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Japan in Australia

1st Edition

Edited by David Chapman, Carol Hayes

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304 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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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 recorded contacts between Australians and Japanese in the nineteenth century, the chapters focus on ‘people to people’ narratives and the myriad multi-dimensional ways the two countries are interconnected: from sporting diplomacy to woodblock printing, from artistic metaphors to iconic pop imagery, from the tragedy of war to engagement in peace movements, from technology transfer to community arts. Tracing the trajectory of this 150-year relationship provides an example of how history can turn from fear, enmity and misunderstanding through war, foreign encroachment and the legacy of conflict, to close and intimate connections that result in cultural enrichment and diversification.

This book explores notions of Australia and ‘Australianness’ and Japan and ‘Japanessness’, to better reflect on the cultural fusion that is contemporary Australia and build the narrative of the Japan-Australia relationship. It will be of interest to academics in the field of Asian, Japanese and Japanese-Pacific studies.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Preface

Contributors biographies

 

Prologue: Celebrating Japan in Australia

ALAN RIX

1 Japan in Australia, An Introduction

DAVID CHAPMAN AND CAROL HAYES

2 Youthful First Impressions: Tsurumi Kazuko and Shunsuke in Australia, 1937

TOMOKO AOYAMA

 

3 Forging an Australian Artistic Modernity: How Japanese Woodblock Prints Informed Margaret Preston’s Early Paintings and Prints

PENNY BAILEY 

4 The Yomiuri Giant's Baseball Tour of Australia in 1954

AI KOBAYASHI 

5 Japan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics

MORRIS LOW 

6 Japanese Sleeping Beauties Abroad: Australian Retellings of Kawabata Yasunari’s Fairy Tale Novella

LUCY FRASER 

7 The Irrepressible Monkey: How a Japanese Television Drama’s Adaption of an Ancient Chinese Novel Became Compulsory After-School Viewing in Australia.

REBECCA HAUSLER 

8 Nikkei Australian Identity and the Work of Mayu Kanamori

TIM STEAINS

9 Trans-Asian Engagement in/and Japan

KOICHI IWABUCHI

10 The Australian Literary Scene and Murakami Haruki: Nobel Laureate Heir Apparent or Marketing Overhype?

LAURA EMILY CLARK 

11 Why Introductory Japanese? An Australian Case Study

CHIHIRO THOMSON

12 Mobility and Children Crossing Borders

KAWAKAMI IKUO 

Coda

ROGER PULVERS

Afterword

VERA MACKIE

About the Editors

Dr David Chapman is Associate Professor of Japanese Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland in Australia. His research interests include history, identity and citizenship. He is the author of The Bonin Islanders 1830 to the Present: Narrating Japanese Nationality (Lexington Books 2016), co-author of Koseki, Identification and Documentation: Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship (Routledge 2014) and author of Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicity (Routledge 2007).

Dr Carol Hayes is Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Studies in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. Her research interests include literature, identity and language teaching methodologies and practice. She is the author of ‘Sashiko Needlework Reborn: From Functional Technology to Decorative Art’ (Japanese Studies 2019), ‘Women Writing Women: "A Woman’s Place" in Modern Japanese Women’s Poetry’, (JSOA 2016), co-author of Reading Embraced by Australia: Oosutoraria ni Idakarete (ANU Press 2016).

About the Series

Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies