Shinpan Kitakami-gawa

Shinpan Kitakami-gawa

  • Shoko HASHIMOTO / 2015.3
  • JPY 3,500 / B5 extensional size, softcover, 224 pages
  • bookdesign: Jun KATSURAGAWA

Ishinomaki city suffered severe damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake. With deep affection and insight, a portrait photographer from Ishinomaki captures the original landscape and the lives of the Showa 30 to 40’s which are now defunct. This new edition adds the information of shooting place, year and month and English translation to the old edition published in 2005.

A recommendation from Kazuhei Tatematsu (writer) “This is a collection of photographs that might be a harvest of recent”.

※Previously published: “Ishinomaki – 2011.3.27-2014.5.29”. Spent three years photographing his hometown, which was transformed by the Great East Japan Earthquake. He captured schools, evacuation centers, temporary housings and the activities of the people who lived there. A diary with 170 black-and-white photographs selected from a vast amount of films.
(ISBN 9784861104411)

Author

Shoko HASHIMOTO
Photographer. Born in Ishinomaki, Miyagi in 1939. Graduated from the Department of Photography in College of Art at Nihon University. He received the new face award of The Photographic Society of Japan for the photo collection “Goze”(Nora Publishing). He is the author of the photo collection “Nishiyama Onsen” (Zen Foto Gallery, 2014) and “Ishinomaki 2011.3.27-2014.5.29”. Recently worked overseas such as France.

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Dominio provincial en el Imperio inca

Dominio provincial en el Imperio inca

  • Shinya WATANABE / 2015.2
  • JPY 4,630 / A5 size, hardcover, 300 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

Why did the Inca Empire quickly dominate vast areas?
The Inca Empire who dominated the vast area of South America by the bombardment momentum. Focusing on a region in the Empire, clarify the formation process of the empire and the social dynamics at the time, along with the iconographic materials and photographs. Spanish version of Part I of the previous issue, “Formation of the Inca Empire”.
(ISBN 9784861105401)

Table of contents

Introduccion
Capitulo 1: El reino de Cuismancu
Capitulo 2: Excavaciones en Santa Delia
Capitulo 3: Excavaciones en Tantarica
Capitulo 4: La dinamica social en el Periodo Inca
Capitulo 5: Reflexiones finales

Author

Shinya WATANABE
Born in Aizu, Fukishima in March 1973. His major is archaeology of the Andes and cultural anthropology. He has been continuing the investigation about Peru from 1995. He graduated from the Faculty of literature, received M.A. and completed the doctoral program at Tokyo University, Japan. Ph.D.. After holding full-time lecturer, Currently the Associate Professor of the Faculty of literature at Nanzan University. In his book “Establishment of the Inca Empire: Social Dynamics and Structure of the Spanish Andean Society”,”Estructura en los Andes Antiguos” (Together with Shumpusha Publishing).

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Ishinomaki 2011.3.27-2014.5.29

Ishinomaki 2011.3.27-2014.5.29

  • shoko HASIMOTO / 2014.9
  • JPY 4,500 / B5 extensional size, softcover, 220 pages
  • bookdesign: Jun KATSURAGAWA

“My hometown Ishinomaki became in serious trouble. I don’t know if my parents are safe.”
“I want to record in photos the activities of people who try to get back to their normal lives.” For 4 years after the disaster, he had continued to vigorously photograph his elderly brother’s family, schools, evacuation centers, temporary housings and other places. Memorable places that had been totally changed and faces of people who live there. This is a collection of photographs that continues to question what the disaster brought.

(ISBN 9784861104145)

 

Author

shoko HASIMOTO
Photographer. Born in Ishinomaki, Miyagi in 1939. Graduated from the Department of Photography in College of Art at Nihon University. He received the new face award of The Photographic Society of Japan for the photo collection “Goze”(Nora Publishing). He has photographed Ishinomaki’s landscape for 50 years and published “The Kitakami-gawa”(2005, Shumpusha Publishing). He is the author of the photo collection “Nishiyama Onsen” (Zen Foto Gallery, 2014). Recently he works in overseas such as France.

