China and Japan in the Late Meiji Period

China Policy and the Japanese Discourse on National Identity, 1895-1904

Author: Urs Matthias Zachmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134017189

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The first war between China and Japan in 1894/95 was one of the most fateful events, not only in modern Japanese and Chinese history, but in international history as well. The war and subsequent events catapulted Japan on its trajectory toward temporary hegemony in East Asia, whereas China entered a long period of domestic unrest and foreign intervention. Repercussions of these developments can be still felt, especially in the mutual perceptions of Chinese and Japanese people today. However, despite considerable scholarship on Sino-Japanese relations, the perplexing question remains how the Japanese attitude exactly changed after the triumphant victory in 1895 over its former role model and competitor. This book examines the transformation of Japan’s attitude toward China up to the time of the Russo-Japanese War (1904/5), when the psychological framework within which future Chinese-Japanese relations worked reached its erstwhile completion. It shows the transformation process through a close reading of sources, a large number of which is introduced to the scholarly discussion for the first time. Zachmann demonstrates how modern Sino-Japanese attitudes were shaped by a multitude of factors, domestic and international, and, in turn, informed Japan’s course in international politics. Winner of the JaDe Prize 2010 awarded by the German Foundation for the Promotion of Japanese-German Culture and Science Relations

The Japanese Film

Art and Industry - Expanded Edition

Author: Joseph L. Anderson,Donald Richie

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691187460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Tracing the development of the Japanese cinema from 1896 (when the first Kinetoscope was imported) through the golden ages of film in Japan up to today, this work reveals the once flourishing film industry and the continuing unique art of the Japanese film. Now back in print with updated sections, major revaluations, a comprehensive international bibliography, and an exceptional collection of 168 stills ranging over eight decades, this book remains the unchallenged reference for all who seek a broad understanding of the aesthetic, historical, and economic elements of motion pictures from Japan.

A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese

Author: Yukio Tono,Makoto Yamazaki,Kikuo Maekawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317831403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 2515


A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indices. All entries in the frequency list feature the English equivalent and a sample sentence with English translation. The dictionary also contains 25 thematically organised lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics such as food, weather, occupations and leisure. Numerous bar charts are also included to highlight the phonetic and spelling variants across register. A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese enables students of all levels to maximise their study of Japanese vocabulary in an efficient and engaging way. It is also an excellent resource for teachers of the language.

The Word Rhythm Dictionary

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists

Author: Timothy Polashek

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810884178

Category: Music

Page: 708

View: 338


This new kind of dictionary reflects the use of “rhythm rhymes” by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. Users can look up words to find collections of words that have the same rhythm as the original and are useable in ways that are familiar to us in everything from vers libre poetry to the lyrics and music of Bob Dylan and hip hop groups.

Japanese-German Relations, 1895-1945

War, Diplomacy and Public Opinion

Author: Christian W Spang,Rolf-Harald Wippich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292988

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8928


Written by a team of Japanese and German scholars, this book presents an interpretation of Japanese/German history and international diplomacy. It provides a greater understanding of key aspects of the countries' bilateral relations from the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 to the parallel defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945. New research is explored on the military as well as ideological interconnections between Japan and Germany in the closing years of the nineteenth century, the First World and the development of bacteriological warfare during the Second World War. In addition, the book's focus on the Second World War significantly re-interprets two familiar axis of Japanese-German relations: the impact of Nazi ideology on Japanese "fascism", and the Axis Alliance. Drawing on German as well as Japanese archival sources, the book presents a revealing examination of a crucial period in the modern history of Western Europe and East Asia. As such it will be of huge interest to those studying the modern history of Japan/Germany, comparative and world history, international relations and political science alike.

