Hetalia Axis Powers

Hetalia Axis Powers


Author : Hidekaz Himaruya
Publisher : TokyoPop
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ISBN : 9781427818768
Pages : 152 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (818 users)

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Originally published in Japan by Gentosha Comics.


Hetalia

Hetalia


Author : Hidekaz Himaruya
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9781570321511
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (321 users)

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"Who's the strangest country of them all? Everyone's favorite countries have gathered together to compare notes on who has the weirdest horror movies, who had the worst World War II rations, who has the wackiest laws on the books, and which stereotypes about them are actually true! The heat is on when China must fight to win over Honng Kong by wearing kigurumi!? Germany and Prussia sneak into America's camp with hilarious results"--P. [4] of cover.


Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom


Author : Carrye Kay Syma
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476601976
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Anime

Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Anime


Author : Elizabeth F.S. Kalen
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1610692349
Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (61 users)

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Appropriate for any public library collection, this book provides a comprehensive readers' advisory guide for Japanese manga and anime, Korean manhwa, and Chinese manhua. • Author, title, subject, and genre indexes • An appendix featuring the films of Studio Ghibli • Focuses on series that are easy and cost-effective for libraries to collect • Demystifies a body of literature unfamiliar to many librarians


Gap Papa: Daddy at Work and at Home Vol. 1

Gap Papa: Daddy at Work and at Home Vol. 1


Author : Utakata
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 1685794629
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (685 users)

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This charming, full-color manga about a devoted family man began as a popular webcomic! His colleagues at work see him as handsome, cool, and distant…but the moment he’s back home, this frosty-looking salaryman shows his true colors as a doting father and husband. Playing silly games with his young daughter, showering kisses on his beloved wife – talk about a gap between his appearance and personality! These sweet stories about a wholesome family are sure to warm your heart.


Oishisou!! The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook

Oishisou!! The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook


Author : Hadley Sui
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1647225671
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (647 users)

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"Over 60 recipes for anime-inspired sweets & treats"--Cover.


Essays on Japan's Lost Decade and Cinema Vol 2

Essays on Japan's Lost Decade and Cinema Vol 2


Author : Zoe Burgess-Foreman
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
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ISBN : 1008978698
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (8 users)

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A collection of essays focused on social and cultural change during Japan's Lost Decade through a cinematic lens. Volume 2 collects together topics of Gender and Performance. The essays included are: The Representation of Alice in Wonderland in Japan Single Mothers and Monsters: Depictions of Single Mothers in Japanese Films of the Lost Decade How does a gendered performance in Takarazuka change when played by a Zainichi Korean woman?


The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution

The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution


Author : Mary DeMocker
Publisher : New World Library
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ISBN : 1608684814
Pages : 362 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (68 users)

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"Relax," writes author Mary DeMocker, "this isn't another light bulb list. It's not another overwhelming pile of parental 'to dos'; designed to shrink your family's carbon footprint through eco-superheroism." Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and — doable — blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book's brief, action-packed chapters, you'll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and creative, this vital resource is for everyone who wants to act effectively — and empower children to do the same.


Drawing the Past, Volume 2

Drawing the Past, Volume 2


Author : Dorian L. Alexander
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1496837231
Pages : 332 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

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Contributions by Dorian L. Alexander, Chris Bishop, David Budgen, Lewis Call, Lillian Céspedes González, Dominic Davies, Sean Eedy, Adam Fotos, Michael Goodrum, Simon Gough, David Hitchcock, Robert Hutton, Iain A. MacInnes, Małgorzata Olsza, Philip Smith, Edward Still, and Jing Zhang In Drawing the Past, Volume 2: Comics and the Historical Imagination in the World, contributors seek to examine the many ways in which history worldwide has been explored and (re)represented through comics and how history is a complex construction of imagination, reality, and manipulation. Through a close analysis of such works as V for Vendetta, Maus, and Persepolis, this volume contends that comics are a form of mediation between sources (both primary and secondary) and the reader. Historical comics are not drawn from memory but offer a nonliteral interpretation of an object (re)constructed in the creator’s mind. Indeed, when it comes to history, stretching the limits of the imagination only serves to aid in our understanding of the past and, through that understanding, shape ourselves and our futures. This volume, the second in a two-volume series, is divided into three sections: History and Form, Historical Trauma, and Mythic Histories. The first section considers the relationship between history and the comic book form. The second section engages academic scholarship on comics that has recurring interest in the representation of war and trauma. The final section looks at mythic histories that consciously play with events that did not occur but nonetheless inflect our understanding of history. Contributors to the volume also explore questions of diversity and relationality, addressing differences between nations and the cultural, historical, and economic threads that bind them together, however loosely, and however much those bonds might chafe. Together, both volumes bring together a range of different approaches to diverse material and feature remarkable scholars from all over the world.


Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols

Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols


Author : Maud Lavin
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
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ISBN : 9888390805
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (888 users)

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Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer in this digital, globalist age. The title of this pioneering volume, Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan already gives an idea of the colorful, multifaceted realms the fans inhabit today. Contributors to this collection situate the proliferation of (often online) queer representations, productions, fantasies, and desires as a reaction against the norms in discourses surrounding nation-states, linguistics, geopolitics, genders, and sexualities. Moving beyond the easy polarities between general resistance and capitulation, Queer Fan Cultures explores the fans’ diverse strategies in negotiating with cultural strictures and media censorship. It further outlines the performance of subjectivity, identity, and agency that cyberspace offers to female fans. Presenting a wide array of concrete case studies of queer fandoms in Chinese-speaking contexts, the essays in this volume challenge long-established Western-centric and Japanese-focused fan scholarship by highlighting the significance and specificities of Sinophone queer fan cultures and practices in a globalized world. The geographic organization of the chapters illuminates cultural differences and the other competing forces shaping geocultural intersections among fandoms based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. “This important collection complicates our understanding of fan practices, showing how national and regional factors play an important role in how media texts and identities are understood. It also shows how the Chinese-speaking world is home to dense and often conflicting modes of audience reception of cultural texts deriving from Sinophone, Japanese, and Western contexts.” —Mark McLelland, University of Wollongong “An exciting anthology by a talented group of emergent scholars whose vibrant studies offer fresh insights on the diverse practices and transregional flows of queer fandom in the Chinese-speaking world. Local in its specificity and transnational in its scope, this book highlights the creativity of queer fan practices while critically locating them within the political and social structures that produce them.” —Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Simon Fraser University


Korean War Comic Books

Korean War Comic Books


Author : Leonard Rifas
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786443960
Pages : 346 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

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Comic books have presented fictional and fact-based stories of the Korean War, as it was being fought and afterward. Comparing these comics with events that inspired them offers a deeper understanding of the comics industry, America's "forgotten war," and the anti-comics movement, championed by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, who criticized their brutalization of the imagination. Comics--both newsstand offerings and government propaganda--used fictions to justify the unpopular war as necessary and moral. This book examines the dramatization of events and issues, including the war's origins, germ warfare, brainwashing, Cold War espionage, the nuclear threat, African Americans in the military, mistreatment of POWs, and atrocities.


The Korean Wave from a Private Commodity to a Public Good

The Korean Wave from a Private Commodity to a Public Good


Author : Yeonhee Yoon, Kiwoong Yang
Publisher : 고려대학교출판문화원
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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

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The title of this book, The Korean Wave: from a Private Commodity to a Public Good, refers to the idea that the Korean Wave has now crossed its nation’s borders and become an international public good. Because the Korean Wave has so far surpassed its national borders to become a subject of global attention, we consider the Korean Wave through the lenses of power, interest, identity, politicization, and the “anti-Korean wave”. “In this context, we are proud to have supported the work that has led to this publication. We congratulate the editors on promoting a unique interdisciplinary perspective on popular culture and international relations, featuring contributions by both humanists and social scientists, and focusing on a hugely signifcant transcultural phenomenon - the Korean Wave - that originated in Asia yet spread across the globe. The questions of identity, interest, and power raised by this publication, based on a series of conferences held on our campus, are as signifcant as they are innovative. I hope you, the reader, will be inspired by this collection to pursue your own inquiries and further develop the study of Korean culture in global context.” - Michel Hockx, Director of Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, University of Notre Dame