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Articles by Vincent Lim

The Politics of Arts in Edo Culture

Japanese historian Katsuya Hirano explains how urban popular culture undermined Japan's Tokugawa regime. Listen to the podcast of Hirano's lecture.
Published on: 6/12/2008
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Manga's Working-Class Heroes

Historian Yoshikuni Igarashi explains how two celebrated Japanese comic book characters embodied the hopes and fears of Japan's postwar middle class.
Published on: 5/21/2008
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European Classical Meets Japanese Nagauta

Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer discusses the beginnings of Western classical music in Japan and the life of Japan's first well-known composer.
Published on: 5/8/2008
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Which Special Interests Get Heard?

Japanese politics expert Megumi Naoi explains the relationship between Japanese politicians and interest groups.
Published on: 4/16/2008
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Art of the Kimono

Kimono stylist Nobuaki Tomita explains the kimono-making process, while showcasing his work and discussing the traditional Japanese costume's history.
Published on: 4/9/2008
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Authentic 'Kujiki'

Northern Illinois University's John R. Bentley pokes holes in the view that 'Sendai Kuji Hongi' ('Kujiki') is a derivative historical text.
Published on: 3/24/2008
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Japan's Activist Courts

NYU legal scholar Frank Upham, this semester a visiting professor at UCLA, explains why judicial activism is more prevalent in Japan than in the United States. Listen to a podcast of his lecture.
Published on: 3/5/2008
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Bombing as the American Way of War

Mark Selden explains how U.S. bombing raids of Japanese cities in World War II would determine military tactics decades after 'the Good War.' Listen to a podcast of Selden's lecture.
Published on: 2/14/2008
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Zen for Sale

Art historian Kendall Brown explains how the Ryoanji stone garden in Kyoto, Japan, became a commercialized symbol of Zen Buddhism.
Published on: 1/23/2008
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Former Students, Colleagues Honor Historian Silverberg at Symposium

Miriam R. Silverberg joined the UCLA faculty in 1990 and retired in 2005. Her scholarship on modern Japanese history is influencing the work of historians today.
Published on: 1/2/2008
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