Dreamland Japan

Dreamland Japan Author Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN-10 9781611725537
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 360
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A classic work praised for its scope and intelligence, now in a gift edition for fans, with a new Foreword

Streben nach Gl ck

Streben nach Gl  ck Author Michael Pye
ISBN-10 3825879895
Release 2007
Pages 256
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Im gegenwärtigen Japan versucht man auf vielfältige Weise, "schicksalhafte" Situationen rituell zu beeinflußen und sein Leben günstig zu gestalten. Die religionswissenschaftliche Untersuchung von Ritualen der Schicksalsdeutung und Lebensgestaltung verdeutlicht, daß sie in der Tat bedeutende Momente in den japanischen Religionen darstellen, und daß ein zusammenhängendes Weltbild sie dynamisch miteinander verbindet.

The Astro Boy Essays

The Astro Boy Essays Author Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN-10 9781611725162
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 248
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The pioneering genius of Japan’s “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is examined through his life’s masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu, also known as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, a comic series featuring a cute little android who yearns to be more human. The history of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s role in it is a road map to understanding the development of new media in Japan and the United States. Topics include Tezuka’s life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact. Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, including Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He often served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he was received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture.

Japan s Comfort Women

Japan s Comfort Women Author Toshiyuki Tanaka
ISBN-10 0415194016
Release 2002
Pages 212
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Japan's Comfort Women tells the harrowing story of the "comfort women" who were forced to enter prostitution to serve the Japanese Imperial army, often living in appalling conditions of sexual slavery. Using a wide range of primary sources, the author for the first time links military controlled prostitution with enforced prostitution. He uncovers new and controversial information about the role of the US' occupation forces in military controlled prostitution, as well as the subsequent "cover-up" of the existence of such a policy. This groundbreaking book asks why US occupation forces did little to help the women, and argues that military authorities organised prostitution to prevent the widespread incidence of GI rape of Japanese women, and to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Japanese the Manga Way

Japanese the Manga Way Author Wayne P. Lammers
ISBN-10 1880656906
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 312
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A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers

Mobile Cultures

Mobile Cultures Author Chris Berry
ISBN-10 9780822384380
Release 2003-03-28
Pages 312
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Mobile Cultures provides much-needed, empirically grounded studies of the connections between new media technologies, the globalization of sexual cultures, and the rise of queer Asia. The availability and use of new media—fax machines, mobile phones, the Internet, electronic message boards, pagers, and global television—have grown exponentially in Asia over the past decade. This explosion of information technology has sparked a revolution, transforming lives and lifestyles, enabling the creation of communities and the expression of sexual identities in a region notorious for the regulation of both information and sexual conduct. Whether looking at the hanging of toy cartoon characters like “Hello Kitty” from mobile phones to signify queer identity in Japan or at the development of queer identities in Indonesia or Singapore, the essays collected here emphasize the enormous variance in the appeal and uses of new media from one locale to another. Scholars, artists, and activists from a range of countries, the contributors chronicle the different ways new media galvanize Asian queer communities in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, and around the world. They consider phenomena such as the uses of the Internet among gay, lesbian, or queer individuals in Taiwan and South Korea; the international popularization of Japanese queer pop culture products such as Yaoi manga; and a Thai website’s reading of a scientific tract on gay genetics in light of Buddhist beliefs. Essays also explore the politically subversive possibilities opened up by the proliferation of media technologies, examining, for instance, the use of Cyberjaya—Malaysia’s government-backed online portal—to form online communities in the face of strict antigay laws. Contributors. Chris Berry, Tom Boellstorff, Larissa Hjorth, Katrien Jacobs, Olivia Khoo, Fran Martin, Mark McLelland, David Mullaly, Baden Offord, Sandip Roy, Veruska Sabucco, Audrey Yue