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Sekai Shashin Kikou: Utsukushii Shizen to Bunka wo Tazunete [Overseas and Domestic Edition]

Sekai Shashin Kikou

Utsukushii Shizen to Bunka wo Tazunete
[Overseas and Domestic Edition]

  • Koji SHIBUYA / 2014.8
  • JPY 3,500 / A4 extensional size, softcover, 256 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

480 color photos!

With the theme of “the harmony of beautiful nature and human culture”, Shibuya traveled to scenic spots in Japan and abroad to take photographs. He writes the episodes of photography and emotional experiences with the photographs(all in color) of each location.

(ISBN 9784861104091)

Table of contents

Greece
New zealand
Switzerland
Egypt
Cambodia
America
Peru
Africa
Easter Island & Galapagos Islands
etc., photography places and many others

Author

Koji SHIBUYA
Born in Niigata in 1939. Graduated from Shizuoka University School of Engineering and Electrical Engineering, joined NEC. After retirement, continue lecturer activities aimed at enlightening career development and motivated development. He makes photographic works as life works. His book is “Jyu-jitu! Value Up Life(Fulfilling! Value Up Life)”.

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The Roots Seekers: Shamanism and Ethnicity among the Mongol Buryats

The Roots Seekers

Shamanism and Ethnicity among the Mongol Buryats

  • Ippei SHIMAMURA / 2014.3
  • JPY 6,667 / A5 size, softcover, 578 pages
  • bookdesign: Toshinobu NAGATA

“Mr. Sherman” continues to explode in Mongolian frontier, Buryat. Why growth does not stop – the field survey revealed Buryat’s unique ethnicity and tragedy history …. Received the Fiscal 20th Regional Research Consortium (JCAS) Award Research Work Award “Growing Sherman” became the English version, and the design was renewed.
(ISBN 9784861103971)

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: The Proliferation of Shamans
CHAPTER1: Religion and Ethnicity in the Post-Socialist Age
CHAPTER2: Shamanism as a Roots Cult
CHAPTER3: The Birth of Shamans and the Roots-seeking Movement
CHAPTER4: Created Roots
CHAPTER5: Feminized Roots: Tragic Memories of the Purge and the Cult of “Mother Khoimor”
CHAPTER6: Cross-Border Activities of Shamans and Complementary Misunderstanding

Author

Ippei SHIMAMURA
Born in 1969. Associate Professor of the Faculty of human culture at University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. His major is cultural anthropology and the research of the Mongol. He completed the doctoral program at The Graduate University for Advanced Studies. He received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) Prize in 2013.

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Essays on Dickens, Forster, Austen: A Japanese Reader’s Appreciation

Essays on Dickens, Forster, Austen

A Japanese Reader’s Appreciation

  • Eisuke FUJITA / 2013.12
  • JPY 3,000 / duodecimo, hardcover, 210 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI, book-cover images: Yuko TAKENAMI

Dickens “David Copperfield”, Forster “A Passage to India”, Austin “Pride and Prejudice”, while also discussing British novels with classicality and contemporaryity, even with Dostoevsky and Zen. A consideration that the sensitivity and mentality of the Japanese live.
※This is a translated version of a previously published “Dickens, Forster, Austin – British novel living now(Dickens, Forster, Austin: Ima ni Ikiru Igirisu Shousetsu)” (Shumpusha Publishing 2008).
(ISBN 9784861103889)

Table of contents

PREFACE
CHAPTER ONE: A Mysterious Attraction and Liveliness: A Study of Several Characters in David Copperfield
CHAPTER TWO: Passion Underneath Modesty: A Reevaluation of Esther Summerson
CHAPTER THREE: A Passage to India: Western Mentality and India
CHAPTER FOUR: A Reading of Pride and Prejudice
CHAPTER FIVE: A Reading of Emma: Highbury ? A Village Both Realistic and Idyllic

Author

Eisuke FUJITA
Born in 1938. Professor of Emeritus at Dokkyo University. He received his M.A. degree from Tokyo University. Among his recent books are “The Japanese Translation of The Rise of the Novel by Ian Watt” (Tokyo: Nan’un-do Publishing, 1999), “Essays on Dickens, Forster, Austen”(Yokohama: Shumpusha Publishing, 2006), “The Japanese Translation of The Sacred Chain: The History of the Jews [by Norman F. Canter]”(Tokyo: Hosei University Press, 2005).

