A Meiji Christian Socialist Becomes A Spokesperson For Japan: Kawakami Kiyoshi’S “Pilgrimage In The Sacred Land Of Liberty”, Masako Gavin
This paper studies the life and thought of Kawakami Kiyoshi (1873–1949), a Meiji Christian socialist and prominent journalist in late 1890s Japan for the popular newspaper Yorozu chōhō (Complete morning report). Kawakami was one of the six founding members of Japan’s first but short-lived Social Democratic Party (Shakai minshutō, 1901). After the party was forced to dissolve under the Public Peace Police Law (Chian keisatsuhō, 1900) on 16 July 1901, Kawakami left for the USA to take up a postgraduate scholarship at the University of Iowa. While in the USA, he continued his career in the press, establishing ...
World Churches Vertical File, 2016 Abilene Christian University
World Churches Vertical File, Center For Restoration Studies
Center for Restoration Studies Vertical Files Finding Aids
This set of files is especially useful to scholars of the history missions, particularly among Churches of Christ in the twentieth century. Students and researchers interested in applied missiology among Restorationist traditions, Stone-Campbell movements, and Churches of Christ will also find them helpful. For assistance with specific files or items, contact Mac Ice - email@example.com, or 325.674.2144.
Reconstructing A National Silhouette: Avant-Garde Fashion And Perceptions Of The Japanese Body, 2016 College of William & Mary
Reconstructing A National Silhouette: Avant-Garde Fashion And Perceptions Of The Japanese Body, Jon Dominick Querolo
College of William & Mary Undergraduate Honors Theses
We present our identities, both wittingly and unwittingly, through the aesthetic choices we make in regards to our bodies. Adorning the body through fashion represents a genuine solution to a paradox of basic human needs: to express individuality and conform to a larger group or society. Three designers in particular, Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, fostered the recognition of Japanese fashion in Paris in the 1970s by shattering industry conventions. The success of these three designers has consequently tied their heritage to their work and its impact on the global stage. Using Rei Kawakubo as a case study ...
Inhabiting The Discourses Of Belonging; Franz Kafka And Yoko Tawada, 2016 Clark University
Inhabiting The Discourses Of Belonging; Franz Kafka And Yoko Tawada, Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer
Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal at Clark
Inhabiting the Discourses of Belonging; Franz Kafka and Yoko Tawada examines the role of language in creating the identity of the foreigner in German prose. Writing at opposite ends of the 20th century, Kafka and Tawada serve as harbingers for a broader sense of alienation that comes with writing as an Other. Using lenses provided by Spivak, Butler, Said and Deluze, this essay surveys the broader cultural concepts and theoretical implications of the notion of the metaphorical subaltern that can be created in prose, and the particularities presented by the German language in creating and articulating this identity. This ...
Security Interests In Book-Entry Securities In Japan: Should Japanese Law Embrace Perfection By Control Agreement And Security Interests In Securities Accounts?, Kumiko Koens, Charles W. Mooney Jr.
The paper proposes two significant modifications of Japan’s Act on Transfer of Bonds, Shares, etc. (BETA). First, it suggests the control agreement method of transferring an interest in securities that is effective against third parties. Under the BETA, the creation of an effective interest in book-entry securities requires book entries in the securities accounts of the transferor and the transferee. Under the control agreement approach, the transferor, transferee, and the transferor’s securities intermediary would agree that (i) the intermediary would act on the instructions of the transferee with respect to securities credited to the transferor’s securities account ...
Social And Economic Factors Influencing Japanese Women's Decision About Childbearing In Post-Bubble Japan, 2016 Florida International University
Social And Economic Factors Influencing Japanese Women's Decision About Childbearing In Post-Bubble Japan, Rebecca L. Richko
FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations
For the past twenty-five years, Japan’s population decline has been a domestic and global concern. A common discourse on the issue of Japan’s low birth rate tends to focus on the role of women, specifically indicating that women should change their behavior to prioritize motherhood. This thesis argues that Japan’s low birth rate is the result of a nexus of social and economic influences that are experienced in contemporary society. In order to provide a nuanced analysis of the influences on a woman’s childbearing decision, motivators of and challenges to population growth will be explored. The ...
Ennui By Abe Kōbō, 2016 University of Toronto, Centre for Comparative Literature
Ennui By Abe Kōbō, Darcy L. Gauthier
Translated from the Japanese by Darcy L. Gauthier.
Excerpt From A Pilgrimage To Sumiyoshi By Ashikaga Yoshiakira, 2016 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Excerpt From A Pilgrimage To Sumiyoshi By Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Kendra D. Strand
Translated from the Japanese by Kendra Strand.
Formal English Education In Japan: What Causes ‘Unsuccessful’ English Language Learning?, 2016 Bond University
Formal English Education In Japan: What Causes ‘Unsuccessful’ English Language Learning?, Masanori Matsumoto
Formal English education in Japanese high schools was examined on the basis of its unsuccessful outcome in the acquisition of communication skills in English despite the government's strong initiative to implement communication-oriented teaching and learning in its 2003 Action Plan. The primary cause of this is assumed to be the discrepancy between the official goal advocated in the Action Plan and the realistic goal that both teachers and students are forced to confront the entrance examinations to universities. Due to the severe gap between the dual objectives in the teaching/learning of English, high school teachers and students face ...
