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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cankiri Karatekin University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access  
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free  
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
Number of Followers: 13  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0073-0548 - ISSN (Online) 1944-6454
Published by Project MUSE Homepage  [293 journals]
  • Editorial Preface
    • Abstract: One of the pleasures of editing the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies is the exposure it affords to the latest trends in humanistic scholarship on East Asia. I am impressed with the cosmopolitan sensibility that informs many of the manuscripts that cross my desk, even those that focus on a single country. What a contrast to the mid-1980s, when I began my graduate studies in Japanese history. I convinced myself that no one expected me to be fluent in any modern language other than Japanese or to integrate non-Japanese perspectives into my work, except perhaps to make the occasional desultory comparison with the West. Of course, my youthful impressions notwithstanding, the best East Asian scholarship has always ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • About the Cover
    • Abstract: The bananas and seahorses that adorn the cover are two of the dozens of colorful illustrations in Chūzan bussankō 中山物産考 (ca. 1769), a description of the geography, flora, and fauna of the Ryukyu Kingdom (modern Okinawa) in the Harvard-Yenching Library’s rare book collection. The author, Tamura Ransui 田村藍水 (1718–1776), was an Edo-born doctor and naturalist who rose to prominence as a key figure in the Tokugawa shogunate’s successful effort to produce ginseng domestically from seeds smuggled from Korea. He wrote extensively on ginseng and other plants with economic value, such as sweet potatoes and cotton. Zhao Xuemin 趙學敏, the subject of He Bian’s article in this issue, knew and wrote about many of the plants and ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Ever-Expanding Pharmacy: Zhao Xuemin and the Conditions for New
           Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century China
    • Abstract: In the thirty-third year of the Qianlong reign (1768 ce), a middle-aged man named Zhao Xuemin 趙學敏 (fl. 1753–1803) arrived in the seaside county of Pinghu 平湖. A native of Qiantang 錢塘 County, located at the heart of the bustling urban community of Hangzhou, he traveled about seventy miles away from home to work as a private secretary for the magistrate. Decades later, Zhao could still remember how he had spotted a blossoming grapevine right by the yamen building, which bore tiny fruit the size of mung beans. With his own eyes, Zhao witnessed how this unusual kind of fruit known as miniature grapes (suosuo putao 瑣瑣葡萄) could also grow in southern soil.1During the sixteenth century, literati in Ming China marveled at ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Monuments and Mandalas in Medieval Kyoto: Reading Buddhist Kingship in the
           Urban Plan of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
    • Abstract: When emperor kanmu 桓武 (737–806) founded Kyoto in 794, he meant for Japan’s new capital to be a monument to a strong, centralized, Chinese-style polity. Based on continental models, the city was divided into uniform square blocks to exhibit a symmetrical grid pattern. The emperor and his bureaucratic offices occupied a large, exclusive enclosure at the top-center of the city and the civil aristocracy built official residences that were prescribed venues of ritualized statecraft and symbols of formal status. Wide roads facilitated efficient transportation as well as elaborately choreographed imperial processions. Notions about functional purity informed taboos proscribing the existence of religious institutions ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mandarin over Manchu: Court-Sponsored Qing Lexicography and Its Subversion
           in Korea and Japan
    • Abstract: Manchu (mnc.) was the official language of the Qing (Mnc. Daicing) empire. It spread to Chosŏn Korea and Tokugawa Japan largely through lexicographical compilations produced in eighteenth-century Beijing to strengthen its position vis-à-vis the empire’s other languages. Those languages included the northern Chinese vernacular, Mandarin, which was also represented in these lexicographical works but in a position subordinate to the Manchu language. Korean and Japanese scholars used the Qing books to produce new compilations, which in contrast to the originals were centered on vernacular Chinese. On occasion, they even treated the Qing books primarily as sources for knowledge of Chinese, not Manchu.The history of ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Arendt in Asia: Responsibility and Judgment in Nanjing and Hiroshima
    • Abstract: Let us now suppose that from now on the foundation stone of our political life will be that Abel slew Cain. Don’t you see that from this deed of violence the same chain of wrong-doing will follow, only that mankind will not even have the consolation that the violence it must call crime is indeed characteristic of evil men only'Hannah Arendt, On Revolution1Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) never traveled to Asia, unless one counts Jerusalem. Her interest in and expertise on the world outside of Europe have been discounted as minimal at best, contemptuous at worst. She shared her time’s Orientalist verities, for instance. “What for us is ‘abstract’ and invisible,” she writes in the first volume of her Life of the Mind, “is ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Return of Seduction
