Japan and Russia: Three Centuries of Mutual Images by Yulia Mikhailova, M. William Steele

By Yulia Mikhailova, M. William Steele

This quantity acknowledges the transforming into wisdom of the significance of pictures in diplomacy, exploring the phenomenon over 3 centuries because it pertains to Russia and Japan. the overall notion of 1 state by means of one other - the 'stereotypical collective mentality' - is an ancient phenomenon that remains a primary part in diplomacy in any respect degrees, yet in particular within the political and enterprise arenas, and is still an ongoing problem for destiny generations. Bringing jointly foreign students from a variety of disciplines, this cutting edge examine focuses specially on modes of seeing and at the enigma of visible event. It attracts on a variety of visible representations from propaganda posters and cartoons to artistic endeavors and movies and to newer media, corresponding to tv, the web, pop-culture icons, in addition to direct visible encounters. the amount increases questions of the way various cultures realize, comprehend and symbolize one another, how and why mutual representations have replaced or remained unchanged throughout the lengthy historical past of Japanese-Russian interactions, what psychological frameworks exist on either side of the come across; and the way visions of otherness impact the development of nationwide, cultural and social identities.

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During this time images of Japan gradually entered and became ingrained in Russian art and literature. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Russians came to understand Japan on different levels (high culture/low culture) and in different genres, forming a bright and expressive, albeit somewhat blurry, picture. That image was incorporated into classical Russian literature and the writers of the Russian fin de siècle accepted and transformed it still further. It thus emerged like a photograph in various stages of development.

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