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The Cultural Politics of Proprietorship: The Socio-historical Evolution of Japanese Swordsmanship and its Correlation with Cultural Nationalism
(University of Canterbury. School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, 2012)
This thesis provides a detailed socio-historical analysis of the evolutionary process of traditional Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu) from the inception of distinct martial schools (bugei-ryuha) in the fourteenth century, ...
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 ...
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 ...