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An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language: With Easy Progressive Exercises

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Author: Tatui Baba
Publisher: Routledge (2010)
Binding: Hardcover, 134 pages
Summary:
When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken.
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War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan, 1945-2007: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges

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Author: Yoshiko Nozaki
Publisher: Routledge (2008)
Binding: Hardcover, 198 pages
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The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan's occupation of neighboring countries before and during the Pacific War, and which have been challenged by critics who favor a more historically balanced approach, goes to the heart of Japan's sense of itself as a nation. The degree to which Japan is willing to confront its past is not just about history, but also about how Japan defines itself at present, and going forward. This book examines the history textbook controversy in Japan. It sets the controversy in the context of debates about memory, and education, and in relation to evolving politics both within Japan, and in Japan's relations with its neighbors and former colonies. It discusses in particular the struggles of Ienaga Saburo who has made crucial contributions, including through three epic lawsuits, in challenging the official government position.
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Colloquial Japanese: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Author: H.B.D Clarke, Motoko Hamamura
Publisher: Routledge (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 400 pages
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Now in its second edition, this popular beginners course has been completely rewritten to make learning Japanese as easy as possible. Lively dialogues cover business situations as well as social and everyday language and the text includes helpful cultural notes. Japanese script (kanji, katakana and hiragana) is gradually introduced, with romanization throughout for those wishing to concentrate on the spoken language. Other features include: * exercises with answer key * extensive vocabulary lists in Japanese script and romanization * index of kanji (with on and kun readings).
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Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context

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Author: Magara Maeda, Noriko Ishihara
Publisher: Routledge (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
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This innovative advanced level course in Japanese teaches appropriate language use in real life situations. With an emphasis on listening and speaking skills, the course takes a descriptive approach, demonstrating the variations that exist among Japanese speakers. Authentic sample dialogues demonstrate a range of generally preferred language uses, giving the student the tools to communicate in an effective and culturally appropriate manner. Organized according to frequently used functions of speech, such as requesting, apologizing, refusing and thanking and complimenting, Advanced Japanese presents commonly-used expressions and typical speech routines, providing the learner with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their usage within the social context. Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context not only introduces commonly-used formulaic expressions, but also teaches learners how Japanese speakers assess crucial contextual factors such as relative social status, level of familiarity, and content of speech as they interpret a message and use language to convey their intentions. Key features of the textbook include: * exercises throughout, including ‘core’ and ‘optional’ activities * self-assessment section in each chapter * unit summaries, grammar notes and role-play activities * a separate Teacher’s Guide which fully supports the textbook featuring extensive notes and guidance also available through the companion website. Key features of the companion website include: * complete audio files to accompany all dialogues within the textbook * optional extra activities for students wishing to progress beyond the textbook * teacher's guide – downloadable in both Japanese and English. Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context is the ideal resource for all intermediate to advanced learners of Japanese. The course is also an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the teaching of Japanese language.
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Korean: An Essential Grammar

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Author: Young-Key Kim-Renaud
Publisher: Routledge (2009)
Binding: Hardcover, 272 pages
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Korean: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of standard Korean. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Korean in short, readable sections. Key features include: * clear explanations of grammatical terms * frequent use of authentic examples * the Korean alphabet used alongside McCune-Reischauer romanization system * a full glossary of explanations.
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An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language With Easy Progressive Exercises

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Author: Tatui Baba
Publisher: Routledge (2010)
Binding: Hardcover, 134 pages
Summary:
When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken.
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Japanese Stage-Step Year 2 Bundle: Includes the Grammar Textbook, Workbook 2, CD2, Writing Practice Book

Author: Wako Tawa
Publisher: Routledge (2009)
Binding: Hardcover, 560 pages
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This bundle includes all elements for year 2: The Grammar Textbook, Workbook 2, Writing Practice Book and CD 2
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Japanese Stage-Step Year 1 Bundle: Includes the Grammar Textbook, Workbook 1, CD1

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Author: Wako Tawa
Publisher: Routledge (2009)
Binding: Hardcover, 560 pages
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This bundle includes all elements for year 1: The Grammar Textbook, Workbook 1 and CD1.
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Colloquial Korean: A Complete Language Course

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Author: A. InseoK-Kim
Publisher: Routledge; Bk&Cassett edition (2010)
Binding: , 288 pages
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Colloquial Korean is easy to use and completely up-to-date. Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Korean. Particular attention is paid to the Korean writing system. This paperback in the Colloquial Language Learning Series is available individually or as part of a pack. For more information, please refer to the cassette pack listing for this language.
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Modern Education, Textbooks, and the Image of the Nation: Politics and Modernization and Nationalism in Korean Education: 1880-1910

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Author: Yoonmi Lee
Publisher: Routledge (2000)
Binding: Hardcover, 170 pages
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...Lee's study focuses on mass education and its role in shaping new ideas about the nation and modernization...she offers interesting insights into the complex and contested area of politics and ideology in the waning years of the dynasty. –Christine J. Kim, Pacific Affairs ...Lees study focuses on mass education and its role in shaping new ideas about the nation and modernization...she offers interesting insights into the complex and contested area of politics and ideology in the waning years of the dynasty. –Christine J. Kim, Pacific Affairs
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