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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 117.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Juliet S. Kono Copyright © 2000 by Wesleyan University Press 2000 GIFT FROM JAPAN (In Japanese, manglelese) JulietS. Kono Fine prop often makes us peaceful feeling. Please put in favorite picture into this frame, and exhibit it. Surely that, it will tender precious moment of you...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ayaka Yoshimizu Abstract This article examines “Hello, War Brides,” a series of short, auto/biographical essays authored by two Japanese war brides from the state of Washington. I view this text as a product of collaborative “memory work.” Based on a textual analysis of its narratives and form, I...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Judy Tzu-Chun Wu Abstract This article focuses on the antinuclear and antimilitarism politics of Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927–2002), the first Japanese American female lawyer in Hawai‘i, the first woman of color to become a U.S. congressional representative, and the namesake for Title IX. During...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and Korean han (a culturally specific grief)—to show how Cha uses it as a subversive political tool to defer historical closure and to refuse her quiet assimilation. Cha’s remembrance of the histories of Japanese colonialism in the Korean peninsula and the Korean War defies the expectation that minority...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—a hybridized form of melancholy and Korean han (a culturally specific grief)—to show how Cha uses it as a subversive political tool to defer historical closure. Cha's remembrance of the histories of Japanese colonialism in the Korean peninsula and the Korean War defies the expectation that minority populations...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 161–190.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to beblondehair,they oftenwantto know why thereare so many "Caucasian"peoplein thestories.Whentold that most ofthesecharacters are not "Caucasians"but Japanese,"they arejlabber.gasted.(Schodt 1996, 59)1 - FrederikSchodt,DreamlandJapan: Writin.gson Modern Man.ga According to Frederik Schodt, the most visible...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
... generated as much or as heated a debate as Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Blu'sHanging (Yamanaka 1997).The novel is the Japanese American author's second, and upon its publication, it received a series ofliterary accolades in the mainstream press and won the Association for Asian American Studies' (AAAS)fiction award...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 193–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
... exposed to foreign words through translated books. She said her aim is to make Korean words accessible and comfortable to English speakers, as some Japanese words such as sushi or sensei already are today (Hwang 2016 ). In Smith’s view (2018), while translation can at times perpetuate cultural...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Japan" shows her fascination with the compression of the haiku form and the contortions that Japanese word-order imposes on English. "Their Caps Blown Off" speaks of the signs of winter, sharply felt byone from Hawai'i, where seasonal changes are more subtly marked by changes in rain patterns and fruit...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of the surviving comfort women ofW orld War II and their disclosure of the atrocities they endured as sexual slaves in Japanese military camps in Korea, draws our attention not only to the women who now speak out, but to the cultural appropriation of the comfort women issue as more broadly a feminist issue. While...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 157–200.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of China (ROC) in Taiwan under the rule of the Nationalist government. 2 As the protagonist moves from one place to another to take refuge from life-threatening circumstances, she is constantly confined to closed spaces: when escaping from Japanese invasion in a boat, she is stranded in a river gorge...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 129–156.
Published: 01 September 2015
... this program to attract foreign investors to Mexico and to create a mature domestic-production system, while attracting those North American firms that were moving offshore to find cheaper ways of beating the high-quality consumer products made by Japanese companies that were invading the world at the time...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 226–256.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Theymakeboundariest,hey makenations Butwomenhavenoneedof borders Weneedonlyto love. NakagakiSachiko(1993)1 In an era of globalization, are women the ideal subjects without borders? Mythologizing the role of women around the world, the poetry of the Japanese homemaker Nakagaki Sachiko suggests that women embody...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in such light-hearted comedies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s , where the buck-toothed, squint-eyed Mickey Rooney in “yellow face” would pander to the lowest common denominator to raise a laugh. But it was earlier, during the World War II years, that the Japanese were depicted in an openly negative light...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 September 2001
... overstaying these visas as undocumented workers in the Japanese informal economy. Overstayprovides a glimpse into the immigrant experience in Japan as well as a critique of Japan as a highly individualized, hyperactive, and overly consumerist society. The film focuses on several young men and women who work...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... as Breakfastat Tiffany's,where the buck-toothed, squint-eyed Mickey Rooney in "yellow face" would pander to the lowest common denominator to raise a laugh. But it was earlier, during the World War II years, that the Japanese were depicted in an openly negative light in Hollywood films. Until...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Singh Baldwin, with its allegories around gendered memory and retelling. American and Japanese colonialism is a subtext ofJennifer Cho's essay, "Mel-han-cholia as Political Practice in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee." The author argues, through culturally specific and analytic theories of melancholy...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 September 2010
... identification; a revisionist reading of the subjectivity of Japanese War brides; the cultural signification oflndo-Trinidadian women; and a historical perspective on Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen's literary form as one of social struggle and revolutionary potential. In "Passing-as-if: Model-Minority...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
...” appeared as the front-cover gatefold. Neither of these transnational ads employs Indonesian models: a Caucasian woman models the “Cyber White” ad, and a Japanese woman models the Sekkisei ad. These skin-whitening ads, modeled by women of different racial backgrounds and facial features, beg the question...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
... woman models the "Cyber White" ad, and a Japanese woman models the Sekkisei ad. These skin-whitening ads, modeled by women of different racial backgrounds and facial features, beg the question: what kind of whiteness is being marketed in transnational women's magazine such as the Indonesian Cosmo...