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Edited by Henry Johnson, University of Otago, and Jerry C. Jaffe, University of Otago
Using an interdisciplinary, theoretical and ethnographic approach, editors have brought together a rich collection of current research on contemporary Japanese performance practices. Topics covered include theatre, music, art, fashion and technology, media, architecture and tourism.
Edited by Tsu Yun Hui National University of Singapore, Jan van Bremen Leiden University, Eyal Ben-Ari Hebrew University of Jerusalem
This collection of essays represents the first interdisciplinary study in English to consider social memory in Japan across a wide range of issues and phenomena. The volume examines a variety of memorialization subjects, including music and poetry, artefacts and tools, oral testimonies and ...
Herbert Plutschow Josai International University
This new study challenges the conventional view that the key figures involved in the opening of Japan were the US Navy’s Commodore Perry, and the diplomats Harris (US) and Alcock (UK). A close examination of new sources suggests otherwise and puts Von Siebold’s agenda to ‘save’ Japan from being ...
New insights into the controversial lives of Prince and Princess Chichibu - two high-profile members of the Japanese imperial family. Their lives were lived both above and below ‘the clouds’, with the princess a commoner in an arranged marriage and the popular ‘sporting prince’ dogged by ill ...
When discovered by local hunters on Guam, Yokoi was widely reported as a ‘no surrender man’ who survived, living up to the old Japanese military code of honour. This book sheds light on the reality of the war in the Pacific while addressing some key issues concerning the nature of Japanese ...
Edited by Richard Stanley-Baker, Murakami Fuminobu, and Jeremy Tambling
Six essays by international scholars addressing the Tale of Genji scrolls and the Tale of Genji texts in the context of new critical theory relating to cultural studies, narrative painting, comparative literature and a global view of medieval romance. It links new critical theory with ...
British military and naval officers as well as journalists and others observed the Russo-Japanese War from close quarters. But there was one journalist in particular, the Times’ correspondent, Lionel James, who made war-reporting history. Details have been carefully pieced together from official ...
By adopting an open, multidisciplinary, and transnational approach, this book sheds new light both on the specific achievements and on the often-unexpected interrelationships of the writers, artists and thinkers who helped to define the Japanese version of modernism and modernity.
Edited by John W. M. Chapman University of Glasgow and Inaba Chiharu Meijo University, Nagoya
This volume brings together a set of original essays by Japanese, Korean and Chinese scholars, together with analyses by Russian, US and European specialists, thereby reflecting the multinational mix of contemporary influences forming the international vortex of the war.
Edited by Rotem Kowner University of Haifa
Many questions and issues related to the Russo-Japanese War remain unsolved, or call for a reexamination. This volume, the first of two, provides a comprehensive reexamination of the origins of the conflict, the various dimensions of the nineteen-month conflagration, the legacy of the war, and ...
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