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Articles by Lorena Olvera

Wartime Engineers as Social Visionaries

Aaron Moore, a Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA and faculty member at Arizona State University, explains the vision of a modern empire behind Japanese engineering projects during the Sino-Japanese War.
Published on: 3/31/2009
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Drama: The Forgotten Genre

Cody Poulton of the University of Victoria traces the rise and fall of drama as a literary genre in early 20th-century Japan.
Published on: 3/6/2009
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Buson's Comedic Artistry

Cheryl Crowley of Emory University uncovers the messages hidden in Yosa Buson's comedic haiku paintings.
Published on: 2/18/2009
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Kyoto's Urban Heritage

Christoph Brumann, professor of anthropology at the University of Cologne, seeks Kyoto's heritage beyond museum walls.
Published on: 1/22/2009
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Developments in the Study of Buddhist Art

Art History experts gather at UCLA to offer new interpretations of Buddhist art.
Published on: 12/19/2008
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Japan's Jazz Coffeeshops

Michael Molasky of the University of Minnesota discusses the surprising communities fostered by jazz coffeeshops in 20th-century Japan.
Published on: 11/20/2008
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5th Terasaki Chair Left Science to Tell its Story

Shigeru Nakayama, a historian of science, joins UCLA as the fifth Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations.
Published on: 10/3/2008
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Japan's Post-Bubble Artists Not so 'Cute'

Adrian Favell, UCLA professor of sociology, speaks in Yokohama, Japan at the opening of The ECHO: JAPAN NEXT, a contemporary art exhibit held at ZAIM as part of the third Yokohama Triennale.
Published on: 10/3/2008
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1st Terasaki Postdoc Studies Wartime Japan's Visions

On leave from Arizona State University, Aaron Moore will conduct research and teach about the relationships between technology, modernity, and empire.
Published on: 9/25/2008
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Invoking the 'Righteous Spirit'

Brandeis University's Matthew Fraleigh explains how the 'shishi' passed on Chinese poetic traditions by reinventing the poem "The Song of the Righteous Spirit."
Published on: 2/20/2008
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