The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan: The Vanquished Gods of by Yijiang Zhong

By Yijiang Zhong

Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a posh and numerous spiritual culture in early glossy and Meiji Japan, 1600-1868. Highlighting the function of the god Okuninushi and the mythology headquartered at the Izumo Shrine in western Japan as a part of this strategy, he indicates how and why this god got here to be neglected in nation Shinto within the sleek period.

In doing so, Zhong strikes clear of the conventional realizing of Shinto heritage as whatever thoroughly inner to the state of Japan, and as a substitute situates the formation of Shinto inside a bigger geopolitical context concerning highbrow and political advancements within the East Asian quarter and the position of western colonial expansion.

The beginning of contemporary Shinto in Japan draws broadly on fundamental resource fabrics in Japan, a lot of which have been purely made on hand to the general public below a decade in the past and feature now not but been studied. resource fabrics analysed comprise shrine files and item fabrics, modern written texts, professional fabrics from the nationwide and provincial degrees, and a large diversity of visible resources in line with modern prints, drawings, pictures and fabric culture.

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Dokusan with Dogen: Timeless Lessons in Negotiating the Way by Barbara Verkuilen

By Barbara Verkuilen

Dokusan is the non-public come upon among a Zen grasp and a pupil. Dogen was once a preeminent Zen grasp who lived in thirteenth century Japan. Dokusan with Dogen is a suite of reflections through a latest Zen practitioner at the transformative impact the grasp had on her existence. all the ten essays during this assortment skillfully employs a side of grasp Dogen’s instructing to elucidate oftentimes-misunderstood tenets of Zen philosophy, resembling nonattachment, selflessness, vacancy, and specifications for real perform. The knowledge of grasp Dogen is mixed with glossy medical findings, Zen lore, and modern anecdotes to supply a different formulation that entertains because it informs.

Dokusan with Dogen deals a clean point of view on outdated topics making it a great addition to anyone’s Zen library.

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Erfolgreiche Kundenrückgewinnung: Verlorene Kunden by Matthias Neu,Jana Günter

By Matthias Neu,Jana Günter

Matthias Neu und Jana Günter geben einen kompakten Überblick über das Thema Kundenrückgewinnungsmanagement. Dabei stellen sie den mehrstufigen Kundenrückgewinnungsprozess dar und erläutern dessen systematischen Ablauf. Sie zeigen die Notwendigkeit und den Implementierungsbedarf eines systematischen Kundenrückgewinnungsmanagements auf und erklären dabei auch personalpolitische Aspekte und Voraussetzungen. Praxisbezogene Beispiele unterstützen das Verständnis einer erfolgreichen Kundenrückgewinnung und deren Umsetzung.

In den vergangenen Jahren ist in zahlreichen Branchen das Anspruchsniveau der Kunden stark gestiegen. Aus diesem Grund nahm vielfach auch die Bereitschaft der Kunden zu, sich über objektiv oder subjektiv gerechtfertigte Missstände zu beschweren und ggf. die Kundenbeziehung zu beenden. Die Rückgewinnung von unzufriedenen Kunden bietet für Unternehmen erhebliche Potenziale. Denn zahlreiche Kunden wären bereit, ihre Entscheidung zu korrigieren, falls das Unternehmen schnell und angemessen in einen conversation mit ihnen tritt.

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Learn to Think and Write: A Paradigm for Teaching Grades by Una McGinley Sarno

By Una McGinley Sarno

The EPILLAW Paradigm is a realistic strategy for constructing writing abilities. It comprises an unique nine-level taxonomy and sequential method of listening, conversing, writing and analyzing. during this process, the improvement of writing precedes the improvement of examining. The paintings includes books. within the introductory ebook, the writer explicates the 1st six degrees. The behaviors curious about EPILLAW educate the coed how one can imagine consecutively and logically. the 1st 3 degrees determine the concrete assimilation of information; the center 3 bring up the scholars' cognitive skill from the concrete to the summary cognition of data. via charting, the scholars study the EPILLAW essencing modality that allows them to imagine abstractly. finally, having accomplished the ability of abstraction, the scholar can customize principles and, from there, improve writing talent. within the complex publication, the writer explores the ultimate 3 degrees of the writing process.