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Estructura en los Andes Antiguos

Estructura en los Andes Antiguos

  • Shinya WATANABE / 2013.9
  • JPY 5,714 / A5 size, hardcover, 314 pages
  • bookdesign: Tamon YAHAGI

Why did the Inca Empire quickly dominate vast areas?
It dates back to BC and extracts the structure of the Inca royalty by decoding the Andean iconographic materials. We approach the background of the expansion of the empire. Spanish version of the second edition, “Formation of the Inca Empire” published previously.
(ISBN 9784861103711)

Table of contents

Introduccion
Capitulo 1: Kuntur Wasi? genesis de la estructura
Capitulo 2: Tiwanaku ? transformacion
Capitulo 3: Estructura ritual y politica en el Imperio inca
Capitulo 4: Estructura andina ? modelo tetraedrico

Author

Shinya WATANABE
Born in Aizu, Fukishima in March 1973. His major is archaeology of the Andes and cultural anthropology. He has been continuing the investigation about Peru from 1995. He graduated from the Faculty of literature at Tokyo University, received M.A. and completed the doctoral program at Tokyo University, Japan. Ph.D.. After holding full-time lecturer, currently the Associate Professor of the Faculty of literature at Nanzan University. In his book “Establishment of the Inca Empire: Social Dynamics and Structure of the Spanish Andean Society” and “Estructura en los Andes Antiguos” (Shumpusha Publishing).

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Anherika no Sentaku

Anherika no Sentaku

  • Hisano MARUOKA / 2012.12
  • JPY 1,800 / B4 size, hardcover, 32 pages
  • bookdesign: Yoko GOTOH

Family matters, also work does. But when are you the No.1 to yourself?

A large-size picture book with rich colors that tells the story of Anjelica’s dream coming true.
(ISBN 9784861103377)

Author

Hisano MARUOKA
Born in Ooita and grew up in Kanagawa. Graduated from the Major of printmaking in the Department of Painting at Tama Art University. She is working extensively mainly on writing and painting. Poems and pictures are series on literary magazine “Wasted Land” (Kouchi Publishing), “12 water stories magazine” (Sunlight Lab). Interviewed in ‘Bungei’ winter 2001 issue (Kawade Shobo Shinsha). In her book Poems “Kojika no Kyusoku(Window of the Fawn)” (WindchimeBooks) and Poetry collection “Kimi ni Shirotumekusa no Kanmuri wo(The crown of white clover to you)”(Shumpu Publishing). Author website is “Write & Draw”.

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La Transmission des Savoirs: Une Analyse Dynamique du Discours

La Transmission des Savoirs

Une Analyse Dynamique du Discours

  • Fumiya ISHIKAWA / 2012.2
  • JPY 5,524 / A5 size, paperback, 334 pages
  • bookdesign: Toshinobu NAGATA

Elucidation and discussion on the process of “information” and information transmission by words.
We analyze the daily conversation between French and Japanese with French, the words used by the administration for information transmission, the words and images composing the TV commercial from a dynamic point of view.
(ISBN 9784861103025)

Table of contents

PREMIERE PARTIE
Interaction en classe de FLE:categorisation, contexte et affection
1. L’analyse des activites metalinguistiques en classe de langues et/ou dans la communication exolingue:transmission de savoirs et/ou organisation de discours
2. Le savoir socioculturel en classe de FLE de niveaux debutant et intermediaire : une approche dynamique des dimensions socioculturelles de la langue
3. La (re)construction des representations de la langue dans et par le discours professoral : une analyse linguistique et ethnomethodologique du processus discursif de description/categorisation de la langue
4. La description des apprenants dans et par les activites de reformulation de l’enseignant en classe de langue
5. L’articulation de la transmission de savoirs et de l’introduction de stereotypes (ou du stereotypage) dans la classe de langue : une analyse interactionnelle de stereotypes en discours didactique
6. La negociation des images de soi dans et par le discours didactique : une analyse dynamique de l’articulation entre transmission de savoirs et (re)con-struction de l’identite en classe de FLE
7. L’aspect affectif du discours en classe de langue : analyse linguistique et enonciative du rire
DEUXIEME PARTIE
Didactique du FLE pour les Japonais
8. L’enseignement du francais au Japon : une didactique du FLE mise en jeu par la realite exterieure de la classe
9. L’≪heteroglottete≫ de la classe de langue en milieu institutionnellement ≪homoglotte≫ : l’articulation entre le discours didactique et le quotidien des apprenants
TROISIEME PARTIE
Formation des formateurs : discours doublement ≪meta≫
10. Analyse des commentaires du conseiller pedagogique : la didacticite du discours du formateur de formateurs …
QUATRIEME PARTIE
Discours en contexte social : administration publique et medias
11. Analyse linguistique des processus de (re)construction des notions de ≪citoyen≫ et d’≪etranger≫ dans et par un discours administratif : reflexion linguistique sur des questions sociales
12. Discours producteur/multiplicateur de sens : une analyse de la publicite commerciale a la television japonaise