    • Abstract: The cover of Rosina Buckland’s book, Shunga: Erotic Art in Japan (here after cited as Erotic Art), depicts the rapturous heads of a couple, kissing with their mouths open, tongues engaged, and eyes closed in a visible display of pleasure. The image projects passion and intimacy, but it is also rather chaste as a representation of sex, showing us only the heads and necks of the lovers. The actual woodblock print from which this cover detail is excerpted, the middle image of Torii Kiyonaga’s 鳥居清長 The Scroll for the Sleeve (Sode no maki 袖の巻, 1785), in fact shows the full explicit scene of the couple during coitus, with the right-hand side of the print detailing the woman’s vagina, which holds the man’s largely ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Gender and the Public Sphere in Modernizing East Asia
    • Abstract: As one learns from both monographs and general histories, the encounter between East Asia and the West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries prompted numerous conversations about self-strengthening in China, Japan, and Korea. One area of concern was the position of women. The Confucian idea that men took responsibility for affairs outside the home, whereas women focused on internal matters could be justified in traditional culture,1 but it did not work as well in an industrializing and modernizing world. When it meant that women were quite ignorant of their surroundings, it aroused concerns that the enforced ignorance of past generations might have weakened East Asia on the world stage.Moving into a leadership ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “Authentic”: Rehabilitating Two Chan Buddhist Masters
           Neglected in Zen Studies
    • Abstract: The two publications under discussion here are different in many ways, but they have enough in common to justify their treatment together in a single review. To begin with what is most obvious, both are biographies of Chinese Buddhist monks recognized in their day (and to posterity) as eminent Chan (禪; J. Zen) masters: heirs to the Chan lineage who enjoyed elite patronage and had many monastic and lay disciples. Natasha Heller introduces the subject of her biography in the following way:This is a study of a Chan monk in his institutional, social, and cultural contexts. Zhongfeng Mingben 中峰明本 (1263–1323) was among the most prominent monks of the Yuan dynasty and an influential figure in Buddhist history. But he ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s
           Global Engagement, 1933–1964 by Jessamyn R. Abel (review)
    • Abstract: Japan’s modern engagement with other sovereign states began in the late nineteenth century and encompassed diplomacy, trade, education, cultural encounters, empire building, and warfare, in addition to the exchange of persons and knowledge with other nations. Isolated by geography and self-awareness as an island country (shimaguni ishiki 島国意識), Japan’s involvement with its East Asian neighbors before 1870 is best described as premodern interculturalism. After 1870, Japan deliberately joined boundary-crossing networks of interaction that formed the basis of a new internationalism. As Akira Iriye has pointed out, “internationalism is built upon the existence of sovereign states and would never displace nations.”1 No ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History by James A. Benn, and: The
           Rise of Tea Culture in China: The Invention of the Individual by Bret
           Hinsch (review)
    • Abstract: Tea, the most consumed beverage in the world, has had a relatively low profile in histories of China, where it originated. While its dramatic spread to Europe—mainly Britain—during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its successful transplantation to India and other European colonies during the nineteenth century have received ample attention, accounts of its history and development in China have consisted largely of specialized studies, particularly in the Western-language literature.1 The appearance of two books on the history of tea in China within a year of each other is therefore remarkable, particularly since both focus on the Tang and Song dynasties as the seminal periods of that history. Just as ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Real and Imagined: The Peak of Gold in Heian Japan by Heather Blair
           (review)
    • Abstract: Shugendō 修験道, literally the “Path to Supernatural Powers through Ascetic Practice,” has been an important component of Japanese religion and culture in general from at least the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries, and it is still practiced today in various forms. Commonly defined as Japanese “mountain religion,” its impact goes well beyond ascetic practices on mountains carried out by individuals or groups of practitioners called shugenja 修験者 (lit. Shugendō practitioners) or yamabushi 山伏 (those who hide in the mountains). This impact is, not simply because a large number of mountains all over the Japanese archipelago were Shugendō sites, but also and especially because yamabushi groups were closely related ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ancient China and the Yue: Perceptions and Identities on the Southern
