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Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical JapanThe Tale of Genji and Its Predecessors

Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: The Tale of Genji and Its Predecessors

Doris G. Bargen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851545
eISBN:
9780824868123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851545.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Literary critiques of Murasaki Shikibu's eleventh-century The Tale of Genji have often focused on the amorous adventures of its eponymous hero. This book emphasizes the thematic importance of Japan's ... More

The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

Karen M. Gerhart

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832612
eISBN:
9780824868888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832612.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the ways in which medieval Japanese sought to overcome their sense of powerlessness over death. By attending to both religious practice and ritual objects used in funerals in the ... More

Network of KnowledgeWestern Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution

Terrence Jackson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853587
eISBN:
9780824868840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853587.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Network of Knowledge examines the development of Dutch studies (rangaku) during the crucial years of 1770-1830 as its scholars wove a network that stretched across Japan. Rangaku was the title given ... More

Nomads as Agents of Cultural ChangeThe Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since the first millennium BCE, the nomads of the Eurasian Steppe have played a key role in world history, especially in adjacent sedentary regions: China, India, the Middle East, Eastern and Central ... More

One Hundred Million PhilosophersScience of Thought and the Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan

One Hundred Million Philosophers: Science of Thought and the Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan

Adam Bronson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855338
eISBN:
9780824869120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855338.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

After World War II, scholars, journalists, and concerned citizens came together in an effort to foster a new culture of democracy in Japan. One Hundred Million Philosophers explores this effort ... More

ParkscapesGreen Spaces in Modern Japan

Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Thomas R. H. Havens

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan today protects one-seventh of its land surface in parks, which are visited by well over a billion people each year. This book analyzes the origins, development, and distinctive features of ... More

PastimesFrom Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Shana J. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the first book in English on Chinese jinshi, or antiquarianism, the pinnacle of traditional connoisseurship of ancient artifacts and inscriptions. As a scholarly field, jinshi was inaugurated ... More

The Pearl FrontierIndonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840020
eISBN:
9780824868048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840020.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on careful archival research and intimate life stories, the Pearl Frontier offers a subaltern imagining of Australian historical connections with Indonesia through labor migration. This study ... More

Performing the Great PeacePolitical Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan

Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan

Luke S. Roberts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835132
eISBN:
9780824870690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835132.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers a cultural approach to understanding the politics of the Tokugawa period, at the same time deconstructing some of the assumptions of modern national historiographies. Deploying the ... More

Purloined LettersCultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Mark Silver

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book argues for a reassessment of existing models of literary influence between “unequal” cultures. Because the detective story had no pre-existing native equivalent in Japan, the genre's ... More

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