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              Books by Sean Michael Wilson

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              Black Ships: Illustrated Japanese History-The Americans Arrive

              Black Ships: Illustrated Japanese History-The Americans Arrive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Sean Michael; Shimojima, Akiko

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              On the 14th of July, 1853, the USS Plymouth, Mississippi, Saratoga, and Susquehanna sailed into Yokosuka, Japan. The mysterious 'Black Ships' had arrived. In this stirring account of a pivotal moment in modern Japanese history, award-winning author and illustrator team Sean Micha...el Wilson and Akiko Shimojima tell the story of the four American 'Black Ships' that arrived in Japan in 1853 under the command of Commodore Perry to force Japan to open up to trade. The book compellingly portrays the apprehension and confusion of the Japanese people witnessing the Black Ships steaming into view over the horizon; the anxious response of the samurai; the cat-and-mouse game that ensued; the protracted negotiations; and the eventual agreement signed on March 31st, 1854, as the Treaty of Kanagawa. Historically accurate and with an easy-to-read visual format, Black Ships conveys the personalities of the key figures in the drama: on one side, Commodore Perry and his captains, and on the other, Shogunate officials Abe Masahiro and Hayashi Akira. Wilson and Shimojima vividly capture the atmosphere of threat and change that pervaded Japan during Bakumatsu, the final years of the Edo period, as the feudal Tokugawa shogunate took its last breaths and gave way to the new Meiji government --
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              ISBN 9781623170912
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
              Publisher North Atlantic Books,U.S.
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              Parecomic: The Story of Michael Albert and Participatory Economics
               

              Parecomic: The Story of Michael Albert and Participatory Economics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Sean Michael; Illustrated by Thompson, Carl, DPh (Professor (Personal Chair), Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK Nottingham Trent University, UK Professor (Personal Chair), Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK Nottingham Trent Univ; Introduction by Chomsky, Professor Noam

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              Parecomic is about Michael Albert - the visionary behind participatory economics' - and his life's struggle as a left-wing activist in the United States.'

              ISBN 9781609804565
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2013
              Publisher Seven Stories Press,U.S.
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              Tao Te Ching: A Graphic Novel

              Tao Te Ching: A Graphic Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Sean Michael; Wilson, William Scott; Illustrated by Kwok, Cary

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              This graphic-novel version of the Tao Te Ching--the poetic classic that is the philosophical and religious basis of Taoism--brings the teachings into a modern light in a completely fresh and unique way. Each of the 81 poem-passages of the Tao Te Ching is reinterpreted by award-wi...nning graphic novel writer Sean Michael Wilson and brought to life by the artful illustrations of Hong Kong artist Cary Kwok, who sets the text in various contemporary scenes to bring out the modern relevance.
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              ISBN 9781611803280
              Released NZ 18 Dec 2018
              Publisher Shambhala Publications Inc
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              The Demon's Sermon On The Martial Arts
               

              The Demon's Sermon On The Martial Arts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chozanshi, Issai; Wilson, Sean Michael; Wilson, Seaan Michael; Illustrated by Morikawa, Michiru; Translated by Wilson, William Scott

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              This collection of parables written by Issai Chozanshi, an eighteenth-century samurai, is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy), and understanding yin and... yang. The demon in the title story refers to the mythical tengu, a group of demons who guard the secrets of swordsmanship. A swordsman travels to Tengu Mountain and in a series of conversations learns about mushin (no-mind), strategy, the transformation of chi, and how the path of the sword leads to the understanding of life itself. Some of the fables in the collection--such as The Mysterious Technique of the Cat --are iconic.
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              ISBN 9781611800210
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Shambhala Publications Inc
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              Portraits of Violence: Ten Thinkers on Violence : a Visual Exploration
               

              Portraits of Violence: Ten Thinkers on Violence : a Visual Exploration (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Evans, Brad; Wilson, Sean Michael; Illustrated by Thompson, Lecturer in English Carl, DPh; Brown, Dr Robert, Jd; Medaglia, Mike

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              A graphic introduction to the most important radical critiques of violence, from Fanon to Chomsky, Foucault to Sontag.

              ISBN 9781780263182
              Released NZ 3 Jan 2017
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Lafcadio Hearn's The Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan: A Graphic Novel

              Lafcadio Hearn's The Faceless Ghost and Other Macabre Tales from Japan: A Graphic Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Sean Michael; Illustrated by Morikawa, Michiru

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              Eerie traditional Japanese ghost stories retold in a graphic novel format. Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of ...Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning the mysterious and weird. Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo era known as kaidan, which means recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions. The book includes an afterword by William Scott Wilson, the esteemed translator and editor of Japanese texts and samurai philosophy, who puts the stories into historical context.
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              ISBN 9781611801972
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
              Publisher Shambhala Publications Inc
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              Bushido

              Bushido (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nitobe, Inazo; Adapted by Wilson, Sean Michael; Illustrated by Shimojima, Akiko

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              Nitobe originally wrote Bushido: The Soul of Japan in English (1899), in Malvern, Pennsylvania. As Japan underwent deep transformations of its traditional lifestyle while becoming a modern nation, Nitobe engaged in an inquiry into the ethos of his nation, and the result of his me...ditations was this seminal work. A fine stylist in English, he wrote many books in that language, which earned him a place among the best known Japanese writers of his age. He found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the eight virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. His approach to his task was eclectic and far-reaching. He also delved into the other indigenous traditions of Japan, such as Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and the moral guidelines handed down over hundreds of years by Japan's samurai and sages. In addition, he sought similarities and contrasts by citing not only Western philosophers and statesmen, but also the shapers of European and American thought and civilization
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              ISBN 9781611802108
              Released NZ 29 Aug 2016
              Publisher Shambhala Publications Inc
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              The 47 Ronin

              The 47 Ronin (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Sean Michael; Wilson, Seaan Michael; Illustrated by Shimojima, Akiko

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              A graphic novel version of the most dramatic example of bushido--the samurai code--in Japanese history. In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the ma...sterless samurai--known as ronin --all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains the most potent example of Japan's deeply rooted cultural imperative of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice. The historical event has inspired many writers and artists over the years and numerous fictionalized versions and adaptations have emerged. In The 47 Ronin, Sean Michael Wilson has created a historically factual portrait, enhanced by evocative and often lyrical drawings by Akiko Shimojima. While there are other depictions of the story in manga form, this version stands out as being the most accurate and most compelling. Wilson and Shimojima have made the characters nuanced and relatable.
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              ISBN 9781611801378
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2013
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              Musashi (A Graphic Novel)
                

              Musashi (A Graphic Novel) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, William Scott; Morikawa, Michiru; Adapted by Wilson, Sean Michael

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              A graphic novel version of the life of the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi, this retelling by Sean Michael Wilson is both a vivid account of a fascinating period in feudal Japan and a portrait of a courageous, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ...ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his time.
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              ISBN 9781611801354
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
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              Breaking The Ten
               

              Breaking The Ten (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Sean Michael; By (artist) Morikawa, Michiru

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              When David loses his wife and child in a tragic car accident he decides, in anger at the cruelty of the event, to turn against God. He sets out to systematically break each of the Ten Commandments in order to both spite God and to get his attention! But will he go all the way, an...d break the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill'? Two mysterious figures, Mr White and Mr Black, try to win David over to their side: the religious or the humanistic. Deeply sad in parts and comical in others, this modern story explores age old questions: Is there a God? And if there is, does that God care about us?
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              ISBN 9781681120218
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2016
              Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
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