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Bownas, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 37 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 5,006 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Biography  Literatures  Literature  History  Short stories, Japanese 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Lyricist, Honoree
Classifications: PL782.E3, 895.61082
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Bownas
 
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Bownas
The Penguin book of Japanese verse by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of verse that contains poetry from the earliest, primitive period, through the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards
Business in Japan : a guide to Japanese business practice and procedure by Paul Norbury( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucius by Shigeki Kaizuka( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise, carefully researched, and well written, this volume presents an excellent introduction to the life and thought of one of history's most significant thinkers-a book sure to appeal to anyone interested in the philosophical, political, and religious movements of the ancient Far East
New writing in Japan by Yukio Mishima( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kappa; a novel by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost stories and the supernatural often provided inspiration for Akutagawa's writing, and Kappa draws its name from a creature in Japanese folklore known for dragging unwary children to their deaths in rivers. Kappa is a striking work from the disturbed though brilliant mind of one of Meiji-era Japan's most prominent intellectuals."--Jacket
Japanese rainmaking and other folk practices by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ritual of rainmaking is one of half a dozen Japanese folk practices and festivals described in this book. The story of rainmaking ceremonies begins with personal experience and then draws on the work of Japanese folklorists to record significant local variations and to construct a general account of the history and purpose of the ceremony. Field research was conducted during study visits to Kyoto, to Tenri in Nara Prefecture and to Shiga Prefecture. The chapter order follows the year cycle, from New Year via early summer purificatory festivals and rainmaking ceremonial to the feas
The Asian phoenix: a study of modern Japan by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate and culture : a philosophical study by Tetsurō Watsuji( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan and the new Europe : industrial strategies and options in the 1990s by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Japanology to Japanese studies; inaugural lecture delivered 14 December 1966 by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of poverty : for baritone or mezzo & piano by Ralph Middenway( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's strategy for the 1980's : in industrial electrical & electronic equipment by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing business with the Japanese : a one-stop guide to japanese business practice by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BODY, J.: Palaran: Songs of Love and War( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese journeys : writings and recollections by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geoffrey Bownas, widely known over the last half century for his writings, translations, broadcasts and commentaries relating to Japan, and an eminent Japanese Studies scholar who pioneered teaching in this field at Oxford (1954) and Sheffield (1966), has at last completed a memoir. It is both a literary triumph and a compelling read - not least for the many who have known him - as well as a historical record of some significance tracking Japan's post-war history from abject poverty to unimaginable prosperity as the world's second largest economy, and the 'lost' post-bubble years." "In particular, the author includes a detailed account of his association with Mishima Yukio while preparing the Penguin New Writing in Japan, his early years in Kyoto and his experience of living in Tenri City. He also offers a critical appraisal of the Japanese aesthetic, documents an extraordinary meeting with Honda Soichiro, and takes a nostalgic journey back to the writing of his many books on Japan, including the Penguin Book of Japanese Verse (with Anthony Thwaite), Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices, and Japan and the New Europe." "Equally, his involvement and input at some of Japan's key turning points over the last fifty years make fascinating reading, such as the 1964 Tokyo Olympics when he was the BBC's interpreter, and, in the early 1990s, the new Kansai International Airport as consultant to Watson Steel, a member of the AMEC group."--BOOK JACKET
Confucius ... Translated by Geoffrey Bownas by Shigeki KAIZUKA( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse. Translated with an introduction by G. Bownas and A. Thwaite by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan : a traveller's guide for Expo '70 by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ts'i versus Yen by Geoffrey Bownas( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer moon : for soprano and orchestra, 1992 by Otto Ketting( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Penguin book of Japanese verse
Alternative Names
Bownas, Geoffrey

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Languages
English (170)

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ConfuciusKappa; a novelJapanese rainmaking and other folk practicesDoing business with the Japanese : a one-stop guide to japanese business practiceJapanese journeys : writings and recollections