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Black Star Over Japan

Black Star Over Japan Author Albert Axelbank
ISBN-10 9781136928055
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 272
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The Japanese are the only people in the world who have experienced the horror of nuclear weapons with their own flesh. Atomic holocaust was followed by American occupation and the American-inspired, postwar Japanese ‘Peace Constitution’ which explicitly outlawed Japanese military forces and the use of war as an instrument of state policy. At the time of original publication the author argued that contemporary forces within Japan were combining to create a strong movement for revision of the constitution and for the acquisition of nuclear weapons by renewed and powerful military establishment. The American government, which had encouraged rearmament, was beginning to wonder about the world effect of an economically powerful rearmed Japan and was weighing the consequences of considering Japan its only major ally in East Asia. Albert Axelbank suggests that shifting international politics and the conservative momentum in Japan make revision of the constitution and the development of Japanese militarism and nuclear weapons almost inevitable.



Unbroken

Unbroken Author Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN-10 9780812974492
Release 2014
Pages 500
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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.



Otaku

Otaku Author Hiroki Azuma
ISBN-10 9780816653515
Release 2009
Pages 144
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Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session



Japanese Demon Lore

Japanese Demon Lore Author Noriko Reider
ISBN-10 9780874217940
Release 2010-09-30
Pages 241
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Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, monstrous creatures with ugly features and fearful habits, including cannibalism, they also can be harbingers of prosperity, beautiful and sexual, and especially in modern contexts, even cute and lovable. There has been much ambiguity in their character and identity over their long history. Usually male, their female manifestations convey distinctivly gendered social and cultural meanings. Oni appear frequently in various arts and media, from Noh theater and picture scrolls to modern fiction and political propaganda, They remain common figures in popular Japanese anime, manga, and film and are becoming embedded in American and international popular culture through such media. Noriko Reiderýs book is the first in English devoted to oni. Reider fully examines their cultural history, multifaceted roles, and complex significance as "others" to the Japanese.



The Second World War

The Second World War Author Antony Beevor
ISBN-10 9780316084079
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 880
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Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.



Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management

Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management Author Allan Bird
ISBN-10 9781134657612
Release 2005-10-18
Pages 528
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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management is the definitive reference source for the exploration of Japanese business and management. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of this field, the Encyclopedia consolidates and contextualises the leading research and knowledge about the Japanese business system and Japanese management thought and practice. It will be welcomed by scholar and student alike as an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent study, and a solid starting point for wider exploration.



Cultural Diplomacy in U S Japanese Relations 1919 1941

Cultural Diplomacy in U S  Japanese Relations  1919 1941 Author J. Davidann
ISBN-10 9780230609730
Release 2007-11-26
Pages 262
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This study explores U.S-Japanese relations in the interwar period to find that the seeds of the Pacific War were sown in the failure of cultural diplomacy and the growth of mutually antagonistic images. While most Americans came to see Japan's modernity as a façade, the Japanese began to group Americans with the warlike European powers.



Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture

Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture Author P. W. Galbraith
ISBN-10 9781137283788
Release 2012-08-30
Pages 239
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This is the most complete and compelling account of idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture to date. Engaging with the study of media, gender and celebrity, and sensitive to history and the contemporary scene, these interdisciplinary essays cover male and female idols, production and consumption, industrial structures and fan movements.



The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film

The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film Author Timothy Iles
ISBN-10 9789047424697
Release 2008-09-17
Pages 256
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A concise, textually analytical study of the ways in which works of contemporary Japanese cinema have explored and reflected a 'crisis' in Japan's changing conceptions of individuality and identity approaching the central issue from a range of aspects.



Monster of the Twentieth Century

Monster of the Twentieth Century Author Robert Thomas Tierney
ISBN-10 9780520286344
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 280
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Includes the first English translation of Kotoku Shusui's Imperialism by Robert Thomas Tierney.



Along This Way

Along This Way Author James Weldon Johnson
ISBN-10 0143105175
Release 2008-01-29
Pages 421
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The distinguished African American writer, lecturer, political figure and civil rights leader offers an account of his turbulent life and career.



War and Militarism in Modern Japan

War and Militarism in Modern Japan Author Guy Podoler
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124148854
Release 2009
Pages 242
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A considerable amount of writing has been published on Japan at war in WWII. Scholars have been revisiting the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–5. This volume examines Japan's twentieth-century approach to war and militarism in a wider perspective, bringing hitherto unexamined new themes and subject-matter under scrutiny up to the present day.



Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools

Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools Author David G. Hebert
ISBN-10 9400721781
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 290
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This well researched volume tells the story of music education in Japan and of the wind band contest organized by the All-Japan Band Association. Identified here for the first time as the world’s largest musical competition, it attracts 14,000 bands and well over 500,000 competitors. The book’s insightful contribution to our understanding of both music and education chronicles music learning in Japanese schools and communities. It examines the contest from a range of perspectives, including those of policy makers, adjudicators, conductors and young musicians. The book is an illuminating window on the world of Japanese wind bands, a unique hybrid tradition that comingles contemporary western idioms with traditional Japanese influences. In addition to its social history of Japanese school music programs, it shows how participation in Japanese school bands contributes to students’ sense of identity, and sheds new light on the process of learning to play European orchestral instruments.



Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy

Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy Author Devaki Jain
ISBN-10 9788132107415
Release 2011-11-03
Pages 347
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Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on the flaws in the current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability. The contributors argue that the very approach being taken to understand and measure progress, and plan for and evaluate development, needs rethinking in ways that draw on the experiences and knowledge of women. All the essays, in diverse ways, offer proposals for alternative ideas to address the limitations and contradictions of currently dominant theories and practices in development, and move towards the creation of a socially just and egalitarian world.



Acting Like A Woman in Modern Japan

Acting Like A Woman in Modern Japan Author Ayako Kano
ISBN-10 0312239971
Release 2001-09-08
Pages 336
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Weaving together careful readings of plays and reviews, memoirs and interviews, biographies, and critical essays, Acting Like a Woman in Modern Japan traces the emergence of the first generation of modern actresses in Japan, a nation in which male actors had long dominated the public stage. What emerges is a colorful and complex picture of modern Japanese gender, theater, and nationhood. Using the lives and careers of two dominant actresses from the Meiji and Taisho eras, Ayako Kano reveals the fantasies, fears, and impact that women on stage created in Japan as it entered the 20th century.



Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia Author Mark Beeson
ISBN-10 9781137332370
Release 2014-01-27
Pages 336
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This book examines the distinctive evolution of the political and economic relationships of East Asia. It does this by placing East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its rise to power over the last few decades. This detailed analysis provides the basis for an assessment of a unified East Asian region.



The Cambridge History of Japan

The Cambridge History of Japan Author John Whitney Hall
ISBN-10 0521223520
Release 1988
Pages 602
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Definitive history of Japan from prehistoric times to the end of the eighth century.