Electric Dreamland

Electric Dreamland Author Lauren Rabinovitz
ISBN-10 9780231527217
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 256
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More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren Rabinovitz describes the urban modernity engendered by these parks and their media, encouraging ordinary individuals to sense, interpret, and embody a burgeoning national identity. As industrialization, urbanization, and immigration upended society before World War I, amusement parks tempered the shocks of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflict while shrinking the distinctions between gender and class. As she follows the rise of American parks from 1896 to 1918, Rabinovitz seizes on a simultaneous increase in cinema and spectacle audiences and connects both to the success of leisure activities in stabilizing society. Critics of the time often condemned parks and movies for inciting moral decline, but in fact they fostered women’s independence, racial uplift, and assimilation. The rhythmic, mechanical movements of spectacle also conditioned audiences to process multiple stimuli. Featuring illustrations from private collections and accounts from unaccessed archives, Electric Dreamland joins film and historical analyses in a rare portrait of mass entertainment and the modern American eye.

Dreamland Collection 1

Dreamland Collection   1 Author Dale Brown
ISBN-10 9780062378644
Release 2014-08-12
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Dreamland Collection 1 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dreamland Collection 1 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dreamland Collection 1 book for free.

Strike Zone Dale Brown s Dreamland Book 5

Strike Zone  Dale Brown   s Dreamland  Book 5 Author Dale Brown
ISBN-10 9780007542734
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 464
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The Dreamland special ops team uncover a plan to stir up unrest between Taiwan and mainland China – in the latest high-octane adventure from the acclaimed author of Flight of the Old Dog and Air Battle Force.

Medien in Japan

Medien in Japan Author Franz Waldenberger
ISBN-10 3889102972
Release 2003
Pages 284
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Medien in Japan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Medien in Japan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Medien in Japan book for free.

Education about Asia

Education about Asia Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000111157958
Release 2002
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Education about Asia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Education about Asia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Education about Asia book for free.


LoveStar Author Andri Snaer Magnason
ISBN-10 9783838705019
Release 2010-09-25
Pages 299
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Der internationale Konzern LoveStar hat Island in den Mittelpunkt der Welt gerückt, den Tod vermarktet, die Liebe organisiert und im Norden Islands den gigantischsten Freizeitpark errichtet, den es je gab. LoveStar ist es gelungen, die Träume der Menschen zu entschlüsseln, die sich vor allem um die Liebe und den Tod drehen. Doch nicht alle lassen sich gleichschalten - ein junges Paar schafft es, seine ganz individuelle Liebe zu retten. Bis ein größenwahnsinniger Mitarbeiter des Konzerns eine noch nie da gewesene Begräbniszeremonie organisiert, das "Millionensternefestival", bei dem eine Million Tote ins All geschossen werden - um dann gleichzeitig weltweit als Sternschnuppen vom Himmel zu fallen. So ganz geht dieser Plan leider nicht auf ... LOVESTAR ist in den USA mit dem renommierten Philip K Dick honor Award ausgezeichnet worden!

Drawing New Color Lines

Drawing New Color Lines Author Monica Chiu
ISBN-10 9789888139385
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 368
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The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between "Asian" and "American." Drawing New Color Lines explores the culture, production, and history of contemporary graphic narratives that depict Asian Americans and Asians. It examines how Japanese manga and Asian popular culture have influenced Asian American comics; how these comics and Asian American graphic narratives depict the "look" of race; and how these various representations are interpreted in nations not of their production. By focusing on what graphic narratives mean for audiences in North America and those in Asia, the collection discusses how Western theories about the ways in which graphic narratives might successfully overturn derogatory caricatures are themselves based on contested assumptions; and illustrates that the so-called odorless images featured in Japanese manga might nevertheless elicit interpretations about race in transnational contexts. With contributions from experts based in North America and Asia, Drawing New Color Lines will be of interest to scholars in a variety of disciplines, including Asian American studies, cultural and literary studies, comics and visual studies. "Drawing New Color Lines makes an exciting contribution to the rapidly expanding inquiry at the crossroads of Asian American literary studies, graphic narrative studies, and transnational studies. Foregrounding the shifting meanings of race within, across, and between various national contexts, the fifteen essays in Chiu's collection explore the visual dimensions of Asian American transnational literary culture with originality and offer particular insight into the complexities of production, interpretation, and reception for graphic narrative." — Pamela Thoma, author of Asian American Women's Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging "An informative, smart, and necessary collection. Drawing New Color Lines investigates a growing and important field—transnational Asian American comics—with sophistication and breadth." — Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics and Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

