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Everyday Aesthetic Qualities and Transience

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

We normally react to manifestations of aging and different degrees of cleanliness and organization by cleaning, organizing, restoring, or discarding. These familiar reactions are rather complex, ... More


The Coexistence of Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism, 1997–2015

Hiro Saito

in The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Between 1997 and 2015, the history problem became more complex due to changes in both domestic and international situations of the three countries. The LDP returned to power, but it had to form a ... More


Economic and Technological Change from the Meiji Restoration to World War II

Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto

in Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288022
eISBN:
9780191684555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter begins with a brief summary of the history of Japan from the mid-nineteenth century to World War II. Japan started investing in social and economic infrastructure during the Meiji ... More


Translator’s Introduction: The People in the War

Ethan Mark

in Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165686
eISBN:
9780231538596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165686.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter discusses the common misconceptions surrounding Japanese wartime behavior during and after World War II. More specifically, it questions the distinction between the Japanese ... More


The End of Showa and the End of the Bubble Economy

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter starts by discussing the end of the Showa era. It describes the idea of Showa, and the emperor and the war. The emperor's funeral and the bubble economy are also explained. There is ... More


Introduction

Gregory Clancey

in Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246072
eISBN:
9780520932296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246072.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Beginning in the 1870s, shortly after the Meiji Restoration, foreign teachers were brought to Japan to train the first generation of architects and engineers. The foreign (mostly British) architects ... More


Seventy-Five Years of Toyota:: Toyota Motor Corporation’s Latest Shashi and Trends in the Writing of Japanese Corporate History

Yuko Matsuzaki

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Since the late 19th century, more than 13,000 volumes of shashi (company history publications) have been published in Japan and, despite the current economic climate; approximately two hundred ... More


Now That We Have These Primary Sources

George Akita

in Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824825607
eISBN:
9780824869328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824825607.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter illustrates how published and transcribed primary sources can be used to sustain, question, or strengthen some of the themes and approaches adopted by non-Japanese scholars working on ... More


United States: Focus on Japanese Denials of the Past

Takashi Yoshida

in The Making of "The Rape of Nanking": History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195180961
eISBN:
9780199869633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180961.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces the history and memory of the Nanjing Massacre in the United States from 1971 to 1989. During this period American media rediscovered the Nanjing Massacre, but the number of ... More


A distinctive nation: vaccine policy and production in Japan

Julia Yongue

in The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Factors such as climate and geography were important determinants of the types vaccines selected for use and the prevalence of certain infectious diseases in Japan. However, as shown in this chapter, ... More


Is Ainu History Japanese History?

David L. Howell

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses how Ainu history has been balkanized within the discipline of Japanese history. The idea that the Ainu are the subjects rather than merely the objects of history gained ... More


Useful Buddhism, 1868–1945

Christopher Ives

in Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833312
eISBN:
9780824870126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833312.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides an overview of the actions and ideology that characterized Imperial-Way Buddhism from the Meiji Restoration up to 1945. During these years, Japanese religious history is divided ... More


“They’re Just like White Kids”: Genealogy and Theory of Japanese American Non-Binary Silence

Brett J. Esaki

in Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190251420
eISBN:
9780190251352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251420.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction presents a genealogy of Japanese American silence throughout modern Japanese American history and the theory of non-binary silence. It focuses on the survival strategy called ... More


Toward a New Understanding of Japan’s Eurasian-Pacific War

Yukiko Koshiro

in Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This epilogue critiques the standard books on Japan's final war against the Soviet Union, saying that they fail to present a theoretical framework that synthesizes the Pacific, Asian, and European ... More


The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the Everyday

Woojeong Joo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696321
eISBN:
9781474434775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696321.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Bringing three key issues - Ozu, everyday life and the modern Japanese history - into a unified discussion, The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro re-examines the renowned film director Ozu Yasujiro and his ... More


Cultivating Commons: Joint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan

Philip C. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833923
eISBN:
9780824871710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges the common understanding of Japanese economic and social history by uncovering diverse landholding practices in early modern Japan. It argues that it was joint landownership of ... More


Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History

Jason G. Karlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a historical analysis of the discourses of nostalgia in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan. Through an analysis of the experience of rapid social change in Japan's ... More


An Encouragement of Learning

Yukichi Fukuzawa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The intellectual and social theorist Yukichi Fukuzawa wrote An Encouragement of Learning (1872–1876) as a series of pamphlets while completing his critical masterpiece, An Outline of a Theory of ... More


The Making of Menopause

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Although the subjective experience and interpretation of kōnenki vary among Japanese women, the term is a key concept in discussions of midlife in Japan and most probably, every adult has some ... More


A Social History of Japanese Historical Writing

Masayuki Sato

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines Japanese historical writing in the period from 1400 to 1800. Several important types of historiography emerged from the start of the Tokugawa period. One kind was typified by ... More


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