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Soul of the Samurai: Modern Translations of Three Classic Works of Zen & Bushido

By: Cleary, Thomas F.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: October 2005

Seller ID: 17957

ISBN: 0804836906

Condition: New


Thomas Cleary's translation of "Code of the Samurai" introduced the social, political, and organizational principles of samurai culture, including loyalty to family, a sense of service and duty, and the rules for dealing with allies and enemies.In "Soul of the Samurai," Cleary delves into the key influence of Zen on the samurai's combat style, from its emphasis on detachment-meaning a willingness to sacrifice life (including one's own)-to the attempt to clear the mind and "be in the moment," which freed the swordsman's mind from distractions and allowed him to act in an instant.Includi... View more info

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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

By: Blaine Harden

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Viking: March 2012

Seller ID: 17874

ISBN: 0670023329

Condition: New


A "New York Times "bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped. But Shin Donghyuk did.In "Escape from Camp 14," acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the ... View more info

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A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949

By: Kevin Peraino

Price: $17.05

Publisher: Crown: September 2017

Seller ID: 4222

ISBN: 0307887235

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 400 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 400 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China

By: Timothy Brook

Price: $56.95

Publisher: University of California Press: May 1998

Seller ID: 16843

ISBN: 0520210913

Condition: New


The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the center of the world: the European voyages of exploration were searching not just for new lands but also for new trade routes to the Far East. In this book, Timothy Brook eloquently narrates the changing landscape of life over the three centuries of the Ming (1368-1644), when China was transformed from a closely administered agrarian realm into a place of commercial profits and intense competition for status."The Confusions of Pleasure" marks a significant dep... View more info