Japanese clansFujiwara clan, Kikuchi clan, Matsudaira clan, Nanbu clan, Satake clan, Date clan, Ogasawara clan, Sakai clan, So clan, Tsugaru clan, Archbishopric of Mainz, Kyogoku clan, Hayashi clan, Uesugi clan, Hosokawa clan, Oda clan, Hata clanTaschenbu
Japanese clans:Fujiwara clan, Kikuchi clan, Matsudaira clan, Nanbu clan, Satake clan, Date clan, Ogasawara clan, Sakai clan, So clan, Tsugaru clan, Archbishopric of Mainz, Kyogoku clan, Hayashi clan, Uesugi clan, Hosokawa clan, Oda clan, Hata clan
Fujiwara clan, Kikuchi clan, Matsudaira clan, Nanbu clan, Satake clan, Date clan, Ogasawara clan, Sakai clan, So clan, Tsugaru clan, Archbishopric of Mainz, Kyogoku clan, Hayashi clan, Uesugi clan, Hosokawa clan, Oda clan, Hata clan
In this hour, can you know a culture if you don’t speak the language? In this cross- inter- multi- cultural age, we’re surveying the map of global culture, attempting to see what’s lost – or made new – in translation. Our friends at The State We´re In from Radio Netherlands kick us off with an attempted translation of ´´gezellig!´´ Next, food is certainly the most palatable expression of culture, and the most easily shared. L. A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold has spent his career seeking out the best plates of authentic – or reinterpreted - culture. Anne Strainchamps asked him about food in translation.Then, culture´s shaped by geography, language, class and clan. It’s also shaped by time. Today our cultures are fundamentally different than they were one, two, three generations ago. If we want to understand old cultural artifacts, maybe we need translators. Ruth Calderon has been studying Jewish texts and stories since she was a child. She talks with Steve Paulson about reinterpreting the stories for contemporary life. And we hear a little regional Americana from the audio archives of Dictionary of American Regional English.After that, have you had culture shock? Did it hit when you were travelling or when you were at home? Writer Josh Swiller says, as a young man, he often felt outside his home culture. He decided to leave the U.S. altogether and found a whole new world of challenging inter-cultural communication.Following that, America has a thing for Japanese culture. And since the U.S. and its allies occupied Japan after WWII, some Japanese have had a thing for American culture, music in particular. Michael Bourdaghs talks with Jim Fleming about trading tunes across the Pacific.And finally, perhaps one of the most obvious and important cultural divides in the United States is between the political right and left. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt talks with Steve Paulson about his research into the fundamen... Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120829de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What makes a legendary assassin? For John Rain, it was the lessons of love, war, and betrayal he learned in Tokyo in 1972. Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But when a delivery goes violently wrong, Rain finds himself in the crosshairs of Japan’s most powerful yakuza clan. To survive, Rain strikes a desperate deal with his handler: take out a high-profile target in the Japanese government in exchange for the intel he needs to eliminate his would-be executioners. As Rain plays cat and mouse with the yakuza and struggles to learn his new role as contract killer, he also becomes entangled with Sayaka, a tough, beautiful ethnic Korean woman confined to a wheelchair. But the demands of his dark work are at odds with the longings of his heart - and with Sayaka’s life in the balance, Rain will have to make a terrible choice. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Eisler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005733de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1853, and a young Japanese girl´s world is about to be turned upside down. When black ships carrying barbarians arrive on the shores of Japan, the Satsuma clan´s way of life is threatened. But it´s not just the samurai who must come together to fight: the beautiful, headstrong Okatsu is also given a new destiny by her feudal lord - to save the realm. Armed only with a new name, Princess Atsu, as she is now known, journeys to the women´s palace of Edo Castle, a place so secret it cannot be marked on any map. Behind the palace´s immaculate façade, amid rumours of murder and whispers of ghosts, Atsu must uncover the secret of the man whose fate, it seems, is irrevocably linked to hers - the shogun himself - if she is to rescue her people . . .
Some nasty predators dwell in paradise. The day attorney Storm Kayama arrives in Kahului to help Lara Farrell set up her new dive shop, someone bombs a restaurant. When one of Lara´s employees, a recent Japanese immigrant, kills himself and one of his young daughters, Storm begins to ask questions. A dangerous, Japanese organized-crime group is ensnaring local businesses, real estate, and politics. Cunning and deadly, the clan leaders exploit underage women and eliminate anyone who dares face up to them. Storm finds herself up against a lethal and faceless enemy in a place where disposing of a victim is as easy as dumping her in shark-infested waters. But who is hunting whom? Caught in a struggle to the death, Storm begins to realize that surviving doesn´t always mean living. For some, the ghosts of the past may be more painful than the anguish of the present. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002991de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his palace at Inuyama, Lord Iida Sadamu, warlord of the Tohan clan, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Its surface sings at the tread of every human foot, and no assassin can cross it. But 16-year-old Otori Takeo, his family murdered by Iida´s warriors, has the magical skills of the Tribe - preternatural hearing, invisibility, a second self - that enable him to enter the lair of the Tohan. He has love in his heart and death at his fingertips.... Lian Hearn´s stunningly powerful best seller, Across the Nightingale Floor, is an epic story for young and old. Set in a mythical feudal Japanese land, a world both beautiful and cruel, the intense love story of two young people takes place against a background of warring clans, secret alliances, high honour and lightning swordplay. The first novel in the epic Tales of the Otori series, Across the Nightingale Floor is followed by Grass for His Pillow and Brilliance of the Moon. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Aiko Nakasone, Kevin Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001018de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tale of the Heike is Japan´s great martial epic; a masterpiece of world literature and the progenitor of all samurai stories, now in a major and groundbreaking new translation by Royall Tyler, acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji. First assembled from scattered oral poems in the early fourteenth century, The Tale of the Heike is Japan´s Iliad - a grand-scale depiction of the wars between the Heike and Genji clans. Legendary for its magnificent and vivid set battle scenes, it is also a work filled with intimate human dramas and emotions, contemplating Buddhist themes of suffering and separation, as well as universal insights into love, loss and loyalty. The narrative moves back and forth between the two great warring clans, between aristocratic society and street life, adults and children, great crowds and introspection. No Japanese work has had a greater impact on subsequent literature, theatre, music and films, or on Japan´s sense of its own past. Royall Tyler´s new translation is the first to capture the way The Tale of the Heike was originally performed. It re-creates the work in its full operatic form, with speech, poetry, blank verse and song that convey its character as an oral epic in a way not seen before, fully embracing the rich and vigorous language of the original texts. Beautifully illustrated with fifty-five woodcuts from the nineteenth-century artistic master, Katsushika Hokusai, and bolstered with maps, character guides, genealogies and rich annotation, this is a landmark edition. Royall Tyler taught Japanese language and literature for many years at the Australian National University. He has a B.A. from Harvard University and a PhD from Columbia University and has taught at Harvard, Stanford and the University of Wisconsin. His translation of The Tale of Genji was acclaimed by publications such as The New York Times Book Review.
An ambitious warrior leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his younger son to give up his wife to his older brother. A woman of the Old People seeks five fathers for her five children, the Spider Tribe, born from cocoons. A powerful priest trains a young disciple, Shikanoko, who has been made a sorcerer against his will. An intricate tapestry has been woven for two rival clans to enter a savage battle over who will be crowned emperor of the Eight Islands. In an extraordinary story seething with intrigue, adventure and love, Lian Hearn masterfully brings to life a mythical Japanese world inhabited by assassins, ghosts, spirits, deer and monkeys. A spellbinding new work from the author of Across the Nightingale Floor. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000925de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.