Eric Hoffer at his best. It offers stunning insights that strike home with startling frequency, often most uncomfortably; it has a fine unity, a well-defined theme. That some of the statements invite argument and questioning is inevitable and stimulating. Here is a book of the "wry epigram and the icy aphorism" which made his earlier books so appealing and gained for him a wide audience.--Publisher description.
Mobile Suit Gundam Yoshiyuki Tomino 2012-04-03 The Gundam creator's own vision of his spectacularly successful cult franchise, in a new edition for hungry fans.
The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture Sandra Buckley 2009 This encyclopedia covers culture from the end of the Imperialist period in 1945 right up to date to reflect the vibrant nature of contemporary Japanese society and culture.
This Fissured Land Madhav Gadgil 1993-03-31 "A masterful study. . . . It does for ecological history what the writings of Marx and Engels did for the study of class relations and social production."—Michael Adas, Rutgers University
Millennial Monsters Anne Allison 2006-06-30 Millennial Monsters explores the global popularity of Japanese consumer culture--including manga (comic books), anime (animation), video games, and toys--and questions the make-up of fantasies nand capitalism that have spurred the industry's growth.
Ready Player One Ernest Cline 2011-08-16 #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9
Role-Playing Games of Japan Björn-Ole Kamm 2020-08-28 This book engages non-digital role-playing games—such as table-top RPGs and live-action role-plays—in and from Japan, to sketch their possibilities and fluidities in a global context. Currently, non-digital RPGs are experiencing a second boom worldwide and are increasingly gaining scholarly attention for their inter-media relations. This study concentrates on Japan, but does not emphasise unique Japanese characteristics, as the practice of embodying an RPG character is always contingently realised. The purpose is to trace the transcultural entanglements of RPG practices by mapping four arenas of conflict: the tension between reality and fiction; stereotypes of escapism; mediation across national borders; and the role of scholars in the making of role-playing game practices.
Take Back Your Body Susan E. Mead 2009 Creating and maintaining health becomes more complicated and expensive by the heartbeat. "Take Back Your Body"] offers manageable, 500-word tips that are quick to read and simple to implement-plus many ways to save time and money. From a four-minute recipe for the Ultimate Smoothie to a five-minute workout, readers of "Take Back Your Body" shift from Health Care to Self Care with simple changes. Plus-they get healthier while saving hundreds of dollars a month at both the market and the pharmacy. Using humor and real-life stories of anonymous clients, "Take Back Your Body" offers practical ways for readers to save money and improve their health simultaneously. In a concise, entertaining, can-do format, chapters include: Food as Medicine-With A Sensual and Savory Experience on Top Exercise for the Rest of Us How Sex and Meditation Get You to the Same Place-and other Lifestyle Tips My Favorite Herbs for Healing and Prevention Special Issues for Women Special Issues for Men Time Savers (since no one has time to eat whole foods and exercise)
One Big Thing Phil Cooke 2012 One Big Thingis about finding out what you were born to do with your life and how to use it to revolutionize your business or ministry---and change the world."
Michael Cohen's House Testimony Diversion Books 2019-03-05 The Full Transcript of the Most Shocking Testimony of the Trump Era “I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts. . . . I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a conman. He is a cheat.” —from Michael Cohen’s Opening Statement to the House Oversight Committee “Michael Cohen . . .was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying & fraud. He did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time.” —President Donald J. Trump On February 27, 2019, with the world watching, Michael Cohen—former lawyer and fixer for President Donald J. Trump—took the stand in front of the House Oversight Committee and delivered one of the most sensational days of Congressional testimony in history. Not since President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean turned on him during the Watergate scandal has a close Presidential associate attacked the character of the Chief of State and charged him with criminal acts. Here in one volume is living history—the hard-hitting prepared statements, the damning evidence, the salacious charges, the belligerent questioning, and the stunning revelations.
Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library and in the College Libraries of Oxford ... University of Oxford (Oxford, Town of). - Bodleian Library 1886
Animation and Advertising Malcolm Cook 2019-12-17 Throughout its history, animation has been fundamentally shaped by its application to promotion and marketing, with animation playing a vital role in advertising history. In individual case study chapters this book addresses, among others, the role of promotion and advertising for anime, Disney, MTV, Lotte Reiniger, Pixar and George Pal, and highlights American, Indian, Japanese, and European examples. This collection reviews the history of famous animation studios and artists, and rediscovers overlooked ones. It situates animated advertising within the context of a diverse intermedial and multi-platform media environment, influenced by print, radio and digital practices, and expanding beyond cinema and television screens into the workplace, theme park, trade expo and urban environment. It reveals the part that animation has played in shaping our consumption of particular brands and commodities, and assesses the ways in which animated advertising has both changed and been changed by the technologies and media that supported it, including digital production and distribution in the present day. Challenging the traditional privileging of art or entertainment over commercial animation, Animation and Advertising establishes a new and rich field of research, and raises many new questions concerning particular animation and media histories, and our methods for researching them.
