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Transpacific StudiesFraming an Emerging Field

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Janet Hoskins and Viet Thanh Nguyen (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Pacific has long been a space of conquest, exploration, fantasy, and resistance. Pacific Islanders had established civilizations and cultures of travel well before European explorers arrived, ... More

Troubled NaturesWaste, Environment, Japan

Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Peter Wynn Kirby

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

What does “environment” really mean in the complex, non-Western milieu of present-day Tokyo? How can anthropology contribute to the technical discussions and quantitative measures typically found in ... More

Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Song Hwee Lim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836849
eISBN:
9780824869694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836849.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

How can we qualify slowness in cinema? What is the relationship between a cinema of slowness and a wider socio-cultural “slow movement”? A body of films that shares a propensity toward slowness has ... More

The UkuleleA History

The Ukulele: A History

Jim Tranquada and John King

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835446
eISBN:
9780824869762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Since its introduction to Hawaii in 1879, the ʻukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical ... More

Unearthing the Polynesian PastExplorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Patrick Vinton Kirch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this memoir, the author relates his many adventures while doing fieldwork on remote islands. At the age of thirteen, the author was accepted as a summer intern by the eccentric Bishop Museum ... More

Uneven ModernityLiterature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Haomin Gong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Postsocialist China is marked by paradoxes: economic boom, political conservatism, cultural complexity. This book's study of these paradoxes, or “unevenness,” provides a unique and seminal approach ... More

The UprootedRace, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847579
eISBN:
9780824869007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847579.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the untold history of the removal of métis [mixed-race] children from their Vietnamese, Cambodian and Lao mothers as part of a colonial plan to reproduce the French race in ... More

Urbanizing China in War and PeaceThe Case of Wuxi County

Urbanizing China in War and Peace: The Case of Wuxi County

Toby Lincoln

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841003
eISBN:
9780824868017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841003.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book describes how China began its transformation into the world’s largest urban society. It focuses on the urbanization of Wuxi, one hundred miles to the west of Shanghai. In the first three ... More

Value and ValuesEconomics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The most pressing issues of the twenty-first century—climate change and persistent hunger in a world of food surpluses, to name only two—can only be resolved by generating sustained and globally ... More

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Patrick D. Nunn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832193
eISBN:
9780824870188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832193.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Islands—as well as entire continents—are reputed to have disappeared in many parts of the world. Yet there is little information on this subject concerning its largest ocean, the Pacific. Over the ... More

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