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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book provides an in-depth analysis of Takarazuka’s history, educational traditions and theatrical ethos viewed from the prism of Japan’s modernization and globalization in the twentieth century. Its relationship to Japanese popular culture, especially ...
Brian Burke-Gaffney, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
Brian Burke-Gaffney provides a detailed account of the activities of Holme, Ringer & Co., the leading foreign enterprise in western Japan prior to the Second World War, and describes the remarkable achievements and tragedies of the Ringer family.
Kenneth G. Henshall, Canterbury University
In Search of Nature by Kenneth G. Henshall provides a biography of Tayama Katai, leader of Japan's naturalist movement. This book discusses Katai's prose fiction and perceptions of nature, and also corrects widely held but erroneous assumptions about Japanese naturalism.
Robert W. Aspinall, Shiga University
In International Education Policy in Japan in an Age of Globalisation and Risk, Robert Aspinall analyses the ways in which Japanese government policies on English language education and the promotion of Study Abroad have been implemented in schools and universities.
Michael Wachutka, University of Tübingen
Kokugaku in Meiji-period Japan elucidates kokugaku's gradual shift from a politico-religious movement to an educational and academic discipline. Michael Wachutka investigates numerous prominent kokugaku scholars and describes their new latitude for actively influencing the nation-oriented ...
Alexander Vovin, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Book fourteen of the Man’yōshῡ (‘Anthology of Myriad Leaves’) continues Alexander Vovin’s new English translation of this 20-volume work originally compiled between c.759 and 782 AD. It is the earliest Japanese poetic anthology in existence and thus the most important compendium of Japanese ...
Todd S. Munson, Randolph-Macon College
In The Periodical Press in Treaty-Port Japan, Munson offers an analytical survey of English- and Japanese-language print media published in the ‘treaty port’ of Yokohama during the tumultuous final decade of the Tokugawa shogunate.
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