Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan: The Institutional Boundries of Citizen Activism

By Patricia L. Maclachlan

Supplying comparisons to the us and Britain, this e-book examines Japan's postwar client security move. equipped mostly by means of and for housewives and spurred by way of significant instances of fee gouging and product illness, the move resulted in the passage of simple buyer defense laws in 1968. even if a lot of the tale matters the recognized "iron triangle" of massive enterprise, nationwide bureaucrats, and conservative social gathering politics, Maclachlan takes a broader viewpoint. She issues to the significance of job on the neighborhood point, the position of minority events, the constrained application of the courts, and where of legal professionals and teachers in delivering entry to strength. those light social suggestions have led to an important quantity of buyer protection.

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The Book of Tea

It is a pre-1923 historic copy that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage used to be performed on every one of those books in an try and eliminate books with imperfections brought by means of the digitization technique. even though we now have made top efforts - the books can have occasional mistakes that don't bog down the studying event. We think this paintings is culturally vital and feature elected to carry the e-book again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the upkeep of revealed works around the globe. this article refers back to the Bibliobazaar variation.

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Envisioning the Tale of Genji: Media, Gender, and Cultural Production

By Haruo Shirane

Bringing jointly students from internationally, Haruo Shirane provides a desirable portrait of The story of Genji's reception and copy over the last thousand years. The essays research the canonization of the paintings from the overdue Heian during the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei classes, revealing its profound impact on quite a few genres and fields, together with smooth state development. in addition they ponder parody, pastiche, and new edition of the textual content in quite a few renowned and mass media. because the Genji used to be written via a lady for lady readers, individuals additionally soak up the problem of gender and cultural authority, taking a look at the novel's functionality as a logo of Heian court docket tradition and as a huge software in women's schooling. during the quantity, students speak about achievements in visualization, from monitor portray and woodblock prints to manga and anime. taking on such recurrent topics as cultural nostalgia, eroticism, and gender, this ebook is the main finished background of the reception of The story of Genji thus far, either within the nation of its beginning and in the course of the world.

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