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Tune In Tokyo:The Gaijin Diaries
by Tim Anderson

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English

Pages

294

Publication Date

November 29, 2011

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Everyone wants to escape their boring, stagnant lives full of inertia and regret. But so few people actually have the bravery to run – run away from everything and selflessly seek out personal fulfillment on the other side of the world where they don’t understand anything and won’t be expected to. The world is full of cowards. Tim Anderson was pushing thirty and working a string of dead-end jobs when he made the spontaneous decision to pack his bags and move to Japan. It was a gutsy move, especially for a tall, white, gay Southerner who didn’t speak a lick of Japanese. But his life desperately needed a shot of adrenaline, and what better way to get one than to leave behind his boyfriend, his cat, and his Siouxsie and the Banshees box set to move to “a tiny, overcrowded island heaving with clever, sensibly proportioned people who make him look fat”? In Tokyo, Tim became a “gaijin,” an outsider whose stumbling progression through Japanese culture is minutely chronicled in these sixteen hilarious stories. Despite the steep learning curve and the seemingly constant humiliation, the gaijin from North Carolina gradually begins to find his way. Whether playing drums on the fly in an otherwise all-Japanese noise band or attempting to keep his English classroom clean when it’s invaded by an older female student with a dirty mind, Tim comes to realize that living a meaningful life is about expecting the unexpected...right when he least expects it.
Japan Travel JP: The Best Festivals To Watch In Japan
by Nr Rd

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English

Pages

27

Publication Date

September 27, 2017

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Confessions of a Japanese Temple Gardener: (P.S – Who's from Lo...
by Ben Stevens

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English

Pages

182

Publication Date

December 16, 2013

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<b>------------------------------<br /><br />Amazon #1 Bestseller!<br /><br />------------------------------</b><br /><br />The <b>AMAZON US #1</b> Bestseller <br /><ul><li> <b><span>#1</span> <span>in Kindle Store > </span><span>Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality</span><span> > Buddhism</span> </b></li><li><b> <span>#1</span> <span>in Kindle Store > </span><span>Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Travel > Asia</span><span> > Japan</span></b> </li></ul>From Ben Stevens, International Bestselling author of <b>THE ENNIN MYSTERIES, BIG SOUND TEMPLE & A GAIJIN'S GUIDE TO JAPAN</b><br /><br />'As an American Buddhist priest planning to travel to Japan soon, I ate this book up. Wonderfully done...' winterchevy<br /><br />Most foreigners travel to Japan to work as language teachers.<br /><br />Very few go to live and work at a 16th century Buddhist temple.<br /><br />Ben Stevens has been at Daionji (the name of the temple in Nagasaki City) for over six years.<br /><br />In this revealing book, he details his life there, set against a rich tapestry of Japanese history, culture and tradition -<br /><br />*Exactly what is 'Buddha's Breakfast'?<br /><br />*Who is the mysterious Old Man of the Mountain - and why is he being sought by the police?<br /><br />*What do Buddhist priests and monks get up to in their 'down-time'?<br /><br />*What takes place at the temple, when the hours of darkness and light are equally balanced?<br /><br />*And are there really any benefits to building your own coffin, and then praying to it while you are still alive?<br /><br />'Confessions of a Japanese Temple Gardener: (P.S - Who's from London, England)' is a 'must-read' for anyone interested in the Land of the Rising Sun.<br /><br /><b>AMAZON REVIEWS</b><br /><br />'Impossible to put down...' Angela<br /><br />'Stevens writes about a culture and a way of life denied to most, if not all other foreigners... Absolutely fascinating - read this!...' Robert Twigger, International Bestselling Author of ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS: AN OXFORD POET TRAINS WITH THE TOKYO RIOT POLICE<br /><br />'A great book for those with an interest in Japan who are looking for a new perspective into the land of the Rising Sun...' Cheree Smith<br /><br />'A great sense of humor and gives a down-to-earth perspective that readers are not likely to encounter in other books...' Alan J. Webb<br /><br />'I am sorry to have finished it... A fresh look at Japan from an unique perspective....' Chad E Johnson<br /><br />'Terrific... Especially the stories about temple life...' Anon.<br /><br />'Completely engaging... (Stevens) writes with a cadence that is nearly poetic, a pace and style that draws the reader in... I can see the temple and the people in my own mind as though I had actually been there...' Lloyd Tackitt (AMAZON #1 Bestselling author of the EDEN series)<br /><br />'An insider's look at a Japanese Buddhist temple... I enjoyed Ben Stevens' voice in this book...' Shikoku 88<br /><br />'Well written and maintained my interest to the end...' Spanish Traveller<br /><br />'Fascinating... Talk about an unique point of view. And the man can write...' Kathleen<br /><br />'An entertaining, quirky guide to the everyday goings-on in the Land of the Rising Sun...' Joseph Rejek<br /><br />'An insider's view of everyday life at a Japanese temple...' Shikoku 88<br /><br />'Definitely not your typical, starry-eyed 'I love everything' Japanese book... Worthwhile...' Russell P. Westbrook, Jr<br /><br />'I love the books written by Ben Stevens.... Who better to write about life in Japan than from the inside out? Brilliant!...' Chantal Cox<br /><br />'An excellent insight into life at a Buddhist temple... Particularly enjoyed the insights into the different characters involved in temple life...' Mossyrocks<br /><br />'(Ben Stevens) is a neat guy, funny, and you can't beat the insider's view of a Buddhist<br />temple and the inner workings thereof. I like that his gaijin account isn't a lot of woe-is-me and pain of nail being hammered down stuff. But he actually loves his job, is fascinated by the place he works, and he seems to get along with the boss/relatives. Kinda refreshing...' Tami (Goodreads)<br /><br />'Very entertaining...' Vikas Datta (Goodreads)
Sand Buried Ruins of Khotan: Personal Narrative of a Journey of...
by Sir Aurel Stein

