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The Aesthetics of StrangenessEccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More

Ancient RyukyuAn Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Richard Pearson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837129
eISBN:
9780824870980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Who are the people of the Ryukyu Islands? How could they survive and prosper on small, isolated islands? How did the independent Ryukyu Kingdom become a major player in East Asian medieval trade? ... More

A Beggar's ArtScripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

M. Cody Poulton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the opening decades of the twentieth century in Japan, practically every major author wrote plays that were published and performed. This book examines the full range of early twentieth-century ... More

Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

N. Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Focusing on a diverse cast of characters and/or depraved actions polemicized by writers from the Spring and Autumn period (771-476 B.C.E.) through the Song dynasty (960-1279 C.E.), this volume places ... More

Building a Heaven on EarthReligion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea

Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea

Albert L. Park

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839659
eISBN:
9780824869434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839659.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Why and how did Korean religious groups respond to growing rural poverty, social dislocation, and the corrosion of culture caused by forces of modernization under strict Japanese colonial rule ... More

Burnt by the SunThe Koreans of the Russian Far East

Burnt by the Sun: The Koreans of the Russian Far East

Jon K. Chang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824856786
eISBN:
9780824872205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856786.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study focuses on two primary arguments. First, it demonstrates how the Koreans of the Russian Far East were continually viewed as a problematic or maligned nationality during the Tsarist and ... More

Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea

Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea

Don Baker and Franklin Rausch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866266
eISBN:
9780824875633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A study of Korea’s first significant encounter with Western civilization, this work analyzes how Koreans reacted to Catholicism imported from China at the end of the 18th century. It explores the ... More

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa TokikoOne Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Laura Nenzi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839574
eISBN:
9780824869656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko is the story of a rural Mito woman – a political activist, oracle, poet, and teacher – whose life coincided with the late-Tokugawa crisis, the collapse of the ... More

A Chinese Traveler in Medieval KoreaXu Jing's Illustrated Account of the Xuanhe Embassy to Koryo

A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Korea: Xu Jing's Illustrated Account of the Xuanhe Embassy to Koryo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856441
eISBN:
9780824868819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856441.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the summer of 1123 Xu Jing travelled on a Chinese embassy ship to Koryŏ. As the secretary in charge of ritual affairs, he was uniquely qualified to observe and record the details of medieval ... More

City of Marvel and TransformationChangan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Linda Rui Feng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the Tang dynasty, the imperial capital of Chang’an shaped literati identity and the collective imagination through its new relationship to the empire’s most prolific writers. They came through ... More

Confluences of Medicine in Medieval JapanBuddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Andrew Edmund Goble

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835002
eISBN:
9780824870317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835002.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the first book-length exploration in English of issues of medicine and society in premodern Japan. The book expands the parameters of the study of medicine in East Asia and introduces the ... More

Conquer and GovernEarly Chinese Military Texts from the Yi Zhou shu

Conquer and Govern: Early Chinese Military Texts from the Yi Zhou shu

Robin McNeal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831202
eISBN:
9780824869441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831202.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

China's Warring States era (c. fifth–third centuries BCE) was the setting for an explosion of textual production, and one of the most sophisticated and enduring genres of writing from this period was ... More

Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines

Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines

Linda A. Newson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832728
eISBN:
9780824870096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832728.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Scholars have long assumed that Spanish colonial rule had only a limited demographic impact on the Philippines. Filipinos, they believed, had acquired immunity to Old World diseases prior to Spanish ... More

Creating the New ManFrom Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Yinghong Cheng

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The idea of eliminating undesirable traits from human temperament to create a “new man” has been part of moral and political thinking worldwide for millennia. During the Enlightenment, European ... More

Crossing Empire's EdgeForeign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia

Crossing Empire's Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia

Erik Esselstrom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832315
eISBN:
9780824868932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832315.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For more than half a century, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Gaimushō) possessed an independent police force that operated within Japan's informal empire on the Asian continent. Charged ... More

Cultivating CommonsJoint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan

Cultivating Commons: Joint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan

Philip C. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833923
eISBN:
9780824871710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges the common understanding of Japanese economic and social history by uncovering diverse landholding practices in early modern Japan. It argues that it was joint landownership of ... More

Darwin, Dharma, and the DivineEvolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

G. Clinton Godart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine demonstrates that evolutionary theory was never passively accepted, but played active and controversial roles in modern Japanese thought. Evolutionary theory was ... More

Demonic WarfareDaoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Mark R. E. Meulenbeld

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838447
eISBN:
9780824869458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838447.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Revealing the fundamental continuities that exist between vernacular fiction and exorcist, martial rituals in the vernacular language, this book argues that a specific type of Daoist exorcism helped ... More

Diaspora and Nation in the Indian OceanTransnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania

Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania

Ned Bertz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851552
eISBN:
9780824868352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851552.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Swahili coast port city of Dar es Salaam hosts a diasporic population that emanated in waves from the Indian subcontinent. Based on archival, oral, and newspaper sources from Tanzania and India, ... More

The Diplomacy of NationalismThe Six Companies and China’s Policy toward Exclusion

The Diplomacy of Nationalism: The Six Companies and China’s Policy toward Exclusion

Yucheng Qin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832742
eISBN:
9780824871376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832742.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a striking, original portrait of the Chinese Six Companies (Zhonghua huiguan), or Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the most prominent support organization for Chinese immigrants ... More

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