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War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan, 1945-2007: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges

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Author: Yoshiko Nozaki
Publisher: Routledge (2008)
Binding: Hardcover, 198 pages
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The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan's occupation of neighboring countries before and during the Pacific War, and which have been challenged by critics who favor a more historically balanced approach, goes to the heart of Japan's sense of itself as a nation. The degree to which Japan is willing to confront its past is not just about history, but also about how Japan defines itself at present, and going forward. This book examines the history textbook controversy in Japan. It sets the controversy in the context of debates about memory, and education, and in relation to evolving politics both within Japan, and in Japan's relations with its neighbors and former colonies. It discusses in particular the struggles of Ienaga Saburo who has made crucial contributions, including through three epic lawsuits, in challenging the official government position.
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Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Story Singing (Hawaii Studies on Korea)

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Author: Chan E. Park
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2003)
Binding: Hardcover, 338 pages
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From its humble "straw mat" origins to its paradoxical status as a national treasure, p'ansori has survived centuries of change and remains the primary source of Korean narrative and poetic consciousness. In this innovative work, Chan Park approaches this stylized storytelling tradition and celebrates her subject not as a static phenomenon but a living, organic tradition adapting to an ever-shifting context. Drawing on her extensive literary and performance backgrounds, Park provides insights into the relationship between language and music, singing and speaking, and traditional and modern reception. Her "performance-centered" approach to p'ansori informs the discussion of a wide range of topics, including the amalgamation of the dramatic, the narrative, and the poetic; the invocation of traditional narrative in contemporary politics; the vocal construction of gender; and the politics of preservation. Park creates a text that in many ways mirrors a p'ansori performance. Through the multiple voices of scholar, performer, student, teacher, and enthusiast, she reveals the richness of the tradition and its problematic position in Korean culture in the twentieth century and beyond. By positioning p'ansori within orality and the study of oral tradition, she offers readers an alternative to the insider-outsider, subjective-objective confines typical of ethnography, forging a new paradigm of reflexivity that interprets the workings of a tradition "in performance." As such, Voices from the Straw Mat challenges the status quo in many areas of literary studies, anthropology, and folklore beyond the confines of Korean studies.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 1

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (1991)
Binding: Paperback, 448 pages
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Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similiar, so a linguistic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The papers in this volume are intended to further collective and collaborative research into both languages. The contributors discuss aspects of language acquisition, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, phonology, syntax, morphologyu, and semantics. Most of the papers were presented at the Southern Californai Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference in 1989. Hajime Hoji is a professor of linguistics at the University of Southern California. Distributed for the Center for the Study of Language and Information
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Vol. 10

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (2001)
Binding: Paperback, 664 pages
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This volume is doubly significant: Not only does it commemorate the 10th anniversary of what now has become an international conference on Japanese and Korean linguistics, it also commemorates the everlasting spirit of James D. McCawley, one of the giants of 20th century general linguistics. Jim was a pioneer in East Asian scholarship, even though his area of specialization does not center necessarily on East Asian linguistics; this was one of his dozens of interests and passions. Jim was an exceptionally creative, innovative, productive, and inspirational researcher and mentor. His own work and the work that he inspired in others spans the areas of lexicography, syntax, semantics, phonology, pragmatics, philosophy of language, and linguistic logic;his spirit can be felt across all linguistic disciplines. The Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, now in its tenth year, is one of the few linguistic meetings in which formalists, functionalists, discourse analysts and cognitive linguists gather together within a single forum to examine typological, syntactic, semantic, phonological, pragmatic, and even cultural aspects of these two languages, analyzing a variety of topics from different perspectives. From its very inception, one of the most significant contributions of this conference and of its proceedings is the fact that scholars from all disciplines engage in dialogues and discussions on current issues. UCLA has played a dynamic and creative role in establishingan academic community for this forum, having hosted the conference during its first, fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth years. The conference began as a joint endeavor among a handful of scholars and graduate students between UCLA and USC. The current standing committee consists of Noriko Akatsuka (UCLA) Patricia Clancy (UCSB), Hajime Hoji (USC), Shoichi Iwasaki (UCLA), and Sung-Ock Sohn (UCLA) This volume contains a total of 46 papers, including 12 by invited speakers, all 12 of whom were either friends of Jim's or his students, or both. The invited speakers are Susumu Kuno, S.-Y. Kuroda, Chumgmin Lee, Seiichi Makino, Naomi McGloin, Masayoshi Shibatani, and Sukjin Chang, in addition to five of Jim's former students who have themselves become established linguists in the areas of Japanese and Korean (Wes Jacobsen, Kat Momoi, William O'Grady, Yoko Sugioka, and Tim Vance). Other contributors represent institutions throughout the United States, Germany, Japan, and Korea. This is an exciting collection of papers and the entire volume is dedicated to the memory of a great friend, teacher, and scholar as his legacy for having inspired us so deeply.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 11