           Frontier, c. 400 bce–50 ce by Erica Fox Brindley (review)
    • Abstract: In this pioneering study, Erica Fox Brindley addresses the complex and fascinating history of the “Yue” 越 (or Việt), a label ascribed to a kaleidoscope of communities that millennia ago inhabited regions of what are today the southern provinces of China and the northern parts of Vietnam. While these areas now straddle modern national boundaries, a diverse collection of peoples, languages, ethnicities, and cultural practices dotted these landscapes during the second half of the first century bce. These communities were engaged in cultural exchanges and movements that connected them to one another and to other communities much farther afield. Brindley explores the history of the Yue, paying specific attention to the ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Art of Medicine in Early China: The Ancient and Medieval Origins of a
           Modern Archive by Miranda Brown (review)
    • Abstract: This is a book that centers on the historiography of Chinese medicine from early times up to the third century ce; it then follows the topic up to the present day. It approaches its subject through a close textual and contextual study of selected biographies of people whose activities are frequently discussed in relation to this topic. It will be of much interest to historians of medicine and historians of science generally, to Sinologists with an interest in the culture and intellectual life of late pre-imperial and early imperial China, and to those interested in the development of historiography in a world context. Those without knowledge of classical Chinese will find that the author has ensured that the ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tourist Distractions: Traveling and Feeling in Transnational Hallyu Cinema
           by Youngmin Choe, and: New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in
           the Age of Social Media by Dal Yong Jin (review)
    • Abstract: For a South Korean like me, who spent his childhood and young adult years during the military dictatorships of Park Chung Hee (1963–1979) and Chun Doo Hwan (1981–1988), there was little reason to anticipate the global popularity that Korean popular culture—cinema, television entertainment, comic books, pop music—managed to attain in the new millennium. The television producers and comic-book publishers of these periods routinely tried to pass off Japanese anime and manga as native products, when they were not plagiarizing the latter’s ideas, styles, and characters left and right. The Park Chung Hee regime’s idea of “promoting” Korean cinema was to link the right to import lucrative foreign titles with the amount of ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan by
           Adam Clulow, and: Defensive Positions: The Politics of Maritime Security
           in Tokugawa Japan by Noell Wilson (review)
    • Abstract: These two studies reshape our understanding of how the Tokugawa state managed foreign threats and conflicts. Wilson’s focus is on the defense of Nagasaki, in particular how the shogunate and key domains shared the costs and responsibilities for coastal defense. Her broad argument is that the defense of Nagasaki involved “structural ironies” within the Tokugawa system (p. 9). Rather than assert direct authority over Nagasaki’s defense, the shogunate entrusted it to the domains of Saga and Fukuoka, an arrangement Wilson terms the “Nagasaki system.” That failure to maintain a Weberian “monopoly of violence” contributed to the ultimate downfall of the regime centuries later. The shogunate’s loss of central control in ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Radical Inequalities: China’s Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative
           Perspective by Nara Dillon (review)
    • Abstract: This study seeks to answer the question of how the Chinese welfare state became “a force for increasing inequality in Chinese society” and why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ended up “betraying one of its most deeply held commitments” to egalitarianism (pp. 1–2). To put it differently, Dillon aims to “unravel the paradox of the Maoist welfare state: how and why a radical communist regime created a deeply unequal welfare state” (p. 7) or a “narrow welfare state” (p. 268).Dillon tries to answer these questions by dividing the book into two parts. In part 1, Dillon explores the politics of founding China’s welfare state. She traces the diffusion of European welfare policies and programs in China since World War I ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hōgai and the Search for
           Images by Chelsea Foxwell (review)