The Howl: Otterbein Community Profiles, 2016 Otterbein University
The Howl: Otterbein Community Profiles
The Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication
The Howl is a magazine that is planned, researched, written, photographed and formatted by Otterbein University’s English as a Second Language students.
The magazine serves to give them a safe space in which to use their voice to share their cultures, experiences and lives. Native English speakers are also encouraged to submit within the theme of the magazine: multicultural and multi-language experiences. If interested in submitting to the Howl, submit to our Digital Commons site.
Please enjoy Otterbein ESL’s contribution to the Otterbein community’s literary scene.
Rereading SōSeki: Three Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Novels, 2016 University of Oslo
Rereading SōSeki: Three Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Novels, Reiko Abe Auestad
CEAS Reprint Series for Rare and Out of Print Publications
For the first project in the Council on East Asian Studies’s reprint series for rare and out of print publications, we are pleased to introduce an electronic republication of Rereading Sōseki: Three Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Novels, a very influential work from 1998 on the celebrated Japanese novelist Natsume Sōseki, written by Reiko Abe Auestad of the University of Oslo. J. Keith Vincent of Boston University has written a new introduction, and Auestad has provided a new preface as well as a bibliography of recent critical studies on Sōseki. We would like to thank John Whittier Treat for recommending ...
Discovering The Lotus On This Shore: A Reading Of Kenji Miyazawa's "Okhotsk Elegy", 2016 Portland State University
Discovering The Lotus On This Shore: A Reading Of Kenji Miyazawa's "Okhotsk Elegy", Jon P. Holt
World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations
Miyazawa wrote stories and poems in order to help others understand, venerate, and propagate the Lotus. In doing so, he created works that are both very Japanese and very worldly.
Shunga: Erotic Art In The Tokugawa Era, 2016 Western Washington University
Shunga: Erotic Art In The Tokugawa Era, Rachael Redjou
Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award
This paper analyses the artistic elements of Shunga, or Japanese erotic art, produced throughout the Edo period. It also discusses the historical, economic, and social factors that culminated in Shunga's production and consumption as a popular urban commodity.
徳川将軍と贈物, 2016 University of Pennsylvania
徳川将軍と贈物, Cecilia S. Seigle
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
No abstract provided.
Beginning Japanese For Professionals: Book 1, 2015 Portland State University
Beginning Japanese For Professionals: Book 1, Emiko Konomi
This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.
As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is ...
Crossing The Orthographic Wall: Mastering Edo-Period Written Japanese, 2015 University of Montana - Missoula
Crossing The Orthographic Wall: Mastering Edo-Period Written Japanese, Brian Dowdle
University Grant Program Reports
The Small University Research Grant ($3500), together with support from the Mansfield Center in the form of a Yamaguchi Opportunity Grant ($500), supported participation in a two-week seminar on reading, decoding, and interpreting original texts from the Edo period (c. 1600-1868)
Language Policy And Bilingual Education For Immigrant Students At Public Schools In Japan, 2015 Portland State University
Language Policy And Bilingual Education For Immigrant Students At Public Schools In Japan, Naomi Asakura
Dissertations and Theses
This thesis discusses the current Japanese language (nihongo) education for immigrant students at public schools in Japan and provides recommendations through the study of language policy and the comparison of bilingual education in the United States. The current situation of a decreasing birth rate and increasing aging population in Japan has led to the acceptance of more foreign workers. Due to this change, language education in Japan has increasing development. The focus of chapter 1 is on the theories of language policy. This paper particularly focuses on the ideas of Wright (2004), Neustupný (2006), Spolsky (2004), and Cooper (1989), and ...
Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, Michelle L. Hauk
Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Theses
In 1963, Japan passed the New Residential Town Development Act prompting the construction of publicly constructed large-scale residential satellite towns across the nation in response to a severe housing crisis. Addressing two case studies, Senri New Town near Osaka and Tama New Town outside of Tokyo, this thesis examines the historical and social context of the design and construction of postwar new towns by tracing the institutional, intellectual, and architectural histories that shaped their urban form. Senri New Town, the first to be built in Japan, exemplified the model for the postwar new town while Tama New Town, the largest ...
Conflicting Politics And Contesting Borders: Exhibiting (Japanese) Manchuria At The Chicago World's Fair, 1933–34, Kari Shepherdson-Scott
Kari L Shepherdson-Scott
No abstract provided.
Anime And Identity: The Reception Of Sailor Moon By Adolescent American Fans, 2015 Ursinus College
Anime And Identity: The Reception Of Sailor Moon By Adolescent American Fans, Darrah M. Hewlett
East Asian Studies Summer Fellows
This project looks at the way fans think, talk, and feel about the anime they watch and the manga they read. Specifically, it looks at fans of Sailor Moon, a series of Japanese anime and manga made in the 1990s that have been dubbed and translated into English and have been met with an enthusiastic reception among girls and young women in the United States. Sailor Moon is considered one of the first mass cultural productions to present images of girl power and gender equality and has generated a large and enthusiastic online community of fans. Most of its fans ...