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Seismic JapanThe Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Gregory Smits

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

What are we to make of contemporary newspapers in Japan speculating about the possible connection between aquatic creatures and earthquakes? Why, between 1977 and 1993, did Japan's government spend ... More

The Shaolin MonasteryHistory, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

Meir Shahar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831103
eISBN:
9780824868758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book charts the history of the Shaolin Temple and the evolution of its world-renowned martial arts. It considers the economic, political, and religious factors that led Shaolin monks to ... More

Since MeijiPerspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

J. Thomas Rimer (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Research outside Japan on the history and significance of the Japanese visual arts since the beginning of the Meiji period (1868) has been a relatively unexplored area of inquiry. In recent years, ... More

The Sinitic Encounter in Southeast China through the First Millennium CE

The Sinitic Encounter in Southeast China through the First Millennium CE

Hugh R. Clark

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851606
eISBN:
9780824868406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851606.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In two parts The Sinitic Encounter engages two of the most neglected themes of China’s history: How did lands south of the Yangtze River become part of China? and What was the impact of that ... More

Situated TestimoniesDread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive

Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive

Laurie J. Sears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836832
eISBN:
9780824871031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836832.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer made a distinction between a “downstream” literary reality and an “upstream” historical reality. Pramoedya suggested that literature has an effect on the ... More

Soldiers on the Cultural FrontDevelopments in the Early History of North Korean Literature and Literary Policy

Soldiers on the Cultural Front: Developments in the Early History of North Korean Literature and Literary Policy

Tatiana Gabroussenko

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833961
eISBN:
9780824870003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833961.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

An understanding of contemporary North Korea's literature is virtually impossible without an investigation of its formative period, 1945–1960, which saw a gradual transformation from the initial ... More

Spectacular AccumulationMaterial Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Morgan Pitelka

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851576
eISBN:
9780824868277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851576.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in Japan’s sixteenth century, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the ... More

Tang China in Multi-Polar AsiaA History of Diplomacy and War

Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Zhenping Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836443
eISBN:
9780824870904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book analyzes Tang China's (618–907) relations with Turkestan; the Korean states of Koguryŏ, Silla, and Paekche; the state of Parhae in Manchuria; and the Nanzhao and Tibetan kingdoms. Without ... More

The 1728 Musin RebellionPolitics and Plotting in Eighteenth-Century Korea

The 1728 Musin Rebellion: Politics and Plotting in Eighteenth-Century Korea

Andrew David Jackson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852726
eISBN:
9780824868321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852726.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The 1728 Musin Rebellion was the largest rebellion in eighteenth-century Choson Korea, and an armed attempt to overthrow King Yongjo’s government. The rebellion proved unsuccessful but during three ... More

Theater of the DeadA Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400

Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400

Jeehee Hong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855376
eISBN:
9780824868680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855376.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In eleventh century China, dazzling theatrical spectacles were performed not only for the living, but also the dead. Beyond urbanizing theaters and temple stages, developments in theatrical ... More

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