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Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

1st Edition

By Cuncun Wu
November 14, 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

By Morris Low
November 01, 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 ...

Korea's Development Under Park Chung Hee

Korea's Development Under Park Chung Hee

1st Edition

By Hyung-A Kim
December 08, 2011

Based on personal interviews with the principal policy-makers of the 1970s, Korea's Development under Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to develop South Korea into an independent, autonomous sovereign state both economically and militarily. Kim provides a new narrative in the complex...

Technology and the Culture of Progress in Meiji Japan

Technology and the Culture of Progress in Meiji Japan

1st Edition

By David G. Wittner
July 24, 2009

In this book David Wittner situates Japan’s Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice. ...

Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture A Reading of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin

Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture: A Reading of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin

1st Edition

By Fuminobu Murakami
April 29, 2009

Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin. In addition the author reconsiders this ...

Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique

Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique

1st Edition

By Sonia Ryang
July 21, 2004

Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar ...

The Cheabol and Labour in Korea The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai

The Cheabol and Labour in Korea: The Development of Management Strategy in Hyundai

1st Edition

By Seung Ho Kwon, Michael O'Donnell
May 29, 2001

This important new study argues that an historical analysis of the labour-management policies of the Korean family conglomerates, or chaebol, is essential for a complete understanding of the dynamics of South Korean industrial relations. Focusing on the labour-management strategies of the Hyundai ...

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