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Gunji Masakatsu, and Carl Wolz

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
9,420 words

[To survey the dance traditions of Japan, this entry comprises six entries: An Overview Ritual Dance Folk Dance Ballet

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
843 words

References to Japan and the Japanese in African American newspapers in the 1890s reflect the views held in America generally:

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David L. Howell, Michael Auslin, and Carl Mosk

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
9,095 words
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4

[This entry includes three subentries, a historical overview and discussions of Japanese foreign relations and of industry in Japan...

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Roger Robinson

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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1,292 words
and New Zealand are still in the early stages of literary awareness of each other, the exchange being so far much less active than in such fields as business, tourism, sport and the visual ... More
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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,665 words

The earliest official account of Buddhism in Japan states that it arrived at the imperial court in 552 (or 538

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
Feb 2014
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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1,710 words
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Japan is an island nation in NE Asia containing four large islands - Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku

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Marc Keane

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
is an archipelago consisting of four large islands and many smaller ones that stretch in a north-east–south-west arc off the east coast of China. There are several factors regarding ... More
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David Odo

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
4,470 words

To 1945

In the late 1840s, the first daguerreotype camera came to Japan through a Dutch trader in Nagasaki, and

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Masaie Matsumura

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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519 words
Lafcadio Hearn, who taught English Literature at Tokyo University (1896–1903), discouraged his students from reading Dickens. Dickens was so English in Hearn's view that Japanese students ... More
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J. Thomas Rimer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,552 words

The performing arts have a long history in Japan, stretching back to shamanistic rituals in pre-Buddhist times before the fourth century. ...

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Haruhiro Fukui

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,576 words

Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a prime minister serving as the de facto leader and an emperor as the

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Ian Nish, Gordon Daniels, Stephen Large, Gordon Daniels, Akashi Yoji, Ian Gow, John Chapman, Peter Davies, and Gordon Daniels

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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21,629 words
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1. Introduction

By July 1937, when undeclared war broke out between China and Japan, the so-called China incident,

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
7,584 words

Japan's postwar constitution, in particular Articles 10–40, sets forth a detailed commitment to a standard of human rights that was

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
371 words
Traditional dance has flourished in Japan for centuries within highly stylized forms of dance drama. Bugaku, which is a semi-religious dance, originated in the 7th century but until the ... More
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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,051 words

Since foreigners had been steadfastly excluded from Japanese soil from 1640 to 1854, a sense of intellectual and cultural

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Mark J. Ravina, Susan B. Hanley, Gary R. Saxonhouse, and Peter Duus

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
8,978 words
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2

This entry contains four subentries, on the economic history of Japan during the ancient and medieval, early modern, and modern periods...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
18,029 words
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6

The recorded legal history of Japan dates from the seventh century c.e., although the first written information on Japan

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Anne Walthall

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
8,753 words
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The first written records regarding Japan mention Himiko, queen of a confederacy of clans. According to the Wei zhi (Wei Chronicle) of China, in an entry dated 239, Himiko lived in ... More
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Shigeaki Hinohara

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,558 words
Until the Second World War, Japan was considered to be one of the most civilized nations in the Orient, as there was much interest and concern about public health in both the private and ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
3,636 words

Modern Japan was born in the mid-nineteenth century, like most other nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, out of

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