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198 Ishikawa_Kenji front cover
Author: Machiko Ishikawa Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 198


How can the "voiceless" voice be represented? This primary question underpins lshikawa's analysis of selected work by Buraku writer, Nakagami Kenji (1946-1992). In spite of his Buraku background, Nakagami's privilege as a writer made it difficult for him to "hear" and "represent" those...

97 Anno
Author: Mariko Anno Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 197


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What does freedom sound like in the context of traditional Japanese theater? Where is the space for innovation, and how can this kind of innovation operate within the rigid instrumentation of the Noh drama? In Piercing the Structure of Tradition , M...

194 Rea China's Chaplin
Author: Christopher Rea Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 194

About the Author

Christopher Rea is Professor of Asian studies at the University of British Columbia and the author of The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China (2015). He recently edited Imperfect Understanding: Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities (2018) a...

195 Crossed Paths
Author: Lu Yan Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 195

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Lu Yan is Association Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. Her previous works include Re-understanding Japan: Chinese Perspectives, 1895-1945 (University of Hawaii Press, 2004).

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Labor Activism and Colonial Governance i...

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Author: Takako Lento Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 199

About the Author

Takako Lento and W. S. Merwin’s collaborative translation of Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (2013) won the 2013-14 Japan-US Friendship Prize in Translation. Her recent publications include The Art of Being Alone, poems of Tanikawa Shuntaro 1952-2009 (2011), and Tamura ...

196 Rhee
Author: Jooyeon Rhee Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 196

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Jooyeon Rhee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Her current research focuses on crime and mystery fiction of late colonial Korea.

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Jooyeon Rhee provides an innovative ...

200 Britten Dean Wasteland
Author: Translated and with an Introduction by Britten Dean Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 200
About the Translator Britten Dean earned his BA from Brown University in French and German literature and his MA and PhD from Columbia University in East Asian Languages and Cultures. During a 30-year career at California State University Stanislaus, he published extensively and taught a wide variet...
193 McNair Xuanhe Catalogue
Author: Amy McNair Publication Year: 2019 Publication Number: 193

About the Author

Amy McNair is Professor of Chinese Art at the University of Kansas. Her previous publications include Donors of Longmen: Faith, Politics, and Patronage in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Sculpture .

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Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings is the first c...

191 Cover file
Author: Ihor Pidhainy, Roger Des Forges, Grace S. Fong, editors Publication Year: 2018 Publication Number: 191

About the Editors

Ihor Pidhainy is Assistant Professor of History at University of West Georgia, whose research focuses on political, social, and intellectual history of China in the late imperial period (1300-1900). 

Roger Des Forges is Professor Emeritus of History at State ...

192 Silvery World Anthol 1
Author: Edited, Annotated, and with Introductions by Michael J. Pettid Publication Year: 2018 Publication Number: 192

About the Author

Michael J. Pettid is Professor of Korean Studies at Binghamton University, New York.

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A new collection of translations of Korean fiction from the colonial period of the early twentieth century. The contents will introduce readers to works w...

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

A New Japanese Horizons Series title

About the Translator

Masako Inamoto is Asian Studies Program Director and Associate Professor of Japanese at Skidmore College. Her teaching and research interests are in modern Japanese literature and language p...

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

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J. Marshall Unger is Emeritus Professor of Japanese at Ohio State University. His research has focused on the history of Japanese, teaching Japanese as a second language, and writing systems of East Asia. Two of his books,  The Fifth Generation Falla...

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

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Jeff E. Long is Professor of History at Bloomsburg University.

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Few events have symbolized the interwar Japanese intellectual community’s inability to put up a principled resistance to the Japanese government’s growing authoritarianism ...

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

About the Translator

John R. Bentley is Professor of Japanese at Northern Illinois University.

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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, r...

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

Co-recipient of 2018 Bruno Nettl Prize from the Society of Ethnomusicology

About the Editors

Elizabeth Markham  is Professor of History at University of Arkansas, researching music and culture in East Asia with a focus on court and temple arts in medieval Japan.


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

About the Translator

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 Literat...

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

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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...

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

reissued 2016 (originally printed in 1995)

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 materi...

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

About the Author

Xiaojia Hou is Assistant Professor of modern Chinese history at San Jose State University. 

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This is the first monograph in English on how China's agricultural collectivization began. In 1953 the Chi...

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

About the Editor

Nicholas Morrow Williams is Assistant Professor in the School of Chinese of the University of Hong Kong. 

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The Residue of Dreams is the first English-language publication of the classical-style poems o...