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Jean-Marie Bouissou

Although a few can be found earlier, the political machines known as koenkai , or “support associations,” appeared in Japan mostly at the end of the 1950s. * They gradually have become a ubiquitous feature of political life and—as Brian Woodall states in this volume—“the most precious asset” of

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Michio Muramatsu and Ellis S. Krauss

the policy objectives of improving social overhead capital and the industrial structure and a concern for social stability. The improvement of national living standards and social development continued to play prominent roles in economic plans through the 1960s. Third, Ikeda’s program was the first

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Patricia L. Maclachlan

self-responsibility in the market-place. Aligned against them is a coalition of postal employees, bureaucrats and politicians that is motivated by a much different set of values and priorities. Spurred in part by the twin specters of unemployment and electoral decline, the postal lobby portrays the

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Ueda Shinya and Nishino Noriko

materials and facilitated the transportation of pottery; on the other hand, the villages stood on unstable land. These topographical factors had a powerful effect on life in Kim Lan village. According to the excavations in Kim Lan village, evidence of pottery manufacture disappeared in the fifteenth

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Otake Hideo

afford comfortable living without working as Diet members. They shared an “I can always quit” easy-going attitude. 11 In this sense, they enjoyed a more comfortable way of life than their fellow Diet members. Furthermore, the nisei Diet members enjoy far stronger bases of support within their

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Matthew Adam Cobb

. A comparable situation is reflected in the Graeco-Roman sources, where ideas about the people of the extreme East are just as fantastical. The Seres, or Silk-People, are often portrayed as living at the eastern edges of the oikoumenē . Whether they can be identified with the Chinese or peoples from

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Guannan Li

Movement, 1932–37 Abstract This paper, the first examination of the urban reconstruction of Nanchang, headquarters of the New Life Movement during a period of “National Revival” from 1932 – 37, presents a fresh understanding of the Guomindang (GMD) New Life Movement. By framing the Nanchang urban

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willing to be a Chinese if there is a next life”; 85.3% of people said “no matter what happens in China, I will stay in China even if there is an opportunity to leave.” A high degree of national identity has become an effective motivator for all the people to realize the Chinese dream of “two 100th

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Daniel Renshaw

examined in detail below, is the disparity in the amount of material involved in the two projects, the size of Life and Labour when contrasted with How the Other Half Lives , both in terms of raw data and published analysis. Nevertheless, Riis’s work, no less than Booth’s, was motivated by a hunger and

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Why was There Such a Wide Readership for Wolf Totem?

As Fiction: The Shift of Subject Position in the Context of Post-Modernism

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

all living things are equal in the face of life: Prairie dogs are everywhere, always within a fifteen- to twenty-foot radius of any given yurt, where they stand outside their holes and squeak loudly…. They have big eyes, like squirrels, a fur coat of gray-green with yellowish spots and markings, as