Japanese Diplomacy in the 1950s

From Isolation to Integration

Author: Makoto Iokibe,Caroline Rose,Junko Tomaru,John Weste

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134191901

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 7569


This book provides a detailed examination of Japan's diplomatic relations in the 1950s, an important decade in international affairs when new structures and systems emerged, and when Japan established patterns in its international relationships which continue today. It examines the process of Japan's attempts to rehabilitate itself and reintegrate into a changing world, and the degree of success to which Japan achieved its goals in the political, economic and security spheres. The book is divided into three parts, each containing three chapters: Part I looks at Japan in the eyes of the Anglo-American powers; Part II at Japanese efforts to gain membership of newly forming regional and international organizations; and Part III considers the role of domestic factors in Japanese foreign policy making. Important issues are considered including Japanese rearmament and the struggle to gain entry into the United Nations. In contrast to much of the academic literature on post-war Japanese diplomacy, generally presenting Japan as a passive actor of little relevance or importance, this book shows that Japan did not simply sit passively by, but formed and attempted to instigate its own visions into the evolving regional and global structures. It also shows that whilst Japan did not always figure as highly as its politicians and policy makers may have liked in the foreign policy considerations of other nation states, many countries and organizations did attach a great deal of importance to re-building relations with Japan throughout this period of re-adjustment and transformation.

Increasing Persistence

Research-based Strategies for College Student Success

Author: Wesley R. Habley,Jennifer L. Bloom,Steve Robbins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470888431

Category: Education

Page: 475

View: 2646


Increasing Persistence "Of all the books addressing the puzzle of student success and persistence, I found this one to be the most helpful and believe it will be extremely useful to faculty and staff attempting to promote student success. The authors solidly ground their work in empirical research, and do a brilliant job providing both an overview of the relevant literature as well as research-based recommendations for intervention." —Gail Hackett, Ph.D., provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs; professor, counseling and educational psychology, University of Missouri, Kansas City Research indicates that approximately forty percent of all college students never earn a degree anywhere, any time in their lives. This fact has not changed since the middle of the 20th century. Written for practitioners and those who lead retention and persistence initiatives at both the institutional and public policy levels, Increasing Persistence offers a compendium on college student persistence that integrates concept, theory, and research with successful practice. It is anchored by the ACT's What Works in Student Retention (WWISR) survey of 1,100 colleges and universities, an important resource that contains insights on the causes of attrition and identifies retention interventions that are most likely to enhance student persistence. The authors focus on three essential conditions for student success: students must learn; students must be motivated, committed, engaged, and self-regulating; and students must connect with educational programs consistent with their interests and abilities. The authors offer a detailed discussion of the four interventions that research shows are the most effective for helping students persist and succeed: assessment and course placement, developmental education initiatives, academic advising, and student transition programming. Finally, they urge broadening the current retention construct, providing guidance to policy makers, campus leaders, and individuals on the contributions they can make to student success.

Pioneers of Sino-Japanese Relations

Liao and Takasaki

Author: M. Itoh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027355

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 1495


This book examines the careers of Liao Chengzhi and Takasaki Tatsunosuke, who were not only the architects of Sino-Japanese economic relations, but also pioneers of contemporary Sino-Japanese relations. Their visions and initiatives offer many insights into the current contentious relations among China, Japan, Russia, and the United States.

The Search for Reconciliation

Sino-Japanese and German-Polish Relations since World War II

Author: Yinan He

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521514401

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 2997


Focusing on two case studies from East Asia and Europe, Yinan He argues that the key to interstate reconciliation is the harmonization of national memories.

China's Relations with Japan, 1945-83

The Role of Liao Chengzhi

Author: Kurt Werner Radtke,Chengzhi Liao

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719027956

Category: China

Page: 290

View: 9570


Liao Chengzhi, born and partly raised in Tokyo, was known as China's most prominent Japan specialist. Tracing Liao's career and his involvement in China's policy towards Japan from 1949 until 1983, the author argues that Liao's background in a decisive influence on the formation of the approach towards Japan during the fifties and sixties, and suggests that this in turn has influenced the style, if not the substance, of China's approach to other industrialized, non-communist societies. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Dictionary of Films

Author: Georges Sadoul

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520021525

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 5296


Lists significant international films, with brief plot summaries, critical analyses, and listings of producers, directors, and actors

