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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 ...

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 Communist governments’ official...

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...

169 Tamakatsuma
Author: John BENTLEY Publication Year: 2013 Publication Number: 169
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Tamakatsuma provides important insights into Tokugawa history, literature, linguistics, and Shintō thought. Written by Motoori Norinaga over the course of about ten years, Norinaga recorded thoughts on a variety of topics, as well as quotes from works he thought were rare or...

166 vulture peak
Author: Stephen D. MILLER, translations with Patrick DONNELLY Publication Year: 2013 Publication Number: 166
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In the Heian period, court waka --that most orthodox of poetic genres--became the vehicle by which Japanese writers brought their literacy and spiritual aspirations together in a new way. The shift they made from the practices of their cultural past, and th...

168 Tosaka Jun: A Critical Reader
Author: Ken C. Kawashima, Fabian Schaefer, Robert Stolz, eds. Publication Year: 2013 Publication Number: 168
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Tosaka Jun (1900-1945) was one of modern Japan’s most unique, urgent, and important critics of capitalism, Japanese imperialism, the emperor system, “Japanism,” and everyday life in imperial Japan. A philosopher trained at Kyoto University, Tosaka made major contribution...

163 Another Stage
Author: LIM Beng Choo Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 163
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Another Stage - Kanze Nobumitsu and the late Muromachi Noh Theater is a long overdue book-length study of the late Muromachi period noh practitioner Kanze Nobumitsu (1435 - 1516). In this three-part book, Lim highlights the importance of historical and societal contexts in wh...

161 Supernatural Beings
Author: Chifumi SHIMAZAKI and Stephen COMEE Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 161
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This long-awaited volume presents the fifth and final category of Noh plays, often called kiri-nō, or “ending Noh,” because they are staged last in a formal performance. This group comprises fifty of the most active and exciting of all plays in the Noh repertoire. The shi...

164 Bamboo Texts Vol 1
Author: Scott COOK Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 164

For the interview between Scott Cook and Carla Nappi of New Books in East Asian Studies, please click here.

The cache of bamboo texts recently unearthed (in 1993) from the village of Guodian, Hubei Province, is without doubt a rare and unique find in the history of Chinese philosophy and...

Author: Scott COOK Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 165

For the interview between Scott Cook and Carla Nappi of New Books in East Asian Studies, please click here.

The cache of bamboo texts recently unearthed (in 1993) from the village of Guodian, Hubei Province, is without doubt a rare and unique find in the history of Chinese philosophy and...

158 Endless War
Author: Shu-ning SCIBAN and Fred EDWARDS, eds. Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 158

This volume consists of translations of twenty-four fictional works and five essays by Wang Wen-Hsing, plus a dedicated author's preface.  Wang is one of the most celebrated modernist writers in Taiwan and the recipient of Taiwan's most prestigious National Culture and Arts Award (Literature Cat...

169 OfBirdsCrying
Author: Michiko N. WILSON and Michael K. WILSON, trans. Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 160

A New Japanese Horizons Series title.

Of  Birds Crying ( Naku tori no , 1985), the recipient of the Noma Bungei Prize, is loosely based on the author’s own life, recounting six months in the lives of Yurie Mama, a well-established middle-aged novelist married to Shōzō, a scientist....

156 Single Sickness
Author: Lynne KUTSUKAKE, trans. Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 156

A New Japanese Horizons Series title. 

Single Sickness and Other Stories by Masuda Mizuko opens a window onto the intriguing fictional world of award-winning author Masuda Mizuko. Masuda explores themes of female subjectivity and biology, selfhood and autonomy, loneliness and desire, an...

162 Stateless Subjects
Author: Petrus LIU Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 162
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Known in the West primarily through poorly subtitled films, Chinese martial arts fiction is one of the most iconic and yet the most understudied form of modern sinophone creativity. Current scholarship on the subject is characterized by three central assumptions that I will ar...

157 Tanikawa cover
Author: Takako U. LENTO Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 157

A New Japanese Horizons Series title.

This extensive selection of Tanikawa Shuntaro's poetry reflects the full depth and breadth of his work, from his appearance as a fresh new voice to the mastery of his later poetry. It traces his artistic development and his shift in focus from man's c...

152 Manchus
Author: Pei HUANG Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 152
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Making extensive use of Chinese, Japanese, Manchu, and Western sources, the author adopts a historical multifaceted approach to explore the various forces - geography, economics, frontier contacts, political and social institutions; language, literature and art; religion and C...

148 Holstein Cover
Author: John Holstein, trans. with commentary Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 148

2011 winner Korean Literature Translation Prize

A Moment's Grace presents short stories that depict the core of the process of Korea's modernization, from Liberation in 1945 to the Seoul Olympics in 1988. The stories here provide a view of the process through the eyes of ordinary people...

146 China on Margins
Author: Edited Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 146

Should modern Chinese history be approached from the center looking out or from the margins looking in? Confronted with contrasting views, it is worth asking what the relationship is between the center (or centers) ad the margins. Twelve contributors attempt to answer this question. The essays in...

144 Chinese Walls
Author: Roger DES FORGES, GAO Minglu, LIU Chiao-mei, Haun SAUSSY with Thomas BURKMAN, editors Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 144

Are walls remnants of ancient and medieval societies, destined to become anachronistic in modern and post-modern times? Or will they persist, shaping as well as adjusting to new conditions? Do walls necessarily constrain and even isolate those who live within them, or can they act as a medium of ...

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