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Owens-Meyerson, Joan

Overview
Works: 18 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 2,075 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos  Travelogues (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Creator, Author
Classifications: DS49.7, 952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan Owens-Meyerson
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan . Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace
Walking the Bible : with Bruce Feiler by Bruce S Feiler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents one man's epic journey--by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel--through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring odyssey will forever change your view of history's most legendary events"--Container
The Pygmalion effect : managing the power of expectations( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trainees get a complete overview of the Pygmalion effect through real-life examples, dramatic vignettes and scenes from the classic movie Pygmalion, where individuals are transformed through the positive (or negative) expectations of another
Dynasties : people and passions that changed the world( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of five stories on some of history's greatest dynasties
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 16th century, Japan is a warlike society ruled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. When Portuguese merchants arrive in 1543, they are the first Europeans to set foot in Japan. Missionaries quickly set out to convert the nation to Christianity. In the same year, a samurai boy named Tokugawa Ieyasu is born to a low-ranking daimyo family. To prove his family's loyalty to their ruling warlord, Ieyasu is given as a hostage, and he remains so for most of his childhood. When he is finally freed, Ieyasu reclaims his family's domain and allies himself with the most powerful rulers in Japan: Oda Nobunaga, and his successor, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. years
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1690, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the outside world, except for a small community of Dutch traders. Among them is German Doctor Englebert Kaempfer, whose writings provide valuable insights on daily life in Japan. Culture and commerce flourish. But ruling daimyo warlords and their samurai armies continue to grow restless. The Shogun Tsunayoshi is a product of both classes. Under his rule, art and education excel, and "Laws of Compassion" are introduced. Samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors are attracted to Edo, and the classes begin to mix. Japanese interest in Western science increases, making the policy of isolation more difficult. In 1853, Mathew C. Perry sails American ships into Edo Bay, and demands a formal opening of the nation. Realizing that resistance is futile, the Japanese negotiate treaties with the U.S. and other nations in the West
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Ieyasu in control, peace descends on Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portuguese and Spanish, who too often combine missionary work with trade. When he dies at 72, Ieyasu's vision of a strictly controlled class system based on the rule of the samurai is a reality. But his grandson, Iemitsu, will rule more harshly. With no wars to fight, Iemitsu tightens control over the power and movement of the daimyo and their restless samurai armies. Though foreign missionaries have been expelled, Iemitsu still fears the influence of Christianity
Pete Peterson assignment Hanoi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Peterson, a former POW of the Vietnam war, is the first U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. He has found renewal in the land that almost took his life. His mission is to convince others that the time for reconciliation is now
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. Episode one focuses on the early 16th century when Japan was a warlike society ruled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. When Portuguese merchants arrive in 1543, they are the first Europeans to set foot in Japan. Missionaries quickly set out to convert the nation to Christianity. In the same year, a samurai boy named Tokugawa Ieyasu is born to a low ranking daimyo family
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode 2, Ieyasu is in control, peace settles over Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portugese and Spanish who often combine missionary work with traderanking daimyo family. In episode 3, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the western world, and a time of cultural flowering and intellectual pursuit ensues. Shogun Tsunayoshi introduces his Laws of Compassion protecting the poor and preventing the abuse of animals. By the 18th century, Edo has become the largest and one of the liveliest cities in the world, attracting samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors. The classes begin to mix, and culture and commerce flourish
Superstitions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the origins of common superstitions, and why they persist in our lives today even in our technologically advanced society
Managing stress by Ben Bissell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do your management meetings seem to go round in circles? Do you feel that your colleagues are part of the problem rather than the solution? Professor Cary Cooper from Lancaster University is joined by occupational psychologist Emma Donaldson-Feilder in the second of this series about how to manage school stress. Making use of scientific data gathered in a series of experiments measuring stress levels at Kings Langley Secondary School, our psychologists recommend effective ways of running shorter meetings, and reducing the stress caused by tricky parents. They also look at ways to help teachers prioritise their paperwork and senior teachers have tips for their over-conscientious colleagues who arrive in their classrooms fully prepared, but exhausted
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode two, Ieyasu is in control, peace settles over Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portugese and Spanish who often combine missionary work with traderanking daimyo family
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode 3, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the western world, and a time of cultural flowering and intellectual pursuit ensues. Shogun Tsunayoshi introduces his Laws of Compassion protecting the poor and preventing the abuse of animals. By the 18th century, Edo has become the largest and one of the liveliest cities in the world, attracting samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors. The classes begin to mix, and culture and commerce flourish
Productivity & the self-fulfilling prophecy : the Pygmalion effect by Joan D Owens( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the powers of expectation or the Pygmalion effect, can be used as a positive or negative influence on behavior. Illustrates the way this process occurs and shows how management can use it as a tool for the benefit of both the organization and the individual
Empires : the Greeks : crucible of civilization( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disc 1 : Views the rise and fall of ancient Greece through the eyes of prominent figures of the times, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates -- Disc 2 : Tells the story of the emperors, slaves, poets, and peasants who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen, and shaped the Roman Empire in the first century -- Disc 3 : Examines the rise and fall of Egypt's New Kingdom, 1560 B.C. to 1080 B.C. -- Disc 4 : Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurai's, geisha's, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace -- Disc 5 : A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill, and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years
Japón : Memorias de un imperio secreto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Empires : Japan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The unknown story of a mysterious empire. Japan brings to life the unknown story of a mysterious empire, its relationship with the West and the forging of a nation that would emerge as one of the most important countries in the world. Commanding shoguns and samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans - all were part of the Japanese 'renaissance' - a period between the 16th and 19th centuries when Japan went from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. But stability came at a price: for nearly 250 years, Japan was a land closed to the Western world, ruled by the Shogun under his absolute power and control
 
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Meyerson, Joan Owens-

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English (43)