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Cool Optimism

David Leheny

in Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729072
eISBN:
9781501729089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729072.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The “Cool Japan” wave that began in 2001 has ebbed and flowed, with many continuing to extol the country’s success in global pop culture markets while others express concern that it has fallen behind ... More


Contested Meanings of Play

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter six offers a complex narrative that describes the changing attitudes toward play in urban Japan since the 1970s. In the past four decades, play has become the subject of a heated ideological ... More


Lifestyle Branding

Christine M. E. Guth

in Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839598
eISBN:
9780824871550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839598.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at the diffusion of “The Great Wave” through a range of goods, beginning with museum merchandise, where its ties to the authority of Hokusai’s woodcut are most important, through ... More


Epilogue: The Greatest Paradox of All

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Epilogue sums up the implications of the theoretical and methodological trajectories devised in this book. It then moves on to discuss once again the blurring of the boundaries between play and ... More


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