Asia's music cultures come together at gig

Nov 15, 2015

Asia's music cultures come together at gig

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Music director Kishiko Kawaguchi will host a concert Nov. 29 that some Japan Times readers can attend free. The show has a lengthy title — The 24th Kishiko International Music Concert Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and ...

The 'Great Terracotta Army' marches on Japan

Nov 5, 2015

The 'Great Terracotta Army' marches on Japan

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A small section of Qin Shi Huang’s terra-cotta army marched into the Tokyo National Museum last week and will remain there until February before descending on the cities of Fukuoka and Osaka. The 2,200-year-old life-size statues — sometimes referred to as the “eighth wonder ...

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

Mar 24, 2013

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

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THE SEARCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN: A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty, by Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), translated by Kyoko Selden. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012, 287 pp., $49.95 (hardcover) China has a phrase, “the four beautiful women,” Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), the ...