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184 Anthology of Kokugaku Scholars (1690-1868)
Author: Translated and Annotated by John R. Bentley Publication Year: 2017 Publication Number: 184

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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,...

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 tw...

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 foll...

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 ...

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 ...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 --the 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 the...

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...