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1994. Britain & Japan. Biographical Portraits Volume I by Ian Nish
1999. Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits Volume III
2002. Britain & Japan. Biographical Portraits Volume IV by Hugh Cortazzi
1992. Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

1996. Dis-Orienting Rhythms: The Politics of the New Asian Dance Music

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Traub, Valerie. 'Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama', published in 1992 by Routledge in paperback, 182pp, ISBN 041505527x. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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Contents/Synopsis: In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. This book refuses this all too common approach by looking instead at the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. It proposes that desire and anxiety together constitute the erotic in Shakespearean drama - circulating throughout the dramatic texts, traversing "masculine" and "feminine" sites, eliciting and expressing heterosexual and homoerotic fantasies, embodiments, and fears.

Taking heterosexuality and homoeroticism equally seriously, this is believed to be the first book to present a non-normalizing account of the unconscious and institutional prerogatives that comprise the erotics of Shakespearean drama. It does this by employing feminist, psychoanalytic, and new historical methods, using each to interrogate the other; and as a result the book implements a long overdue synthesis of the psychic and the social, the individual and the institutional. This book should be of interest to students and lecturers of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature

Chapters:
Part 1. Erotic Paranoia
1. Jewels, statues, and corpses: containment of female erotic power (Hamlet, Othello, The Winter's Tale)
2. Prince Hal's Falstaff: positioning psychoanalysis and the female reproductive body (Henry IV, parts 1 and 2, Henry V)
3. Invading bodies/bawdy exchanges: disease, desire, and representation (Troilus and Cressida).

Part 2. Erotic Possibility
4. Desire and the differences it makes
5. The homoerotics of Shakespearean comedy (As You Like It, Twelfth Night). Afterword, Notes & Index

About the Author: At the time of publication, Valerie Traub was Assistant Professor of Renaissance Drama and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University

1992, Routledge, hbk


1992, Routledge, pbk

Nish, Ian (ed.). Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume 1. Published in 1994 by Japan Library in paperback (for Japan Society), 350pp, ISBN 1873410271 (ISBN refers to standard published cloth edition). Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
1994, The Japan Library (Curzon Press), pbk
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About the Book/Synopsis: In 1991 was published 'Britain and Japan, 1859-1991: Themes and Personalities', which was edited by Hugh Cortazzi and Gordon Daniels. This book marked The Japan Society's centenary and the Japan Festival in the UK in 1991. The basic intention behind this book was to pay tribute to all those figures who had contributed something special to the Anglo-Japanese relationship and understanding; in particular the focus was on those connected with the Japan Society and took the form of pen portraits.

These pen portraits included some strong personalities, but the book ended up omitting many other personalities that qualified for inclusion and so follow up work was commenced by a sub committee to publish a further set of portraits and they were tasked with choosing the new inclusions.

Some of the guidelines stipulated that there be a balance between British and Japanese and that more women should feature. Figures from all sorts of different professions and industries are represented such as journalists, diplomats, engineers, politicians, bankers, missionaries and literary figures.

You can group some of the essays in the book and the first group (chs. 1-7, 14) looks at the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods, where we find evidence of British fascination with the 'progress' and 'reform' that Japan had undertaken and similarly Japanese fascination at the 'progress' which Britain and other countries in Europe had made and the willingness to learn from precedent. The volume contains the experiences of nationals of one country who spent time (no matter how long) in the territory of the other, interpreting what they saw and understood for their fellow countrymen.

The second group of essays (chs. 8-13,16), concerns itself with the period of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, which was a naval alliance lasting from 30 January 1902 until it was ended with the ratification of the Washington Four-Power treaty on 17 August 1923.

The third group (chs. 3, 6, 16-18) reflects the decline in Anglo-Japanese relations in the 1920s and 1930s.

The last group deals with Britain's approach to Japan after the war, concentrating first on the teachers (chs. 19-22)

