Imagining Germany Imagining Asia Book

Imagining Germany Imagining Asia


  • Author : Veronika Fuechtner
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571135483

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Imagining Germany Imagining Asia Excerpt :

This collection of new essays explores how Germany's imagined Asia informed its national fantasies at crucial historical junctures. It will influence future scholarly explorations of Asian-German cultural transfer.

Racism and the Making of Gay Rights Book

Racism and the Making of Gay Rights


  • Author : Laurie Marhoefer
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487532758

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Racism and the Making of Gay Rights Excerpt :

In 1931, a sexologist arrived in colonial Shanghai to give a public lecture about homosexuality. In the audience was a medical student. The sexologist, Magnus Hirschfeld, fell in love with the medical student, Li Shiu Tong. Li became Hirschfeld’s assistant on a lecture tour around the world. Racism and the Making of Gay Rights shows how Hirschfeld laid the groundwork for modern gay rights, and how he did so by borrowing from a disturbing set of racist, imperial, and eugenic ideas. Following Hirschfeld and Li in their travels through the American, Dutch, and British empires, from Manila to Tel Aviv to having tea with Langston Hughes in New York City, and then into exile in Hitler’s Europe, Laurie Marhoefer provides a vivid portrait of queer lives in the 1930s and of the turbulent, often-forgotten first chapter of gay rights.

The Politics of Imagining Asia Book

The Politics of Imagining Asia


  • Author : Hui Wang
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674055193

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The Politics of Imagining Asia Excerpt :

One of China’s most influential intellectuals questions the validity of thinking about Chinese history and its legacy from a Western conceptual framework. Wang Hui argues that we need to more fully understand China’s past in order to imagine alternative ways of conceiving Asia and world order.

Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann Book

Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141198811

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Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann Excerpt :

'It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered' Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann's hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity 'The Sandman'; Chamisso's influential black masterpiece 'Peter Schlemiel', where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka's chilling, disturbing satire 'In the Penal Colony'; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters' 'The Onion'; and Bachmann's modern fairy tale 'The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran'. Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition. Peter Wortsman's powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of 'angst' and the stories' place in the context of German history. Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman

Re imagining Asia Book

Re imagining Asia


  • Author : Shaheen Merali
  • Publisher : Al Saqi
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822037237815

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Re imagining Asia Excerpt :

Beyond the often-mythologized idea of Asia, the contributors of Re-Imagining Asia investigate artistic heritage, political orientation, and the tensions between tradition and modernity. Through the visual image and the written word, they move toward a definition of Asian values--both aesthetic and intellectual. Lavishly illustrated, with artist biographies and exhibition histories. Shaheen Merali, artist and curator, is head of the Department of Exhibition, Film and New Media at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. He has exhibited internationally in Barcelona, London, New York City (Queens Museum of Art and Bronx Museum of the Arts), Singapore, and Vienna. He is the author of Blackpop (Saqi Books) and the editor of New York States of Mind (Saqi Books).

Imagining Asia in the Americas Book

Imagining Asia in the Americas


  • Author : Zelideth María Rivas
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813585239

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Imagining Asia in the Americas Excerpt :

For centuries, Asian immigrants have been making vital contributions to the cultures of North and South America. Yet in many of these countries, Asians are commonly viewed as undifferentiated racial “others,” lumped together as chinos regardless of whether they have Chinese ancestry. How might this struggle for recognition in their adopted homelands affect the ways that Asians in the Americas imagine community and cultural identity? The essays in Imagining Asia in the Americas investigate the myriad ways that Asians throughout the Americas use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other cultural practices to establish a sense of community, commemorate their countries of origin, and anticipate the possibilities presented by life in a new land. Focusing on a variety of locations across South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States, the book’s contributors reveal the rich diversity of Asian American identities. Yet taken together, they provide an illuminating portrait of how immigrants negotiate between their native and adopted cultures. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this collection represents a groundbreaking work of scholarship. Through its unique comparative approach, Imagining Asia in the Americas opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