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (2002)
Binding: Hardcover, 556 pages
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Since Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similar, a linguistic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The annual Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference provides a forum for presenting research that will deepen our understanding of these two languages, especially through comparative study. The papers in this volume are from the Eleventh Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, which was held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in conjunction with the 2001 LSA Linguistic Institute. The papers cover a broad range of topics in Japanese/Korean linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, prosody, and psycholinguistics.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 12

Author: William McClure
Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Binding: Paperback, 424pages
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Since Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similar, a linguistic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The annual Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference provides a forum for presenting research that will deepen our understanding of these two languages, especially through comparative study. The papers in this volume are from the Twelfth Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, which was held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The papers cover a broad range of topics in Japanese/Korean linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, prosody, and psycholinguistics.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 14

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 452 pages
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Since Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similar, a linguistic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The annual Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference provides a forum for presenting research that will deepen our understanding of these two languages, especially through comparative study. The papers in this volume are from the Fourteenth Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, which was held in Tucson at the Marriott University Park near the campus of the University of Arizona. The papers cover a broad range of topics in Japanese/Korean linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, prosody, and psycholinguistics.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 15

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 475 pages
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As Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similar, a linguistic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The annual Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference provides a forum for presenting research that will deepen our understanding of these two languages, especially through comparative study. The papers in this volume are from the Fifteenth Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, which was held at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. These articles cover a broad range of topics in Japanese/Korean linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, prosody, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, acquisition, and grammaticalization. These studies, often comparative, deepen our understanding of both Japanese and Korean, and provide a useful reference for students and scholars in either field.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Vol. 2

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (1993)
Binding: Paperback, 510 pages
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Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similar, so a linguitic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The papers in this voulme are intended to further collective and collaborative research in both languages. The contributors discuss aspects of language acquisition, discourse, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology, morphology, typology, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. The papers were presented at the Southern California Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference in September 1991. Contributors to this volume are Patricia M. Clancy, SeikoYamaguchi Fujii, Shoichi Iwasaki, Kyu-hyun Kim, Yoshiko Matsumoto, Shigeko Okamoto, Sung-Ock S. Sohn, Kyung- Hee Suh, Eunjoo Han, Jongho Jun, Ongmi Kang, David James Silva, Noriko Akasuka, Shoji Azuma, Sooja Choi, Bruce L. Derwing, Yeo Bom Yoon, Sook Whan Cho, Tsuyoshi Ono, Hiroko Yamashita, Laurie Stowe, Mineharu Nakayama, Ruriko Kawashima, Masanori Nakamaura, Shin Watanbe, Dong-In Cho, Stanley Dubinsky, Hiroto Hoshi, Yasua Ishii, Hisatsugu Kitahara, Masatoshi Koizumi, Jae Hong Lee, Sookhee Lee, Young-Suk Lee, and Shigeo Tonoike.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 3

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (1993)
Binding: Hardcover, 354 pages
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This volume contains a selection of papaers presented at the Third Annual Southern California Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, held at San Diego State University. The papers discuss aspects of discourse and language acquisition, syntax and semantics, and phonology. The contributors include Taegoo Chung, Yoko Collier-Sanuki, Haruko Minegishi Cook, Kaoru Jorie, Hiroto Hoshi, Shoichi Iwasaki, Hee-Bok Jung, Kyu-hyun Kim, Yookyung Kim, Isatsugu Kitahara, Christopher Manning, William McClure, Shigeru Miyagawa, Junko Mori, Kei Nakamura, Myungkwan Park, Wendy Snyder, Keunwon Sohn, Susan Strauss, Natsuko Tsujimura, Shuichi Yatabe, and Alexander Vovin.
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