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The Encyclopedia of Japanese pop culture

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Publisher Comments:

In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer. Rather than focus on what the rest of the world has already encountered, Mark Schilling provides an encyclopedic compendium of books, movies, music, comedians, and cultural scandals that have had the greatest impact in Japan. Thus, for the outsider, The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is an insider's guide to post-war Japan. Not content to simply catalog his entries, Schilling provides real depth and analysis in his articles, opening up Japan's rich pop heritage to the world at large.

Book News Annotation:

Describes popular film, cartoons, music, television shows, fads, and sports and entertainment stars of Japan from 1945 to the present, tracing interconnections between one pop phenomenon and another. Offers entertaining entries on subjects such as instant ramen, Godzilla, karaoke, pachinko, Ultraman, and Japanese rock.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Covering the years from 1945 to the present, this text explores Japanese popular culture, including film, cartoons, pop music, comedians, matinee idols, sumo wrestlers, gourmet fads, best sellers, discos and song contests. The author looks at the interconnections between phenomena.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-329) and index.

About the Author

Mark Schilling set off for Japan in 1975 to immerse himself in the culture, learn the language, and haunt the theaters. He has been there ever since. In 1989 he became a regular film reviewer for the Japan Times , and has written on Japanese film for a variety of other publications, including Screen International , the Japan edition of Premier, the Asian edition of Newsweek, Asian Wall Street Journal , Japan Quarterly , Winds, Cinemaya, and Kinema Jumpo .

Product Details

ISBN:
9780834803800
Author:
Schilling, Mark
Publisher:
Weatherhill
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japan Civilization 1945-
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Popular culture -- Japan.
Subject:
World History-Japan
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 461
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.03x6.98x1.05 in. 1.30 lbs.

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Contemporary 1945 to Present
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Japan
Reference » Encyclopedias » General

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Product details 344 pages Weatherhill,1997. - English 9780834803800 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Covering the years from 1945 to the present, this text explores Japanese popular culture, including film, cartoons, pop music, comedians, matinee idols, sumo wrestlers, gourmet fads, best sellers, discos and song contests. The author looks at the interconnections between phenomena.
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