A relatively little-studied comic from 1931, The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, ... Gakuen – a Japanese language school) under the title Manga Hokubei Iminshi (“A Manga North American Immigrant History”).
Author: Golnar Nabizadeh
Category: Social Science
This book analyses the relationship between comics and cultural memory. By focussing on a range of landmark comics from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the discussion draws attention to the ongoing role of visual culture in framing testimony, particularly in relation to underprivileged subjects such as migrants and refugees, individuals dealing with war and oppressive regimes and individuals living with particular health conditions. The discussion is influenced by literary and cultural debates on the intersections between ethics, testimony, trauma, and human rights, reflected in its three overarching questions: ‘How do comics usually complicate the production of cultural memory in local contents and global mediascapes?’, ‘How do comics engage with, and generate, new forms of testimonial address?’, and ‘How do the comics function as mnemonic structures?’ The author highlights that the power of comics is that they allow both creators and readers to visualise the fracturing power of violence and oppression – at the level of the individual, domestic, communal, national and international – in powerful and creative ways. Comics do not stand outside of literature, cinema, or any of the other arts, but rather enliven the reciprocal relationship between the verbal and the visual language that informs all of these media. As such, the discussion demonstrates how fields such as graphic medicine, graphic justice, and comics journalism contribute to existing theoretical and analytics debates, including critical visual theory, trauma and memory studies, by offering a broad ranging, yet cohesive, analysis of cultural memory and its representation in print and digital comics.
THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS MANGA Manga Yonin Shosei, “The Four Students Manga” ( ) • Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama • Stone Bridge Press (1999) • Self-published (1931) • 1 volume • Historical, Comedy, Drama • Unrated/All Ages (adult themes) Rescued ...
Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: Del Rey
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!
Here Frederik L. Schodt explores his lifelong fascination with the sutra: its mesmerizing mantra, its ancient history, the “emptiness theory, and the way it is used around the world as a metaphysical tool to overcome chaos and confusion ...
Author: Frederik L. Schodt
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
The Heart Sutra is the most widely read, chanted, and copied text in East Asian Buddhism. Here Frederik L. Schodt explores his lifelong fascination with the sutra: its mesmerizing mantra, its ancient history, the “emptiness theory, and the way it is used around the world as a metaphysical tool to overcome chaos and confusion and reach a new understanding of reality--a perfection of wisdom. Schodt's journey takes him to caves in China, American beats declaiming poetry, speculations into the sutra's true origins, and even a robot Avalokiteśvara at a Kyoto temple.
The Four Immigrants Manga is of significance not only in reflecting the Japanese American experience and revealing multiple aspects of the Japanese immigrant community, but also in documenting historical events in American and world ...
Author: Carrye Kay Syma
Category: Literary Criticism
Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
incorporated, takenforgranted manga elements have reached a cultural saturation point. ... to the eponymous artist signals a thematic overlap between MANGAMAN and the latter's most important work, The Four Immigrants Manga (1931).
Author: Casey Brienza
Category: Social Science
Outside Japan, the term ’manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ’manga’ are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere. These comics, although often derided and dismissed as ’fake manga’, represent an important but understudied global cultural phenomenon which, controversially, may even point to a future of ’Japanese’ comics without Japan. This book takes seriously the political economy and cultural production of this so-called ’global manga’ produced throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia and explores the conditions under which it arises and flourishes; what counts as ’manga’ and who gets to decide; the implications of global manga for contemporary economies of cultural and creative labour; the ways in which it is shaped by or mixes with local cultural forms and contexts; and, ultimately, what it means for manga to be ’authentically’ Japanese in the first place. Presenting new empirical research on the production of global manga culture from scholars across the humanities and social sciences, as well as first person pieces and historical overviews written by global manga artists and industry insiders, Global Manga will appeal to scholars of cultural and media studies, Japanese studies, and popular and visual culture.
... Daniel Huddleston , " Tokimeki Memorial Drama " ; Mark Simmons , " Gouf Custom " ; Julie Davis , " The Four Immigrants Manga " ; Chris Kohler , " Parasite Eve " ) . 2462. " Reviews . " Manga Max . December 1998 , pp . 44-51 .
Author: John A. Lent
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Serves as the only complete bibliography on comic art for the 87 countries discussed.
Orr lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her four children, most of whom are all avid manga fans. ... 20 The Four Immigrants Manga by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama. Courtesy of Stone Bridge Press; p. 22 William West/AFP/Getty ...
Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Explains the history of manga and the training needed to break into the manga business.
“Henry Kiyama and the Four Immigrants Manga,” in Kiyama, Henry, The Four Immigrants Manga, Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, pp. 7–18. Schwartz, Julius, and Thomsen, Brian M. (2000). Man of Two Worlds. My Life in Science Fiction and Comics, ...
Author: Santiago García
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Literary Criticism
A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis. He considers the aesthetic and entrepreneurial innovations that established the conditions for the rise of the graphic novel all over the world. García not only treats the formal components of the art, but also examines the cultural position of comics in various formats as a popular medium. Typically associated with children, often viewed as unedifying and even at times as a threat to moral character, comics art has come a long way. With such examples from around the world as Spain, France, Germany, and Japan, García illustrates how the graphic novel, with its increasingly global and aesthetically sophisticated profile, represents a new model for graphic narrative production that empowers authors and challenges longstanding social prejudices against comics and what they can achieve.