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The Power of Mind—I: Invoking the Joy of Life*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Badrinath is of the opinion that the mind is everything, and it has boundless power to create illusion as well as knowledge, pain, and joy alike. It is for this reason that what we make of ourselves ... More


Women in the Public Sphere

Jennifer Coates

in Making Icons: Repetition and the Female Image in Japanese Cinema, 1945-1964

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208999
eISBN:
9789888390144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208999.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 analyses positive motifs related to hope and healing in the characterization of nurse and schoolteacher roles. This positive affect contrasts with the threatening representation of young ... More


Early Japanese Noir

HomerB. Pettey

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the Japanese language, kuro or koku shares similar meanings with the French word noir, such as the visual absence of color, black, dark, and shadowed as well as the metaphorical associations with ... More


Ozu in Transition: The Coming of Sound and Family Melodrama

Woojeong Joo

in The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the Everyday

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696321
eISBN:
9781474434775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696321.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the period of the mid-1930s, when Ozu had to face new challenges from the pressure of commercialism to the coming of sound technology. The main question addresses whether and ... More


Imaging Modern Girls in the Japanese Woman’s Film

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how the trope of the moga, or modern girl, is depicted in the Japanese woman’s film. It considers how latent Japanese anxieties over modernization are made visible through ... More


Laughing in the Shadows of Empire: Humor in Ozu’s (1941)

Junji Yoshida

in Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

Ozu Yasujiro’s apprenticeship coincided with the steady rise of comedy in Japanese film. Before he developed his signature “urban petit bourgeois genre” films (shōshimin geki), he was influenced by ... More


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