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Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Mark Silver

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book argues for a reassessment of existing models of literary influence between “unequal” cultures. Because the detective story had no pre-existing native equivalent in Japan, the genre's ... More


Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai'i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found ... More


Producing Purity: An Ethnographic Study of a Neotraditionalist Ladies’ Academy in Contemporary Urban China

Kevin Carrico

in Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852962
eISBN:
9780824869113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852962.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnographic study of one neo-traditionalist “ladies’ education” institution critically reinterprets the search for the traditional lady as an imaginary deification of masculinity in an era of ... More


Transgender in Samoa: The Cultural Production of Gender Inequality

Serge Tcherkézoff

in Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the difficulties involved in explaining the sociocultural paths followed by the “transgender” categories fa'afafine and tomboys in Samoa and proposes another gendered category: ... More


Anatomy of a Dancer: Place, Lineage, and Liberation

Peggy Myo-Young Choy

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter traces its author's own dance movements back through a family history of resistance in Hawai‘i that leaves us with important lessons for Asian settlers to consider. Her aunt's early ... More


Negotiating a Cold War Treaty: The United States, the Marshall Islands, and the Compact of Free Association

Martha Smith-Norris

in Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847623
eISBN:
9780824869014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847623.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter Five explains why the United States and the Marshall Islands signed the Compact of Free Association. It emphasizes the continuing power and authority of the US in the region and the various ... More


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