The German Student Movement and the Literary Imagination Book

The German Student Movement and the Literary Imagination


  • Author : Susanne Rinner
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2013-02-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857457554

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The German Student Movement and the Literary Imagination Excerpt :

Through a close reading of novels by Ulrike Kolb, Irmtraud Morgner, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Bernhard Schlink, Peter Schneider, and Uwe Timm, this book traces the cultural memory of the 1960s student movement in German fiction, revealing layers of remembering and forgetting that go beyond conventional boundaries of time and space. These novels engage this contestation by constructing a palimpsest of memories that reshape readers' understanding of the 1960s with respect to the end of the Cold War, the legacy of the Third Reich, and the Holocaust. Topographically, these novels refute assertions that East Germans were isolated from the political upheaval that took place in the late 1960s and 1970s. Through their aesthetic appropriations and subversions, these multicultural contributions challenge conventional understandings of German identity and at the same time lay down claims of belonging within a German society that is more openly diverse than ever before.

Beyond Alterity Book

Beyond Alterity


  • Author : Qinna Shen
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2014-07-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782383611

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Beyond Alterity Excerpt :

With the economic and political rise of East Asia in the second half of the twentieth century, many Western countries have re-evaluated their links to their Eastern counterparts. Thus, in recent years, Asian German Studies has emerged as a promising branch within interdisciplinary German Studies. This collection of essays examines German-language cultural production pertaining to modern China and Japan, and explicitly challenges orientalist notions by proposing a conception of East and West not as opposites, but as complementary elements of global culture, thereby urging a move beyond national paradigms in cultural studies. Essays focus on the mid-century German-Japanese alliance, Chinese-German Leftist collaborations, global capitalism, travel, identity, and cultural hybridity. The authors include historians and scholars of film and literature, and employ a wide array of approaches from postcolonial, globalization, media, and gender studies. The collection sheds new light on a complex and ambivalentset of international relationships, while also testifying to the potential of Asian German Studies.

Germany and the Imagined East Book

Germany and the Imagined East


  • Author : Lee M. Roberts
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443804196

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Germany and the Imagined East Excerpt :

German-speaking Europe is an array of images that have emerged from varied discourses about itself and its neighbors, and “Germany and the Imagined East” revolves around the exchange of views on and in the vast construct called “the East.” The world has been divided conceptually in countless ways, but the works in this volume treat aspects of Germany as both part of and also separate from any perception of an eastern border. From the former German Democratic Republic,“East Germany,” to Österreich—whose name loses its eastern association in the English version, Austria,—the East begins within the very world of the German language. But it is also the expanse off to the right of Germany, within which essays in this collection treat such political and cultural distinctions as former Yugoslavia, Romania and Russia in Eastern Europe, or Turkey and Persia in the Near East, spreading through India to China and Japan in the Far East. With a variety of perspectives on literature, film, philosophy, architecture, music and history, these essays comprise a multidisciplinary collage that invites scholars from all departments to explore the wealth of insights German Studies has to offer on East-West relations.

The Journal of Korean Studies  Volume 21  Number 2  Fall 2016  Book

The Journal of Korean Studies Volume 21 Number 2 Fall 2016


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442281783

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The Journal of Korean Studies Volume 21 Number 2 Fall 2016 Excerpt :

The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies. In 1979 Dr. James Palais (PhD Harvard 1968), former UW professor of Korean History edited and published the first volume of the Journal of Korean Studies. For thirteen years it was a leading academic forum for innovative, in-depth research on Korea. In 2004 former editors Gi-Wook Shin and John Duncan revived this outstanding publication at Stanford University. In August 2008 editorial responsibility transferred back to the University of Washington. With the editorial guidance of Clark Sorensen and Donald Baker, the Journal of Korean Studies (JKS) continues to be dedicated to publishing outstanding articles, from all disciplines, on a broad range of historical and contemporary topics concerning Korea. In addition the JKS publishes reviews of the latest Korea-related books.

