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Waging Peace on Okinawa
“Waging Peace on Okinawa” examines peace discourses as enacted in tours of battle sites and war (peace) memorials on the main island of Okinawa. Pointing out linkages with and divergences fromExpand
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Civilization and Monsters: Spirits of Modernity in Meiji Japan (Book Review)
Monsters, ghosts, the supernatural, the fantastic, the mysterious. These are not usually considered the “stuff” of modernism. More often they are regarded as inconsequential to the study of theExpand
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How to jibunshi : Making and Marketing Self-histories of Shōwa among the Masses in Postwar Japan
The death of Emperor Hirohito on 7 January 1989, followed more recently by the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II, has indeed incited a degree of historical awareness among Japanese fromExpand
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Monstrous Media and Delusional Consumption in Kon Satoshi's Paranoia Agent
Kon Satoshi’s 2004 thirteen-episode TV anime series Mōsō dairinin1 (translated as Paranoia Agent, although mōsō is more akin to “delusion”) presents a twist on the usual Tokyo-destroying monster. TheExpand
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Civilization and Monsters: Spirits of Modernity in Meiji Japan
Monsters, ghosts, the supernatural, the fantastic, the mysterious. These are not usually considered the "stuff" of modernism. More often they are regarded as inconsequential to the study of theExpand
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Absolute Erotic, Absolute Grotesque: The Living, Dead, and Undead in Japan's Imperialism, 1895–1945 (review)
How provoking, to watch one’s subject population dwindling like this, year after year. What’s a colony without its dusky natives? Where’s the fun if they’re all going to die off? Just a big hunk ofExpand
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Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yōkai (review)
Fogel’s two case chapters are informative and nuanced but they are not organized around his theme of a Sinosphere even though they refer to it at the end. For the Senzaimaru case, Fogel discussesExpand
The treachery of memorials
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