The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer. Rather than focus on what the rest of the world has already encountered, Mark Schilling provides an encyclopedic compendium of books, movies, music, comedians, and cultural scandals that have had the greatest impact in Japan. Thus, for the outsider, The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is an insider's guide to post-war Japan. Not content to simply catalog his entries, Schilling provides real depth and analysis in his articles, opening up Japan's rich pop heritage to the world at large.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EikaiwaCafe - LibraryThing
I read this book back when I was a university student. I made a point of reading at least one article a day (but usually many more), until I had finished it. It really was, and is, a great overview of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ThatsFresh - LibraryThing
This book is so intimidating. It's massive, but thankfully it included a lot of information about nearly everything you could ever want to know about Japanese culture. If an odd topic of some ... Read full review