American Soccer

American Soccer Author Gregory G. Reck
ISBN-10 9781476617565
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 260
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This narrative of U.S. soccer's history and present-day status addresses the issues of socioeconomics. Emphasizing the differences between social classes in U.S. soccer past and present, as well as those between American soccer and international football, this work analyzes the role of class in American soccer's failure to carve out a more prominent place in the sports landscape. Contemporary soccer is explored from its beginnings in informal Parks and Recreation leagues to the development of formal club programs, and university, professional, and U.S. national teams. In recent decades, Hispanic leagues formed primarily by Mexican and Central American immigrants have reinforced the theme of a class-based, exclusionary space in U.S. soccer. A personal perspective based on the authors' experience coaching soccer at the informal level broadens the book's appeal.

WAttention Tokyo VOL 10

WAttention Tokyo VOL 10 Author WAttention Co., Ltd.
Release 2014-01-22
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銀座でのショッピングやグルメを満喫できる英語のガイド本! WAttention Tokyo VOL.10は銀座特集! 銀座で体験できるグルメや、ショッピングの情報(英文)が満載です。 銀座エリアの他にも東京で味わえるグルメの紹介、秋葉原でのメイド カフェ体験や、ちょっと遠出して富士5合目を訪れるツアー情報など も掲載しています。また渋谷スタートで気軽に楽しめる東京半日散歩 などのうれしい情報も。 東京を旅行する外国人や、外国人の友達を東京案内するときに役立 つ一冊です。 ※一部を除いて、すべて英文です。 ※日本文化の魅力を世界に発信する「WAttention Tokyo」事業は東京都中小企業振興公社の推奨事業です。 This is the guide for people who want to enjoy shopping and delicious food in Ginza all by English! WAttention Tokyo VOL.1 is the special edition for Ginza!? It is full of English information all about Ginza. Besides, you can check the news about the other district’s famous food, the maid caf? in Akihabara or even the information how to get to the Mount Fuji. In addition, what about use half a day to walk around Tokyo from that famous Shibuya. This book will be useful for the foreigners taking a trip in Tokyo or people who have foreigner friends and want to introduce them Japan. ※「WAttention Tokyo」 works on promotion and spreading the charming points of Japanese culture. It is one of the recommend projects of Tokyo’s small and medium-sized enterprises corporation. 本?是?外国游客?撰的在?京?座?物、品?美食的英文指南?!WAttention Tokyo vol.1是?座??!??收?了在?座品?美食及?物的有利信息(英文)。除?座之外,?将??介??京其他地方的美食、秋叶原的女仆??、及稍?一点的探?富士山5合目的?光情?。更有从?谷出?,悠?舒?的?京半日游的信息。?于来?京游??光的外国游客来?,是不可多得的一本?光指南。 ※本?文字?英文(包含一部分日文)。 ※将日本文化推广到世界的「WAttention Tokyo」是?京都中小企?振?公社的推广事?。

This is Japan

This is Japan Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000053520080
Release 1966
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This is Japan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from This is Japan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full This is Japan book for free.


Dreamland Author Roy Rempel
ISBN-10 9780773585737
Release 2006-03-29
Pages 200
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Roy Rempel argues that the past decade has been marked by an ideological and domestically driven foreign policy agenda that has lost sight of the national interest. As a consequence, Canada's policy options are narrowing, national sovereignty is eroding, and the country risks evolving into a protectorate of the United States. Dreamland analyzes how Canada's foreign policy has subverted the myths that Canadians believe about themselves and their place in the world.