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Clements, Jonathan 1971-

Works: 130 works in 270 publications in 2 languages and 7,416 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Biography  History  Poetry  Historical fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Naval history  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: NC1766.J3, 791.43340952
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Clements
The anime encyclopedia : a guide to Japanese animation since 1917 by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Bigger and better! Our first edition rocked the anime world with its in-depth entries on anime famous and obscure and its superb index/film finder. Now this fantastic book is 40 percent larger-with all-new entries on hundreds of anime released after 2001, updates on older entries, and over fifty thousand words on anime creators (like Tezuka and Otomo) and genres ("Early Anime," "Science Fiction and Robots," etc.). An absolute must-have for every anime shelf! "If I only had space on my overcrowded shelf for one book on anime, this would be it. If I had no space on my shelf I'd select two books at random and drop them into the bin, just to make room it's that indispensable." Paul Jacques, Anime on DVD". While you may not agree with their opinions on a given anime, they are informative and entertaining, especially when skewering a really bad anime." Frames Per Second
The investor's manifesto preparing for prosperity, Armageddon, and everything in between by William J Bernstein ( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the current market maelstrom as a back-ground, this timely guide describes just how to plan a lifetime of investing, in good times and bad, discussing stocks and bonds as well as the relationship between risk and return
Confucius : a biography by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confucius is often misunderstood outside China. His sayings are frequently repeated out of context, with little attention paid to the conditions that shaped his view of the universe. Using new translations this book reveals many unexpected sides of the venerable philosopher - his younger years, his interaction with his pupils, his feuds with his enemies and even his biting wit. It also shows the way that his life and thoughts were influenced by events in the China of his day
A brief history of the Vikings : the last pagans or the first modern Europeans? by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wellington Koo China by Jonathan Clements ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wellington Koo achieved notoriety at the Paris Peace Conference for sternly resisting Japanese attempts to hold onto seized German colonial territory in mainland China. In protest, the Chinese were the only dele gates not to sign the subsequent Treaty of Versailles. Koo was later a founding member of the United Nations
The first emperor of China by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moon in the pines : Zen haiku ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese life by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barron's Ticktock books feature handsome full-color magazine-style layouts that present fascinating information on a wide variety of subjects. Books in Ticktock's Early Civilizations series tell the stories of cultures around the world -- how they came into existence, their achievements, their leaders, the disasters they endured, their military exploits, their religions, arts, technologies, and much more. Ticktock books are fun to read, and make fine sources of ideas for school essays and class projects
Wu : the Chinese empress who schemed, seduced and murdered her way to become a living god by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swords and ashes by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spartacus is the hit TV show which combines blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism. This original novel from the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand tells a brand new story of blood, sex and politics set in the uncompromising, visceral world of the arena. The gladiator Spartacus, the new Champion of Capua, fights atthe graveside of a rich man who was brutally murdered by his own slaves. Seeing an opportunity, ambitious lanista Quintus Batiatus plots to seize the dead man's estate. In the arena blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands
The dorama encyclopedia : a guide to Japanese TV drama since 1953 by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deeply connected to Japanese manga, anime, music and film is Japanese TV. This encyclopedic survey has over 1000 entries, including production data, synopses and commentaries on everything from rubber-monster show to samurai drama, from crime to horror, unlocking an entire culture's pop history
