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      NAKAMIZO Kazuya

      The Bhagalpur riots occurred in the Indian s...

      The Bhagalpur riots occurred in the Indian state of Bihar during the 1989 Lok Sabha election campaign. In the lead-up, political actors and parties exploited religious identities for their own e...

    • An Intimate Journey

      AOYAMA Waka

      This work offers a comprehensive description...

      This work offers a comprehensive description of the lives of the Sama-Bajau people based on ongoing ethnographic research conducted by the author in Davao City, the Philippines, for over two dec...

    • Conceptualizing the Malay World

      SODA Naoki

      Conceptualizing the Malay World explores the...

      Conceptualizing the Malay World explores the interrelations between the indigenization of "colonial knowledge" and the quest for pan-Malay identity in Malaya. In what way, to what extent and for...

    • Hypothesis - Experiment class (Kasetsu)

      FUNAHASHI Haruhiko, ITAKURA Kiyonobu

      Hypothesis–Experiment (Kasetsu) Class is, in it...
      Hypothesis–Experiment (Kasetsu) Class is, in its simplest terms, a class designed so that students can learn ‘basic, universal scientific rules and concepts’ in an enjoyable way. This method was ma...
    • The State Construction of 'Japaneseness'

      ENDO Masataka

      For more than 140 years, Japan's koseki registr...
      For more than 140 years, Japan's koseki registration system has functioned as the official means by which an individual qualifies as "Japanese". Information concerning each family is entered into o...
    • U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

      YOSHIMOTO Hideko

      Throughout twenty-seven years of military oc...

      Throughout twenty-seven years of military occupation, US public affairs activities aimed to persuade the local Okinawan public that the US administration of Okinawa should be maintained. The US ...

    • Grassroots Globalization

      SHIMIZU Hiromu

      Rapidly advancing globalization impacts indigen...
      Rapidly advancing globalization impacts indigenous people worldwide. In this long-term study of a remote village famous for its World Heritage-listed rice terraces, where the people actively confro...
    • Cultural Politics around East Asian Cinema 1939-2018

      SUDO Noriko, TANIKAWA Takeshi

      This book examines the interdependent relations...
      This book examines the interdependent relationships between the film industry and the state in East Asia, treating films as political economic products, mixtures of government policy and industrial...

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    UENO Chizuko

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  • Hegemony of Homogeneity

    BEFU Harumi

    Much of the misunderstanding by foreigners abou...
    Much of the misunderstanding by foreigners about Japan arises out of their acceptance of certain stereotypes about the Japanese. Harumi Befu spearheaded the critique of the stereotypical and the es...
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    OGUMA Eiji

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    This book examines the interdependent relationships between the film industry and the state in East Asia, treating films as political economic products, mixtures of government policy and industrial...
  • U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

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