The Weak Body of a Useless Woman

Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration
Author: Anne Walthall
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226872353
Category: History
Page: 412
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In 1862, fifty-one-year-old Matsuo Taseko left her old life behind by traveling to Kyoto, the old imperial capital. Peasant, poet, and local political activist, Taseko had come to Kyoto to support the nativist campaign to restore the Japanese emperor and expel Western "barbarians." Although she played a minor role in the events that led to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, her actions were nonetheless astonishing for a woman of her day. Honored as a hero even before her death, Taseko has since been adopted as a patron saint by rightist nationalists. In telling Taseko's story, Anne Walthall gives us not just the first full biography in English of a peasant woman of the Tokugawa period (1603-1868), but also fresh perspectives on the practices and intellectual concerns of rural entrepreneurs and their role in the Meiji Restoration. Writing about Taseko with a depth and complexity that has thus far been accorded only to men of that time, Walthall has uncovered a tale that will captivate anyone concerned with women's lives and with Japan's dramatic transition to modernity.

Shinto


Author: Helen Hardacre
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190621710
Category: Shinto
Page: 720
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Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered to deities called Kami. These rituals are practiced in innumerable shrines across the realm, so that local rites mirror the monarch's ceremonies. Through this theatre of state, it is thought, the human, natural, and supernatural worlds will align in harmony and prosper. Often called "the indigenous religion of Japan," Shinto's institutions, rituals, and symbols are omnipresent throughout the island nation. But, perhaps surprisingly, both its religiosity and its Japanese origins have been questioned. Hardacre investigates the claims about Shinto as the embodiment of indigenous tradition, and about its rightful place in the public realm. Shinto has often been represented in the West as the engine that drove Japanese military aggression. To this day, it is considered provocative for members of the government to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors the Japanese war dead, and this features as a source of strain in Japan's relations with China and Korea. The Yasukuni Shrine is a debated issue in Japanese national politics and foreign relations and reliably attracts intensive media coverage. Hardacre contends, controversially, that it was the Allied Occupation that created this stereotype of Shinto as the religion of war, when in fact virtually all branches of Japanese religions were cheerleaders for the war and imperialism. The history and nature of Shinto are subjects of vital importance for understanding contemporary Japan, its politics, its international relations, and its society. Hardacre's magisterial work will stand as the definitive reference for years to come.

Women and Class in Japanese History


Author: Hitomi Tonomura,Anne Walthall,Haruko Wakita
Publisher: University of Michigan Center for
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 330
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Women and Class in Japanese History marks an important moment not only in the study of gender and women in Japanese society but also in the development of collaborative efforts between Japanese and Western scholars on the subject. It is a product of half a decade of international seminars and discussions held among scholars of various disciplines and perspectives who share the goal of promoting a better understanding of the historical and contemporary constructions of gender in Japan. Their conclusions, presented in the fourteen essays in this volume, will attract people interested both in the history of Japan and the history of women.

The Journal of Japanese Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Japan
Page: N.A
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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.

Recreating Japanese Men


Author: Sabine Frühstück,Anne Walthall
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520267370
Category: History
Page: 347
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"Recreating Japanese Men is a wonderful and invaluable book. Its interdisciplinary mix of essays opens the door to a new world of scholarship on masculinity in Japan." --David L. Howell, Harvard University "By considering a wide variety of alternative masculinities throughout Japanese history, these essays reveal the tensions, conflicts and overlapping between competing masculine and feminine ideals and practices in surprising ways." --Robert A. Nye, Oregon State University "This gallery of striking but also subtle images of Japanese masculinity both reinforces old and reveals new historical understandings of Japanese political and military institutions, social divisions, and cultural anxieties. Essential reading in both Japan and masculinity studies." --Gary Cross, author of Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity.

Gendering Modern Japanese History


Author: Barbara Molony,Kathleen S. Uno
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 607
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In the past quarter-century, gender has emerged as a lively area of inquiry for historians and other scholars. This text looks at the issue in the context of modern Japanese history, considering topics such as sexuality, gender prescriptions and same-sex and heterosexual relations.

Journal of Asian History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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American Book Publishing Record


Author: R.R. Bowker company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Books in Print, 2004-2005


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835246477
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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Die Posaune wird erschallen

"cargo"-kulte in Melanesien
Author: Peter Worsley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 498
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Japanische Anthropologie

die Natur des Menschen in der konfuzianischen Neoklassik am Angang des 18. Jahrhunderts, Jinsai und Sorai
Author: Gerhard Leinss
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447037815
Category: Philosophical anthropology
Page: 302
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Gott ist schön

Das ästhetische Erleben des Koran
Author: Navid Kermani
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406688055
Category: Religion
Page: 546
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Religionen haben ihre Ästhetik. Sie sprechen in Mythen und Bildern, sie binden ihre Anhänger durch die Anziehung ihrer Formen, Klänge und Rituale und nicht zuletzt durch die Poesie ihrer Texte. Für den Koran, das Gründungsdokument des Islams, gilt dies in besonderer Weise, ist doch das größte und für viele Theologen einzige Bestätigungswunder Mohammeds die sprachliche Schönheit und Vollkommenheit seiner Verkündigung. Die musikalische Rezitation des göttlichen Wortes ist für gläubige Muslime eine ästhetische Grunderfahrung und Ausgangspunkt faszinierender Gedankenreisen, die im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches stehen. Navid Kermanis bahnbrechende Studie wurde bei Erscheinen weithin als Meisterwerk gerühmt und hat seither sowohl der Koranwissenschaft als auch der Religionsästhetik wichtige Impulse gegeben. Längst ist sie zu einem auch international vielzitierten Klassiker der Kulturwissenschaft avanciert. Der Autor hat für das Buch den Ernst-Bloch-Förderpreis 2000 erhalten.

Fudo

Wind und Erde - Der Zusammenhang zwischen Klima und Kultur
Author: Tetsurō Watsuji
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783957574602
Category:
Page: 267
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Geschichte Japans

Von 1800 bis zur Gegenwart
Author: Reinhard Zöllner
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825239349
Category: History
Page: 458
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Das vorliegende Buch bietet nicht nur eine Darstellung der jüngeren Geschichte Japans aus dem Blickwinkel nationaler Ereignisgeschichte. Es erschließt den Lesern vielmehr auch die wichtigsten Elemente japanischer Mentalität und die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Politik, Wirtschaft, Sozialordnung, Kultur und Medien, in deren Spannungsfeld sich das moderne Japan konstituierte. Die bis heute anhaltenden Konsequenzen, die sich aus den tiefgreifenden Veränderungen in Japan für den gesamten pazifischen Raum ergaben, werden gleichfalls geschildert. Reinhard Zöllner liefert auf der Basis aktueller methodischer Zugänge eine gut lesbare, anschauliche und reich bebilderte Einführung in die Geschichte des ostasiatischen Inselreichs während der letzten 200 Jahre.

Die soziale Konstruktion des japanischen Alpinismus

Kultur, Ideologie und Sport im modernen Bergsteigen
Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
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Meine deutsche Frage

Jugend in Berlin 1933 - 1939
Author: Peter Gay
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406421105
Category: Jews
Page: 229
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Sex for one

die Lust am eigenen Körper
Author: Betty Dodson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442162536
Category:
Page: 159
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Ursprünge der modernen japanischen Literatur


Author: Kōjin Karatani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783861091349
Category: Japanese literature
Page: 238
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