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Donohue, John J. 1956-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 2,163 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Martial arts fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3604.O565, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John J Donohue
Sensei by John J Donohue( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone who calls himself Ronin--masterless Samurai--is apparently killing off martial-arts masters across the U.S., and Connor Burke, a university professor and martial-arts student, is brought into the investigation by his brother, a New York detective assigned to the case. Connor recruits his own sensei, Yamashita, and this unusual pair uncover the facts with a combination of mental skill and good, old-fashioned (amateur) detective work
Warrior dreams : the martial arts and the American imagination by John J Donohue( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an analysis of the martial arts as socio-cultural and symbolic phenomena. As Americans search for a sense of purpose, belonging, and structure in life, they have chosen an Asian cultural tradition and changed it to suit the needs of contemporary American society. A brief historical summary of the development of martial arts in Japan sets the scene for the reinterpretation of the role of these arts by American mass media. Donohue, an anthropologist with a black belt in karate, explores the important role that the martial arts play in the American psyche. As a means of developing personal power, self-defense systems are aesthetic and spiritual practices as well as statements of urban paranoia reacting against street violence and life-threatening situations. Martial arts organizations are seen as symbolic vehicles for enmeshing participants in constellations of actions and philosophies that create a sense of self and community. -- From product description
Deshi by John J Donohue( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connor Burke is asked by the New York City police to help them investigate a difficult case. The murder of a Japanese-American whose death seems to have something to do with a missing inka, a traditional Japanese scroll indicating accomplishment or enlightenment
Complete kendo by John J Donohue( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword and a guided tour of the principles and philosophy upon which the art is founded
Tengu : the mountain goblin by John J Donohue( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renegade martial arts Sensei known as the Tengu has been recruited to train a splinter group of Asian terrorists with links to Al Qaeda. The Tengu mourns the vanished prestige and cultural heritage of Imperial Japan. He, like the men he trains, believes the West is responsible for destroying the spiritual essence of a once-great culture. Connor Burke and his martial arts teacher Yamashita are pawns in a game that will ensnare them while they search for the most deadly of foes: the Tengu
The Overlook martial arts reader : an anthology of historical and philosophical writings( Book )

in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forge of the spirit : structure, motion, and meaning in the Japanese martial tradition by John J Donohue( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deshi by John J Donohue( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In each life the wheel of karma turns. Asian scholar and martial artist Connor Burke, who continues to labor under the stern tutelage of the master warrior Yamashita Sensei, is drawn once again into a murder investigation when the police discover a link between the victim and a mysterious martial arts sensei named Kita Takanobu. Kita has created a powerful New Age synthesis of Tibetan mysticism and the lethal heritage of the samurai. Along the way, Burke finds himself pulled into the strange orbit of the Tibetan Lama Changpa, a mystic and clairvoyant who sees the dark clouds drawing in around Kita but is helpless to prevent a tragedy. Burke follows a trail that ultimately leads to Kita's elite mountain temple, where he will face his most deadly challenge ever
Kage : the shadow by John J Donohue( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the seemingly trackless waste of the desert outside Tucson, Arizona, a coyote cross border smuggler is found dead, another victim of the escalating violence on the southwest border. At the same time, a mysterious best-selling writer's death deepens the controversy surrounding his works. Rumors surround the late Elliot Westmann, with dark hints of mystic vendettas and a confrontation with an assassin sent to punish Westmann for violating a code of secrecy in his books. Westmann's daughter hires Connor Burke to assist in unraveling the mystery of her father's death, which the police have labeled as accidental. He is led from the scholarly assessment of Westmann's work to the investigation of Xochi, a magnetic young student of ancient Native cultures and secret trails across the desert. In the withered and unforgiving landscape of the Southwest, Connor Burke works to pierce the cloud of mystery surrounding Westmann, his work, and a cryptic manuscript that has captured the deadly interest of rival smuggling gangs. Borders are dangerous, and as he uncovers clues suggesting the real reasons why Westmann was killed, he places himself and those he loves in deadly peril. Burke's only hope to solve this mystery is to appeal for the aid and guidance of his teacher, Yamashita. That won't be easy this time
Enzan : the far mountain by John J Donohue( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chie Miyazaki is wild and spoiled-- the pampered child of a cadet line of the Imperial House of Japan. When she disappears in the US accompanied by a slick Korean boyfriend, the Japanese seek out Connor Burke, student of renowed sensei Yamashita, for a quiet solution. Burke is swept along in a covert search and rescue operation that turns into a deadly confrontation with a North Korean sleeper cell. He experiences the power of his sensei's decades old connections, and the secret that drove Yamashita from Japan now pulls him back into the service of the Imperial family.--Publisher
The Overlook martial arts reader( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herding the ox : the martial arts as moral metaphor by John J Donohue( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human condition in the modern age( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forge of the spirit : ritual, motion, and meaning in the Japanese martial tradition by John J Donohue( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aʻlām al-adab al-ʻarabī al-muʻāṣir : siyar wa-siyar d̲ātiyya( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aʻlām al-adab al-ʻarabī al-muʻāṣir : siyar wa-siyar d̲ātiyya( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Overlook martial arts reader( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forge of the spirit by John J Donohue( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Sensei
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Warrior dreams : the martial arts and the American imaginationDeshiComplete kendoTengu : the mountain goblinThe Overlook martial arts reader : an anthology of historical and philosophical writingsDeshiKage : the shadowThe Overlook martial arts reader
Alternative Names
Donohue, John

Donohue, John 1956-

Languages
English (63)

Arabic (3)