Ayame San

Author: James Murdoch
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Ayame San A Japanese Romance Of The 23rd Year Of Meiji 1890

Author: James Murdoch
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781377796949
Size: 42.53 MB
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Author: Jade Kerrion
Publisher: Jade Kerrion
ISBN: 1948642115
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1st Place, Science Fiction, Royal Palm Literary Award 2016 The alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, languishes in a maximum-security prison. His life sentence should spell emotional freedom for the assassin, Zara Itani, but true to her contrary nature, she travels the solitary and hazardous path from hate to love even though it is far too late for her and Danyael. Meanwhile in her hometown of Beirut, international political conspiracy simmers on the brink of renewed military conflict. Zara’s loyalties will be tested; her beliefs challenged. She could start a war, or she could stop it. Tell me who you love and I will tell you who you are.... Zara will finally discover who she is, but what will it cost Danyael this time? This is a standalone futuristic thriller set in the award-winning world of the Double Helix.


Author: Maki Isaka
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806249
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Kabuki is well known for its exaggerated acting, flamboyant costumes and makeup, and unnatural storylines. The onnagata, usually male actors who perform the roles of women, have been an important aspect of kabuki since its beginnings in the 17th century. In a �labyrinth� of gendering, the practice of men playing women�s roles has affected the manifestations of femininity in Japanese society. In this case study of how gender has been defined and redefined through the centuries, Maki Isaka examines how the onnagata�s theatrical gender �impersonation� has shaped the concept and mechanisms of femininity and gender construction in Japan. The implications of the study go well beyond disciplinary and geographic cloisters.

Tokyo In Transit

Author: Alisa Freedman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804778574
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Increased use of mass transportation in the early twentieth century enabled men and women of different social classes to interact in ways they had not before. Using a cultural studies approach that combines historical research and literary analysis, author Alisa Freedman investigates fictional, journalistic, and popular culture depictions of how mass transportation changed prewar Tokyo's social fabric and artistic movements, giving rise to gender roles that have come to characterize modern Japan. Freedman persuasively argues that, through descriptions of trains and buses, stations, transport workers, and passengers, Japanese authors responded to contradictions in Tokyo's urban modernity and exposed the effects of rapid change on the individual. She shines a light on how prewar transport culture anticipates what is fascinating and frustrating about Tokyo today, providing insight into how people make themselves at home in the city. An approachable and enjoyable book, Tokyo in Transit offers an exciting ride through modern Japanese literature and culture, and includes the first English translation of Kawabata Yasunari's The Corpse Introducer, a 1929 crime novella that presents an important new side of its Nobel Prizewinning author.

Narrating The Other

Author: Megumi Kato
Publisher: Monash Asia Inst
ISBN: 9781876924591
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In the first extensive study of Japan in Australian literary consciousness, Narrating the Other provides a broad chronological exploration of Australian writers' representations of the Japanese from the late 19th to the 21st century. A comprehensive examination of Australian novels, stories, and memoirs reveals the powerful and continuing influence of depictions of Japan and its people. Images of 'Madame Butterfly, ' 'the stranger, ' 'the enemy, ' and later 'the ally' or 'partner' vary according to authors, situations, and wider international relations. Narrating the Other identifies the patterns that Australian authors have used to portray and evaluate the Japanese, the changing nature of these patterns, their contextual relationship, and their contribution to the formation of wider Australian views on Japan and the Japanese.