Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

History transformed: Sengoku Daimyo in Japanese popular media
by Campbell, Alesia J., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 139; 1521577
Abstract (Summary)

Like the early warriors enshrined in the war tales (gunki monogatari ), the daimyō warlords of the late Sengoku period (1463-1573) have become the subject of popular media, with their own histories influencing and influenced by the narrative of the media that feature them. This paper examines the relationship between history and popular media, looking at how the images of the daimyō, specifically Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and Date Masamune (1567-1636), are rendered in modern media, including manga, video games and television programs. It also traces the importance of the samurai warrior as a part of local history and identity in Japan as well as how international society has received these images of Japan's iconic warriors.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Yamada, Teri
Commitee: Brown, Kendall, Douglas, Masako
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Asian and American Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: History, Asian Studies
Publication Number: 1521577
ISBN: 978-1-267-79006-4
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