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Translatio and Difference: Western Classics in Modern Japan

Yasunari Takada

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with the fortune—and vicissitudes—of the Western classics in modern Japan. Western civilization, of which the Greek and Latin classics claim pride of place as fons et origo, came ... More


Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

David Ambaras

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A study of the political, social, and cultural history of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan, this book treats the policing of urban youth as a crucial site for the development of new state ... More


The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Chushichi Tsuzuki

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This history of modern Japan covers its transformation from a small country on the fringe of international politics to the major world power it is today. The book traces Japan's pursuit of power, ... More


Museum of the Weird: Modernity, Minzokugaku, and the Discovery of Yōkai

Michael Dylan Foster

in Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains how writers and scholars in the first half of the twentieth century challenged Enryō's rationalizing objectives and dealt with questions of what place yôkai were to have in a ... 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


Do Guns Have Gender?: Technology and Status in Early Modern Japan

Anne Walthall

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In early modern Japan, guns were strongly associated with gender, particularly with masculinity. Unlike in other countries such as India, Britain, and the United States where women handled guns, ... More


The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More


Unruy Youth and the Early Modern Polity

David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter emphasizes not only the elements of the early modern past that made the politics and culture of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan distinctive, but also those which distinguished the ... More


Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State

Janis Mimura

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449260
eISBN:
9780801460852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449260.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan's invasion of Manchuria in September of 1931 initiated a new phase of brutal occupation and warfare in Asia and the Pacific. It forwarded the project of remaking the Japanese state along ... More


Introduction

Hans Martin Krämer

in Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter argues that “reconception” (rather than “invention”) is the proper tool with which to approach what happened to “religion” in modern Japan. It situates Shimaji Mokurai ... More


The Silk Road of the Sea: A Beginning

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the significance of studying the town of Kaminoseki. For one, the town's location highlights an imbalance in the historiography of modern Japan. Not only did Kaminoseki ... More


Categorizing Religion in Early Modern Japan

Hans Martin Krämer

in Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes how umbrella terms for those institutions and bodies of knowledge and belief that later came to be called religions were conceptualized during the early modern period (ca. 1550 ... More


Japan’s Postwar Positivists: The IHKM and YAKM Projects

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/9780824825607.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins with a narrative on the process of transcribing sources written in sōsho with a group of students and professors, which resulted in the nine-volume Itō Hirobumi Kankei Monjo ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

An exploration and analysis of the intricate relationships in the Takarazuka Revue forms one of the repeating, looping themes of this book, which is more than just a sustained piece of theater ... More


Fan Pathology

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the transformations in and discourses of fandom in modern Japan. Audiences and especially female fans of all-female revue theaters figured prominently in social critiques of ... More


Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Robert Kramm

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295971
eISBN:
9780520968691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295971.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sanitized Sex analyzes the development of new forms of regulation concerning prostitution, venereal disease, and intimacy during the occupation of Japan after the Second World War, focusing on the ... More


Adoption, Adaptation, and Innovation: The Cultural and Aesthetic Transformations of Fashion in Modern Japan

Audrey Yoshiko Seo

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0018
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the cultural and aesthetic transformations of fashion in modern Japan. It begins with a discussion of Meiji Japan’s adoption of Western notions, innovation, and aesthetics, ... More


Writing Fans

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the text-making activities of fans in the form of fan magazines and fan letters, and the imaginary but contingent worlds they conjure up, looking at the supposedly unorthodox ... More


The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Yeounsuk Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Available for the first time in English, this award-winning book looks at the history and ideology behind the construction of kokugo (national language). Prior to the Meiji Period (1868–1912), the ... More


The Silk Road of the Sea: An Ending

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers how, in the three decades after the nuclear plan was first introduced, Kaminoseki finds itself at the center of national and international attention. As a “green” nuclear site, ... More


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