Directory of Asian Studies 2008-2009, Harvard University Asia Center
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 203

Directory of Asian Studies 2008-2009, Harvard University Asia Center

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009*
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Writing Technology in Meiji Japan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Writing Technology in Meiji Japan

"Boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history. This book represents the first systematic study of the ways in which media and inscriptive technologies available in Japan at its threshold of modernization in the late 19th to early 20th century shaped and brought into being modern Japanese literature"--

Chinese History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1181

Chinese History

Since publication of the first edition in 1998, Chinese History: A Manual has become an indispensable guide to researching the civilization and history of China. Updated through January 2000, the second edition discusses some 4,300 primary, secondary, and reference works, an increase of 1,500 titles over the first edition. The temporal coverage has been expanded to include the Republican period; sections on nonverbal salutations, weights and measures, money, and furniture have been added; the chapters on language, etymology, people, geography, chronology, warfare, leishu, food, and the Chinese world order have been thoroughly revised; and the subject index has been enlarged to include 2,500 technical terms.

Itineraries of Power
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 260

Itineraries of Power

Movements of people through migration, exile, and diaspora are central to understanding power relationships in Japan 900 1400. But what of more literary moves: texts with abrupt genre leaps or poetic figures that flatten distances? Terry Kawashima examines what happens when both types of tropes literal travels and literary shifts coexist."

The Japanization of Modernity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

The Japanization of Modernity

Murakami Haruki is perhaps the best-known and most widely translated Japanese author of his generation. Despite Murakamiâe(tm)s critical and commercial success, particularly in the United States, his role as a mediator between Japanese and American literature and culture is seldom discussed. Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of Murakamiâe(tm)s fiction, Rebecca Suter complicates our understanding of the authorâe(tm)s oeuvre and highlights his contributions not only as a popular writer but also as a cultural critic on both sides of the Pacific. Suter concentrates on Murakamiâe(tm)s short storiesâe"less known in the West but equally worthy of critical attentionâe"as sites of...

Technology of Empire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 446

Technology of Empire

Nearly half a century ago, the economic historian Harold Innis pointed out that the geographical limits of empires were determined by communications and that, historically, advances in the technologies of transport and communications have enabled empires to grow. This power of communications was demonstrated when Japanese Emperor Hirohitoâe(tm)s radio speech announcing Japanâe(tm)s surrender and the dissolution of its empire was broadcast simultaneously throughout not only the Japanese home islands but also all the territories under its control over the telecommunications system that had, in part, made that empire possible. In the extension of the Japanese empire in the 1930s and 1940s, te...

A Place in Public
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 239

A Place in Public

This book addresses how gender became a defining category in the political and social modernization of Japan. During the early decades of the Meiji period (1868âe"1912), the Japanese encountered an idea with great currency in the West: that the social position of women reflected a countryâe(tm)s level of civilization. Although elites initiated dialogue out of concern for their countryâe(tm)s reputation internationally, the conversation soon moved to a new public sphere where individuals engaged in a wide-ranging debate about womenâe(tm)s roles and rights. By examining these debates throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Marnie S. Anderson argues that shifts in the gender system led to contradic...

Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 440

Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea

For South Koreans, the early 1960s to late 1970s were the best and worst of times—a period of unprecedented economic growth and deepening political oppression. Carter J. Eckert finds the roots of this dramatic socioeconomic transformation in the country’s long history of militarization, personified in South Korea’s paramount leader, Park Chung Hee.

Harvard Asia Quarterly
  • Language: en

Harvard Asia Quarterly

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Superstitious Regimes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 459

Superstitious Regimes

This title explores the recategorisation of religious practices and people and examines how state power affected the religious lives and physical order of local communities in China. It also looks at how politicians conceived their own ritual role in an era when authority was meant to derive from popular sovereignty.