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188 RedGhost_WhiteGhost
Author: Translated with Introduction by Masako INAMOTO Publication Year: 2018 Publication Number: 188

One of the most significant, prolific, and beloved post-war writers in Japan, Kita Morio (1927–2011)was known by his literary persona, Dokutoru Manbô (Doctor Manbo), Kita was a remarkably versatile writer who produced both serious and comical works in a wide variety of genres.  The ...

189 Sangaku Reflections
Author: J. Marshall Unger Publication Year: 2018 Publication Number: 189

During the period of national isolation, a mathematical tradition called wasan flourished in Japan. Though virtually unknown to Europeans before the Meiji Restoration, its practitioners, the wasanka , produced some results comparable to (and sometimes in advance of) those of mathematici...

Samurai Fringe
Author: Jeff E. Long Publication Year: 2018 Publication Number: 190

Few events have symbolized the interwar Japanese intellectual community’s inability to put up a principled resistance to the Japanese government’s growing authoritarianism like the tenkō phenomenon of the 1930s (the political and/or ideological renunciation of the Communist Party and its aff...

Bentley Kokugaku Scholars
Author: Translated and Annotated by John R. Bentley Publication Year: 2017 Publication Number: 184

Kokugaku “national study” is an academic field of study that spans a number of disciplines, including philology, poetry, literature, linguistics, history, religion, and philosophy. It began as a movement to recapture a sense of Japanese uniqueness, by focusing on Japanese poetic and linguisti...

187 GenderedLandscapes
Author: Translated and with Introduction by Yung-Hee Kim Publication Year: 2017 Publication Number: 187

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Yung-Hee Kim is Professor of Korean literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Her publications include Questioning Minds: Short Stories by Modern Korean Women Writers and Readings in Modern Korean Literature (co-au...

186 Walley Good Dogs
Author: Glynne Walley Publication Year: 2017 Publication Number: 186

About the Author

Glynne Walley received an MA in Japanese Literature from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001 and a PhD in Japanese Literature from Harvard University in 2009.  His research interests involve popular literature and how it negotiates the requirements of industry an...

185 What Doc Overheard
Author: Translated, edited, with Prefaces and a Postface by Elizabeth Markham, Naoko Terauchi, and Rembrandt Wolpert Publication Year: 2017 Publication Number: 185

This study with full translation into both English and Japanese illuminates and reassesses Prussian medical scientist and physican Leopold Müller’s pioneering contribution on Japanese music, especially courtly gagaku, written and published in Japan in a series from 1874 to 1876. It reveals the...

183 Barbed Wire FrontCover
Author: Collected by Bishop D. McKendree Publication Year: 2016 Publication Number: 183

From the Foreword by David McCann:

"... Bishop McKendree’s gathering of songs and poems from the Japanese prisoner of war camps of World War II is a remarkable outcome to a brutal experience. ... The materials were elusive in their circulation among the prisoners, da...

179 Negotiating Socialism WebCover
Author: Xiaojia HOU Publication Year: 2016 Publication Number: 179

This is the first monograph in English on how China's agricultural collectivization began. In 1953 the Chinese Communist Party launched a system of agricultural collectivization to lean the countryside toward socialism. It led to the Utopian Commune Movement in 1958 and was followed by ...

182 Residue of Dreams FrontCover
Author: Nicholas Morrow Williams, ed. Publication Year: 2016 Publication Number: 182

The Residue of Dreams is the first English-language publication of the classical-style poems of Jao Tsung-i (b. 1917), a prominent artist-calligrapher, scholar-poet, and polymath living in Hong Kong. Jao’s poems in various traditional forms reflect the tumultuous history of twentieth-...

180 Front Cover China at Crossroads
Author: Joseph W. Esherick and Matthew Combs, eds. Publication Year: 2015 Publication Number: 180

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In the grand narrative of modern Chinese history, 1943 is usually passed over with little notice. Great attention has been paid to critical watersheds in Chinese history—the end of the empire in 1911, the outbreak of full-scale war with Japan in 1937, or the triumph of th...

173 PortraitSuburbanite
Author: Kim Eunju, trans. Publication Year: 2015 Publication Number: 173

This volume is a translation of Choi Seung-ja’s 1991 anthology titled Portrait of a Suburbanite . Published in the series of “100 Prominent Korean Poets” by Mirae Press, the poems in this volume were selected from four of Choi’s previous works titled, Love of This Age (1981), Merry Diary ...

178 reading wang wenxing
Author: Shu-ning Sciban and Ihor Pidhainy, eds. Publication Year: 2015 Publication Number: 178

This is the first book-length study of Wang Wenxing in English offering biographic, cultural, textual, literary, and linguistic readings of his work. The essays cover topics such as Wang’s writing principles, typology of characters, analysis of lexicon, employment of stream-of-consciousness, mu...

CEAS 175 Sangaku Proofs cover
Author: J. Marshall UNGER Publication Year: 2015 Publication Number: 175

During many decades of national isolation, a mathematical tradition called wasan flourished in Japan independently of the advances of Enlightenment mathematics and virtually unknown to Europeans before the Meiji Restoration. Yet the brilliance of its practitioners, the wasanka, would surely have ...

181 Stll Hear Wound Image
Author: Translations edited by Rebecca Jennison and Brett de Bary Publication Year: 2015 Publication Number: 181

Still Hear the Wound: Towards an Asia, Politics, Art To Come introduces English language readers for the first time to work by an emerging group of critics and artists addressing the legacies of colonial violence in present-day Japan. The volume contains translated essays, and an accompanying DV...

Weinstein Voices of Taiwanese Women cover
Author: John B. Weinstein, ed. Publication Year: 2015 Publication Number: 177

This anthology features three new translations representing an aspect of modern Asian drama as yet unavailable to readers in English: the community-based theaters of Taiwan, working in Chinese languages beyond Mandarin. Community theater (shequ juchang) contrasts with the more mainstream theater...

172 CapitalistDIlemma
Author: Sherman COCHRAN, ed. Publication Year: 2014 Publication Number: 172

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How can capitalists’ motivations during a Communist revolution be reliably documented and fully understood? Up to now, the answer to this question has generally eluded scholars who, for lack of nonofficial sources, have fallen back on official explanations by the Comm...

170 Mao
Author: ZHU Dandan Publication Year: 2013 Publication Number: 170
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In Mao Zedong’s words, 1956 was a year of "big events," both at home and abroad. The "secret speech" delivered by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Twentieth Congress had, according to Mao, "opened the lid" on t...

159 Like Clouds or Mists
Author: Elizabeth OYLER and Michael WATSON, eds. Publication Year: 2013 Publication Number: 159
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This volume is organized to roughly follow the order of events presented in the Kakuichi-bon variant of the Heike. Essays and translations focus on a series of major events from the Heike: Kiyomori’s rise (the “Giō” cycle of plays); Yoshinaka’s push to the capital; th...

Author: Theodore Hughes, Jae-Yong Kim, Jin-kyung Lee, Sang-kyung Lee, EDITORS Publication Year: 2013 Publication Number: 167

Twelve short stories by colonial Korean proletarian writers and two works written in 1946 under U.S. military occupation provide a diverse, ever-changing portrait of the complex movements of people and ideas that constituted both colonial Korean and the Japanese empire. This add to the tumultuous...