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Johnston, William 1955-

Works: 10 works in 81 publications in 3 languages and 2,232 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Religious fiction  Registers (Lists)  Biography  Novels  Case studies  Church history 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PL849.N4, 895.635
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Most widely held works by William Johnston
Geisha, harlot, strangler, star : a woman, sex, and morality in modern Japan by William Johnston( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 1936, Abe Sada committed the most notorious crime in twentieth-century Japan - the murder and emasculation of her lover. What made her do it? And why was she found guilty of murder yet sentenced to only six years in prison? Why have this woman and her crime remained so famous for so long, and what does her fame have to say about attitudes toward sex and sexuality in modern Japan?" "Despite Abe Sada's notoriety and the depictions of her in film and fiction (notably in the classic in the Realm of the Senses), until now, there have been no books written in English that examine her life and the forces that pushed her to commit the crime. Along with a detailed account of Sada's personal history, the events leading up to the murder, and its aftermath, this book contains transcripts of the police interrogations after her arrest - one of the few existing first-person records of a woman who worked in the Japanese sex industry during the 1920s and 1930s - as well as a memoir by the judge and police records." "Geisha, Harlot, Strangler, Star steps beyond the simplistic view of Abe Sada as a sexual deviate or hysterical woman to reveal a survivor of rape, a career as a geisha and a prostitute, and a prison sentence for murder. Sada endured discrimination and hounding by paparazzi until her disappearance in 1970. Her story illustrates a historical collision of social and sexual values - those of the samurai class and imported from Victorian Europe against those of urban and rural Japanese peasants."--BOOK JACKET
The modern epidemic : a history of tuberculosis in Japan by William Johnston( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a historical and comparative analysis of modern Japan's epidemic of tuberculosis, William Johnston illuminates a major but relatively unexamined facet of Japanese social and cultural history: the history of the tuberculosis epidemic. He utilizes a broad range of sources, including medical journals and monographs, archaeological evidence, literary works, ethnographic data, and legal and government documents to reveal how this and similar epidemics have been the result of social changes that accompanied the process of modernization
Silence : a novel by Shūsaku Endō( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times "Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Times Book Review. Seventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs. Shusaku Endo is one of the most celebrated and well-known Japanese fiction writers of the twentieth century, and Silence is widely considered to be his great masterpiece"--
From feudal fishing villagers to an archipelago's peoples : the historiographical journey of Amino Yoshihiko by William Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystical theology : the science of love by William Johnston( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest centuries there has existed a Christian theology of mysticism, defining the state which Bernard Lonergan called a "being in love with God." St. John of the Cross wrote such a theology for the sixteenth century, calling it "the science of love." Now, William Johnston, one of the great spiritual writers of our time, attempts to do the same for the twenty-first century. In Part One of Mystical Theology Johnston surveys Christian mysticism through the centuries. Johnson shows that such a theology today must dialogue with modern science and with Eastern religions. Part Two provides this dialogue, where Johnston engages Einstein's theories as well as Zen Buddhism. In Part Three, it becomes clear how the "science of love" is no longer an esoteric discipline for monks and nuns. In Johnston's writing it becomes accessible to all modern people grappling with problems of our age
Amerika no Nihongaku kyōiku : riberaru ātsu karejji ni okeru Nihon imēji no saisei = Japanese studies at liberal arts colleges( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pronouncing and spelling dictionary by William Johnston( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned officers in the medical services of the British Army, 1660-1960 by Robert Drew( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Militär / Aerzte / Grossbritannien
The earlier poems of William Wordsworth : corrected as in The latest editions by William Wordsworth( Book )

2 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geisha, harlot, strangler, star : a woman, sex, and morality in modern Japan William Johnston by William Johnston( )

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

Sex crimes -- Japan -- Tokyo -- History -- Case studies
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Geisha, harlot, strangler, star : a woman, sex, and morality in modern Japan
Silence : a novelMystical theology : the science of love