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The Concept of Religion in Meiji Popular Discourse

An Analysis of the Newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun

Makoto Harris Takao

reinstatement of the imperial system—commonly referred to as the “Meiji Restoration”一in 1868, shūkyō slowly emerged as an umbrella term to categorize the traditions of Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam among others. To this extent, scholars have identified the

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Hamlet and the 47 Ronin

Did Shakespeare Read Chushingura?

Graham Holderness

centres on the attempted production of a performance of Hamlet in a Japanese theatre in 1897. The presiding ‘director’ is a historical character, Morita Kan'ya XII, a hereditary theatre-manager who welcomed the Meiji government's policy of westernisation

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Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul: Memories of a City Fiona Smyth

Gerald MacLean (ed.), Re-Orienting the Renaissance. Cultural Exchanges with the East Clifford Edmund Bosworth, An Intrepid Scot. William Lithgow of Lanark’s Travels in the Ottoman Lands, North Africa and Central Europe, 1609–21 Alex Drace-Francis

Daniel Carey (ed.), Asian Travel in the Renaissance John E. Wills, Jr.

Gerald M. MacLean, The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580–1720 Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Debbie Lisle, The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing Benjamin J. Muller

Bassam Tayara, Le Japon et les Arabes. La vision du Monde Arabe au Japon, des époques anciennes jusqu’au tournant de Meiji Elisabeth Allès

Alain Roussillon, Identité et Modernité – Les voyageurs égyptiens au Japon Bassam Tayara

Benoit de L’Estoile, Federico Neiburg, and Lygia Sigaud (eds.), Empires, Nations, and Natives: Anthropology and State-Making Talal Asad

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Canonising Shakespeare in 1920s Japan

Tsubouchi Shōyō and the Translator's Choice

Daniel Gallimore

of the Meiji era in 1912, namely Hamlet , Julius Caesar , The Merchant of Venice , Othello and Romeo and Juliet . In a later volume, he does include his early version in classical theatrical style of Julius Caesar (1884) but not his modern

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Wandelnde Horizonte des Weltwissens

Zur Raumvorstellung der elementaren Geographieschulbücher des Japanischen Kaiserreichs

Toshiko Ito

wurde im Jahr 1868 mit der Gründung des Kaiserreichs wiederbelebt, denn beim Aufbau einer nationalstaatlichen Monarchie erblickte die Meiji-Restauration in den antiken Mythen eine passende Legitimation für die wiederbelebte kaiserliche Herrschaft. 8 Die

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Minor Traditions, Shizen Equivocations, and Sophisticated Conjunctions

Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita

abolished. Shizen Equivocations: Nature Goes to Japan Until the post-Meiji period, the notions of nature and culture were foreign to Japan. Even after they were introduced, the terms appeared disconnected. To this day, their immanent relationship, which

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Graham Holderness

something of the past, always capable of modernisation. When Shakespeare was first imported into Japan, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, following the opening of Japan to the outside world effected by the Meiji empire, these cultural

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Travel and Transformation

A Diachronic Study of the Changing Concept of Weisheng in Chinese Journals, 1880-1930

Bo Hu

text to introduce hygiene into Japanese culture in 1875 by a physician of Western medicine, Nagayo Sensai (1838-1902), who built the first bureau of health ( eisei kyoka ) in Meiji Japan. According to Shen and Feng, the Japanese eishei was then

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Manuel Stoffers, Blake Morris, Alan Meyer, Younes Saramifar, Andrew Cobbing, Martin Emanuel, Rudi Volti, Caitlin Starr Cohn, Caitríona Leahy, and Sunny Stalter-Pace

amuse, entertain, and stimulate students of anthropology and cultural studies, as well as anyone with interest in mobility and transportation beyond the limits of the ivory tower. Special Trading Ports in Meiji Japan: A Launchpad for Export Growth

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Corporal Punishment in Japan

One Path to Positive Anthropological Activism

Aaron L. Miller

been used in Japan for centuries, mostly by adult men to socialise growing boys into ‘proper ways’ of Japanese adult life. It was only first labelled as ‘ taibatsu ’ in the Meiji Period (1868–1912), when it was banned by Japan’s Education Minister to