From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Two tigers cannot share the same mountain.” However, in East Asia, there are three tigers on that mountain: China, Japan, and Korea, and they have a long history of turmoil and tension with each other. In his latest entertaining and thought provoking narrative travelogue, Michael Booth sets out to discover how deep, really, is the enmity between these three “tiger” nations, and what prevents them from making peace. Currently China’s economic power continues to grow, Japan is becoming more militaristic, and Korea struggles to reconcile its westernized south with the dictatorial Communist north. Booth, long fascinated with the region, travels by car, ferry, train, and foot, experiencing the people and culture of these nations up close. No matter where he goes, the burden of history, and the memory of past atrocities, continues to overshadow present relationships. Ultimately, Booth seeks a way forward for these closely intertwined, neighboring nations. An enlightening, entertaining and sometimes sobering journey through China, Japan, and Korea, Three Tigers, One Mountain is an intimate and in-depth look at some of the world’s most powerful and important countries.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-13 - Publisher: Picador
From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Two tigers cannot share the same mountain.” However, in East Asia, there are
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-16 - Publisher: Random House
'The next Bill Bryson' New York Times Two tigers cannot share the same mountain - Chinese proverb Despite geographical proximity, cultural similarities, and shared status as highly powerful nations, China, Korea and Japan love to hate each other. Why? In search of an answer, Michael Booth journeys across East Asia
Authors: Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Subashish Bhattacharjee, Ananya Saha
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-17 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book investigates the philosophical, socio-cultural, and artistic world of Japanese horror through a varied range of case studies, including video games (Rule of Rose), manga (Uzumaki), and anime (the classic Devilman). Film is represented with well-known works such as Ringu and overlooked filmmakers like Mari Asato.