HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS
Cover: Tears of Longing: Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song, from Harvard University PressCover: Tears of Longing in PAPERBACK

Harvard East Asian Monographs 206

Tears of Longing

Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$24.95 • £21.95 • €22.95

ISBN 9780674012769

Publication Date: 09/01/2003

Short

280 pages

7 halftones, 8 musical examples, 8 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

World, subsidiary rights restricted

Add to Cart

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • List of Music Examples
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: The Cultural Logic of Enkas Imaginary
    • Collective Remembering, Collective Forgetting
    • Localizing the National Nationalizing the Local
    • Patterning Forms Through Kata
  • Chapter 2: Inventing Enka: Definitions, Genres, Pasts
    • Defining “Enka”
    • Metji Era (1868–1912)
    • Taishō Era (1912–1926)
    • Showa Era (1926–l1989)
    • Heisei Era (1989–present)
  • Chapter 3: Producing Enka: Lessons in Perseverance
    • The Enka Industry: Metaphors for the Nation
    • The Making of a Singer: Imaging the Imaginary
    • The Making of a Hit Song
  • Chapter 4: Enka on Stage: Patterning the Practices of Intimacy
    • Live Performances Creating a Display of Patterned Intimacy
    • Mediated Performances: Broadcasting Intimacy
  • Chapter 5: Clichés of Excess: Words, Music, Bodies, and Beyond
    • Textual Kata: A Modern Musical Recasting of Waka
    • Musical Kata: Aural Processes of the Past
    • Bodily Kata: Gendered Display
    • Beyond Kata: Cliché and Its Limits
  • Chapter 6: Consuming Enkas Imaginary: Listening, Singing, Doing
    • Enkas Appeal
    • Kōenkai and Fan Clubs
    • Karaoke
  • Chapter 7: Enka as Engendered Longing: Romance, Furusato, “Japan”
      Romancing the Nation
    • Longing for Furusato
    • “Japan”
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A: Major Record Companies That Produce and Market Enka
  • Appendix B: Regular Mass Media Enka Programs in the Tokyo Area, 1992
  • Appendix C: Listing of Songs in the Corpus
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

A stack of five bestselling titles from Harvard University Press against a hot pink textured background

Ringing in the New Year with HUP’s 2022 Bestsellers

There is no better way for readers to usher in the new year than by looking back to the books that defined the last. For Harvard University Press, our 2022 bestsellers make up a diverse list of books across time and discipline.