Westlake: Poems by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947-1984) by Richard Hamasaki, Mei-Li M. Siy

By Richard Hamasaki, Mei-Li M. Siy

In an all-too-brief existence and literary occupation, Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947–1984) produced a considerable physique of poetry. He broke new flooring as a poet, translated Taoist classical literature and jap haiku, interwove views from his Hawaiian historical past into his writing and artwork, and released his paintings in the community, domestically, and internationally.

Westlake was once born on Maui and raised at the island of O‘ahu, the place he attended Punahou college, and later the college of Oregon. He earned his B.A. in chinese language stories on the collage of Hawai‘i. on the time of his tragic loss of life in 1984, Westlake was once on the peak of his poetic occupation. regrettably, the single number of his poems to be had on the time was once a 32-page, restricted variation chapbook independently released through a small press. the current quantity, lengthy past due, comprises approximately 200 of Westlake’s poems―most unavailable to the general public or by no means earlier than published.

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Sirens of the Western Shore: Westernesque Women and by Indra Levy

By Indra Levy

Indra Levy introduces a brand new archetype within the research of recent eastern literature: the "Westernesque femme fatale," an attractive determine who's ethnically jap yet inspires the West in her actual visual appeal, way of life, habit, and, most vital, her use of language. She performed conspicuous roles in landmark works of recent eastern fiction and theater.Levy lines the lineage of the Westernesque femme fatale from her first visual appeal within the vernacularist fiction of the past due Eighties to her improvement in Naturalist fiction of the mid-1900s and, ultimately, to her superb embodiment by way of the fashionable eastern actress within the early 1910s with the arrival of Naturalist theater. In all situations the Westernesque femme fatale either draws and confounds the self-consciously sleek male highbrow via a convention-defying use of language. What does this sirenlike determine show concerning the imperative matters of recent jap literature? Levy proposes that the Westernesque femme fatale be considered because the hallmark of an intertextual exoticism that prizes the unusual fantastic thing about glossy Western writing.By illuminating the exoticist impulses that gave upward thrust to this archetype, Levy deals a brand new figuring out of the relationships among vernacular type and translation, unique and imitation, and writing and function inside a cross-cultural context. a continuing combination of narrative, functionality, translation, and gender experiences, this paintings could have a profound impression at the serious discourse in this formative interval of contemporary eastern literature.

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Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime by Dr. Mark H. Silver

By Dr. Mark H. Silver

This attractive learn of the detective story’s arrival in Japan―and of the wider cross-cultural borrowing that followed it―argues for a reassessment of latest types of literary impact among "unequal" cultures. as the detective tale had no pre-existing local identical in Japan, the genre’s formulaic constitution acted as a particular cultural marker, making undeniable the method of its incorporation into overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century eastern letters. Mark Silver tells the tale of Japan’s adoption of this new Western literary shape at a time whilst the kingdom used to be additionally remaking itself within the photograph of the Western powers. His account calls into query traditional notions of cultural domination and resistance, demonstrating the range of attainable modes for cultural borrowing, the unbelievable vagaries of intercultural move, and the facility of the neighborhood contexts within which "imitation" occurs.

Purloined Letters considers a desirable variety of basic texts populated via clever judges, faceless corpses, wily self belief girls, determined blackmailers, a fetishist who secrets and techniques himself for days within a leather-based armchair, and a bunch of different memorable figures. The paintings starts by means of interpreting Tokugawa court narratives and early Meiji biographies of lady criminals (dokufu-mono, or "poison-woman stories"), which ruled renowned crime writing in Japan sooner than the detective story’s arrival. It then lines the mid-Meiji absorption of French, British, and American detective novels into jap literary tradition throughout the quirky translations of muckraking journalist Kuroiwa Ruiko. next chapters take in a chain of detective tales nostalgically set within the previous urban of Edo through Okamoto Kido (a Kabuki playwright encouraged through Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes) and the erotic, gruesome, and macabre works of Edogawa Ranpo, whose pen-name punned on "Edgar Allan Poe.

