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Clements, Jonathan 1971-

Works: 125 works in 274 publications in 2 languages and 7,537 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Biography  History  Poetry  Historical fiction  Fiction  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Naval history 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: NC1766.J3, 791.43340952
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The anime encyclopedia : a guide to Japanese animation since 1917 by Jonathan Clements( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,905 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
Chinese life by Jonathan Clements( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Here's an engrossing account of the great culture that first emerged in east Asia's Yellow River Valley tens of thousands of years ago. Its recorded history starts with the Shang Dynasty, nearly 4,000 years ago
Confucius : a biography by Jonathan Clements( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Looks at the life and teachings of the Chinese philosopher
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 359 libraries worldwide
Wellington Koo China by Jonathan Clements( file )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 347 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 302 libraries worldwide
The moon in the pines : Zen haiku ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
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 248 libraries worldwide
Anime : a history by Jonathan Clements( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
"This comprehensive history of Japanese animation draws on Japanese primary sources and testimony from industry professionals to explore the production and reception of anime, from its early faltering steps, to the international successes of Spirited Away and Pokémon"--Publisher's website
Swords and ashes by Jonathan Clements( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
The gladiator Spartacus, the new Champion of Capua, fights at the 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
A brief history of the Samurai by Jonathan Clements( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and would have a powerful influence on the history and culture of the country from the next 500 years. Clements also looks at the Samurai wars that tore Japan apart in the 17th and 18th centuries and how the caste was finally demolished in the advent of the mechanized world
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 170 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 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
Mannerheim : president, soldier, spy by Jonathan Clements( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 149 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
Beijing : the biography of a city by Jonathan Clements( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 143 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
Prince Saionji, Japan by Jonathan Clements( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 134 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
Modern China by Jonathan Clements( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Admiral Tōgō : Nelson of the East by Jonathan Clements( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 122 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 116 libraries worldwide
Marco Polo by Jonathan Clements( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
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Clements, J. M.
Clements, J. M. 1971-
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