As early as prewar Japan, thinkers of various intellectual proveniences had begun discussing the most important topics of contemporary media and communication studies, such as ways to define the social function of the press, journalism and the formation of public opinion. In Public Opinion – Propaganda – Ideology, light is particularly shed on press scholar Ono Hideo, his disciple the sociologist and propaganda researcher Koyama Eizō, Marxist philosopher Tosaka Jun and sociologist and postwar intellectual Shimizu Ikutarō. Besides introducing the different approaches of the aforementioned figures, this book also contextualizes the early discursive space of Japanese media and communication studies within global contexts from three perspectives of transnational intellectual history, i.e. adaptation reciprocities and parallels.
Public Opinion – Propaganda – Ideology
Vyjayanthi R. Selinger, Bowdoin College
Authorizing the Shogunate is a study of the symbolic construction of warrior order in the Heike monogatari corpus.
Yoshiko Imaizumi, Meiji Shrine Research Institute
Sacred Space in the Modern City offers new and original perspectives on a number of controversial issues and important questions concerning Japanese pre- and post-war ideology and identity. The author uses Meiji shrine as a lens with which to investigate the nature of the society that created, ...
Joshua A. Fogel York University
In Japanese Historiography and the Gold Seal of 57 C.E., Joshua Fogel examines the waves of historiographical analysis that this first item to pass officially from China to Japan has undergone in the two-plus centuries since its discovery.
Takeshi Moriyama, Murdoch University
Crossing Boundaries in Tokugawa Society presents a vivid picure of the life of Suzuki Bokushi (1770-1842), an elite villager in a snowy province of Japan, focusing on his interaction with the changing social and cultural environment of the late Tokugawa period (1603-1868).
Joseph T. Sorensen, University of California at Davis
In Optical Allusions: Screens, Paintings, and Poetry in Classical Japan (ca. 800-1200), Joseph T. Sorensen illustrates how painted screens and other visual art objects contributed to the development of some of the essential characteristics of Japanese court poetry.
Anna Beerens and Mark Teeuwen
Intellectual life in Edo-period Japan was sometimes harmoniously productive, sometimes destructively vicious, but never stagnant. This volume, compiled in honour of Prof. W.J. Boot, offers eleven essays that explore the intellectual scene of Edo-period Japan from a variety of perspectives.
Kazumi Nagaike, Oita University
By systematically analyzing the process of female fantasy formation, this book represents the first extensive critical attempt to examine Japanese women's narratives of male homosexuality, including both purely literary works (with English translations) and material derived from popular culture.
by Ōta Gyūichi. Translated and edited by J.S.A. Elisonas and J.P. Lamers
Shinchō-Kō ki, the work translated here into English under the title “The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga,” is the most important source on the career of one of the best known figures in all of Japanese history—Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582), the first of the “Three Heroes” who unified Japan after a ...
Michael F. Marra
Essays on Japan is a compilation of Professor Michael F. Marra’s essays written in the past ten years on the topics of Japanese literature, Japanese aesthetics, and the space between the two subjects.
Edited by David Stahl and Mark Williams
This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction ...
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