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The State and the Tributary Mode of Production by John F. Haldon

By John F. Haldon

During this groundbreaking critique of either conventional and Marxist notions of feudalism and of the pre-capitalist country, John Haldon considers the configuration of kingdom and social family in medieval Europe and Mughal India in addition to in Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. He argues Marxist examining of the pre-capitalist nation can take account of the autonomy of energy family and steer clear of monetary reductionism whereas nonetheless targeting the varieties of tribute which sustained the ruling energy. Haldon explores the conflicts to which those gave upward push and exhibits the Ottoman nation elite, usually held to be a transparent instance of independence from underlying social family members, to be deeply enmeshed in monetary relationships and the extraction of tribute.

Haldon argues that feudalism used to be the particularly ecu kind of a way more generally subtle tributary mode, whose attribute social family members and structural constraints could be noticeable at paintings within the Byzantine, Ottoman and Mughal empires in addition. whereas acknowledging the variety of ideological and cultural edition inside of and among those examples of the tributary mode, Haldon denies the thesis that such “superstructural” diversifications themselves yielded essentially contrasting social family.

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Roman imperialism by Erskine, Andrew

By Erskine, Andrew

The transformation of Rome from a small valuable Italian city-state into the only Mediterranean superpower has lengthy proved attention-grabbing and debatable. At its top the Roman Empire prolonged from Britain within the North to Libya within the South and from Spain within the West to Syria within the East. It has inspired not just via its volume but additionally by means of its longevity.
Andrew Erskine examines the path and nature of Roman enlargement, targeting motives, historical and smooth, the effect of Roman rule at the topic and the influence of empire at the imperial strength. these kinds of issues have created a huge volume of dialogue between students, no longer least as the research of Roman imperialism has consistently been knowledgeable by means of modern perceptions of overseas energy relations.
The publication is split into halves. half I treats a number of the major concerns in smooth debates approximately Roman imperialism, whereas half II deals a range of an important resource fabric permitting readers to go into those debates themselves

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India in Britain: South Asian Networks and Connections, by Susheila Nasta

By Susheila Nasta

Relocating clear of orthodox narratives of the Raj and British presence in India, this booklet examines the importance of the networks and connections that South Asians proven on British soil. taking a look at the interval 1858-1950, it offers readings of cultural heritage and issues to the pressing have to open up the parameters of this box of analysis.

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Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics: Proceedings of by Askar Zhussupbekov

By Askar Zhussupbekov

Challenges and concepts in Geotechnics

is a collections of papers offered on the 8th Asian younger Geotechnical Engineering convention (8AYGEC, Astana, Kazakhstan, 5-7 August 2016), and covers a variety of elements the parts of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The e-book includes detailed and keynote lectures and contributions on quite a lot of themes in geotechnical engineering and development:
(1) Laboratory and box Testing
(2) starting place and Underground Structure
(3) floor Improvement
(4) Earthquake and Environment
(5) Numerical and Analytical Modeling
(6) complex Soil Mechanics
(7) old Sites

Challenges and ideas in Geotechnics

was released lower than the auspices of the ISSMGE TC-305 ‘Geotechnical Infrastructures for Megacities and New Capitals’, and displays the current and destiny country of geotechnical engineering. The ebook could be tremendous worthy to geoengineers and researchers within the abovementioned areas.

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The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature by Joshua Mostow, Kirk Denton, Bruce Fulton, Sharalyn Orbaugh

By Joshua Mostow, Kirk Denton, Bruce Fulton, Sharalyn Orbaugh

This notable one-volume consultant to the fashionable literatures of China, Japan, and Korea is the definitive reference paintings at the topic within the English language. With multiple hundred articles that express how a bunch of authors and literary hobbies have contributed to the final literary improvement in their respective international locations, this significant other is a necessary start line for the learn of East Asian literatures. entire thematic essays introduce every one geographical part with old overviews and surveys of chronic topics within the literature tested, together with nationalism, gender, relations kinfolk, and sexuality.

