Blossoms of Longing: Ancient Verses of Love and Longing by Thomas M. Hunter

By Thomas M. Hunter

Historic verses of lobe and lament translated from the previous Javanese. The works excerpted during this quantity disguise a huge diversity of texts drawn from the poetic culture of the kakawin, works with an epic personality written in previous Javanese, yet applying recommendations of versification in line with Indian versions.

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Not only did the Imperial Japanese Navy see the manning of Japanese ships by British crews as a national slur and an insult on the efficiency of their own navy, but they also saw the loss of these vessels, even temporarily, as a setback to Japanese naval expansion, based on the 8:8 Plan to provide a powerful battle fleet to equal US naval power. 1 The employment of Japanese ships in the Pacific had provoked a mixed response in Australia and New Zealand though. 2 Consequently, after 1918 Britain and Japan moved further apart from each other and, in April 1919, the Director of Local Defences Division (DLDD), Commander Larken, noted: The strategical centre of gravity may be said to have shifted from the North Sea to the Pacific, and future Naval policy depends on our 19 THE INFLUENCE OF FAR EASTERN STRATEGY relations with Japan.

Beatty only managed it by having a forceful personality, and by threatening a mass resignation by himself and his Board, whilst Madden and Field both have been unjustly judged as caving in to political pressure during their tenure of office. ) It has been suggested recently that the problem was thrown into high relief by the new requirement for staff work. 33 However, the Naval Staff did also get Chatfield, Fisher, Backhouse, Cunningham and Pound, all significant figures for the Royal Navy in the years immediately before, and during, the Second World War.

M. ), Anglo-American Naval Relations 1917–1919 (Navy Records Society/Scolar Press, Aldershot 1991), pp. 593–4. R. Louis, British Strategy in the Far East 1919–1939 (Clarendon, Oxford 1971), discusses British policy with regard to China. P. Sales, ‘The Naval Mission and Australian Security after the First World War’, in D. ), Maritime Power in the 20th Century: The Australian Experience (St Leonards, New South Wales, 1998), p. 40. For the Jellicoe Mission see A. ), The Jellicoe Papers, Vol. II (Navy Records Society, London, 1968), pp.

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