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War as Entertainment and Contents Tourism in Japan

War as Entertainment and Contents Tourism in Japan

1st Edition

Edited By Takayoshi Yamamura, Philip Seaton
March 29, 2022

This book examines the phenomenon of war-related contents tourism throughout Japanese history, from conflicts described in ancient Japanese myth through to contemporary depictions of fantasy and futuristic warfare. It tackles two crucial questions: first, how does war transition from being ...

The Glocalization of Shanghai Disneyland

The Glocalization of Shanghai Disneyland

1st Edition

By Ni-Chen Sung
April 12, 2021

Focusing on Disney’s production of Shanghai Disneyland, this book examines how the Chinese state and the local market influence Disney’s ownership and production of the identities and the representations of Shanghai Disneyland. Qualitative methods are here applied to combine both primary and ...

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

1st Edition

Edited By Barbara Holthus, Isaac Gagné, Wolfram Manzenreiter, Franz Waldenberger
May 05, 2020

This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic, and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a lens into the city and the country as a whole, the stellar line up of contributors offer hidden insights and new perspectives on the Games...

Chaoxianzu Entrepreneurs in Korea Searching for Citizenship in the Ethnic Homeland

Chaoxianzu Entrepreneurs in Korea: Searching for Citizenship in the Ethnic Homeland

1st Edition

By Park Woo
February 10, 2020

This book explores the nature of the state-citizen societal relationship in Korea during the transition to neoliberalism, through the lenses of class and nationalism. Examining the process by which a new class, Korean Chinese entrepreneurs, emerged from Korean Chinese enclaves in South Korea and ...

Prisons and Forced Labour in Japan The Colonization of Hokkaido, 1881-1894

Prisons and Forced Labour in Japan: The Colonization of Hokkaido, 1881-1894

1st Edition

By Pia Maria Jolliffe
October 18, 2018

Prisons and Forced Labour in Japan examines the local, national and international significance of convict labour during the colonization of Hokkaido between 1881 and 1894 and the building of the Japanese empire. Based on the analysis of archival sources such as prison yearbooks and letters, as ...

Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong The Role of Interpretive Planning

Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong: The Role of Interpretive Planning

1st Edition

By Chris White
August 23, 2018

Heritage tourism is a global multi-million-dollar phenomenon, influencing national, regional and local cultural identities. Hong Kong finds itself at the confluence of several post-colonial economic, political and social developments and with this comes a greater awareness of the need for more ...

The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive

The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive

1st Edition

By Aurelia George Mulgan
July 13, 2017

With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of ‘who leads’ in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the ‘prime ministerial executive’ is therefore one of the most ...

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