Tibet in the Western Imagination Book

Tibet in the Western Imagination


  • Author : T. Neuhaus
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230299702

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Tibet in the Western Imagination Excerpt :

Tibet in the Western Imagination offers a highly readable account of Western writings about Tibet and the Himalayas from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, situating them within a transnational framework. Focusing on British and German sources, it examines how Tibet became a blank canvas on which Europeans could paint their fantasies and fears about developments in the West and across the globe. Comments on the 'forbidden city' of Lhasa, the Dalai Lama, mountaineering on the 'roof of the world' and on ordinary Tibetans often explicitly revealed their authors' thoughts about much wider issues. In the late nineteenth century many travellers were convinced of the superiority of Western rationalism, courage and Christianity. This changed rapidly during the 1920s and 1930s, as they wrote much more frequently about the negative aspects of Western 'civilization', such as modern warfare, urbanization and environmental degradation. Tibet, in turn, began to be represented as a place of great wisdom and truth --

Sex between Body and Mind Book

Sex between Body and Mind


  • Author : Katie Sutton
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472131600

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Sex between Body and Mind Excerpt :

Ideas about human sexuality and sexual development changed dramatically across the first half of the 20th century. As scholars such as Magnus Hirschfeld, Iwan Bloch, Albert Moll, and Karen Horney in Berlin and Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Stekel, and Helene Deutsch in Vienna were recognized as leaders in their fields, the German-speaking world quickly became the international center of medical-scientific sex research—and the birthplace of two new and distinct professional disciplines, sexology and psychoanalysis. This is the first book to closely examine vital encounters among this era’s German-speaking researchers across their emerging professional and disciplinary boundaries. Although psychoanalysis was often considered part of a broader “sexual science,” sexologists increasingly distanced themselves from its mysterious concepts and clinical methods. Instead, they turned to more pragmatic, interventionist therapies—in particular, to the burgeoning field of hormone research, which they saw as crucial to establishing their own professional relevance. As sexology and psychoanalysis diverged, heated debates arose around concerns such as the sexual life of the child, the origins and treatment of homosexuality and transgender phenomena, and female frigidity. This new story of the emergence of two separate approaches to the study of sex demonstrates that the distinctions between them were always part of a dialogic and competitive process. It fundamentally revises our understanding of the production of modern sexual subjects.

A Global History of Sexual Science  1880   1960 Book

A Global History of Sexual Science 1880 1960


  • Author : Veronika Fuechtner
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520966673

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A Global History of Sexual Science 1880 1960 Excerpt :

Starting in the late nineteenth century, scholars and activists all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German, British, and American counterparts and vice versa, sexuality, modernity, and imaginings of exotified “Others” became intimately linked. The first anthology to provide a worldwide perspective on the birth and development of the field, A Global History of Sexual Science contends that actors outside of Europe—in Asia, Latin America, and Africa—became important interlocutors in debates on prostitution, birth control, and transvestism. Ideas circulated through intellectual exchange, travel, and internationally produced and disseminated publications. Twenty scholars tackle specific issues, including the female orgasm and the criminalization of male homosexuality, to demonstrate how concepts and ideas introduced by sexual scientists gained currency throughout the modern world.

Re Imagining DEFA Book

Re Imagining DEFA


  • Author : Séan Allan
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785331060

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Re Imagining DEFA Excerpt :

By the time the Berlin Wall collapsed, the cinema of the German Democratic Republic—to the extent it was considered at all—was widely regarded as a footnote to European film history, with little of enduring value. Since then, interest in East German cinema has exploded, inspiring innumerable festivals, books, and exhibits on the GDR’s rich and varied filmic output. In Re-Imagining DEFA, leading international experts take stock of this vibrant landscape and plot an ambitious course for future research, one that considers other cinematic traditions, brings genre and popular works into the fold, and encompasses DEFA’s complex post-unification “afterlife.”

The Italian Renaissance in the German Historical Imagination Book

The Italian Renaissance in the German Historical Imagination


  • Author : Martin Ruehl
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107036994

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The Italian Renaissance in the German Historical Imagination Excerpt :

Explores German engagement with the Italian Renaissance in the decades from German unification to the Weimar republic.