the rise of an Island Kingdom : archaeological and cultural perspectives : proceedings of a symposium, Kingdom of the Coral Seas, November 17, 2007, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Author: Richard Pearson,Shijun Asato

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd

ISBN: 9781407303802

Category: History

Page: 102

View: 8857

Archaeological and Cultural Perspectives. Proceedings of a Symposium, Kingdom of the Coral Seas, November 17, 2007, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London The symposium and lectures brought Okinawan archaeology to a wide audience, including many students, professionals and those with an interest in this fascinating part of the Japanese archipelago from across Europe and elsewhere. The current volume represents a full record of the proceedings of the symposium, hopefully bringing the Ryukyus to an even broader readership. Contents: Preface (Richard Pearson); 1) Archaeology of the Ryukyu Islands: Major Themes (Shijun Asato); 2) Okinawa's Earliest Inhabitants and Life on the Coral Islands (Hiroto Takamiya); 3) Shell Exchange in the Ryukyu Islands and in East Asia (Naoko Kinoshita); 4) Kamuiyaki and Early Trade in the Ryukyu Islands (Akito Shinzato); 5) The Emergence of Ryukyu Royal Authority and Urasoe (Susumu Asato); 6) The Significance of Chinese Trade Ceramics from Ryukyu: Focusing on Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Porcelain (Meitoku Kamei); 7) The Architectural Landscape of the Kingdom of Ko Ryukyu (Takashi Uezato); 8) The Kingdom of Ryukyu: Culture, Politics, Mentality (Arne Rokkum); Appendix 1. Recent Discoveries on Kikai Island (Richard Pearson); Appendix 2. Archaeology of Sakishima (Richard Pearson); Appendix 3. Useful Reference Materials for Ryukyu Archaeology (Richard Pearson) Appendix 4. The Successive Rulers of Chuzan (Ryukyu) (Richard Pearson).

I Thought the Sun Was God

The Spiritual Journey of a Descendant of the Last Satsuma Samurai Clan

Author: Masako Kimura Streling

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770974687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4673

Born in a poor fishing village under difficult circumstances, Masako, a descendant of the Satsuma Samurai Clan, grew up burdened with many, filial responsibilities, in a rigorously class-conscious and patriarchal society-one headed for massive and profound change. Unable to reconcile herself to the many roles within roles imposed upon her, and feeling in her heart that she was destined to make a difference, Masako embarked on a lifelong journey of growth and self-discovery that took her across the Pacific Ocean and eventually led her to God. In their sixties-when most Americans are hoping to retire and enjoy the fruits of their labors-Masako and her husband Carl spent three years as the first Lay Missionaries for the Society of St. Columban in Japan. Those years, while life changing, were also painful and left Masako scarred and in a state of spiritual and emotional crisis. Questioning her role, her identity, and her very worth, Masako returned to the United States to rebuild a life, and reconnect with the Church community. I Thought The Sun Was God is a powerful story of faith's eventual triumph over deprivation, denial, and rejection. It relates the author's struggle with adversity and injustice, culminating with her eventual surrender to the true higher power. It is about the struggle versus adversity and injustice, but it is also about surrender to one true higher power and finding one's voice while listening for the small, still voice of God.

Ultimate Food Journeys

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409387356

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 847

Ultimate Food Journeys is the essential 'what to eat where' guide for foodies who love to travel and for travellers who love to eat. DK's ultimate gastronomic tour of the globe reveals the origins of the world's most famous dishes and the best places to eat them. From Boeuf Bourgignon in France to Tapas in Spain and soul food in Louisiana to tacos in Mexico, this beautifully illustrated book is arranged continent by continent with clear maps and mouth-watering photography. Expert authors introduce destinations and select the best or most interesting things to eat, uncovering the origins of the dish and exploring the ingredients. They recommend the best places to eat the area's speciality, chosen for the quality of the cooking, as well as the experience of dining there. Ultimate Food Journeys makes finding the ideal foodie getaway easier than ever. Search by time of year, type of vacation, type of food or simply flick through the pages and be inspired. Take a taste-bud led tour of the world with Ultimate Food Journeys.

Ethnicities and Global Multiculture

Pants for an Octopus

Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742578941

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 1611

Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited national context. His groundbreaking book adopts a kaleidoscopic and comparative-historical perspective that intertwines strands of social science and western and non-western research as a strategy to overcome the disciplinary and regional fragmentation of most discussions. Moving beyond worn notions of ethnicity and multiculturalism, Nederveen Pieterse proposes ethnicities and global multiculture as alternative, wide-angle perspectives on cultural diversity. Global multiculture, he convincingly demonstrates, offers a fresh account of cultural dynamics amid accelerated globalization.


Official Report

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 357


The Earth and Its Peoples

A Global History

Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley,Daniel R. Headrick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395534939

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 9290


Global Studies: China

Author: Suzanne Ogden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073379913

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8984

GLOBAL STUDIES is a unique series designed to provide comprehensive background information and selected world press articles on the regions and countries of the world. Each GLOBAL STUDIES volume includes an annotated listing of World Wide Web sites. Visit our website for more information: studies/

Vom alten Schlag

Der Zweite Weltkrieg am anderen Ende der Welt. Erinnerungen

Author: E.B. Sledge

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864134102

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 7913

Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.

Batik in Bethlehem, Hikaye in Hannover

Der rechtliche Schutz des Kulturerbes zwischen kulturellem Internationalismus und nationaler Identität

Author: Sophie Lenski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848716180


Page: 118

View: 7540

Zwischen einzelstaatlichen Bemühungen, das ""nationale Kulturgut"" zu schützen, und der Idee eines gemeinsamen Kulturerbes der Welt besteht ein schwer aufzulösendes Spannungsverhältnis.


der Weg des Kriegers

Author: Inazō Nitobe

Publisher: RaBaKa-Publishing

ISBN: 9783940185143


Page: 160

View: 5054


Salz. Fett. Säure. Hitze

Die vier Elemente guten Kochens.

Author: Samin Nosrat

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142829

Category: Cooking

Page: 472

View: 2266

Samin Nosrat verdichtet ihre reiche Erfahrung als Köchin und Kochlehrerin zu einem so einfachen wie revolutionären Ansatz. Es geht dabei um die vier zentralen Grundlagen guten Kochens: Salz, Fett, Säure und Hitze. Salz – das die Aromen vertieft. Fett – das sie trägt und attraktive Konsistenzen ermöglicht. Säure – die alle Aromen ausbalanciert. Und Hitze – die die Konsistenz eines Gerichts letztendlich bestimmt. Wer mit diesen vier Elementen souverän umgeht, kann exzellent kochen, ohne sich an Rezepte klammern zu müssen. Voller profundem Wissen, aber mit leichter Hand und gewinnendem Ton führt Nosrat in alle theoretischen und praktischen Aspekte guten Kochens ein, vermittelt Grundlagen und Küchenchemie und verrät jede Menge inspirierender Tipps und Tricks. In über 100 unkomplizierten Rezepten wird das Wissen vertieft und erprobt: frische Salate, perfekt gewürzte Saucen, intensiv schmeckende Gemüsegerichte, die besten Pastas, 13 Huhn-Varianten, zartes Fleisch, köstliche Kuchen und Desserts. Samin Nosrats Rezepte ermuntern zum Ausprobieren und zum Improvisieren. Angereichert mit appetitanregenden Illustrationen und informativen Grafiken ist dieses Buch ein unverzichtbarer Küchenkompass, der Anfänger genauso glücklich macht wie geübte Köche.