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Conjuring Asia : magic, orientalism and the making of the modern World

Author: Christopher S Goto-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzing the secretive work of magicians, Goto-Jones charts the history of modern stage magic across India, China and Japan, looking at representations of, and encounters with, Asia in the cultural  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher S Goto-Jones
ISBN: 9781107433823 1107433827
OCLC Number: 1041391781
Description: 327 p. : ill.
Contents: Magic in the world --
Modern magic in history and theory --
A theory of modern magic --
Oriental(ist) magic --
Indian magic and magic in India --
Chinese magic and magic in China --
Japanese magic and magic in Japan --
Magic in the world
Responsibility: Chris Goto-Jones.

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'If magic is the art of accomplishing the impossible, Goto-Jones emerges as a scholar-magician: a wonder-full book!' Derren Brown, mentalist and illusionist 'Goto-Jones opens with a surprise: far Read more...

 
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