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AIJ structural standards
  • Language: en
The National union catalogs, 1963-
  • Language: en

The National union catalogs, 1963-

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1964
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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National Union Catalog
  • Language: en

National Union Catalog

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1982
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Building standard law and cabinet order
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 206

Building standard law and cabinet order

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1960
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Cities, Autonomy, and Decentralization in Japan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Cities, Autonomy, and Decentralization in Japan

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-09-27
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Adding a new perspective to the current literature on decentralization in Japan, Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan, approaches the subject from an urban studies and planning approach. The essays in the collection present a cogent compilation of case studies focusing on the past, present and future of decentralization in Japan. These include small scale development in the fields such as citizen participation (machizukuri), urban form and architecture, disaster prevention and conservation of monuments. The contributors suggest that new trends are emerging after the bursting of Japan's economic bubble and assess them in the context of the country's larger socio-political system. This in-depth analysis of the development outside of Japan provides a valuable addition to students of Urban, Asian and Japanese Studies.

How Zen Became Zen
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 289

How Zen Became Zen

How Zen Became Zen takes a novel approach to understanding one of the most crucial developments in Zen Buddhism: the dispute over the nature of enlightenment that erupted within the Chinese Chan (Zen) school in the twelfth century. The famous Linji (Rinzai) Chan master Dahui Zonggao (1089-1163) railed against heretical silent illumination Chan and strongly advocated kanhua (kan) meditation as an antidote. In this fascinating study, Morten Schltter shows that Dahui's target was the Caodong (St) Chan tradition that had been revived and reinvented in the early twelfth century, and that silent meditation was an approach to practice and enlightenment that originated within this new Chan tradition...

Earthquake-Resistant Design with Rubber
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 134

Earthquake-Resistant Design with Rubber

My involvement in the use of natural rubber as a method for the protec 1976. At that time, tion of buildings against earthquake attack began in I was working on the development of energy-dissipating devices for the same purpose and had developed and tested a device that was even tually used in a stepping-bridge structure, this being a form of partial isolation. It became clear to me that in order to use these energy devices for the earthquake protection of buildings, it would be best to combine them with an isolation system which would give them the large displace ments needed to develop sufficient hysteresis. At this appropriate point in time, I was approached by Dr. C. J. Derham, then of t...

The Garden as Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 204

The Garden as Architecture

Gardens and their related architecture have always been designed in Japan, China, and Korea as a single, cohesive environment. The particular forms that these environments took over the centuries naturally reflect each country's differing aesthetic principles, but were also governed by other concerns - from religious beliefs and social structure to simple spatial or climatic constraints. In his exploration of the history of garden design in the Far East, Toshiro Inaji offers a fascinating study of changing cultural and aesthetic values. The Garden as Architecture is the first book published in English to focus on the strikingly different interpretations made by these three countries - in their gardens and architecture - of the Buddhist, Confucianist, Taoist, and geomantic principles that have informed their cultures since ancient times. This pioneering study makes clear just how and why the approaches taken by neighboring countries were so different.

The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China

The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China contains the first complete translation of China's earliest and most influential monastic code. The twelfth-century text Chanyuan qinggui (Rules of Purity for the Chan Monastery) provides us with a wealth of detail on all aspects of life in public Buddhist monasteries during the Sung (960-1279). Part One consists of Yifa's overview of the development of monastic regulations in Chinese Buddhist history, a biography of the text's author, and an analysis of the social and cultural context of premodern Chinese Buddhist monasticism. Of particular importance are the interconnections made between Chan traditions and the dual heritages of Chinese culture and Indian Buddhist Vinaya. Although much of the text's source material is traced directly to the Vinayas and the works of the Vinaya advocate Daoan (312-385) and the Lu master Daoxuan (596-667), the Chanyuan qinggui includes elements foreign to the original Vinaya texts - elements incorporated from Chinese governmental policies and traditional Chinese etiquette. Following the translator's overview is a complete translation of the text, extensively annotated.

Seawater and Desalting
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192