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Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Yuki Miyamoto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This monograph explores the ethics and religious sensibilities of a group of the hibakusha (survivors) of 1945's atomic bombings. Although the atomic bombings of 1945 have been studied from the ... More


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

Yukiko Koshiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The “Pacific War” narrative of Japan's defeat that was established after 1945 started with the attack on Pearl Harbor, detailed the U.S. island-hopping campaigns across the Western Pacific, and ... More


A National Network: Travel and Correspondence

Terrence Jackson

in Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853587
eISBN:
9780824868840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853587.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Improved travel and postal infrastructures were two components leading to the development of proto-nationalism during this period, and impacted the activity of scholars. They allowed rangakusha to ... More


You Have to Diversify to Survive: The Anxiety that Fuels the Hong Kong Entrepreneur

Yoshiko Nakano

in Where There Are Asians, There Are Rice Cookers: How “National” Went Global via Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028085
eISBN:
9789882207684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028085.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

William Mong's success as an intermediary between the business cultures of Hong Kong and Japan can be attributed to three main characteristics: his versatile linguistic skills, cultural awareness, ... More


Sacrificial Lambs: Nagai Takashi and the Roman Catholic Interpretation of the Bombing

Yuki Miyamoto

in Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

At the time of the bombing, Nagai Takashi—a convert Roman Catholic and medical doctor specializing in radiation—was getting ready for class at his medical school. Though severely injured, he ... More


Leaving for the Rising Sun: The Historical Background of Yinyuan Longqi’s Migration to Japan in 1654

Jiang Wu

in Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199393121
eISBN:
9780199393152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter clarifies various historical and social factors that facilitated Yinyuan’s migration to Japan in 1654. It shows that Yinyuan was first invited by Chinese Buddhist temples in Nagasaki and ... More


Being and Time in Nagasaki, Japan

Toru Yamada

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0045
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reflects on a physical and ethnographic encounter with a particular concept of time—tidal time—during fieldwork in Japan's island communities. “Tidal time” is a schedule that follows the ... More


Power and Petition

Adam Clulow

in The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164283
eISBN:
9780231535731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164283.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines a later period of Tokugawa foreign policy, which had been defined by a series of maritime restrictions, the so-called closed country or sakoku edicts. These edicts seemed to ... More


The World of Dutch Studies and an Information Revolution

Terrence Jackson

in Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853587
eISBN:
9780824868840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853587.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the early modern period, Japan underwent a widespread information revolution that helped feed momentum toward both cultural integration across Japan and cultural secession from the orthodox ... More


Creating Community: The Culture of Early Modern Salons

Terrence Jackson

in Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853587
eISBN:
9780824868840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853587.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the rising importance of salons within the cultural communities of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Japan. Most rangaku enthusiasts could also be categorized as bunjin ... More


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