Contents/Chapters:
List of Contributors
Introduction

1. Sir Harry Parkes, 1828-1885 by Hugh Cortazzi
2. British Journalists in Meiji Japan by James Hoare
3. British Missionaries in Meiji Japan by Helen Ballhatchet
4. 'Working at their Profession': Japanese Engineers in Britain before 1914 by Olive Checkland
5. Maejima Hisoka, 1853-1919: Founder of Japan's Postal System by Janet Hunter
6. Isabella Bird, 1831-1904 by Pat Barr
7. Minakata Kumagusua, 1867-1941: A Genius Now Recognized by Carmen Blacker
8. Armstrong's, Vickers and Japan by Marie Conte-Helm
9. The Silent Admiral: Togo Heihachiro (1848-1934) and Britain by Kiyoshi Ikeda
10. Japan' Adoption of Gold Standard and the London Money Market, 1881-1903: Matsukata, Nakai and Takhashi by Norio Tamaki
11. Sir Claude and Lady Ethel Macdonald by Ian Nish
12. The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910: The Japanese Organizers by Ayako Hotta-Lister
13. 'In one day I have lived many lives': Frank Ashton-Gwatkin, Novelist and Diplomat (1889-1976)
14. Yoshio Markino, 1869-1956 by Carmen Blacker
15. The Mingei Movement and Bernard Leach by Hugh Cortazzi
16. Tsuneo Matsudaira, Dipomat and Courtier (1877-1949) by Ian Nish
17. Gordon Munro: Ventures in Japanese Archaeology and Anthropology by Jane Wilkinson
18. Sir Robert Craigie as Ambassador to Japan, 1937-1941 by Antony Best
19. R. H. Blyth, 1898-1964 by Adrian Pinnington
20. Otome and Frank Daniels by Ronald Dore
21. Sir Alvary Gascoigne in Japan, 1946-1951 by Peter Lowe
22. Split Images: Occupied Japan through the eyes of British Journalists and Authors by Roger Buckley
Notes; Index



Other Ian Nish Books of Potential Interest:
Hoare, J. E. (Ed.). 'Britain & Japan. Biographical Portraits Volume III', published in 1999 in Great Britain in paperback as an issue to members of The Japan Society, 397pp, ISBN 1873410891. Condition: very good, clean & tidy copy. Price: £19.75, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers
1999, The Japan Library, pbk
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About this book/synopsis: The period this book covers is longer than the preceding two volumes, starting in the late 18th Century, almost before you can talk about modern Anglo-Japanese relations existing, with the biography of one of the least-known of the Royal Navy's great surveyor-explorers, William Broughton, whose accounts of the Ainu people and of the Kurile Islands in 1796-1797 are still of interest today. His account of his visit to Korea is similarly still of value. There are fewer politicians in this book; and it has a more sombre feel, showing the tensions in the Anglo-Japanese relationship of the 1930s. The book ends up in modern times (late 1990s) with the theatrical producer and interpreter of Shakespeare, Ninagawa Yukio, and with the continuing story of rugby in Japan

Portraits included are:
1. Captain Broughton of HMS Providence from 1794-1798 by J. E. Hoare
2. Ito Hirobumi in Britain by Andrew Cobbing
3. James Summers, 1828-1891: Early Sinologist and Pioneer of Japanese Newspapers in London and English Literature in Japan by Koyama Noburu
4. Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901): The Finances of A Japanese Modernizer by Norio Tamaki
5. Thomas Wright Blakiston (1832-1891) by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
6. Frederick Victor Dickins (1838-1915) by Peter Francis Kornicki
7. Kawanabe Kyosai (1832-89), the Painter, and the British by Olive Checkland
8. James Alfred Ewing and His Circle of Pioneering Physicists in Meiji Japan by Neil Pedlar
9. Captain Francis Brinkley (1841-1912): Yatoi, Scholar and Apologist by J. E. Hoare
10. The Archdeacon and the Bishop: Alexander Croft Shaw, Edward Bickersteeth, and Meiji Japan by Hamish Ion
11. Henry Dyer at the Imperial College of Engineering Tokyo, and afterwards in Glasgow by Olive Checkland
12. Aoki Shuzo (1844-1914) by Ian Nish
13. The Douglas Mission (1873-1879) and Meiji Naval Education by Ian Gow
14. British Naval and Military Observers of the Russo-Japanese War by Philip Towle
15. Natsume Soseki and the Pre-Raphaelites-The depiction of Ophelia in Soseki's The Three Cornered World by Sammy I. Tsunematsu
16. A Great Ordinary Man: Saito Makato (1858-1936); and Anglo-Japanese relations by Tadashi Kuramatsu
17. Albert James Penniall: Pioneer of the Japanese Motor Vehicle Industry by C. Madeley
18. Hisaakira Kano (1886-1963): International Banker from a Daimyo Family by Keiko Itoh
19. 'That Loyal British Subject'?: Arthur Edwardes and Anglo-Japanese relations, 1932-1941
20. Takayuki Eguchi by Edna Read Neal
21. John Morris, George Orwell, the BBC and Wartime Japan by Neil Pedlar
22. Sir John Figges KBE, CMG (1909-1997) by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
23. Kazuko Aso DBE (hon) (1915-1916) by Phillida Purvis
24. Sir John Pilcher GCMG (1912-1990) by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
25. Ariyoshi Yoshiya KBE (Hon) (1901-1982) by Sir Hugh Cortazzi
26. Ninagawa Yukio (b. 1935) by Daniel Gallimore
27. Britain's Contribution to the Development of Rugby Football in Japan, 1874-1998 by Alison Nish

