Dreamland Japan

Dreamland Japan Author Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN-10 9781611725537
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 360
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A classic work praised for its scope and intelligence, now in a gift edition for fans, with a new Foreword

The Astro Boy Essays

The Astro Boy Essays Author Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN-10 9781611725162
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 248
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The pioneering genius of Japan’s “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is examined through his life’s masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu, also known as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, a comic series featuring a cute little android who yearns to be more human. The history of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s role in it is a road map to understanding the development of new media in Japan and the United States. Topics include Tezuka’s life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact. Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, including Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He often served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he was received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture.

Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe

Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe Author Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN-10 9781611725254
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 336
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The unlikely history of early cross-cultural encounters between the West and Japan, featuring acrobats, jugglers, and a colorful American impresario.

Manga Manga

Manga  Manga Author Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN-10 UOM:49015001313916
Release 1986
Pages 260
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Illustrated with the most representative examples of the genre, this book innglish explores the world of Japanese comics.

Dreamland Collection 1

Dreamland Collection   1 Author Dale Brown
ISBN-10 9780062378644
Release 2014-08-12
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Dreamland Collection 1 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dreamland Collection 1 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dreamland Collection 1 book for free.

Electric Dreamland

Electric Dreamland Author Lauren Rabinovitz
ISBN-10 9780231527217
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 256
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More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren Rabinovitz describes the urban modernity engendered by these parks and their media, encouraging ordinary individuals to sense, interpret, and embody a burgeoning national identity. As industrialization, urbanization, and immigration upended society before World War I, amusement parks tempered the shocks of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflict while shrinking the distinctions between gender and class. As she follows the rise of American parks from 1896 to 1918, Rabinovitz seizes on a simultaneous increase in cinema and spectacle audiences and connects both to the success of leisure activities in stabilizing society. Critics of the time often condemned parks and movies for inciting moral decline, but in fact they fostered women’s independence, racial uplift, and assimilation. The rhythmic, mechanical movements of spectacle also conditioned audiences to process multiple stimuli. Featuring illustrations from private collections and accounts from unaccessed archives, Electric Dreamland joins film and historical analyses in a rare portrait of mass entertainment and the modern American eye.

Mobile Cultures

Mobile Cultures Author Chris Berry
ISBN-10 9780822384380
Release 2003-03-28
Pages 312
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Mobile Cultures provides much-needed, empirically grounded studies of the connections between new media technologies, the globalization of sexual cultures, and the rise of queer Asia. The availability and use of new media—fax machines, mobile phones, the Internet, electronic message boards, pagers, and global television—have grown exponentially in Asia over the past decade. This explosion of information technology has sparked a revolution, transforming lives and lifestyles, enabling the creation of communities and the expression of sexual identities in a region notorious for the regulation of both information and sexual conduct. Whether looking at the hanging of toy cartoon characters like “Hello Kitty” from mobile phones to signify queer identity in Japan or at the development of queer identities in Indonesia or Singapore, the essays collected here emphasize the enormous variance in the appeal and uses of new media from one locale to another. Scholars, artists, and activists from a range of countries, the contributors chronicle the different ways new media galvanize Asian queer communities in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, and around the world. They consider phenomena such as the uses of the Internet among gay, lesbian, or queer individuals in Taiwan and South Korea; the international popularization of Japanese queer pop culture products such as Yaoi manga; and a Thai website’s reading of a scientific tract on gay genetics in light of Buddhist beliefs. Essays also explore the politically subversive possibilities opened up by the proliferation of media technologies, examining, for instance, the use of Cyberjaya—Malaysia’s government-backed online portal—to form online communities in the face of strict antigay laws. Contributors. Chris Berry, Tom Boellstorff, Larissa Hjorth, Katrien Jacobs, Olivia Khoo, Fran Martin, Mark McLelland, David Mullaly, Baden Offord, Sandip Roy, Veruska Sabucco, Audrey Yue

Japanese the Manga Way

Japanese the Manga Way Author Wayne P. Lammers
ISBN-10 1880656906
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 312
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A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers


Inks Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061297944
Release 1996
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Inks has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Inks also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Inks book for free.

