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The art of censorship in postwar Japan

Author: Kirsten Cather
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2012.
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2002 a manga (comic book) was for the first time successfully charged with the crime of obscenity in the Japanese courts. In The Art of Censorship Kirsten Cather traces how this case represents  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Cather
ISBN: 9780824835873 0824835875
OCLC Number: 786447142
Description: x, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lady Chatterley's censor (1951-1957) --
The legacy of Chatterley : Sade (1961-1969) and beyond --
Dirt for politics' sake : the Black Snow trial (1965-1969) --
Dirt for money's sake : the Nikkatsu Roman porn trial (1972-1980) --
Pornographic adaptations of the classics : The safflower (1948-1950) and The record of the night battles at Dannoura (1970-1976) --
Kafū : censored, dead or alive (1948-1950, 1973-1980) --
A picture's worth a thousand words : in the realm of the senses (1976-1982) --
Japan's first manga trial : Honey room (2002-2007).
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Responsibility: Kirsten Cather.
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