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Peacemaking through remaking: the international criminal tribunals and the political and social reconstruction of occupied Japan and Germany after 1945
(University of Canterbury. History, 2015)
This thesis analyses the processes through which the United States sought to influence the political and social reconstruction of occupied Japan and Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. An important aspect of ...
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 ...
Questions of Cultural Identity and Difference in the work of Yasumasa Morimura, Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami
(University of Canterbury. Fine Arts, 2007)
This thesis explores the work of three contemporary Japanese artists - Yasumasa Morimura, Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami - in relation to cross-cultural exchanges and differences between Japan and the West. In carrying ...
A Window into Contemporary Japanese Society From a Woman’s Perspective: Taigan no Kanojo (Woman on the Other Bank, 2004) By Kakuta Mitsuyo
(University of Canterbury. Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, 2009)
This thesis is an exploration of the novel Taigan no Kanojo (Woman on the Other Bank, 2004) by Japanese writer Kakuta Mitsuyo (1967- ). A biography of the author is presented first, covering Kakuta’s writing to date and ...
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’ ...