WAttention Tokyo VOL 10

WAttention Tokyo VOL 10 Author WAttention Co., Ltd.
Release 2014-01-22
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銀座でのショッピングやグルメを満喫できる英語のガイド本! WAttention Tokyo VOL.10は銀座特集! 銀座で体験できるグルメや、ショッピングの情報(英文)が満載です。 銀座エリアの他にも東京で味わえるグルメの紹介、秋葉原でのメイド カフェ体験や、ちょっと遠出して富士5合目を訪れるツアー情報など も掲載しています。また渋谷スタートで気軽に楽しめる東京半日散歩 などのうれしい情報も。 東京を旅行する外国人や、外国人の友達を東京案内するときに役立 つ一冊です。 ※一部を除いて、すべて英文です。 ※日本文化の魅力を世界に発信する「WAttention Tokyo」事業は東京都中小企業振興公社の推奨事業です。 This is the guide for people who want to enjoy shopping and delicious food in Ginza all by English! WAttention Tokyo VOL.1 is the special edition for Ginza!? It is full of English information all about Ginza. Besides, you can check the news about the other district’s famous food, the maid caf? in Akihabara or even the information how to get to the Mount Fuji. In addition, what about use half a day to walk around Tokyo from that famous Shibuya. This book will be useful for the foreigners taking a trip in Tokyo or people who have foreigner friends and want to introduce them Japan. ※「WAttention Tokyo」 works on promotion and spreading the charming points of Japanese culture. It is one of the recommend projects of Tokyo’s small and medium-sized enterprises corporation. 本?是?外国游客?撰的在?京?座?物、品?美食的英文指南?!WAttention Tokyo vol.1是?座??!??收?了在?座品?美食及?物的有利信息(英文)。除?座之外,?将??介??京其他地方的美食、秋叶原的女仆??、及稍?一点的探?富士山5合目的?光情?。更有从?谷出?,悠?舒?的?京半日游的信息。?于来?京游??光的外国游客来?,是不可多得的一本?光指南。 ※本?文字?英文(包含一部分日文)。 ※将日本文化推广到世界的「WAttention Tokyo」是?京都中小企?振?公社的推广事?。

Drawing New Color Lines

Drawing New Color Lines Author Monica Chiu
ISBN-10 9789888139385
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 368
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The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between "Asian" and "American." Drawing New Color Lines explores the culture, production, and history of contemporary graphic narratives that depict Asian Americans and Asians. It examines how Japanese manga and Asian popular culture have influenced Asian American comics; how these comics and Asian American graphic narratives depict the "look" of race; and how these various representations are interpreted in nations not of their production. By focusing on what graphic narratives mean for audiences in North America and those in Asia, the collection discusses how Western theories about the ways in which graphic narratives might successfully overturn derogatory caricatures are themselves based on contested assumptions; and illustrates that the so-called odorless images featured in Japanese manga might nevertheless elicit interpretations about race in transnational contexts. With contributions from experts based in North America and Asia, Drawing New Color Lines will be of interest to scholars in a variety of disciplines, including Asian American studies, cultural and literary studies, comics and visual studies. "Drawing New Color Lines makes an exciting contribution to the rapidly expanding inquiry at the crossroads of Asian American literary studies, graphic narrative studies, and transnational studies. Foregrounding the shifting meanings of race within, across, and between various national contexts, the fifteen essays in Chiu's collection explore the visual dimensions of Asian American transnational literary culture with originality and offer particular insight into the complexities of production, interpretation, and reception for graphic narrative." — Pamela Thoma, author of Asian American Women's Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging "An informative, smart, and necessary collection. Drawing New Color Lines investigates a growing and important field—transnational Asian American comics—with sophistication and breadth." — Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics and Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

American Soccer

American Soccer Author Gregory G. Reck
ISBN-10 9781476617565
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 260
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This narrative of U.S. soccer's history and present-day status addresses the issues of socioeconomics. Emphasizing the differences between social classes in U.S. soccer past and present, as well as those between American soccer and international football, this work analyzes the role of class in American soccer's failure to carve out a more prominent place in the sports landscape. Contemporary soccer is explored from its beginnings in informal Parks and Recreation leagues to the development of formal club programs, and university, professional, and U.S. national teams. In recent decades, Hispanic leagues formed primarily by Mexican and Central American immigrants have reinforced the theme of a class-based, exclusionary space in U.S. soccer. A personal perspective based on the authors' experience coaching soccer at the informal level broadens the book's appeal.

Strike Zone Dale Brown s Dreamland Book 5

Strike Zone  Dale Brown   s Dreamland  Book 5 Author Dale Brown
ISBN-10 9780007542734
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 464
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The Dreamland special ops team uncover a plan to stir up unrest between Taiwan and mainland China – in the latest high-octane adventure from the acclaimed author of Flight of the Old Dog and Air Battle Force.


Dreamland Author Sam Quinones
ISBN-10 9781620402511
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 384
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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma, an explosive and shocking account of addiction and black tar heroin in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.


Dreamland Author Andri Snær Magnason
ISBN-10 0955136326
Release 2008
Pages 289
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This is Japan

This is Japan Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000053520080
Release 1966
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This is Japan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from This is Japan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full This is Japan book for free.

Education about Asia

Education about Asia Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000111157958
Release 2002
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Education about Asia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Education about Asia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Education about Asia book for free.