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A Comparative Analysis of the Differences between Chinese and Japanese Modernization in the Mid-Late Ninetheenth Century, with Particular Regard to the Idea of 'Rich Nation, Strong Army'.
(University of Canterbury. Languages and Cultures, 2006)
This thesis aims to search for the whys and wherefores of success and failure in Japan's 'catching up' and China's 'slowing down' on the path to modernization / Westernization from the mid-nineteenth century to approximately ...
The aesthetics of Takarazuka: a case study on Erizabēto – ai to shi no rondo
(University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences - Japanese, 2015)
This thesis explores the various elements of Takarazukaʼs performance style, and analyses how they influence the adaptation of pieces which fall outside this style. As a case study this thesis will examine the world-wide ...
"The caramel factory" by Sata Ineko : biography of author, translation and discussion : an extended essay.
(University of Canterbury. Japanese, 1979)
Communicative competency in New Zealand's secondary level Japanese education : an investigation into the present situtation and future potential.
(University of Canterbury, 2016)
New Zealand’s Ministry of Education has the intention to increase the number of young learners who have the knowledge and skills in foreign languages (FL), and achieving communicative competence (CC) in a FL is now one ...
The bear as barometer: the Japanese response to human-bear conflict
(University of Canterbury. Languages and Cultures, 2007)
The Asiatic black bear, or 'moon bear', has inhabited Japan since pre-historic times, and is the largest animal to have roamed Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu since mega-fauna became extinct on the Japanese archipelago after ...
Language contact: The case of Japanese in Australia and New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Asian Languages, 2002)
This thesis attempts to examine language contact phenomena in the speech of first-generation Japanese adults in Australia and New Zealand through the analysis of interview and other spoken data. The main objectives of the ...
Mirrors of Modernity, Repositories of Tradition: Conceptions of Japanese Feminine Beauty From the Seventeenth to the Early Twentieth Century
(University of Canterbury, 2015)
This thesis examines conceptions of Japanese feminine beauty from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century, with an emphasis on the Meiji period (1868-1912). Through an examination of artistic, literary and cultural ...
Relations between Japan and Korea : a diachronic survey in search of a pattern
(University of Canterbury. Japanese, 2015)
Ever since Korea and Japan established kingdoms in the 6th century, both countries greatly influenced each other politically, militarily, socially, culturally, and economically through international exchange. Korea and ...
A Study of Characters in Chinese and Japanese, including Semantic Shift
(University of Canterbury. Japanese and Chinese, 2014)
This thesis examines characters in Chinese and Japanese, including semantic shift. The writing system in China, Japan and a number of other nations whose script relates to characters, notably Korea, will also be discussed. ...
Efficacy of Secondary Level Short Term Study Abroad Programmes between Japan and New Zealand : The Case Study of Darfield High School
(University of Canterbury. Japanese, 2014)
International education has been a growing trend globally over the past thirty years. Since the late 1980s, the popularity of study abroad programme amongst Japanese students has also seen a significant increase following ...