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis by Aurora D. Pryor,Theodore N. Pappas,Malcolm Stanley Branch

By Aurora D. Pryor,Theodore N. Pappas,Malcolm Stanley Branch

This publication covers all elements of bleeding in a systemic technique geared up by way of the location of bleeding. It bargains a step by step method via applicable analysis and administration ideas together with surgical, endoscopic, scientific and angiographic techniques.

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Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (Studies in Curriculum by Jennifer A. Sandlin,Julie C. Garlen

By Jennifer A. Sandlin,Julie C. Garlen

A presence for many years in contributors’ daily life practices and id formation, the Walt Disney corporation has extra lately additionally develop into an influential point in the "big" curriculum of private and non-private areas outdoors of but in proximity to formal academic associations. Disney, tradition, and Curriculum explores the myriad ways in which Disney’s curricula and pedagogies show up in public realization, cultural discourses, and the schooling approach. analyzing Disney’s old improvement and modern manifestations, this publication evaluations and deconstructs its items and views whereas offering perception into Disney’s operations inside pop culture and daily life within the usa and beyond.

The individuals have interaction with Disney’s curricula and pedagogies in quite a few methods, via serious research of Disney motion pictures, subject parks, and deliberate groups, how Disney has been taught and resisted either in and past faculties, ways that fanatics and shoppers advance and negotiate their identities with their engagement with Disney, and the way race, classification, gender, sexuality, and consumerism are built via Disney content material. Incisive, entire, and hugely interdisciplinary, Disney, tradition, and Curriculum extends the dialogue of pop culture as curriculum and pedagogy into new avenues via targeting the affective and ontological features of id improvement in addition to the commodification of social and cultural identities, stories, and subjectivities.

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Innovation and Marketing in the Video Game Industry: by David Wesley,Gloria Barczak

By David Wesley,Gloria Barczak

Video video games have had a better impression on our society than nearly the other relaxation task. They not just devour a wide section of our unfastened time, they effect cultural traits, force microprocessor improvement, and support teach pilots and squaddies. Now, with the Nintendo Wii and DS, they're aiding humans remain healthy, facilitating rehabilitation, and growing new studying opportunities.

Innovation has performed an important function within the long-term luck of the game undefined, as software program builders and engineers try and layout items that meet the wishes of ever widening segments of the inhabitants. whilst, businesses with the main complex items are frequently proving to be much less winning than their competitors.

Innovation and advertising and marketing within the online game identifies styles that would support engineers, builders, and advertising executives to formulate higher enterprise suggestions and effectively convey new items to marketplace. Readers also will become aware of how a few game businesses are demanding common principles through the use of radical ideas to draw new shoppers. ultimately, this revealing booklet sheds gentle on why a few options have attracted legions of fans between populations that experience by no means prior to been considered as avid gamers, together with mom and dad and senior voters and the way games have become utilized in various socially worthy ways.

David Wesley and Gloria Barczak's comparability of product gains, advertising thoughts, and the provision chain will attract advertising pros, enterprise managers, and product layout engineers in expertise in depth industries, to executive officers who're below expanding strain to appreciate and keep watch over games, and to a person who desires to comprehend the internal workings of 1 of crucial industries to emerge nowa days. moreover, as games develop into an ever extra pervasive point of media leisure, managers from businesses of all stripes have to comprehend video gaming that allows you to achieve capability customers.

