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Articles by Ayub Khattak

Framing Kitano Takeshi

Aeron Gerow discusses the evolution of nationalism in Kitano Takeshi's Hana-bi.
Published on: 6/27/2006
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Flashpoint in Japanese-Korean Relations

Connecticut College's Alexis Dudden speaks on "Illegal Korea".
Published on: 5/18/2006
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Mastering Spirits

Columbia's Michael Como challenges traditional views of legendary 'corruptor' figures in the context of cultic ritual and disease in medieval Japan.
Published on: 4/20/2006
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Tainted Legacy

U. of Pittsburgh's Akiko Hashimoto examines the debate surrounding Japan's guilt over World War II.
Published on: 3/16/2006
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Senda Koreya: Theater for Change

UCLA's Thomas Rimer examines the life and art of a Japanese actor.
Published on: 3/1/2006
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Anime's 'Transnational Geekdom'

Mizuko Ito explores anime culture in Japan and its popularity abroad.
Published on: 2/17/2006
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Chaos and Hope for Writers of History

Carol Gluck urges historians to seek new directions, quick.
Published on: 2/10/2006
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Changing Times for Japanese Sex Workers

In medieval Japan, sexual entertainers and their customers enjoyed great freedoms until a growing orthodoxy stifled their trade, Janet Goodwin tells a UCLA audience.
Published on: 1/13/2006
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Making Up for Minamata

Japanese literary scholar Keiko Kanai reviews a half-century of social activism on the issue of compensation for the people of Minamata, Japan, a bayside town poisoned by industrial waste in 1955.
Published on: 12/6/2005
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Unforced Devotions

Ritual-filled lives of 13th-century Japanese nuns at Hokkeji were rich, says USC scholar Lori Meeks.
Published on: 11/18/2005
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