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Aesthetics of Distinctive Characteristics and Ambience

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/9780199278350.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes a familiar aesthetic experience in our everyday life: appreciation of the distinctive characteristics of objects, environments, and temporal contexts. It ranges from the ... More


Introduction

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to understand Japanese colonial culture by analyzing the tropes of savagery in literary works and exploring links between ... More


“Scheming, Treacherous, and Out for Revenge”: Ethnic Imperialism

Crystal S. Anderson

in Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Lee’s film The Chinese Connection (1972) to explore the theme of ethnic imperialism involving Japanese and African American cultures in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring and the ... More


Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Yasuhito Kinoshita

Christie Kiefer (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Faced with the decline of the traditional family and the explosive growth of the over-sixty-five population, the Japanese are looking for new ways to care for their elders. This study documents the ... More


Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Miriam Silverberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a ... More


Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Robert Tierney

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a study of the figures and tropes of “savagery” in Japanese colonial culture. Through an analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, the book ... More


The Creation of a Regional Market

Nissim Kadosh Otmazgin

in Regionalizing Culture: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836948
eISBN:
9780824870911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836948.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the creation of a regional market for Japanese popular culture, with particular emphasis on the expansion of music and television companies into East Asia since the end of the ... More


Japan’s Regional Model

Nissim Kadosh Otmazgin

in Regionalizing Culture: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836948
eISBN:
9780824870911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836948.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the impact of Japan's cultural industries on local cultural industries in East Asia. Before assessing the influence of Japanese cultural industries on local cultural production ... More


World Journey of My Heart and Homestay in the World: Travel Programming and Contemporary Japanese Culture

Mark Meli

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on two specific shows: Sekai wa ga kokoro no tabi/World Journey of My Heart and Sekai ururun taizaiki/Homestay in the World. This raises the issue of generic mutation within ... More


The Café Waitress Sang the Blues

Miriam Silverberg

in Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Japanese café waitress was the working-class embodiment of the Modern Girl and as such she sang the blues. While she was commodified as an erotic object, at the same time she articulated her own ... More


Japan’s Popular Culture Powerhouse

Nissim Kadosh Otmazgin

in Regionalizing Culture: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836948
eISBN:
9780824870911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836948.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the commodification of popular culture in Japan as well as the capacity of the domestic market to manufacture and export anime, movies, video games, television programs, music, ... More


Conclusion: Japanese Popular Culture and the Making of East Asia

Nissim Kadosh Otmazgin

in Regionalizing Culture: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836948
eISBN:
9780824870911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836948.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book has investigated the political economy of Japanese popular culture in East Asia as well as the role of Japanese popular culture in the construction of the East Asian region. By analyzing ... More


The Acculturation of Japanese Nature

Julia Adeney Thomas

in Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228542
eISBN:
9780520926844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228542.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores a hiatus in nature's overt political presence in Japan after around 1890 and until the Russo-Japanese War. It argues that the Social Darwinian concept of nature proved so ... More


Exploring the Significance of “Japaneseness”: A Case Study of BL Fantasies in Taiwan

Weijung Chang

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The main purpose of this chapter is to examine the localization of Fujoshi culture in Taiwan by situating it within the context of Japanophilia. By examining the Japanophilia phenomenon and ... More


Colonial Project, National Game: A History of Baseball in Taiwan

Andrew Morris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262799
eISBN:
9780520947603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This cultural history of baseball in Taiwan traces the game's social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by ... More


Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Michael Dylan Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks ... More


Educating “Good” Nikkei and Okinawan Subjects

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on educational institutions that actively sought to foster Okinawan-Bolivians as culturally hybrid subjects by infusing them with objectified and naturalized cultures. ... More


Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Samuel Perry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838935
eISBN:
9780824869557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838935.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book turns a critical eye on the influential proletarian cultural movement that flourished in 1920s and 1930s Japan. This was a diverse, cosmopolitan, and highly contested moment in Japanese ... More


In the Strong Wind of the Americanization Movement: The Japanese-Language School Litigation Controversy and Okumura’s Educational Campaign

Mariko Takagi-Kitayama

in Hawaii at the Crossroads of the U.S. and Japan before the Pacific War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832254
eISBN:
9780824869267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832254.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter discusses the controversies arising from the “Americanization” of Japanese in Hawai‘i. In the eyes of white society leaders, the Japanese were not adopting the “American way ... More


The Crucial Role of Culture in Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Midori Kagawa-Fox

in Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456320
eISBN:
9780190456351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A hybrid Japanese philosophy, integrating traditional Japanese Buddhist thought with the Western philosophical canon emerged during the twentieth century in response to the program of modernization ... More


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