Drawing Futures Bob Sheil 2016-11-11 Drawing Futures brings together international designers and artists for speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture.Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for designers, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. There is a rich and long history of drawing tied to innovations in technology as well as to revolutions in our philosophical understanding of the world. In reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces allowing hitherto unprecedented views of the world, the changing status of the drawing and its representation as a political act demands a platform for reflection and innovation. Drawing Futures will present a compendium of projects, writings and interviews that critically reassess the act of drawing and where its future may lie.Drawing Futures focuses on the discussion of how the field of drawing may expand synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. The book coincides with an international conference of the same name, taking place at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in November 2016. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the book discusses how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas.
Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God Brian Zahnd 2017 Pastor Brian Zahnd began "to question the theology of a wrathful God who delights in punishing sinners, and has started to explore the real nature of Jesus and His Father. The book isn't only an interesting look at the context of some modern theological ideas; it's also offers some profound insight into God's love and eternal plan." --Relevant Magazine (Named one of the Top 10 Books of 2017) God is wrath? Or God is Love? In his famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," Puritan revivalist Jonathan Edwards shaped predominating American theology with a vision of God as angry, violent, and retributive. Three centuries later, Brian Zahnd was both mesmerized and terrified by Edwards's wrathful God. Haunted by fear that crippled his relationship with God, Zahnd spent years praying for a divine experience of hell. What Zahnd experienced instead was the Father's love--revealed perfectly through Jesus Christ--for all prodigal sons and daughters. In Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Zahnd asks important questions like: Is seeing God primarily as wrathful towards sinners true or biblical? Is fearing God a normal expected behavior? And where might the natural implications of this theological framework lead us? Thoughtfully wrestling with subjects like Old Testament genocide, the crucifixion of Jesus, eternal punishment in hell, and the final judgment in Revelation, Zanhd maintains that the summit of divine revelation for sinners is not God is wrath, but God is love.
Radical Longevity Ann Louise Gittleman 2022-05-10 Welcome to a Radical new view of aging - one that defies conventional wisdom and redefines the aging process with resilience, vitality and grace. You'll discover the most advanced program that staves off the effects of aging, which includes how to release a lifetime of accumulated toxins and deficiencies--and how to correct and reverse their effects with targeted foods, critical lifestyle tweaks, peptides and signaling molecules for cellular regeneration. With her trademark no-nonsense style, Ann Louise Gittleman champions a paradigm shift in which your biology is not your biography. By utilizing epigenetics to slow and reverse many of the most worrisome aging conditions, you can preserve your "youth span" and enhance your immunity, heart, brain, muscles, joints, skin, and hair. You can even revitalize your sex drive! Based on decades of experience and research in breakthrough age- defying and restorative medicine, Radical Longevity will forever change what you think you know about aging. Inside you'll discover: The most essential vitamins, minerals and hormones to reclaim youthful immunity The transformative Radical Longevity Power Plan and 5 Day Radical Reset to soothe the gut and revitalize the liver How to manipulate your metabolism The Cinderella mineral to help prevent memory loss and reverse Alzheimer's How to make your body produce up to fifty percent more "Youth Defying Stem Cells" The #1 brain-aging hazard hiding in your home, and how to activate your best self-defense The unexpected "forbidden" food that makes your skin, joints, eyes, arteries, and brain feel years younger and much more... Radical Longevity casts a big and bold new vision of aging that will give you freedom from accepting the limitations that growing older once meant. Look more youthful, feel more agile, and think more clearly as you enter the Radical new era of healthy aging!
The Samnyasa Upanisads Patrick Olivelle 1992-02-13 The first readable and accurate translation of twenty of the most authoritative Hindu documents pertaining to ascetic ideals and the ascetic way of life, this text opens to students a major source for the study of the Hindu ascetical institutions and of the historical changes they underwent during a period of a thousand years or more. Beginning with an analysis of the historical context that gave rise to Indian ascetical institutions and ideologies, Patrick Olivelle moves on to elucidate the meaning of renunciation—the central institution of holiness in most Hindu traditions—and the function and significance of the various elements that constitute the rite of renunciation. The Samnyasa Upanisads will be an unparalleled source of information and insight for students of Hinduism and Indian asceticism, mysticism, and holiness.

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