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Japan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 127,620,000 (2003) Japan, called Nippon or Nihon domestically, is located off the east coast of the Asian continent, and consists of an archipelago extending from northeast to southwest, with its size slightly larger...

Pakistan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 150,000,000 (2003) Pakistan is an independent Islamic republic that came into being in 1947 upon the partition of British India. Culturally and geographically, it occupies a strategic cultural position between South...

Pusan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,474,300 (2004) Pusan (or Busan), South Korea’s second-largest city with a land area of 168 sq miles (436 sq km), is also its largest port. The city is located at the southeastern tip of the Korean...

Taiwan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 23,000,000 (2004) Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China on Taiwan, is an island country straddling the Tropic of Cancer. Shaped by the movement of the Pacific Plate and the Asiatic Continental Shelf, Taiwan...

Chinese Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...In this chapter, Note on transliteration: Throughout this chapter, Mandarin pinyin is used for most Chinese words and phrases. However, for song titles or quoted lyrics, either Mandarin or Cantonese pinyin are used, depending...

Japanese Religion and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...At the loud cry of the priest, Ferreira did not so much as raise his head. Eyes lowered he answered like a puppet without emotion: ‘This country is a swamp. In time you will come to see that for yourself. This country is a more terrible...

Ahmadabad

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,500,000 (2003) This capital of Gujarat State is the largest urban center located between Mumbai and Delhi; it has a growing international presence in commerce and is the center of Gujarati culture....

Brunei

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 358,098 (2003) The Sultanate of Brunei is a small, wealthy country that lies on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo. It has a land area of 2,252 sq miles (5,765 sq km) and a coastline of approximately...

Fukuoka

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,341,489 (2000) Fukuoka, the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture and the largest city on the southern island of Ky^shô, has been important as the political, economic and cultural center of northern Kyôshô since...

Hamamatsu

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 582,120 (2000) Hamamatsu, the second-largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture, is situated on the west bank of the Tenryô River in the center of Japan’s major island, Honshô, near...