New PDF release: Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual

ISBN-10: 1137522003

ISBN-13: 9781137522009

Pink Love around the Pacific examines the transnational circulate that swept around the Asia-Pacific within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties as a mixed type of political and sexual revolution for ladies and males, homosexual and directly, and follows its trajectory through the 20th century. purple Love expressed a hope for a brand new society the place love itself will be extensively reconfigured. interpreting movie, literature, biography, and the censor's archive, this booklet analyzes the transnational exchange in illustration of recent, radical, usually working-class types of wish in addition to the associations that emerged to suppress them in Australia, Korea, Japan, China, Russia, and North the USA. Crossing the Pacific and the nice divide of the pre- and post-Cold battle, this booklet bargains compelling case stories of sexual and political revolutionaries whose excavated tales remodel our realizing of the 20 th century's sexual and political historical past.

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By the latter half of the 19s0s, 1200-cc long-deck twoton trucks had appeared on the market. Before the Big Five got serious about producing small four-wheeled trucks, the three-wheeled trucks contributed dramatically to ensuring that Japan could transport small loads in the postwar period. I was also placed in charge of the two-wheeled-vehicle industry. This industry got its start by putting an engine on a bicycle. I visited Soichiro Honda of Honda Motors right after the company's start-up of full-scale 11 PROLOGUE motorcycle production.

We needed to do something to rectify the situation. The price of cars produced as a result of MITI's policy of nurturing passenger car businesses was more than twice the yearly income of the average citizen. As I mentioned earlier, most autos were used as taxis or by companies; they were far beyond the reach of the individual consumer. In the 1950s, a foreign currency framework was set up for the import of motor vehicles, and some foreign cars gradually began entering the market. MITI allocated foreign currency to companies evenly, regardless of manufacturing country or type of car, as a way of preventing a particular auto or auto company from establishing too strong a market base.

They clearly demonstrated the high-speed endurance of the new Corona. The Corona overtook its rival, the Bluebird, that year in monthly sales and became the best-selling car in Japan in 1965. It held on to this position until 1970, when it was overtaken by the Toyota Corolla (a new subcompact). " The ultimate victor was the Corona (Chart 1) . Chart 1: Sales of Corona and Bluebird 300,OOOr----------------------------------. : 'c 50,000 => 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1-4.

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