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Articles by Vincent Lim

Lyman's Life and Law

U of Arizona's Timothy Vance examines the life of the American mining engineer and accidental linguist Benjamin Smith Lyman.
Published on: 12/19/2007
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National Identity in Postmodern Japanese Dance

U of Tokyo's Tadashi Uchino discusses the birth of Butoh dance and the performance of "children's" bodies in postmodern Japanese dance.
Published on: 12/11/2007
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'Japan' Arrived Later than Some Think

Durham University's Gina Barnes challenges prevailing views on mounded-tomb culture and the development of the Japanese state in the earliest historical period.
Published on: 12/3/2007
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Biwa and the Tale of Heike

Yoko Hiraoka recites portions of the Tale of Heike, accompanying herself on the biwa, and discusses the history of the poem and the instrument alike. Listen to a podcast of her performance and talk.
Published on: 11/9/2007
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Rethinking Kyoto Art

Art historian Shigemi Inaga discusses the transformation of Japanese art in the first half of the 20th century.
Published on: 10/18/2007
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Architecture in Context

World-renowned architect Hitoshi Abe, the new chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, discusses his fascination with Los Angeles' environs and Japanese-influenced structures.
Published on: 10/4/2007
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New Terasaki Center Director Studies Japan's Changing Political Landscape

Political scientist Michael Thies sets current Japanese politics in context and discusses his plans as director of the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA
Published on: 9/17/2007
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Rapping About War

MIT anthropologist Ian Condry discusses the history of Japanese hip hop and Japanese rappers' commentary on the Iraq war and 9/11.
Published on: 7/2/2007
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Predicting DPJ's Defeat

Cornell's Robert Weiner explains why the opposition Democratic Party of Japan will keep losing to the Liberal Democratic Party in Japanese politics.
Published on: 6/25/2007
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Schoolgirl as Femme Fatale

Stanford's Indra Levy discusses the development of the schoolgirl figure as a femme fatale in modern Japanese literature.
Published on: 6/11/2007
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