The Image of Japan

Author: Jean-Pierre Lehmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136925325
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Japan's image has experienced numerous transmutations. The book covers the metamorphosis from Japan's image of a feudal, exotic and romantic land inhabited by Madam Butterflies, to its sudden emergence as a geopolitical power following its defeat of Russia in 1905. More was to come. In the 1930s and 40s the image of the kamikaze vividly illustrated the fanaticism and barbarity associated with Japan in World War II. With the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Japan rejoined the international community as a friend and ally of the US. The next transmutation came in the 1980s when the Japanese economy appeared to be functioning on anabolic steroids and its continued ascent to take over the US was predicted. "Japanese management" became more than a science, almost a religion, among business schools and consultancies. Today there are two images: one is conveyed through manga, karaoke and the global fashion for sushi; the other is of an economically and demographically declining nation. Will this image correspond to Japan's swan song or are there more transmutations on the way? One constant in Japanese history and the image it has projected has been the country's constant ability to surprise.

The Culture of Copying in Japan

Author: Rupert Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134397364
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This book challenges the perception of Japan as a ‘copying culture’ through a series of detailed ethnographic and historical case studies. It addresses a question about why the West has had such a fascination for the adeptness with which the Japanese apparently assimilate all things foreign and at the same time such a fear of their skill at artificially remaking and automating the world around them. Countering the idea of a Japan that deviously or ingenuously copies others, it elucidates the history of creative exchanges with the outside world and the particular myths, philosophies and concepts which are emblematic of the origins and originality of copying in Japan. The volume demonstrates the diversity and creativity of copying in the Japanese context through the translation of a series of otherwise loosely related ideas and concepts into objects, images, texts and practices of reproduction, which include: shamanic theatre, puppetry, tea utensils, Kyoto town houses, architectural models, genres of painting, calligraphy, and poetry, ‘sample’ food displays, and the fashion and car industries.

Japanische Geistergeschichten

Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783958014305
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Ratselhafte Samurai, ein blutsaugender Frosch und die ewige Wachterin im Wolfspelz: Lafcadio Hearn ladt zum Gruseln ein in 16 Geschichten vor den faszinierendsten Kulissen Japans. Herausgegeben und ubertragen wurden die Geschichten von Gustav Meyrink, u. a. bekannt durch seine Werke Der Golem" oder Das grune Gesicht." Hast du jemals die Treppe irgendeines alten Turmes erklommen, die sich in der Dunkelheit emporwindet, und kennst du das Gefuhl das einen da beschleicht, mitten im Herzen tiefer Finsternis, am spinnwebdunnen Rande des Nichts ...?""

Manga

Author: Paul Gravett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783770465491
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Geschichte Der Japanischen Litteratur

Author: Karl Florenz
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270491388
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