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Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations

Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota, and Gyongyi Horvath


This volume of essays focuses on the meanings of the spirited and its navigation in the diverse, dynamic, and polarized creative environment of the 21st century. The animation medium and its related subjects including fine art, comics, children literature, folklore, religion, and philosophy lead inter-disciplinary discussions, ranging from theory to practice, within the framework of an ever-changing media landscape and social-cultural-political environment. Working on different continents and coming from varying cultural backgrounds, the contributors are like-minded scholars, artists, curators ... More

Keywords: spirited, journeys, transformations, animated, universality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496826268
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496826268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tze-yue G. Hu, editor

Masao Yokota, editor
Nihon University

Gyongyi Horvath, editor

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Section 1 Mindful Practices, Creation, and the Spirited Process

Mindful Animation for Learning Awareness

Graham Barton and Birgitta Hosea

Section 2 Objects, Spirits, and Characters

Heaven and Earth

Raz Greenberg

Metanoia in Anime

Richard J. Leskosky

Section 3 Inspirations from the Spiritual-Cultural Realm

Section 4 Comics and Children’s Literature: Their Transformative Roles

“We Are All Humans”

Gyongyi Horvath

Section 5 Buddhist Worldviews, Interactions, and Symbolism

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