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New Chronicles of Yanagibashi and Diary of a Journey to the West: Narushima Ryūhoku Reports from Home and Abroad (Winner of 2011 US-Japan Friendship Commission Prize)

151 Yanagibashi
Author: 
Matthew FRALEIGH, trans.
Publication Year: 
2010
Publication Number: 
151

Winner of 2011 US-Japan Friendship Commission Prize

This book features complete annotated translations of Narushima Ryūhoku's two most widely read and influential texts, both of which showcase the innovative and experimental use of Chinese-language discourse taking place in Japan during the nineteenth century. | 456 pages


CONTENTS

  • List of Figures
  • Acknolwedgments
  • Introduction
  • A note on the translations
  • New Chronicles of Yanagibashi Volume I
  • New Chronicles of Yanagibashi Volume II
  • New Chronicles of Yanagibashi Volume II
  • Preface and Foreword Diary of a Journey to the West

Afterword | Glossary | Works Cited | Index


Author

  • Matthew FRALEIGH is Associate Professor of East Asian Literature and Culture at Brandeis University, where he chairs the Program in Comparative Literature. His research concerns the literature of early modern and modern Japan, especially kanshibun. His work has appeared in journals such as Japanese Studies, Monumenta Nipponica, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Kokugo kokubun, and the London Review of Books. His annotated translation, New Chronicles of Yanagibashi and Diary of a Journey to the West: Narushima Ryūhoku Reports From Home and Abroad (Cornell, 2010) was awarded the Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize, and in 2012, he received the Sibley Prize for his translation of Ryūhoku's prison essay, Super Secret Tales From the Slammer. His monograph Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryūhoku and the Uses of Chinese Tradition in Modern Japan is forthcoming from Harvard University Asia Center. He is currently working on a book concerning literary and cultural interaction between Japan and Taiwan.

ISBN (hardcover): 
978-1-933947-21-1
Price (hardcover): 
$69.00
ISBN (paperback): 
978-1-933947-51-8
Price (paperback): 
$49.00