Following the thematic essays are the person entries: over 40 for China, over fifty for Japan, and nearly thirty for Korea, that includes every little thing from distinctive analyses of the works of Tanizaki Jun'ichiro and Murakami Haruki, to far-ranging explorations of avant-garde fiction in China and postwar novels in Korea. Arrayed chronologically, every one access is self-contained, although huge cross-referencing provides readers the chance to achieve a extra synoptic view of the paintings, writer, or move. the unequalled possibilities for comparative research by myself make this particular significant other an crucial reference for an individual attracted to the burgeoning box of Asian literature.

Although the literatures of China, Japan, and Korea are every one dispensed separate sections, the editors consistently stored an eye fixed open to these writers, works, and hobbies that go beyond nationwide obstacles. This comprises, for instance, chinese language authors who lived and wrote in Japan; jap authors who wrote in classical chinese language; and Korean authors who write in jap, even if less than the colonial career or simply because they're resident in Japan. The waves of modernization may be noticeable as attaining every one of those nations in a staggered style, with eddies and back-flows among them then complicating the image extra. This quantity offers a bright feel of this dynamic interaction.

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Dutch commerce and Chinese merchants in Java : colonial by Alexander Claver

By Alexander Claver

Thesaurus --
1. advent --
Research define --
Access to capital, details and defense --
The Indonesian case --
Sources --
Research procedure --
2. Prelude to speedy growth (1800-1884) --
The colonial nation and the economic climate --
The resilience of non-public company --
Private company below the cultivation method --
Tilting the stability : finance in transition --
Wholesalers and shops --
3. difficulty and edition (1884-1890s) --
Economic coverage and political growth --
The association of exchange --
The onset of the problem : sugar and occasional --
The starting of the concern --
The obstacle skilled --
The difficulty lengthy : import and credits --
4. Redefining Dutch-Chinese advertisement family (1890s-1910) --
An awkward alliance : the interdependence of Dutch and chinese language enterprise --
The financial place of the chinese language less than scrutiny --
A wave of mess ups : Surabaya within the overdue Nineties --
The chinese language boycot of the Handelsvereeniging Amsterdam --
5. the line to enlargement (1910-1930) --
The past due colonial country : consolidation and clash --
The colonial economic system sooner than 1914 --
The entice of sugar --
DJ B and the outbreak of the 1st global battle --
The colonial economic climate after 1914 --
The Kwik Hoo Tong Handelmaatschappij : a trendy chinese language in sugar --
6. monetary main issue and advertisement resilience (1930-1942) --
The monetary event of the Thirties --
The occurrence of failure : financial ruin situations within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties --
Commercial resilience : examples of main issue administration within the Thirties --
7. end --
A bird's-eye view of colonial alternate --
Trade dynamics.

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The Media and Political Change in Southeast Asia: Karaoke by Jonathan Woodier

By Jonathan Woodier

Jonathan Woodier's most up-to-date paintings considers what influence the media has upon the democratization strategy in Southeast Asia. Has the media had a liberalizing impact or turn into topic to elite keep watch over in Southeast Asia and, if that is so, why? What function does the worldwide media play during this procedure, really given its conglomerization and commoditization? through interpreting the communications media and its courting to political switch in Southeast Asia, this interesting learn will endeavour to supply either a neighborhood comparative research and a extra balanced interpretation of the mass communique media within the wake of 9/11.The ebook additionally investigates the sturdiness of authoritarian regimes and the iconic ability of the media-controlled kingdom along the starting to be sophistication of political communications - quite using PR experts. the writer presents an insider's view with precise insights into the perform of political conversation and its improvement in the course of the strategically vital zone of Southeast Asia with its huge Moslem states in addition to a lot extra afield to nations corresponding to China and post-industrial Europe. As such the e-book might be warmly welcomed by way of lecturers of politics, diplomacy, media, communications and PR. it's going to additionally attract researchers drawn to political switch, the increase of the worldwide media giants and the impression of authoritarian states corresponding to China.

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