Notes; Index



Britain & Japan
Cortazzi, Hugh (ed.). Britain & Japan Biographical Portraits Vol IV', published in 2002 by The Japan Library (Taylor & Francis) in hardback & paperback, 480pp, ISBN 190335014x. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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  • Britain & Japan. Biographical Portraits Volume IV [top]
    Edited by Hugh Cortazzi
    First published in 2002 in Great Britain by The Japan Library (part of Taylor & Francis Group), in hardback, 480pp, ISBN 190335014X
    Japan Society paperback edition also published, 480pp, No ISBN. Cover illustration: Ponting [as in Herbert George Ponting, 1870-1935: Photographer, Explorer, Inventor] seated in rickshaw in Japan

About the book: This is the 6th volume published for the Japan Society devoted to the lives of people who have contributed in various ways to the development of Anglo-Japanese relations. This volume covers diplomats; businessmen;engineers & teachers in Meiji Japan;Scholars & Writers; Photographers, Judo Masters & Journalists; and 'An Aviator & Two Themes'

After this volume, there followed three volumes of 'Biographical Portraits', which of course preceded this, Volume 4, in the Biographical Portraits series. Ian Nish edited the first two volumes; and then Jim Hoare edited Volume 3. In 2001, Hugh Cortazzi published the fifth volume on this subject area for the Japan Society: Japan Experiences - Fifty Years, One Hundred Views: Post-war Japan Through British Eyes (Japan Library)

Table of Contents/Biographies included:
Introduction by Hugh Cortazzi
British Personalities and Japan, about whom monographs have been written
Lists of Biographical Portraits (in earlier volumes)
Alphabetical list of contributors to this volume

Part 1. Diplomats
1. Mori Arinori, 1847-1889: from Diplomat to Statesman by Andrew Cobbing
2. Kato Takaaki, 1860-1929: Japanese ambassador to London and Japanese Foreign Minister by Ian Nish
3. Sir Francis Plunkett, 1835-1907: British Minister at Tokyo, 1884-1887 by Hugh Cortazzi
4. Hugh Fraser, 1837-1894: British Minister at Tokyo, 1889-1894 by Hugh Cortazzi
5. Sir Ernest Satow (1843-1929) in Tokyo, 1895-1900 by Ian Ruxton
6. Sir William Conyngham Greene, 1854-1934: British Ambassador to Japan, 1912-1919 by Peter Lowe
7. Sir John Tilley, 1869-1951: British Ambassador to Japan, 1926-1931 by Harumi Goto-Shibata
8. Sir Francis Lindley, 1872-1950, and Japan by Ian Nish
9. Sir Robert Clive, 1877-1948:British Ambassador to Japan, 1934-1937 by Antony Best

Part 2. Businessmen
10. William Keswick, 1835-1912: Jardine's Pioneer in Japan by J. E. Hoare
11. Frederick Cornes, 1837-1927: Founder and Senior Partner of Cornes and Company 1873-1911 by Peter N. Davies
12. John Samuel Swire, 1825 - 1898, and Japan, 1867-1898 by Charlotte Bleasdale
13. Lasenby Liberty, 1843-1917 and Japan by Sonia Ashmore
14. Peter Hewitt, 1920-1982 by Merrick Baker-Bates

Part 3. Engineers & Teachers in Meiji Japan
15. Professor W. E. Ayrton, 1847-1908: the 'Never-resting, Keen-eyed Chief' by Ian Ruxton
16. W. K. Burton, 1856-1899: 'Engineer Extraordinaire' by Olive Checkland
17. Henry Faulds, 1843-1930 by Ian Nish
18. Henry Spencer Palmer, 1838-1893 by Jiro Higuchi

Part 4. Scholars & Writers
19. Nakamura Masanao (Keiu), 1832-1891: translator into Japanese of Samuel Smiles' Self Help by Akiko Ohto
20. Sir Edwin Arnold, 1832-1904:A Year in Japan, 1889-1890 by Carmen Blacker
21. Harold E. Palmer, 1877-1949 by Richard C. Smith and Imura Motomichi
22. William Empson, Poet and Writer, 1906-84: Japan 1931-1934 by John Haffenden
23. Charles Boxer, 1904-2000 and Japan by James Cummins
24. Ivan Morris, 1925-1977 by Nobuko Albery