Author

Fumiya ISHIKAWA
Professor of the Faculty of intercultural communication at Rikkyo University, Japan. He obtained Ph.D. at the Paris Third University=New Sorbonne University. He is the author of “L’Interaction Exolingue: Analyse de Phenomenes Metalinguistiques. Continuite et Discontinuite Entre Situation d’Enseignement/Apprentissage et Situation ≪naturelle≫” (Shumpsha Publishing).

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Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis II: What UG Should be Like in the Context of Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems

Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis II

What UG Should be Like in the Context of Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems

  • Norio SUZUKI / 2012.2
  • JPY 6,667 / A5 size, paperback, 300 pages
  • bookdesign: Toshinobu NAGATA

With the rapid development of the minimalist program, generative grammar today (the biolinguistic enterprise) now faces up to a new, more than ever challenging problem  Darwin’s problem (also known as the logical problem of language evolution). With the ultimate goal of elucidating the human nature and the human capacity in sight, researchers in this promising field continue their dedicated effort to understand not only the design and development of the human language faculty but its origins and evolution in the hominin history. In Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis II: What UG Should be Like in the Context of Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems, Norio Suzuki brings his recent works together to discuss this new problem anew. By drawing on such crucial notions as UG-residues, the SMT, epigenetics and biological bootstrapping, Suzuki offers an in-depth reexamination and reevaluation of some of the most important proposals made in current minimalist theorizing. Because of the highly technical nature of the discussion made throughout, the book is certainly not for everyone out there, and there is no denying that other researchers will find some of the author’s arguments, suggestions and conclusions hard to accept for the moment. But that is where the very true value of this book lies, as a rich food for further thought. Together with Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis: Evolution, UG Residues and Helen Keller previously written by the same author, this collection of papers should serve as a good steppingstone for the future progress of generative grammar.
― Koji Fujita, Kyoto University
(ISBN 9784861103001)

Table of contents

CONTENTS
PREFACE and BEYOND
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Chapter1: True Optionality as Evidence for UG-Residues
Chapter2: What Parametric Variation Should be Like, Given Plato’s and Darwin’s Problems
Chapter3: The SMT, the CLT, and the Crash-proof System: How to Obtain a Minimal UG
Chapter4: What Happens in Acquisition: Principle B of the Binding Theory and Scalar Implicature Computation in Child Language
REFERENCES
AUTHOR INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX

Author

Norio SUZUKI
1947: Born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
1980: Finished the Doctoral Course (first half) for English Literature of the Department of Literary Studies, Graduate School of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
1982: Left School (halfway before finishing the latter half of the above course).
1982-1985: Full-Time Lecturer, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College, Kobe, Japan.
1985-1994: Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Shinwa Women’s College.
1994-2002: Professor, Department of British and American Studies, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
1988-1989: Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
2002-2011: Professor, Department of (Clinical) Psychology, Faculty of Human Development and Education, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
2011-Present: Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Literature, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University.
Publications
Gendai Eibunpo Jiten (Sanseido’s New Dictionay of English Grammar). 1992. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].
Studies in Generative Syntax (Seisei-togo-ron Kenkyu). 1997. Tokyo: Eichosha.
Eigo-gaku Yogo Jiten (A Dictionary of Technical Terms of English Linguistics). 1999. Tokyo: Sanseido. [Participated as author of specific entries].
Reflections on Chomsky’s Strong Minimalist Thesis: Evolution, UG Residues, and Helen Keller. 2007. Yokohama: Shumpusha Publishing.

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