Japan's Economic Diplomacy with China, 1945-1978

Author: Yoshihide Soeya

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: History

Page: 187

View: 1563


This book is a comprehensive study on Japan's postwar relations with China up until the end of the 1970s, i.e. prior to Deng Xiaopin's reform and open-door policies. The study is particularly strong on the detailed account of Japan's deep economic involvement with China initiated by a complex group of pro-China Japanese. This is an important aspect of continuity in Sino-Japanese relations for three decades despite several profound fluctuations in political relations, the 1972 diplomatic normalization among others. The study also stands out in analytically placing this unique aspect of the postwar history of Sino-Japanese relations in an overall political context of Japanese diplomacy, depicting its structure as a combination of compliance, autonomy, and independence policy courses.

Diplomacy of Zhou Enlai

Author: Ronald C. Keith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349098906

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 6419


This book comprises a range of Chinese primary documents as well as interviews in Beijing detailing the policies, principles and methods used by Zhou Enlai to sustain his practice of diplomacy as a committed revolutionary in the pursuit of China's "independence and self-reliance".

Back Channel Negotiation

Security in Middle East Peace Process

Author: Anthony Wanis-St John

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815651074

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 5691


Wanis-St. John takes on the question of whether the complex and often perilous, secret negotiations between mediating parties prove to be an instrumental path to reconciliation or rather one that disrupts the process. Using the Palestinian-Israeli peace process as a frame­work, the author focuses on the uses and misuses of "back channel" negotiations. Wanis-St. John discusses how top level PLO and Israeli government officials often resorted to secret negotiation channels even when they had designated, acknowledged negotiation teams already at work. Intense scrutiny of the media, pressure from con­stituents, and the public’s reaction, all become severe constraints to the process, causing leaders to seek out back channel negotiations. The impact of these secret talks on the peace process over time has largely been unexplored. Through interviews with major negotia­tors and policymakers on both sides and a detailed history of the conflict, the author analyzes the functions and consequences of back channel negotiations. Wanis-St. John reveals the painful irony that these methods for peacemaking have had the unintended effect of inflaming the conflict and sustaining its intractability.

The Voyage of the Komagata Maru

The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar

Author: Hugh J. M. Johnston

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774825499

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 9407


This new and expanded edition offers the most thoroughly researched account of the notorious Komagata Maru incident. The event centres on the ship's nearly four hundred Punjabi passengers, who sought entry into Canada at Vancouver in the summer of 1914, only to be chased away by a Canadian warship. This story became a symbol of prejudicial immigration policies, which Canadians today reject, and served to fuel the emerging anti-British movement in India. It deserves the careful re-examination it gets in this thoroughly updated edition that provides a contemporary perspective on a defining moment in Canadian, British Empire, and Indian history.

Haj to Utopia

How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire

Author: Maia Ramnath

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950399

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 4937


In Haj to Utopia, Maia Ramnath tells the dramatic story of Ghadar, the Indian anticolonial movement that attempted overthrow of the British Empire. Founded by South Asian immigrants in California, Ghadar—which is translated as "mutiny"—quickly became a global presence in East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and East Africa. Ramnath brings this epic struggle to life as she traces Ghadar’s origins to the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, its establishment of headquarters in Berkeley, California, and its fostering by anarchists in London, Paris, and Berlin. Linking Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1914 to Ghadar’s declaration of war on Britain, Ramnath vividly recounts how 8,000 rebels were deployed from around the world to take up the battle in Hindustan. Haj to Utopia demonstrates how far-flung freedom fighters managed to articulate a radical new world order out of seemingly contradictory ideas.

Before Internment

Essays in Prewar Japanese American History

Author: Yuji Ichioka,Gordon H. Chang,Eiichiro Azuma

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751476

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3073


This book is an anthology of essays by Yuji Ichioka, the foremost authority on Japanese American history, which studies Japanese American life and politics in the interwar years.

Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture

Author: P. W. Galbraith,J. G. Karlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283785

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 7706


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.