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Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... More

Adapted for the ScreenThe Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Contemporary Chinese films are popular with audiences worldwide, but a key reason for their success has gone unnoticed: many of the films are adapted from brilliant literary works. This book is the ... More

The Affect of DifferenceRepresentations of Race in East Asian Empire

The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This collection of essays examines the production of racial difference and its affects in East Asia under Japanese empire and the postwar geo-political order. The contributors turn to materials that ... More

After the New OrderSpace, Politics, and Jakarta

After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta

Abidin Kusno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837457
eISBN:
9780824871017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the formation of populist urban programs in post-Suharto Jakarta and the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen as a result of the continuing influence of the ... More

Ainu Spirits SingingThe Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Sarah M. Strong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835125
eISBN:
9780824870331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835125.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Indigenous peoples throughout the globe are custodians of a unique, priceless, and increasingly imperiled legacy of oral lore. Among them the Ainu, a people native to northeastern Asia, stand out for ... More

AlegalBiopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282661
eISBN:
9780823285938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282661.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Alegal reveals modern Okinawa to be suspended in a perpetual state of exception: it is neither an official colony of Japan or the U.S., nor an equal part of the Japanese state. Today it is the site ... More

The Alien WithinRepresentations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Leith Morton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Readers worldwide have long been drawn to the foreign, the exotic, and the alien, even before Freud's famous essay on the uncanny in 1919. Given Japan's many years of relative isolation, followed by ... More

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

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 Traditions of Meditation

Asian Traditions of Meditation

Halvor Eifring (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of ... 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

Back from the DeadWrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

Back from the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

He Jiahong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856618
eISBN:
9780824868703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Through highlighting and telling the story of some real cases of wrongful conviction, this book introduces the present situation in the Chinese criminal justice system, and makes deep analysis of its ... More

Beautiful Fighting Girl

Beautiful Fighting Girl

Saito Tamaki

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

From Cutie Honey and Sailor Moon to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the worlds of Japanese anime and manga teem with prepubescent girls toting deadly weapons. Sometimes overtly sexual, always ... More

Becoming Refugee AmericanThe Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Phuong Tran Nguyen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This pioneering social history of Little Saigon examines the institutionalization and preservation of a Southern California ethnic enclave and its people through the politics of rescue. It argues ... More

Beyond Ainu StudiesChanging Academic and Public Perspectives

Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Mark J. Hudson, Ann-Elise Lewallen, and Mark K. Watson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2008, 140 years after it had annexed Ainu lands, the Japanese government shocked observers by finally recognizing Ainu as an Indigenous people. In this moment of unparalleled political change, it ... More

Bonds of CitizenshipLaw and the Labors of Emancipation

Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation

Hoang Gia Phan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738474
eISBN:
9780814738931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories of free, enslaved, and indentured labor. It illuminates the ... More

Bounding the MekongThe Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

Bounding the Mekong: The Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

Jim Glassman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834449
eISBN:
9780824870430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834449.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Transnational economic integration has been described as an opportunity for all participants to achieve greater prosperity through a combination of political cooperation and capitalist economic ... More

The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of JapanHonor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The plays presented here were first performed between 1769 and 1832, a time when the Japanese puppet theatre known as Bunraku was beginning to lose its pre-eminence to Kabuki. During this period, ... More

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