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Breen, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 110 works in 247 publications in 3 languages and 4,538 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conversation and phrase books  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Comedy films  Sources  Catalogs  Self-instruction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Collector, Other, Correspondent
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Shinto, a short history by Mark Teeuwen( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto - A Short History provides an introductory outline of the historical development of Shinto from the ancient period of Japanese history until the present day. Shinto does not offer a readily identifiable set of teachings, rituals or beliefs; individual shrines and kami deities have led their own lives, not within the confines of a narrowly defined Shinto, but rather as participants in a religious field that included Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian and folk elements. Thus, this book approaches Shinto as a series of historical 'religious systems' rather than attempting to identify
Lust, commerce, and corruption : an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo Samurai by Buyō Inshi( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1816, Japan had recovered from the famines of the 1780s and moved beyond the political reforms of the 1790s. Despite persistent economic and social stresses, the country seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. The idea that the shogunate would not last forever was far from anyone's mind. Yet, in that year, an anonymous samurai author completed one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society known today. Buyō shows a familiarity with many corners of Edo life that one might not expect in a samurai
A new history of Shinto by John Breen( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors explore the various shrines, myths, and rituals of pre-Shinto worship, examining the processes by which they were then interpreted as Shinto and merged into the notion of Shinto that exists in Japan today. Key moments in Shinto's long evolutionary process are identified and discussed, including the Meiji Revolution of 1868 and other crucial junctures in Japan's medieval and early modern periods. Drawing on original research, this enlightening book encapsulates Shinto's long history and continuing influence."--Pub. desc
Shinto in history : ways of the kami by John Breen( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine critically Shinto's origins and its subsequent development through the medieval, pre-modern and modern periods. The essays in this book address such key topics as Shinto and Daoism in early Japan, Shinto and the natural environment, Shinto and state ritual in early Japan, Shinto and Buddhism in medieval J
Japan and Christianity : impacts and responses( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has been written of the 'success' of the early missions to Japan during the decades immediately following the arrival of the first Jesuits in 1549. The subsequent 'failure' of the faith to put down roots strong enough to survive this initial wave of enthusiasm is discussed with equal alacrity. The papers in this volume, born of a Conference marking the centenary of the Japan Society of London, represent an attempt to reassess the contact between Christianity and Japan in terms of a symbiotic relationship, a dialogue in which the impact of Japan on the imported religion is viewed alongside the more frequently cited influence of Christianity on Japanese society. Here is a dynamic cultural encounter, examined by the papers in this volume from a series of political, literary and historical perspectives
Yasukuni, the war dead and the struggle for Japan's past( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the heart of Tokyo, Yasukuni is a controversial shrine dedicated to the Japanese war dead. It holds the remains of twelve convicted and two suspected Class A war criminals, and its museum features an account of Japan's involvement in the Second World War that many would describe as revisionist. Visits to Yasukuni by cabinet members often spark protests in Japan and abroad, especially in China, Korea, and Taiwan, and the shrine's existence continues to foster a sense of mistrust between the Chinese and Japanese governments. As the first authoritative volume in English on Yasukuni, John Breen has edited a book that neither commends nor condemns the monument. Instead it renders more complex an issue that, in the media at least, has been portrayed in starkly simplistic terms. Breen presents authoritative yet divergent views on the shrine and its place in postwar Japanese diplomacy, ideology, and history. Critical contributions are written by leading Yasukuni and anti-Yasukuni Japanese intellectuals, as well as Chinese and Western commentators. Yasukuni is a provocative symbol of Japan's nationalist past. With this book, English-speaking readers can now access a full portrait of the shrine's significance and its unique position in the highly contested history of Japan
A social history of the Ise shrines : divine capital by Mark Teeuwen( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the history of the Ise shrines from the 7th century until today, focusing on the many episodes of crisis that transformed the social landscape around the shrines"
Japanese in three months by John Breen( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese simplified by John Breen( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to int
Film geek( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Scotty, a movie nerd trying to get a life, is fired from his video store job for annoying his customers, he hits rock bottom. When he meets free-spirited Niko, she just may be the one to save him from his hopeless existence
Understanding contemporary Japan = Nihon no bunka to shakai no chōryū by International Symposium "Understanding Contemporary Japan"( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laois : an environmental history by John Feehan( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laois is officially known as county Leix
Japanese in three months by John Breen( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the Hugo method to provide full working knowledge of the Japanese language in double-quick time
Shinto monogatari : Ise Jingū no kin-gendaishi by John Breen( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girei to kenryoku : tennō no Meiji Ishin by John Breen( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hen'yōsuru Seichi Ise by Kokusai Shinpojūmu Tenkanki no Ise( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LUST, COMMERCE, AND CORRUPTION by Mark Teeuwen( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1816, Japan had recovered from the famines of the 1780s and moved beyond the political reforms of the 1790s. Despite persistent economic and social stresses, the country seemed headed for a new period of growth. The idea that the shogunate would not last forever was far from anyone's mind.Yet, in that year, an anonymous samurai produced a scathing critique of Edo society. Writing as Buyo Inshi, "a retired gentleman of Edo," he expressed in An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard a profound despair with the state of the realm. Seeing decay wherever he turned, Buyo feared the world would soon descend into war.In his anecdotes, Buyo shows a sometimes surprising familiarity with the shadier aspects of Edo life. He speaks of the corruption of samurai officials; the suffering of the poor in villages and cities; the operation of brothels; the dealings of blind moneylenders; the selling and buying of temple abbotships; and the dubious strategies seen in law courts. Perhaps it was the frankness of his account that made him prefer to stay anonymous.A team of Edo specialists undertook the original translation of Buyo's work. This abridged edition streamlines this translation for classroom use, preserving the scope and emphasis of Buyo's argument while eliminating repetitions and diversions. It also retains the introductory essay that situates the work within Edo society and history
Japanese simplified by John Breen( Recording )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursus Japans voor beginners met als basistaal Engels
The Myōtei dialogues : a Japanese Christian critique of native traditions by Fabian( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record in pictures of Yasukuni Jinja Yūshūkan( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shinto, a short history
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A new history of ShintoShinto in history : ways of the kamiJapan and Christianity : impacts and responsesYasukuni, the war dead and the struggle for Japan's pastJapanese in three monthsJapanese in three months
Alternative Names
Breen, J.

John Breen Brits japanoloog

Джон Брин

ジョン・ブリーン

ブリーン, ジョン

ブリーン・ジョン 1956-

Languages
English (128)

Japanese (10)

Russian (1)