    • Abstract: Kano Hōgai 狩野芳崖 (1828–1888) presents something of a paradox. He looms large over the phenomenon of “modern Japanese-style painting” despite his death before the movement got underway. He would certainly have taught at the new Tokyo School of Fine Arts, had he not died the year prior to its opening, and yet those who studied there still painted in his shadow. He became, in Foxwell’s assessment, the “ideal father figure … [who] provided a symbolic foundation for the next generation without actively interfering in its work” (p. 9). Foxwell’s study is a richly conceived, ambitious consideration of the complex process by which the neotraditional form of painting known as nihonga 日本画 came into being, and the role therein ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Great Undertaking: Mechanization and Social Change in a Late Imperial
           Chinese Coalmining Community by Jeff Hornibrook, and: Empires of Coal:
           Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860–1920 by
           Shellen Xiao Wu (review)
    • Abstract: China is the largest producer and consumer of coal in the world. Its leading position in the use of this carbon energy resource and its exposure to the challenging environmental, economic, and social consequences have resulted in many economic and political analyses questioning the long-term viability of coal use in China’s political economy. However, these contemporary issues also seem to have indirectly inspired a number of studies tracing the history of coal as a resource, artifact, and commodity during early industrialization and economic modernization processes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These new studies on coal are anchored in the fields of history of technology, history of ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translingual Narration: Colonial and Postcolonial Taiwanese Fiction and
           Film by Bert Mittchell Scruggs (review)
    • Abstract: Over the years, Bert Scruggs has been a dedicated translator of modern Taiwan literature, undertaking the almost impossible task of rendering texts previously relatively unknown from Japanese into English. His recent book Translingual Narration provides a most revealing interpretive account of major films and works of fiction produced on the island during the Japanese period (1895–1945), especially focusing on the two decades when the Japanese empire tightened control over its colonial subjects as it prepared to invade China and make war across the Pacific.Translingual Narration’s six chapters trace the trajectory of identity formation and cultural agency, offering a transnational, translational, and postcolonial ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and
           Judicial Interventions by Matthew H. Sommer (review)
    • Abstract: In Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China, Matthew Sommer presents, with clarity and precision, a fascinating argument about a neglected but important subject in Qing history. His study, which uses large samples of court records, provides impressive insights into the full reach of the Qing state.Sommer’s arguments rest on his examination of more than 1,200 legal cases involving wife-selling as well as various forms of what he calls polyandry, polyamory, and marital prostitution. His sample includes 400 local cases from Ba and Nanbu Counties (巴縣, 南部縣) in Sichuan, as well as smaller samples from Baodi County 寶坻縣 (Zhili) and Xinzhu County 新竹縣 (northern Taiwan). Most of his 800 central cases involve homicide ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • City of Virtues: Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions by Chuck Wooldridge
           (review)
    • Abstract: Reflecting on the possible significance of a series of troubling events, including the devastating 1848 floods, severe drought, and the 1842 menace of imminent attack at the conclusion of the Opium War when the Great Qing surrendered to British terms, the literatus Yao Ying 姚瑩 (1785–1853) noted that the fortunes of Nanjing and the greater empire were driven by currents of qi 氣: “It multiplies and divides, of itself waning and waxing. … it sometimes responds [to the affairs of people] and sometimes does not” (p. 71). Nephew of the Tongcheng School writer Yao Nai 姚鼐 (1731–1815) and one of the officials responsible for the execution of over 200 British subjects shipwrecked on Taiwan in September 1841 and March 1842 ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Chinese Political Novel: Migration of a World Genre by Catherine Vance
           Yeh (review)
    • Abstract: The political novel in China has come and gone. It was a global genre that began in Europe during the 1830s, reached China by the late 1890s, and disappeared during the early 1900s after it had performed its mission. It is a particularly advantageous genre to study in a cross-cultural light because of its shared traits and conditions of creation. Readers will recognize what Catherine Yeh is talking about from their knowledge of late Qing literature, but Yeh has gone further than anyone else in placing these novels in a truly inclusive global context, as her discussions of the political novel in England, Italy, the United States, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, and elsewhere show. As a world genre, it played a ... Read More
      Keywords: Mingben,; Ingen,; Japan; Kinpu, Mount (Nara-ken, Japan); Frontier and pioneer life; Welfare state; Kanō, Hōgai,; Japanese fiction; Married women; Nanjing Shi (China); Political fiction, Chinese
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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