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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 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 ...