Asian Studies

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Global Goes Local

Popular Culture in Asia

UBC Press

Covering topics from pop music in Korea to TV commercials in Malaysia, this collection shows how imported cultural forms have been invested with fresh meaning and transformed by local artists to result in new forms of assertion and resistance.

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Forestry and the Forest Industry in Japan

Edited by Yoshiya Iwai
UBC Press

Representing the work of distinguished Japanese scholars, this is the first comprehensive English-language overview of forestry, forest management, and the forest products industry in Japan.

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Sex and Borders

Gender, National Identity and Prostitution Policy in Thailand

UBC Press

A compelling exploration of the complex relationship between Thai national identity and prostitution and gender.

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Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place

Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions

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Anthropologists, religious scholars, and art historians contemplate sacred place and sacred biography in Asia to show how secular politics, religious experience, and sectarian rivalry intersect.

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Japan at the Millennium

Joining Past and Future

UBC Press

A critical, multi-disciplinary study of economics, politics, society and culture, this collection of essays examines the concepts of “change” and “continuity” in contemporary Japan.

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