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Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... More

Adapted for the ScreenThe Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Contemporary Chinese films are popular with audiences worldwide, but a key reason for their success has gone unnoticed: many of the films are adapted from brilliant literary works. This book is the ... More

The Affect of DifferenceRepresentations of Race in East Asian Empire

The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This collection of essays examines the production of racial difference and its affects in East Asia under Japanese empire and the postwar geo-political order. The contributors turn to materials that ... More

After the New OrderSpace, Politics, and Jakarta

After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta

Abidin Kusno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837457
eISBN:
9780824871017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the formation of populist urban programs in post-Suharto Jakarta and the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen as a result of the continuing influence of the ... More

Ainu Spirits SingingThe Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Sarah M. Strong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835125
eISBN:
9780824870331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835125.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Indigenous peoples throughout the globe are custodians of a unique, priceless, and increasingly imperiled legacy of oral lore. Among them the Ainu, a people native to northeastern Asia, stand out for ... More

The Alien WithinRepresentations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Leith Morton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Readers worldwide have long been drawn to the foreign, the exotic, and the alien, even before Freud's famous essay on the uncanny in 1919. Given Japan's many years of relative isolation, followed by ... More

The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Kirsten Cather

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2002 a manga (comic book) was for the first time successfully charged with the crime of obscenity in the Japanese courts. This book traces how this case represents the most recent in a long line ... More

Asian Traditions of Meditation

Asian Traditions of Meditation

Halvor Eifring (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of ... More

The Attractive EmpireTransnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Michael Baskett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Japanese film crews were shooting feature-length movies in China nearly three decades before Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950) reputedly put Japan on the international film map. Although few would ... More

Back from the DeadWrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

Back from the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

He Jiahong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856618
eISBN:
9780824868703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Through highlighting and telling the story of some real cases of wrongful conviction, this book introduces the present situation in the Chinese criminal justice system, and makes deep analysis of its ... More

Beyond Ainu StudiesChanging Academic and Public Perspectives

Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Mark J. Hudson, Ann-Elise Lewallen, and Mark K. Watson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2008, 140 years after it had annexed Ainu lands, the Japanese government shocked observers by finally recognizing Ainu as an Indigenous people. In this moment of unparalleled political change, it ... More

Bounding the MekongThe Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

Bounding the Mekong: The Asian Development Bank, China, and Thailand

Jim Glassman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834449
eISBN:
9780824870430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834449.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Transnational economic integration has been described as an opportunity for all participants to achieve greater prosperity through a combination of political cooperation and capitalist economic ... More

The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of JapanHonor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The plays presented here were first performed between 1769 and 1832, a time when the Japanese puppet theatre known as Bunraku was beginning to lose its pre-eminence to Kabuki. During this period, ... More

Children of Marx and Coca-ColaChinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Xiaoping Lin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833367
eISBN:
9780824870607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833367.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book affords a deep study of Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. It situates selected artworks and films in the ... More

The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition

The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition

Zehou Li

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833077
eISBN:
9780824870706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833077.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The author has been an influential thinker in China since the 1950s. Before moving to the United States in the wake of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he published works on Emmanuel Kant and ... More

Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Yingjin Zhang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833374
eISBN:
9780824870584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833374.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book proposes “polylocality” as a new conceptual framework for investigating the shifting spaces of contemporary Chinese cinema in the age of globalization. Questioning the national cinema ... More

Colors of VeracityA Quest for Truth in China and Beyond

Colors of Veracity: A Quest for Truth in China and Beyond

Vera Schwarcz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838737
eISBN:
9780824868857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Drawing upon classical sources in Hebrew and Chinese (as well as some in Greek and Japanese) Colors of Veracity sets out to expand the “lexicon” for veracity in our time. With poetic attentiveness to ... More

Communities of ImaginationContemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Catherine Diamond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Asian theatre is usually studied from the perspective of the major traditions of China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Now, looking at the contemporary theatre scene in Southeast Asia, this book shows ... More

Compassion and Moral Guidance

Compassion and Moral Guidance

Steve Bein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836412
eISBN:
9780824871406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836412.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Compassion is a word we use frequently but rarely precisely. One reason we lack a philosophically precise understanding of compassion is that moral philosophers today give it virtually no attention. ... More

Contemporary Sino-French CinemasAbsent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons

Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons

Michelle E. Bloom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851583
eISBN:
9780824868291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851583.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Although cinema has been transnational since its inception, contemporary Sino-French film exemplifies the cinematic hybridity of the contemporary age of globalization. The Sino-French comprises ... More

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