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The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Kirsten Cather

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2002 a manga (comic book) was for the first time successfully charged with the crime of obscenity in the Japanese courts. This book traces how this case represents the most recent in a long line ... More

Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Charles Gore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633166
eISBN:
9780748652983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book explores the roles of contemporary urban shrines and their visual traditions in Benin City. It focuses on the charismatic priests and priestesses who are possessed by a pantheon of deities, ... More

The Arts of KingshipHawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era

The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era

Stacy L. Kamehiro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832636
eISBN:
9780824868864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832636.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book offers an account of Hawaiian public art and architecture during the reign of David Kalākaua, who ruled the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1874 to 1891. The book provides visual and historical ... More

As Normal as PossibleNegotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Ching Yau

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume poses new challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines. Issues related to sexuality have ... More

Asian Americans in DixieRace and Migration in the South

Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Jigna Desai and Khyati Y. Joshi (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The migrations of Manilamen, Bengali Muslim peddlers, and Chinese merchants and coolies extend the history of Asian Americans in the South into the early nineteenth and twentieth century. Between ... More

The Asian ModernCulture, Capitalist Development, Singapore

The Asian Modern: Culture, Capitalist Development, Singapore

C. J. W.-L. Wee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098596
eISBN:
9789882207509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098596.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is an account of how the modernization processes for postcolonial societies in Asia such as India, Malaysia, and Singapore are fraught with collaborations and conflicts between different ... More

Asian Settler ColonialismFrom Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This is a groundbreaking collection that examines the roles of Asians as settlers in Hawai‘i. The book reexamines the past and present roles that Asians have played in the U.S. colony of Hawai‘i. It ... More

The Attractive EmpireTransnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Michael Baskett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Japanese film crews were shooting feature-length movies in China nearly three decades before Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950) reputedly put Japan on the international film map. Although few would ... More

Autism and GenderFrom Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Jordynn Jack

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038372
eISBN:
9780252096259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038372.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The reasons behind the increase in autism diagnoses have become hotly contested in the media as well as within the medical, scholarly, and autistic communities. This book suggests the proliferating ... More

Babel in ZionJews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Liora R. Halperin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300197488
eISBN:
9780300210200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197488.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War ... More

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