Pirate king : Coxinga and the fall of the Ming dynasty by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The eldest son of China's richest smuggler, Coxinga was raised in a palace and sent to elite schools where he developed a love of poetry and Confucian philosophy. From this unlikely beginning, he became one of the last warriors loyal to the doomed Ming emperor, commanding a fleet of 3,000 ships and over 250,000 soldiers. When the Ming dynasty fell, Coxinga turned to piracy, ousting the Dutch from Taiwan to become ruler of the island. He was later made a god - twice. This book tells the true story of this infamous pirate king in full for the first time." "The invasion of China by the Manchus and the collapse of the Ming dynasty in 1644 shaped Coxinga's life. It transformed him from a wealthy child of privilege into a renegade with a price on his head, and threw him into conflict with his cynical father, who became a war profiteer and collaborator. His family members were tempted by offers from the enemy, but when they deserted the last Ming stronghold Coxinga refused to follow. Burning his Confucian scholar's robes and donning a warrior's armour, he took charge of his father's fleet and embraced his new destiny - only to be struck with tragedy at the moment of his greatest triumph." "Filled with a host of extraordinary characters - the sword-wielding priest Adam Schall, the trader and conman Captain China, and Coxinga's samurai mother - this is a book which will appeal to anyone with a taste for adventure and an interest in the Far East."--BOOK JACKET
A brief history of the Samurai by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beijing : the biography of a city by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Beijing from its earliest beginnings through its fluctuating fortunes under a dozen dynasties, along with examining the city's most famous sites as well as the ultramodern areas under construction for the 2008 Olympics
Mannerheim : president, soldier, spy by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustaf Mannerheim was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. As a young Finnish officer in Russian service he witnessed the coronation of the last Tsar and was both reprimanded for his foolishness and decorated for his bravery in the Russo-Japanese war. He spent two years undercover in Asia as an agent in the 'Great Game', posing as a Swedish anthropologist. Crossing China on horseback, he stopped en route to teach the 13th Dalai Lama how to shoot a pistol and spied on the Japanese navy. Having escaped the Bolsheviks by the skin of his teeth in 1917, he led the anti-Russian forces in the local revolt and civil war and later, during Finland's darkest hour, he led the defence of his country against the impossible odds of the Winter War. In this, the first major English language biography of Mannerheim for a decade, Jonathan Clements brings new material to light on Mannerheim's time in Manchuria, China and Japan. The result is a fascinating appraisal of an adventurer and explorer who would go on to forge a new nation
Prince Saionji, Japan by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Prince Saionji Kinmochi (1849-1940). The Japanese delegation at the Paris Peace Conference did not have the Japanese prime or foreign ministers with them as they had only just been elected and had plenty to do back home. The delegation was instead led by Prince Saionji, the dashing 'kingmaker' of early 20th-century Japanese politics whose life spanned the arrival of Commodore Perry and his 'black ships', the Japanese civil war, the Meiji Restoration, the Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles, and the rise of Japanese militarism." "Unlike many of the conservatives of his day, Saionji was a man with experience of international diplomacy and admiration for European culture. Brought up in the days of the last Shogun, he became an active supporter of Japan's new ruling regime, after the Shogun was overthrown in a civil war, and a leading figure in the post-Restoration reform movement. In 1869 he founded the institution that would become the Ritsumeikan University - literally, 'the place to establish one's destiny'. He was sent to France for nine years to investigate Western technology and philosophy, and served for a decade as a Japanese ambassador in Europe. Returning to Japan, he served twice as Minister of Education and later became prime minister before resigning to become a revered elder statesman."--BOOK JACKET
Admiral Tōgō : Nelson of the East by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Togo Heihachiro (1848-1934) was born into a feudal Japan that had shut out foreign contact for 250 years. As a teenage samurai, he witnessed the destruction wrought upon his native land by British warships. As the legendary "Silent Admiral," he was at the forefront of innovations in warfare, pioneering the Japanese use of modern gunnery and wireless communication. Togo is best known as the "Nelson of the East" for his resounding victory over the tsar's navy in the Russo-Japanese War, but he also lived a remarkable life, studying at a British maritime college and witnessing the Sino-French War, the Hawaiian Revolution, and the Boxer Uprising. After his retirement, he was appointed to oversee the education of Emperor Hirohito. This new biography spans Japan's sudden, violent leap out of its self-imposed isolation and into the twentieth century. Delving beyond Togo's finest hour at the Battle of Tsushima, it portrays the life of a shy Japanese sailor in Victorian England; his reluctant celebrity in America; his role in forgotten wars over the short-lived Republics of Ezo and Formosa; and the accumulation of peacetime experience that forged a wartime hero. -- from Back Cover
Mao by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marco Polo by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schoolgirl milky crisis : adventures in the anime and manga trade by Jonathan Clements ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes reviews, cultural commentary, insights into classic manga and anime titles, interviews and profiles of Japan's top creators, and insider stories from the anime trade
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