Part 5. Photographers, Judo Masters & Journalists
25. Frederick William Sutton, 1832-1883: Photographer of the Last Shogun by Sebastian Dobson
26. Herbert George Ponting, 1870-1935: Photographer, Explorer, Inventor by Terry Bennett
27. Koizumi Gunji, 1885-1965: Judo Master by Richard Bowen
28. Trevor Pryce Leggett, 1914-2000 by Anthony Dunne and Richard Bowen
29. The Japan Chronicle and its three editors: Robert Young, Morgan Young and Edwin Allington Kennard, 1891-1940
30. Timothy or Taid or Taig Conroy or O'Conroy, 1883-1935: 'The "Best Authority, East and West" on Anything concerning Japan' by Peter O' Connor
31. Freda Utley, 1899-1978: Crusader for Truth, Freedom and Justice by Douglas Farnie

Part 6. An Aviator & Two Themes
32. Lord Sempill (1893-1965) and Japan, 1921-1941 by Antony Best
33. Three Meiji Marriages between Japanese Men and English Women by Noboru Koyama
34. Early Plant Collectors in Japan by Amanda Herries

Notes; Index



Other Britain & Japan Biographical Portraits Volumes:
Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Sharma, Sanjay; Hutnyk, John; Sharma, Atwani (Eds.) 'Dis-Orienting Rhythms: The Politics of the New Asian Dance Music', published in 1996 in Great Britain by Zed Books, in paperback, 248pp, ISBN 1856494705. Condition: Very good, neat and tidy condition with some very small patches of underlining in red biro on pages 16-21, 218-219, 221 and 223. Price: £13.55, not including post and packing (which is Amazon's standard charge, currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book/synopsis: This book writes back the presence of South Asian youth into a rapidly expanding and exuberant music scene; and celebrates this as a dynamic expression of the experience of diaspora with an urgent political consciousness. One of the first attempts to situate such production within the study of race and identity, it uncovers the crucial role that South Asian dance musics - from Hip-hop, Qawwali and Bhangra through Soul, Indie and Jungle - have played in a new urban cultural politics.

Beginning with theoretical understandings of South Asian cultural representation that move beyond outmoded essentialist accounts, contributors go on to narrate the formation of South Asian expressive culture coming out of the highly charged context of UK Black politics. The book then looks at the antecedents of political South Asian musical performance, anti-racist organizing and problems of alliance with the white Left. The final part engages with the movements and translations of cultural productions across the world, particularly in the fractured spaces of a post-colonial Britain in decline.

In opposing all-too-easy 'world music' categorizations, the contributors demonstrate throughout how the liberal alibi of multiculturalism can be challenged across the line of music and politics. The book as a whole is committed to political engagement that does not reduce popular culture to the scrutinized Other or simply celebrate new expressive cultures as fragmented and hybrid. For a Black politics, this book is required reading for students and academics in cultural studies and social theory; as well as for everyone engaged in anti-imperialist, anti-racist struggles.

Chapters:
Introduction by Sanjay Sharma, John Hutnyk and Ashwani Sharma

PART ONE: SPACE AND ARTICULATION
1. Sounds Oriental: The (Im)possibility of Theorizing Asian Musical Cultures
Ashwani Sharma

2. Noisy Asians or 'Asian Noise'?
Sanjay Sharma

PART TWO: EXPRESSIVE STYLES
3. Asian Kool? Bhangra and Beyond
Rupa Huq

4. Remixing Identities: 'Off' the Turntable
Shirin Housee and Mukhtar Dar

5. Psyche and Soul: A View from the 'South'
Koushik Banerjea and Partha Banerjea

PART THREE: ENGAGEMENTS AND ENTANGLEMENTS

6. Re-Sounding (Anti)Racism, or Concordant Politics? Revolutionary Antecedents
Virinder S. Kalra, John Hutnyk and Sanjay Sharma

7. Repetitive Beatings or Criminal Justice?
John Hutnyk

PART FOUR: PHANTASMAGORIC TERRAINS
8. Versioning Terror: Jallianwala Bagh and the Jungle
Koushik Banerjea and Jatinder Barn

9. New Paths for South Asian Identity and Musical Creativity
Raminder Kaur and Virinder S. Kalra

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About the Contributors
Index

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