Archive for January, 2013

Volumul “Imaginary Japan: Japanese Fantasy in Contemporary Popular Culture”

Observând impactul tot mai puternic pe care-l exercită cultura pop japoneză în rândul tinerilor din întreaga lume, Finish Society for Cinema Studies a organizat în 2008, în colaborare cu International Institute for Popular Culture, conferinţa „Imaginary Japan”. Doi ani mai târziu a apărut şi volumul conferinţei în varianta e-Book. Volumul este editat de prof. Eija Niskanen şi are trei părţi: Japanese Media Aesthetics, Trans-cultural Flows şi Female Experience and Resistance in Japanese Cultural Practices.

Volumul poate fi consultat aici


Volumul “Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives”

Nissan Institute / Routledge Japanese Studies a publicat volumul Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives editat de Christoph Brumann şi Evelyn Schulz.

Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary planning debates. Further, it addresses the implications of Japan’s biggest social problem – the demographic decline – for Japanese cities, and demonstrates the serious challenges and exciting possibilities that result from the impending end of Japan’s urban growth.”

Volumul cuprinde următoarele capitole şi este accesibil în format electronic aici.

1.      Introduction – Christoph Brumann, Christian Dimmer and Evelyn Schulz

2.      Urbanisation, city, and city system in Japan between development and shrinking: Coping with shrinking cities in times of demographic change – Winfried Fluchter

3.      The colonial appropriation of public space: Architecture and city planning in Japanese-dominated Manchuria – Anke Scherer

4.      Re-uniting a divided city: High-rises, conflict, and urban space in central Kyoto –  Christoph Brumann

5.      Re-imagining public space: The vicissitudes of Japan’s privately owned public spaces – Christian Dimmer

6.      Citizen participation and urban development in Japan and Germany: Issues and problems – Carolin Funck, Tsutomu Kawada, and Yoshimichi Yui

7.      Indifferent communities: Neighbourhood associations, class and community consciousness in pre-war Tokyo – Katja Schmidtpott

8.      Who cares about the past in today’s Tokyo? – Paul Waley

9.       Gendered modes of appropriating public space – Ingrid Getreuer-Kargl

10.  10. Walking the city: Spatial and temporal configurations of the urban spectator in writings on Tokyo – Evelyn Schulz

11.  Shrinking cities and liveability in Japan: Emerging relationships and challenges – Andre Sorensen


Un volum despre Yanagita Kunio disponibil online

Recent a apărut sub formă de ebook volumul Yanagita Kunio and Japanese Folklore Studies in the 21st Century editat de Ronald A. Morse.

Yanagita Kunio (1875-1962), fondatorul studiilor de folclor în Japonia, este considerat unul din cei mai reprezentativi intelectuali japonezi ai secolului 20 datorită influenţei pe care au avut teoriile sale în domenii variate precum istorie, antropologie, studii religioase, studii sociale etc.

Prezentul volum cuprinde o serie de articole scrise de cercetători tineri care analizeazǎ personalitatea şi opera lui Yanagita Kunio din diferite puncte de vedere, oferind noi interpretări şi perspective asupra acesteia.

Volumul poate fi consultat aici.

 Varianta în japoneză intitulată Yanagita Kunio Studies Around the World (世界柳田国男) conţine un număr dublu de articole.


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