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Japan in Australia: Culture, Context and Connection

Japan in Australia: Culture, Context and Connection

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Chapman, Carol Hayes
December 06, 2019

Japan in Australia is a work of cultural history that focuses on context and connection between two nations. It examines how Japan has been imagined, represented and experienced in the Australian context through a variety of settings, historical periods and circumstances. Beginning with the first...

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo: Power Struggles

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo: Power Struggles

1st Edition

Alexander James Brown
May 23, 2018

This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of citizen activism in Tokyo, it also situates the movement within the framework of a global struggle for democracy, from...

Japan's New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society

Japan's New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society

1st Edition

Takemasa Ando
March 03, 2016

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan shocked the world. In the wake the of the disaster, questions were asked as to why Japanese antinuclear movements were not able to prevent those with vested interests, such as businesses, bureaucrats...

Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction: Beyond the Opium Dens

Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction: Beyond the Opium Dens

1st Edition

Guy Ramsay
December 03, 2015

Addiction to illicit drugs is a pressing social concern across greater China, where there are likely several million drug addicts at present. This research breaks new ground by examining Chinese people’s stories of drug addiction. Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction systematically evaluates how...

Defending Rights in Contemporary China

Defending Rights in Contemporary China

1st Edition

Jonathan Benney
March 04, 2015

The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights...

The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33

The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33

1st Edition

Sandra Wilson
May 19, 2014

This book explores the reactions to the Manchurian crisis of different sections of the state, and of a number of different groups in Japanese society, particularly rural groups, women's organizations and business associations. It thus seeks to avoid a generalized account of public relations to the...

Rethinking Identity in Modern Japan: Nationalism as Aesthetics

Rethinking Identity in Modern Japan: Nationalism as Aesthetics

1st Edition

Yumiko Iida
December 16, 2013

This volume is a major reconsideration of Japanese late modernity and national hegemony which examines the creative and academic works of a number of influential Japanese thinkers. The author situates the process of Japanese knowledge production in the interface between the immediate historical and...

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinities

Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinities

1st Edition

Romit Dasgupta
November 11, 2013

In Japan, the figure of the suited, white-collar office worker or business executive ‘salaryman’ (or, sarariiman), came to be associated with Japan’s economic transformation following World War Two. The ubiquitous salaryman came to signify both Japanese masculinity, and Japanese corporate culture,...

Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

1st Edition

Curtis Anderson Gayle
May 08, 2013

This timely look at a neglected corner of Japanese historiography spotlights the decade following the end of World War II, a time in which Japanese society was undergoing the transformation from imperial state to democratic nation. For certain working and middle-class women involved in...

Mental Illness, Dementia and Family in China

Mental Illness, Dementia and Family in China

1st Edition

Guy Ramsay
March 07, 2013

With rapid economic progress and increasing life expectancy in East Asian societies, more attention is being paid by their governments, the media and the academy to mental illness and dementia. While clinical research on mental illness and dementia in Chinese societies acknowledges the importance...

Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

1st Edition

Cuncun Wu
November 15, 2012

Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism played a central role in the...

Japan on Display: Photography and the Emperor

Japan on Display: Photography and the Emperor

1st Edition

Morris Low
November 02, 2012

Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the...

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