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Contract Analysis and Design for Supply Chains with by Yingxue Zhao,Xiaoge Meng,Shouyang Wang,T. C. Edwin Cheng

By Yingxue Zhao,Xiaoge Meng,Shouyang Wang,T. C. Edwin Cheng

This ebook is dedicated to research and layout of offer chain contracts with stochastic call for.  Given the large usage of contracts in offer chains, the problems referring to agreement research and layout are vitally important for offer chain administration (SCM), and tremendous study has been constructed to deal with these matters during the last years. regardless of the abundance of classical study, new study should be performed in keeping with new matters rising with the new altering enterprise environments, reminiscent of the fast-shortening existence cycle of product and the expanding globalization of provide chains. This e-book addresses those matters, so that it will current new study on easy methods to practice contracts to enhance SCM.

Contract research and layout for offer Chains with Stochastic Demand includes 8 chapters and every bankruptcy is summarized as follows: bankruptcy 1 presents a accomplished evaluate of the classical improvement of offer chain contracts. bankruptcy 2 examines the results of call for uncertainty at the applicability of buyback contracts. bankruptcy three conducts a mean-risk research for wholesale cost contracts, considering contracting worth chance and probability personal tastes. bankruptcy four stories the optimization of product provider process by way of franchise cost contracts within the service-oriented production offer chain with call for info asymmetry. bankruptcy five develops a bidirectional alternative agreement version and explores the optimum contracting judgements and provide chain coordination factor with the bidirectional alternative. bankruptcy 6 addresses provide chain innovations pricing factor and a value-based pricing scheme is built for the provision chain concepts. With a cooperative video game concept technique, bankruptcy 7 explores the problems referring to provide chain agreement selection/implementation with the choice agreement into account. bankruptcy eight concludes the ebook and indicates useful instructions for destiny research.

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Drama and Curriculum: A Giant at the Door: 6 (Landscapes: by John O'Toole,Madonna Stinson,Tiina Moore

By John O'Toole,Madonna Stinson,Tiina Moore

‘Here’s a knocking indeed!’ says the Porter in Shakespeare’s Scottish play (Act II, Scene three) and instantly places himself into position so that it will care for the calls for of such an early name after a overdue evening of ingesting and carousal: ‘If a guy have been porter of hell-gate...’. yet what roles does the porter of curriculum-gate tackle to be able to take care of drama’s continual calls for for access? Ah, that depends on the temperature of the days. We, who've been knocking for what appears a long time, comprehend good that after assessment and dimension criteriaare demanded as proof of drama’s ef cacy, an examiner stands as gatekeeper. whilst the tutorial panorama is at risk of overcrowding, we meet a territorial governor. and the way frequently has the courtesan grew to become out to be just a tease as the arts are, for a quick second, within the highlight for his or her talents to foster out-of-the-box thinkers? during this textual content, we meet those ‘commissionaires’ and plenty of extra. The gatekeeping roles and what they characterize are so primary that they have got develop into cliches ´ to us. we all know them by way of their arguments, ripostes, dismissals, their short encouragement and absence of follow-up. And we all know that at the back of every one (however rmly they suspect they maintain the keys) is a nancial and political grasp whose strength controls the curriculum development and every little thing in it.

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Coaching-style leadership by Marieta Koopmans

By Marieta Koopmans

there is not any manner of keeping off it any further. training has develop into the administration sort that's utilized in progressively more companies. the purpose: to inspire employees to turn into extra self reliant.

Many managers locate it tough to take this function upon themselves. They suppose that they should be aware of every little thing, have the ability to resolve all their staffs difficulties, and they're familiar with doing so. They locate it an issue to delegate simply because they then need to allow pass of keep watch over. they're confident that they need to deal with and deal with every body within the comparable means. yet each one worker is assorted and faces diversified demanding situations in his improvement strategy.

Coaching-style management offers you the help you would like on your expert improvement strategies and helps you to take into consideration how you deal with and trainer your employees and the way you could increase in this. you can find loads of functional info, together with diverse features of speaking, supplying suggestions, intervention types and the training cycle. briefly, you find out how you will get the easiest from your employees.

Marieta Koopmans is a social psychologist and specialises in one-to-one training of managers less than the identify C'enter. She additionally works as a contract giving management education classes for Schouten & Nelissen.

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