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silent study. Part of a broader cultural turn toward leisure as a new and necessary ideal of humane living, the promotion of the childlike child was an attempt to re- fashion the child’s life to alleviate the strain of academic preparation, to ignite a debate about modernity’s underside, and, among

In: Children as Treasures

the original letter. They join Osumi in rejoicing that the matter is concluded forever, but Kenzo re- marks bitterly that nothing in life is ever settled. Kenzo's Homecoming We often hear of the difficulties of living abroad. It is no easy task to live in a totally different culture and to operate

In: The Psychological World of Natsume Sōseki

nation and society, his view of politics as a moral vocation, and his urge to self-sacrifice on behalf of a cause higher than himself were ideals motivating not only the patriots of the Restoration period but, as Kawakami's later life and thought demonstrated, such ideals continued to drive

In: Japanese Marxist

temples,” to pray for benefits for the enshrinee, see Ho Shu-yi, “Wan Ming de difangguan shengci,” 819–20. “The border people, thinking [ Sun An ] virtuous, erected for him a living shrine; at fixed times of year they pray for [ his ] long life”; 1561 BZ Xuanfu zhen zhi 34/63 (414), but the identical

In: Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos

summarize by saying that his life followed a pattern just as surely as did his many renga compositions. Leaving behind him a score of critical writings as well as several volumes of verse, he spent his professional life in travel between and among the estates of the mighty, where he earned his living as

In: The Road to Komatsubara

resources, and land. These are being produced, exploited, and consumed, which also causes secondary pollution. This takes a direct toll on the living environment, public health, and quality of life of urban residents as well as the sustainable development of cities. Moreover, the stability of cities

in Chinese Research Perspectives Online

the People's Republic was not a back- drop but a living experience. It is hoped that the examination of Lao She's little-known personal life, the manner in which he was alienated from traditional, social, cultural, and political patterns, the changes in his ideas and values, and his comprehension

In: Lao She and the Chinese Revolution

motivate Chinese youths’ partici- pation in rallies and revolutions. Destruction’s opening scene can also be easily related to the popular mode of the May Fourth literary mechanism: a slice of daily life is turned into a stage that showcases the conflicts among the differentiated subjectivities of the

In: Young China

social ills of Korea at a time of rapid industrialization. In reformulating his realism as a Marxist aesthetic of everyday life, Kim drew the interest of other left ist writers who, like him, had been looking for a way of depicting the material living conditions of colonial Korea. Strikingly novel

In: The Proletarian Wave

, beauty in the architecture of the dwelling resulted from an outward extension of the occupant's everyday life. The justly proportioned house, which emerged at a point of equilibrium in this extension, would be "a temple of happy living to rest the noble human spirit.''16 Architect Nose Kyiiichiro

In: House and Home in Modern Japan