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Discourses of Civilisation in International Politics: The Case of Japan
(University of Canterbury. Social and Political Science, 2008)
Recent discourse in international politics has seen a remarkable increase in the use of the word ‘civilisation’. This phenomenon has stimulated research that seeks to investigate the concept of the ‘standard of civilisation’ ...
Murakami Haruki and the search for self-therapy
(University of Canterbury. Languages and Cultures, 2008)
This thesis offers a reading of the first eleven novels of popular Japanese novelist Murakami Haruki, as well as a selected number of his short-stories and non-fictional works, as an evolving therapeutic discourse. In ...