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English

Pages

485

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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Sir Aurel Stein (1862 – 1943) was a Hungarian-British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia. He was also a professor at Indian universities.<br /><br />Stein was also an ethnographer, geographer, linguist and surveyor. His collection of books and manuscripts taken from Dunhuang caves is important for the study of the history of Central Asia and the art and literature of Buddhism. He wrote several volumes on his expeditions and discoveries which include Ancient Khotan, Serindia and Innermost Asia.<br /><br />Stein's 'Sand-buried Ruins of Khotan,' is a personal narrative of his "Indiana Jones-like" journey of archaeological and geographical exploration in Chinese Turkestan during 1900 and 1901, which resulted in many most important antiquarian discoveries. Dr. Stein has some interesting pages on the Tibetan invasion and occupation of Eastern Turkestan in the eighth century A.D.<br /><br />The idea of archaeological work about Khotan first suggested itself to M. Stein in the spring of 1897, in consequence of some remarkable antiquarian acquisitions from that region and by the discovery among the papers left by the distinguished French traveller, M. Dutreuil de Rhins of fragments of ancient birch-bark leaves, which had been acquired in the vicinity of Khotan. These proved to be a Buddhist text in an early Indian script and language, and were soon recognised as the oldest Indian manuscript then known, going back by the first centuries of our era.<br /><br />Later on fragments of paper manuscripts, ancient pottery and similar relics came into the hands of Russians and English agents in Central Asia and found their way into various museums. While these materials accumulated, no reliable information was ever forthcoming as to the exact origin of the finds. <br /><br />Stein writes:<br />"The ruined sites explored by me have more than justified the hope which led me to Khotan and into its desert. Scattered over an area which in a straight line extents for more than three hundred miles from west and east, and dating back to very different periods these ruins throughout reveal to us a uniform and well-defined civilisation. It is easy to recognise now that this bygone culture rested mainly on Indian foundations. But there has also come to light unmistakable evidence of other powerful influences, both from the West and from China, which helped to shape its growth and to invest it with an individual character and fascination of its own.<br /><br />"The origin and history of the culture that once flourished in Buddhist Khotan, are faithfully reflected in the remarkable series of sculptures and paintings which the ancient shrines and dwelling places, after long centuries of burial beneath the dunes, have yielded up." <br /><br />Contents:<br />I. Calcutta to Kashmir<br />II. To Astor and Gilgit<br />III. Through Hunza<br />IV. On the Taghdumbash Pamir<br />V. In Sarikol<br />VI. On Muztagh-Ata<br />VII. Through the Gez Defile to Kashgar<br />VIII. Stay at Kashgar<br />IX. Khanui and Ordam-Padshah<br />X. Yarkand and Karghalik<br />XI. On the Road to Khotan<br />XII. Arrival in Khotan<br />XIII. To the Headwaters of the Yurung-Kash<br />XIV. Over the Kara-Kash Ranges<br />XV. Antiquarian Preparations at Khotan<br />XVI. Yotkan, the Site of the Ancient Capital<br />XVII. To the Ruins of Dandan-Uiliq<br />XVIII. Excavation of Buddhist Shrines<br />XIX. First Finds of Ancient Manuscripts<br />XX. Discovery of Dated Documents<br />XXI. Through the Desert to Keriya<br />XXII. To Niya and Imam Jafar Sadik<br />XXIII. First Excavation of Kharoshthi Tablets<br />XXIV. Excavation of Ancient Residences<br />XXV. Discoveries in an Antique Rubbish Heap<br />XXVI. Decipherment of Ancient Documents on Wood and Leather<br />XXVII. The Ruins of Endere<br />XXVIII. Expedition to Karadong Ruin<br />XXIX. The Search for Hiuen-Tsiang’s Pi-Mo<br />XXX. Ak-Sipil and the Sculptures of the Rawak Stupa<br />XXXI. Islam Akhun and His Forgeries<br />XXXII. Last Days in Khotan Oasis<br />XXXIII. From Khotan to London<br /><br />Kindle reformatted version of 1904 publication; may contain occasional imperfe
Hope They Like Rice: One Family's Adventure and Misadventures Liv...
by Jack VanNoord

