Welcome to our website, Coastal Tides Press. Formerly www.japaneseaesthetics.com, we now have all of our books available in one location. Please browse through our areas of interest:Join us on Facebook click here
books on Japanese art and culture are on Japanese Aesthetics,
books on traditional Cree knowledge can be found on Traditional Knowledge,
and our latest book, Mouse Woman of Gabriola, can be found on Health and Healing.

As this is also a personal website, we are also sharing with you some of our favourite photos.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to this website, and please provide comments/feedback if you desire. David and Michiko Young

David Young was born in the United States and spent his childhood in Sierra Leone, West Africa. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Stanford University, he taught anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada until he retired in 1999 and moved to Japan to continue his teaching career. David's specialties are psychological anthropology, anthropology of religion, anthropological aesthetics, and health and healing.

Michiko (Kimura) Young was born in China and raised in Japan. After graduating from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, she moved to the United States and then to Canada, where she worked for many years in the international affairs office at the University of Alberta.

For the last 35 years David has conducted research on Traditional Knowledge and Health and Healing, spending a good deal of his time with Native healers in Northern Alberta. He has also conducted research on these topics in China.

David and Michiko have also conducted research on Japanese aesthetics for many years.They have recently self-published Spontaneity in Japanese Art and Culture, and they have previously co-authored The Art of Japanese Architecture and The Art of the Japanese Garden. Click on the Japanese Aesthetics tab above for more information.

The Youngs now live on Gabriola Island off the west coast of Canada and are the co-owners of Coastal Tides Press. 

For information on other books and articles by David Young, contact him at authors@coastaltidespress.com.

Book sales are handled by Joyce Morrison and are shipped from  Parksville, BC  Canada  V9P 1G3.

Contact Joyce by sending an e-mail to  sales@coastaltidespress.com    or 250-248-5914.


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