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Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Christopher T. Keaveney

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455829
eISBN:
9789888455355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Japanese passion for the game of baseball stretches back over one hundred years, and has its origins in the Meiji period. Baseball has long been Japan’s national pastime, and the game constitutes ... More


Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Adam Bingham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines generic developments in contemporary Japanese cinema since 1997. Through close analysis of numerous texts it considers and contextualises new films in the most prevalent genres in ... More


Samurai Kabuki

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The ghosts that Bradbury had carried since his challenging time in early 1950s Ireland with John Huston were finally laid to rest when Bradbury received an honorary degree from the University of ... 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


The First Japanese Encyclopedias of Nature: Yamato honzō and Shobutsu ruisan

Federico Marcon

in The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251905
eISBN:
9780226252063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252063.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Kaibara Ekiken’s Yamato honzō, the first original encyclopedia of materia medica produced in Japan. It shows how this work was integral part of the philosophical attitude of ... More


Jidai-geki and Chambara: The Samurai Onscreen

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses several prominent jidai-geki/samurai films and considers the extent to which they can be conceptualized as films that investigate and problematise cinematic historicity - how ... More


Mission from Japan: Review of The Samurai {1982}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1982 review of The Samurai by Shusaku Endo. In his book review, Howe attempts to understand the mind of the Japanese author and the literary themes of his fiction, ... More


Managing Masculinity: The Heathen, the Samurai, and the “Best Oriental”

Amy Sueyoshi

in Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041785
eISBN:
9780252050268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041785.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

On the eve of the twentieth century, Chinese symbolized a degraded savage masculinity, and Japanese embodied feminine civility just as middle-class whites sought to forge ideal manhood as a balance ... More


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