Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe

Looks at Professor Risley's introduction of the Western-style circus to Japan in 1864 and his subsequent tours of the country with the Imperial Japanese Troupe of acrobats, an encounter that opened both cultures to one another.

Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe

Author: Frederik L. Schodt

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1611720095

Page: 336

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Looks at Professor Risley's introduction of the Western-style circus to Japan in 1864 and his subsequent tours of the country with the Imperial Japanese Troupe of acrobats, an encounter that opened both cultures to one another.

Conjuring Asia

by the Royal Tycoon Troupe, which headed into Asian and Oceania.18 These troupes ... by Frederik Schodt, Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe.

Conjuring Asia

Author: Chris Goto-Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107076595

Page: 336

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This book charts the history of modern magic across India, China and Japan, analyzing representations in the cultural imagination of the West.

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

... Professor Risley: Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: how an American acrobat introduced circus to Japan – and Japan to the West.

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

Author: Matthias Middell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429796420

Page: 704

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The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies brings together the various fields within which transregional phenomena are scientifically observed and analysed. This handbook presents the theoretical and methodological potential of such studies for the advancement of the conceptualization of global and area-bound developments. Following three decades of intense debate about globalization and transnationalism, it has become clear that border-crossing connections and interactions between societies are highly important, yet not all extend beyond the borders of nation-states or are of truly world-wide reach. The product of extensive international and interdisciplinary cooperation, this handbook is divided into ten sections that introduce the wide variety of topics within transregional studies, including Colonialism and Post-Colonial Studies, Spatial Formats, International Organizations, Religions and Religious Movements, and Transregional Studies and Narratives of Globalization. Recognizing that transregional studies asks about the space-making and space-formatting character of connections as well as the empirical status of such connections under the global condition, the volume reaches beyond the typical confines of area and regional studies to consider how areas are transcended and transformed more widely. Combining case studies with both theoretical and methodological considerations, The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies provides the first overview of the currently flourishing field of transregional studies and is the ideal volume for students and scholars of this diverse subject and its related fields.

Manga s Cultural Crossroads

His latest book, in 2012, is Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan, and Japan to the West.

Manga s Cultural Crossroads

Author: Jaqueline Berndt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134102836

Page: 270

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Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese culture, it describes "manga culture" in two ways: as a fundamentally hybrid culture comprised of both subcultures and transcultures, and as an aesthetic culture which has eluded modernist notions of art, originality, and authorship. The latter is demonstrated in a special focus on the best-selling manga franchise, NARUTO.

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire

Houndmills: Palgrave. Schodt, Frederik L. 2012. Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe. Berkeley: Stone Bridge. Schönhoff, Leopold. 1897.

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire

Author: Peter Marx

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135013547X

Page: 320

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The 19th century ushered in an unprecedented boom in technology, the unification of European nations, the building of global empires and stabilization of the middle classes. The theatre of the era reflected these significant developments as well as helped to catalyse them. Populist theatre and purposebuilt playhouses flourished in the ever-growing urban and cosmopolitan centres of Europe and in expanding global networks. This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1800 to 1920. Highly illustrated with 51 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.

The Cambridge Companion to the Circus

Schodt, Frederik L. Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan – and Japan ...

The Cambridge Companion to the Circus

Author: Gillian Arrighi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108617689

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The Cambridge Companion to the Circus provides a complete guide for students, scholars, teachers, researchers, and practitioners who are seeking perspectives on the foundations and evolution of the modern circus, the contemporary extent of circus studies, and the specialised literature available to support further enquiries. The volume brings together an international group of established and emerging scholars working across the multi-disciplinary domain of circus studies to present a clear overview of the specialised histories, aesthetics and distinctive performances of the modern circus. In sixteen commissioned essays, it covers the origins in commercial equestrian performance during the late-eighteenth century to contemporary inflections of circus arts in major international festivals, educational environments, and social justice settings.

The Merchant s Tale

Quoted in Schodt, Professor Risley, 194. For an excellent narrative of Risley's life, the Imperial Japanese Troupe, and its performances worldwide, ...

The Merchant s Tale

Author: Simon Partner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231544464

Page: 316

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In April 1859, at age fifty, Shinohara Chūemon left his old life behind. Chūemon, a well-off farmer in his home village, departed for the new port city of Yokohama, where he remained for the next fourteen years. There, as a merchant trading with foreigners in the aftermath of Japan’s 1853 “opening” to the West, he witnessed the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, the civil war that followed, and the Meiji Restoration’s reforms. The Merchant’s Tale looks through Chūemon’s eyes at the upheavals of this period. In a narrative history rich in colorful detail, Simon Partner uses the story of an ordinary merchant farmer and its Yokohama setting as a vantage point onto sweeping social transformation and its unwitting agents. Chūemon, like most newcomers to Yokohama, came in search of economic opportunity. His story sheds light on vital issues in Japan’s modern history, including the legacies of the Meiji Restoration; the East Asian treaty port system; and the importance of everyday life—food, clothing, medicine, and hygiene—for national identity. Centered on an individual, The Merchant’s Tale is also the story of a place. Created under pressure from aggressive foreign powers, Yokohama was the scene of gunboat diplomacy, a connection to global markets, the birthplace of new lifestyles, and the beachhead of Japan’s modernization. Partner’s history of a vibrant meeting place humanizes the story of Japan’s revolutionary 1860s and their profound consequences for Japanese society and culture.

New Carlisle

PATRONAGE OF THE UNDER THE SPECIAL PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES PROFESSOR RISLEY'S IMPERIAL AND ORIGINAL JAPANESE TROUPE ! The WONDER OF THE WORLD , LITTLE ...

New Carlisle

Author: Dana Groves

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738577395

Page: 127

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Long described as a dreamer and wanderer, Richard Risley Carlisle traveled from the East, purchased 160 acres, and platted the town of New Carlisle in 1835. The little town on the hill grew as many settlers found the flat, fertile prairie lands surrounding the town ideal for farming. The construction of the Michigan Road just a few years prior had opened up settlement in New Carlisle and the surrounding Olive Township. The railroad built in 1852 ensured success of the town as it bypassed other rival towns causing them to fade into obscurity. The images in this book give a glimpse into the small-town life of New Carlisle and the surrounding areas such as the communities of Hamilton and Hudson Lake that played such an important part of the community's rich heritage.

Nineteenth Century Theatre

One correspondent summed up the rival troupe's advantage thus : “ The two parties ... Maguire and Professor Risley'sImperial Japanese Troupe " gave a ...

Nineteenth Century Theatre

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The Circus Age

... 112; and Hodgini, 115–16; and freaks, 123 Primates, 96–97, 153, 156–59 ''Professor Risley's Imperial Troupe of Wonderful Japanese,'' 198 Prof.

The Circus Age

Author: Janet M. Davis

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807861499

Page: 360

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A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate spheres for men and women, and the genesis of the United States' overseas empire. In the process, she casts the circus as a powerful force in consolidating the nation's identity as a modern industrial society and world power. Davis explores the multiple "shows" that took place under the big top, from scripted performances to exhibitions of laborers assembling and tearing down tents to impromptu spectacles of audiences brawling, acrobats falling, and animals rampaging. Turning Victorian notions of gender, race, and nationhood topsy-turvy, the circus brought its vision of a rapidly changing world to spectators--rural as well as urban--across the nation. Even today, Davis contends, the influence of the circus continues to resonate in popular representations of gender, race, and the wider world.

The Illustrated London News

Professor Risley's Imperial Japanese Troupe , with Little All Right , Count Denkichi , and other marvellous Performers ; last performance but three .

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