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The Taisho Democratization of Prostitution

Caroline Norma

Caroline Norma is Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery during the China and Pacific Wars

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Liberty for men is often construed in sexual terms and includes liberal access to women, including prostituted ones. So while, for men, liberty entails that women be prostituted, for women, prostitution entails loss of all that liberty...

Entertaining empire—popular culture as a “technology of imperialism”

E. Taylor Atkins

E. Taylor Atkins is Presidential Teaching Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author of Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan (2001), Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945 (2010), and editor of Jazz Planet (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Popular Culture in Japan : From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In the age of modern imperialism (ca. 1870–1919) Japan was both victim and perpetrator. European powers competed with one another to secure “free trade” rights from weaker states and colonize broad swaths of the planet. Empires have been...

The 1930s Militarization of Civilian Prostitution

Caroline Norma

Caroline Norma is Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery during the China and Pacific Wars

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Today was Sunday, so I was busy receiving soldiers from early on in the morning. We were so busy last night I didn’t get a wink of sleep. And then today it has been busy again. In other words, I haven’t slept in 24 hours. I am so worn out...

Millennial Japan as dream factory

E. Taylor Atkins

E. Taylor Atkins is Presidential Teaching Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author of Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan (2001), Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945 (2010), and editor of Jazz Planet (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Popular Culture in Japan : From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Recall Douglas McGray’s 2009 Foreign Policy article in the Introduction, in which he argues that “gross national cool” has enabled Japan to “redefine superpower.” Japan’s GNC is a stellar example, he contends, of political scientist Joseph...

Introduction

E. Taylor Atkins

E. Taylor Atkins is Presidential Teaching Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author of Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan (2001), Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945 (2010), and editor of Jazz Planet (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Popular Culture in Japan : From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...“Japan is reinventing superpower—again,” Douglas McGray wrote in Foreign Policy in 2002. “What made Japan a superpower [in the 1980s], more than just a wealthy country, was the way its great firms staked claim to a collective intellectual...

Introduction

Adam Broinowski

Adam Broinowski is Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cultural Responses to Occupation in Japan : The Performing Body During and After the Cold War

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In Sophocles’ version of Antigone in his Theban plays, Antigone’s brothers Polyneices and Enteocles struggled over rights to the throne of Thebes, which was granted to them by their father Oedipus who had been banished from the kingdom...

“Our spirit against their steel”—mobilizing culture for war

E. Taylor Atkins

E. Taylor Atkins is Presidential Teaching Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author of Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan (2001), Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945 (2010), and editor of Jazz Planet (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Popular Culture in Japan : From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...One of the many slogans of the Meiji era was fukoku kyōhei, “rich country, strong military,” an acknowledgment that military might was one of the two pillars of national survival. In their roughly seven-decade history (1873–1945...

Floating worlds—the birth of popular culture in Japan

E. Taylor Atkins

E. Taylor Atkins is Presidential Teaching Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author of Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan (2001), Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945 (2010), and editor of Jazz Planet (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Popular Culture in Japan : From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In 1603, Kyōto, Japan’s ancient imperial capital, was abuzz. Having completed the decades-long process of pacifying the realm initiated by his allies Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu was appointed sei-i taishōgun...

Occupied Bodies: Aesthetic Responses in New Japan

Adam Broinowski

Adam Broinowski is Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cultural Responses to Occupation in Japan : The Performing Body During and After the Cold War

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The defeat of Japan ensured that Japanese wartime atrocities were opened to a degree of opprobrium that Allied atrocities committed during the Second World War were not. This created a notable difference in post-war discourse. Japanese...

Circulation: Theatrical Mobility and its Professionalization in the Nineteenth Century

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The nineteenth century has been termed the century on the move. It saw the invention of railway technology, steamships, bicycles, motor cars and, if we include the first decade of the twentieth, the aeroplane. It is also the period...