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English

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321

Publication Date

July 28, 2016

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A Midwestern father relocates his wife and adolescent daughters to fast-paced, crowded Hong Kong for two years’ worth of cross-cultural adventures and misadventures. Alternately funny, touching, and insightful, Hope They Like Rice captures in vivid detail the American expat experience living in Southeast Asia.
Live in China: Personally experienced survival tips for foreigner...
by Fatih Ozgul

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English

Pages

74

Publication Date

January 20, 2016

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The emergence of China as a rising economic power has surprised many pundits and commentators around the world. It first gained its status as one of the largest manufacturing centers in the world.<br />Many foreigners regularly visiting China for business or settle down to study Chinese, here you will find<br />truelife experiences from my mouth as I have been living in China over 3 years. Plus, readers will able to see studying Chinese language tips, rules of getting work visa for China, easy and best steps to find and apartment to live in China and so on. All about China for foreigners who are willing to visit/settle down China, is included here!
Guangzhou - Heart of the South
by Lindsey Bard

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

June 19, 2015

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Welcome to Guangzhou and Canton and Panyu. The city has changed its name at least three times over the centuries, and the people have changed with it. This tour guide for Guangzhou seeks to share with travelers the beauty of the southern capital. A place where each district in the older sections of town has a museum tucked around a corner, while the newer sections of town have modern, larger facilities for art and music presentations. <br /><br />This is the home of Cantonese Opera and the oldest Islamic mosque in China. Neither the city, nor the province it’s the capital of brag a lot, but they have plenty to be prideful about. This guide focuses on seven noteworthy sites chosen for their cultural value, interest, fun and insight into China and the Southern Chinese people. Some are old and show case the history of the region; some are modern and focus on the issues facing today's society. Their order is based on the amount of time it takes to see each site, starting with approximately two hours for Chen Clan Academy and ending with Chimelong Safari Park which takes all day.<br /><br />Readers will notice that in each chapter a different Chinese host is featured. To understand the importance of a place it is best to ask those who live there, because they have the best stories. Each of these men and women volunteered to visit a site and share their experiences as a cultural insider. The hosts are native Chinese speakers who have various levels of English mastery. They are funny and sincere and offer a view of their city as few other tour guides have ever attempted. <br /><br />Their stories join the historical research telling the story of Guangzhou, a city of +17 million people and a history of more than 10,000 years in the Zhujiang River (Pearl River) delta. It's been a heart of business and the West's entrance the Middle Kingdom for more than 1,500 years. Follow its story and walk its street with this guide.
Instant Japanese: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just ...
by Boye Lafayette De Mente

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English

Pages

98

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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<b>It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!</b> <br /><br />Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want an Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, than this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book and Japanese dictionary is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication. <br /><br />The idea of <i>Instant Japanese</i> is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author, De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Japanese language. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly and a Japanese dictionary allows for quick reference. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Japanese phrasebook:<ul><li> Meet people</li><li> Go shopping</li><li> Ask directions</li><li> Ride the subway</li><li> Order food and drinks</li><li> And much more…</li></ul><b>About this new edition:</b><br />This new, expanded edition contains 15% more content, fun manga-style illustrations, Japanese etiquette tips and additional information on which destinations, personalities and trends are hot in Japan right now!
My Disillusionment in Russia by Emma Goldman
by Emma Goldman

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

March 26, 2008

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The original title for this ebook edition of "My Disillusionment in Russia" was "My Two Years in Russia". The American publisher, without consent from Emma Goldman, took the liberty to change it.<br /><br />In addition, the original manuscript was copiously edited (or more accurately, bludgeoned in half) and the cover, as you can see in our edition, was left blank.<br /><br />Most online and ebook editions of this work are riddled with typographical errors which we painstakingly corrected so you will not need a hard-copy of the original book for a reference!<br /><br />Every effort has been made to maintain the original American publisher's integrity of their product. (By 'integrity', we mean a close to the original printing as possible, and nothing else.)<br /><br />So, sit back, relax and enjoy reading this book as it was unintended.
Kanazawa Guidebook: Hidden Treasure of Japan
by Kensaku Onishi

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English

Pages

82

Publication Date

December 24, 2015

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For those who want to see something different or travel to less well known places, Kanazawa is a great destination. This Kanazawa Travel Guide includes all the information you need to enjoy sightseeing in Kanazawa. Kanazawa is a beautiful, historic city located in the Hokuriku region of Japan. With the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in 2015, you can now easily visit Kanazawa from Tokyo in about two and a half hours. Although it is not as famous as Tokyo or Kyoto, Kanazawa has plenty to see and do and captures the spirit of old and modern Japan. Information on note-worthy spots includes: Kenrokuen Park, Kanazawa Castle, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Omicho Market, Oyama Shrine, and more. There are sections dedicated to Sushi and local foods, which will be useful for foodies. A model course is given for to assist in planning ahead. Additionally, a Photo Scavenger Hunt is included for those who want to add a challenge to their travel. Check out what Kanazawa has to offer and experience one of Japan's hidden treasures.

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