Hitomaro: Poet as God (Brill's Japanese Studies Library) by Anne Commons

By Anne Commons

Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (fl. ca. 690) is mostly considered as one of many pre-eminent poets of premodern Japan. whereas so much latest scholarship on Hitomaro is worried together with his poetry, this research foregrounds the method of his reception and canonization as a deity of eastern poetry. development on new curiosity in problems with canon formation in premodern eastern literature, this booklet strains the reception historical past of Hitomaro from its earliest beginnings to the early sleek interval, documenting and analysing the levels of the method by which Hitomaro used to be reworked from an well-known poet to a poetic deity. the result's a brand new viewpoint on a well-recognized literary determine via his placement in the broader context of eastern poetic tradition.

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Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and by Thomas LaMarre

By Thomas LaMarre

The poetry of the Heian courtroom of Japan has generally been associated with the emergence of a unique eastern language and tradition. this idea of a linguistically homogeneous and ethnically natural “Japaneseness” has been fundamental to the development of a latest eastern country, specifically in periods of western colonial growth and cultural encroachment. yet Thomas LaMarre argues in Uncovering Heian Japan that this want for a cultural unity—a singular eastern identity—has led to an overemphasis of a comparatively minor element of Heian poetry, obscuring not just its different major components but additionally the porousness of Heian society and the politics of poetic expression.Combining a pathbreaking visible research of the calligraphy with which this poetry was once transcribed, a extra conventional textual research, and a evaluate of the politics of the interval, LaMarre provides a dramatically new view of Heian poetry and tradition. He demanding situations the belief of a cohesive “national imagination,” seeing as an alternative an early Japan that's ethnically assorted, territorially porous, and detached to linguistic obstacles. operating during the difficulties posed through institutionalized notions of nationalism, nativism, and modernism, LaMarre rethinks the theories of students comparable to Suzuki Hideo, Yoshimoto Takaaki, and Komatsu Shigemi, along with theorists corresponding to Derrida, Karatani, Foucault, and Deleuze. Contesting the idea that speech is crucial to the formation of neighborhood, Uncovering Heian Japan focuses as a substitute at the power centrality of the extra figural operations of poetic practice.Specialists in jap background and tradition in addition to students operating in different components of cultural feedback will locate that this booklet enriches their knowing of an early Japan that has exerted rather a lot impression on later options of what it ability to be jap.

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Political Cultural Developments in East Asia: Interpreting by P. W. Preston

By P. W. Preston

This booklet bargains an interpretive and significant comparative politics research of the post-1945 improvement trajectory of the wide East Asian sector and its part nations. The dialogue considers the sector and its nations when it comes to their ancient legacies (colonialism, conflict and the preoccupation with improvement) and argues that every kingdom has built their very own approach of ordering political existence, every one created its personal political common sense. Arguing that it really is an blunders to pass judgement on those international locations’ functionality opposed to the version of Europe or the United States, Preston discusses the period of expansionist colonialism, the episode of breakdown in hugely harmful local war within the early 20th century and the next assorted files of China (with its party-state became in the direction of a nominal state-socialism), Hong Kong (confronting the issues of residing with far-off masters), Singapore (with its elite directed nationwide construction) and Thailand (mired in elite-resistance to well known political reform).

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Inter-Korean Relations: Problems and Prospects by S. Kim

By S. Kim

In post-cold struggle pondering, North Korea was once anticipated to break down and be absorbed right into a unmarried Korean country by way of the democratic regime in South Korea. Fifteen years later, this has no longer occurred, and June 2000 observed a summit making the warmest inter-Korean kin but. Over that point interval, the 2 Korean states stumbled on in its place new mechanisms and strategies for interacting with one another at the point of de facto if now not but thoroughly de jure sovereign states and feature started to beat a number of the shadows forged by way of the partition and violent warfare that happened the peninsula following global warfare II. This booklet examines the origins, dynamics, and affects of those multi-level family members among North and South Korea, situating them variously as incomplete geographical regions, as a unmarried nationwide entity, and inside of a bigger overseas atmosphere. The participants display how inter-Korean kin have fostered new kinds of clash administration and reconciliation at the peninsula.

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Singapore Politics: Under the People's Action Party by Diane K. Mauzy

By Diane K. Mauzy

A complete evaluation of politics in Singapore considering the fact that self-governance. The authors learn how this tiny island has constructed right into a worldwide monetary centre and an monetary and social luck lower than the management of the People's motion get together which has governed always in view that 1959. The authors discover the character of the Singaporean executive, in addition to significant matters equivalent to ethnicity, human rights and the advance of civil society.

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Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS: Stigma, by AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

By AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

This booklet explores a few concerns regarding the stigma coming up from HIV/AIDS an infection, perceived or genuine discrimination from the group and society and the level of vulnerabilities for contaminated Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the wellbeing and fitness care and therapy routine for HIV/AIDS accessed through immigrants and refugee claimants in North the US, together with remedies provided by means of the health-care method and ethnic groups and their perceptions and biases on the subject of HIV/AIDS matters. On one other point, the publication identifies the ways that HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are at risk of discrimination as a result of 1) lack of expertise approximately HIV/AIDS prevalence in the neighborhood; 2) lack of ability of the overall healthiness process to reply correctly; and three) the community’s want for introspection all alone healthiness matters. This booklet finds the dynamics that impression selection, habit and way of life of HIV patient immigrants, provides to the present wisdom approximately refugees and migrants and proposes a unified thought of discrimination and stigmatization in the context of human rights. additionally, the booklet offers a couple of coverage thoughts according to empirical findings so one can supporting reshape polices concerning refugee HIV victims and their social ramifications. This e-book may be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in any box from social sciences, healthiness and psychology, in addition to practitioners within the box of improvement and public coverage. The ebook should be necessary to coverage formulators and implementers engaged in addressing the intense chance emanating from the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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Rethinking Indonesia: Postcolonial Theory, Authoritarianism by Simon Philpott

By Simon Philpott

This ebook employs substitute methods to authoritarianism, energy, domination and political identification in modern Indonesia. It seeks to elucidate the connection among wisdom and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the idea of Edward acknowledged and Michel Foucault, the textual content argues that understandings of Indonesian political lifestyles are profoundly formed through specific techniques to tradition, culture, ethnicity, chilly warfare politics and modernity. strength, domination and the consequences of authoritarianism on identification are key components of debate during this leading edge and topical research of Indonesia and the examine of its politics.

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