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xiv, 374 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Aloha America reveals the role of hula in legitimating U.S. imperial ambitions in Hawai'i. Hula performers began touring throughout the continental United States and Europe in the late nineteenth century. These "hula circuits" introduced hula, and Hawaiians, to U.S. audiences, establishing an "imagined intimacy, " a powerful fantasy that enabled Americans to possess their colony physically and symbolically. Meanwhile, in the early years of American imperialism in the Pacific, touring hula performers incorporated veiled critiques of U.S. expansionism into their productions. At vaudeville theatres, international expositions, commercial nightclubs, and military bases, Hawaiian women acted as ambassadors of aloha, enabling Americans to imagine Hawai'i as feminine and benign, and the relation between colonizer and colonized as mutually desired. By the 1930s, Hawaiian culture, particularly its music and hula, had enormous promotional value. In the 1940s, thousands of U.S. soldiers and military personnel in Hawai'i were entertained by hula performances, many of which were filmed by military photographers. Yet, as Adria L. Imada shows, Hawaiians also used hula as a means of cultural survival and counter-colonial political praxis. In Aloha America, Imada focuses on the years between the 1890s and the 1960s, examining little-known performances and films before turning to the present-day re-appropriation of hula by the Hawaiian self-determination movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822352075 20160608
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
319 pages ; 18 cm.
Thirty leading, multidisiplinary experts on China, including Perry Link (Princeton Univeristy), Andrew Nathan (Columbia University), Jonathan Mirsky ( Times of London), W. J. F. Jenner, Lois Wheeler Snow, and Morton Abramowitz (The Century Foundation), recount their initial encounters with China, recalling seminal observations and impressions. Most contributors first traveled to China when it was still closed to the world or was just beginning to open. Their subsequent experiences, writings, and policies shaped the Western relationship with China for more than a generation. This collection is essential for readers eager to understand the evolution of Western attitudes toward China. At the same time, it opens a vivid, intimate window into a fascinating period in Chinese history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789881604620 20160612
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
397 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
During World War II, Japan was vilified by America as our hated enemy in the East. Though we distinguished "good Germans" from the Nazis, we condemned all Japanese indiscriminately as fanatics and savages. As the Cold War heated up, however, the U.S. government decided to make Japan its bulwark against communism in Asia. But how was the American public made to accept an alliance with Japan so soon after the "Japs" had been demonized as subhuman, bucktoothed apes with Coke-bottle glasses? In this revelatory work, Naoko Shibusawa charts the remarkable reversal from hated enemy to valuable ally that occurred in the two decades after the war. While General MacArthur's "Occupation Forces" pursued our nation's strategic goals in Japan, liberal American politicians, journalists, and filmmakers pursued an equally essential, though long-unrecognised, goal: the dissemination of a new and palatable image of the Japanese among the American public. With extensive research, from "Occupation" memoirs to military records, from court documents to Hollywood films, and from charity initiatives to newspaper and magazine articles, Shibusawa demonstrates how the evil enemy was rendered as a feminised, submissive nation, as an immature youth that needed America's benevolent hand to guide it toward democracy. Interestingly, Shibusawa reveals how this obsession with race, gender, and maturity reflected America's own anxieties about race relations and equity between the sexes in the post-war world. "America's Geisha Ally" is an exploration of how belligerents reconcile themselves in the wake of war, but also offers insight into how a new superpower adjusts to its role as the world's pre-eminent force.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674023482 20160527
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Video
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Okinawa 1946- occuppied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge is a well-meaning but inept loser, and facees a wily oriental interpreter and a determined geisha girl, along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation!
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
448 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Video
1 videodisc (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
An American Air Force major on leave in Japan after the Korean War falls in love with a Japanese actress. When they declare their love openly, they find themselves scorned equally by both the Japanese and Americans.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-290E-01, HISTORY-390E-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
367 p. : col. ill. ; 35 cm.
Created in cooperation with the surviving Beatles and Yoko Ono, this anthology of personal memorabilia, documents, photographs, and other items from personal archives chronicles the band's Liverpool origins, rise to fame, and breakup.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780811826846 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
xii, 227 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
x, 133 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01

10. On photography [1977]

Book
207 p. ; 22 cm.
  • In Plato's caves.--America, seen through photographs, darkly.- Melancholy objects.--The heroism of vision.--Photographic evangels.--The image world.--A brief anthology of quotations.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, ENGLISH-82N-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
214 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
2 v. illus. 28 cm.
  • v. 1. Statewide: tourism in Hawaii.--v. 2. Regional: West Hawaii.
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
xix, 298 p. 22 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01

14. One world [1943]

Book
ix, [1] p., 1 l., 206 p. 21 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
cclxxxiii, 799 p. maps (part fold., incl. front.) plans (part fold.) 16 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01
Book
5 v. illus., plates (part col.) fold. map, fold. plan. 16 cm.
  • v. 1. Manchuria & Chōsen.--v. 2. Southwestern Japan.--v. 3. Northeastern Japan.--v. 4. China.--v.5. East Indies.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
AMSTUD-51S-01, CSRE-51S-01, HISTORY-51S-01