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MÃ¥alamalama
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 359

MÃ¥alamalama

In 1907 Hawai i's fledgling College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, boasting an enrollment of five students and a staff of twelve, opened in a rented house on Young Street. The hastily improvised college, and the university into which it grew, owed its existence to the initiative of Native Hawaiian legislators, the advocacy of a Caucasian newspaper editor, the petition of an Asian American bank cashier, and the energies of a president and faculty recruited from Cornell University in distant Ithaca, New York. Today, nearly a century later, some 50,000 students are enrolled yearly at ten campuses--in a unique system of community colleges and professional schools. Malamalama: A History of t...

Atlas of Hawaii
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Atlas of Hawaii

The long-awaited third edition of the Atlas of Hawai'i, like its predecessor, promises to be "noteworthy for its completeness, meticulous scholarship, and colorful format" (American Reference Books Annual). Entirely revised in content and design, the Atlas presents the Hawaiian Islands in a larger format than before. The volume is divided into six sections, five of which are abundantly illustrated. The first contains detailed reference maps with place names for towns, mountains, bays, harbors, and other features; geographical descriptions of the State and the main islands; and an introduction to Hawaiian place names. This is followed by four sections on the physical, biotic, cultural, and so...

University of Hawaii Press: Journals Department
  • Language: en

University of Hawaii Press: Journals Department

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: Unknown
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Journals Department of the University of Hawaii Press is based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The department provides access to the journals that it publishes and notes that they reflect the focus of the university on Asia and the Pacific. Full-text versions of the journals will be available on the Project MUSE database, a database that focuses on the humanities and social sciences.

Atlas of Hawai_i
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 333

Atlas of Hawai_i

A large-format atlas includes 250 geographical, topographical, and reference maps; 215 color photographs, charts, and graphs; an introduction to Hawaiian place names; and essays on the state's physical, biological, cultural, and social environment. Simultaneous. UP.

The Politics of Painting
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

The Politics of Painting

  • Categories: Art

This book examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention. Asato Ikeda views the work of four prominent artists of the time--Yokoyama Taikan, Yasuda Yukihiko, Uemura Shoen, and Fujita Tsuguharu--through the lens of fascism, showing how their seemingly straightforward paintings of Mount Fuji, samurai, beautiful women, and the countryside supported the war by reinforcing a state ideology that justified violence in the name of the country's cultural authenticity. She highlights the politics of "apolitical" art and challenges the postwar labeling of battle paintings--those depicting scenes of war and combat--as uniquely...

Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 216

Karen Tei Yamashita

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Karen Tei Yamashita's novels, essays, and performance scripts have garnered considerable praise from scholars and reviewers, and are taught not only in the United States but in at least half a dozen countries in Asia, South America, and Europe. Her work has been written about in numerous disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory is the first anthology given over to Yamashita's writing. It contains newly commissioned essays by established, international scholars; a recent interview with the author; a semiautobiographical keynote address delivered at an international conference that ruminates on her Japanese American heritage; and a fu...

China in the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 246

China in the World

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-03-31
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Confucius Institutes, the language and culture programs funded by the Chinese government, have been established in more than 1,500 schools worldwide since their debut in 2004. A centerpiece of China's soft power policy, they represent an effort to smooth China's path to superpower status by enhancing its global appeal. Yet Confucius Institutes have given rise to voluble and contentious public debate in host countries, where they have been both welcomed as a source of educational funding and feared as spy outposts, neocolonial incursions, and obstructions to academic freedom. China in the World turns an anthropological lens on this most visible, ubiquitous, and controversial globalization pro...

Tadaima! I Am Home
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Tadaima! I Am Home

Tadaima! I Am Home unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated from Hiroshima to Honolulu but never settled. In the telling, the common Japanese greeting "tadaima!" takes on a perplexing meaning. What is home? Where most immigrants either establish roots in a new place or return to their place of origin, the Miwa family became transnational. With one foot in Japan, the other in America, they attempted to build lives in both countries. In the process, they faced the challenges of internment, a civilian prisoner exchange, the atomic bomb, and the loss of their holdings on both sides of the Pacific. The story begins and ends with the fifth-generation figure, Stephen Miwa of H...

A Hawai'i Anthology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

A Hawai'i Anthology

Since its inception in 1974, the Hawai'i Award for Literature has recognized the work of writers who have captured important dimensions of the story of Hawai'i and of the many groups of people who have made Hawai'i their home. Historians, linguists, folklorists, and practitioners of other disciplines of cultural study, as well as poets, novelists, and playwrights, are among the contributors to this extensive anthology celebrating more than two decades of the best writings in the Islands.

The Art of Asian Costume
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

The Art of Asian Costume

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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