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125 Dance of Butterflies
Author: Translated and edited by Judith N. RABINOVITCH and Timothy R. BRADSTOCK Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: 125

The composition of Chinese poetry (kanshi) in the Japanese court dates to the mid-seventh century. During the Heian age (794-1185), kanshi emerged as one of two preeminent poetic genres employed by aristocrats, scholar-officials, and priests; over the centuries it developed into one of Japan's mo...

124 Deconstructing Nationality
Author: Edited by Naoki SAKAI, Brett DE BARY, and IYOTANI Toshio Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: 124

How can a post-national Japanese Studies be defined? How might the postwar myth of a monoethnic Japan be historicized? Can new forms of nationalism be effectively criticized by evoking a spirit of nationalist democracy? This book contains a series of groundbreaking essays by major Japanese and Am...

132 TracesInWay
Author: Noel J. PINNINGTON Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: 132

Traces in the Way  is simultaneously a critical interpretation of the writings of noh playwright and thinker Komparu Zenchiku (1407–1470); a refutation of received views of Japanese traditional arts (michi); and an analysis of medieval Japanese uses of texts. The disciplinary approach is br...

127 YiKwangSu
Author: Ann Sung-hi LEE Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: 127

Yi Kwang-su   (1892-1950) was one of the pioneers of modern Korean literature. When the serialization of  Mujông (The Heartless) began in 1917, it was an immediate sensation, and it occupies a prominent place in the Korean literary canon.  The Heartless  is the story of a love triangle amon...

119 Metaphorical  Circuit
Author: Joseph A. MURPHY Publication Year: 2004 Publication Number: 119

Metaphorical Circuit argues that the division of knowledge between literature and science in the modern university produced a necessity to choose that became a central, animating tension for Japanese intellectuals in the early 20th century. Each chapter begins with a point in an author's work wh...

120 Takeuchi Yoshimi
Author: Richard F. CALICHMAN Publication Year: 2004 Publication Number: 120

This work focuses on the writings of the postwar Japanese thinker and sinologist Takeuchi Yoshimi (1910-1977). It presents itself less as an intellectual biography than as a series of explorative readings of his work. These readings attempt to trace out the various problematics with which Takeuch...

121 Visions of Masses
Author: Fan Pen Li CHEN Publication Year: 2004 Publication Number: 121

This collection of Chinese shadow plays contains seven selected traditional shadow plays from the Qing and early Republican periods from Shaanxi and Shanxi. A minor operatic genre, the Chinese shadow theatre provides one of the best avenues for examining the mentality and sense of humor of the si...

115 Dragonflies
Author: Edited by Shu-ning SCIBAN and Fred EDWARDS Publication Year: 2003 Publication Number: 115

Dragonflies: Fiction by Chinese Women in the Twentieth Century is an anthology containing twelve selections ranging from short stories to novellas, and spans the century from the May Fourth Movement to the 1990s. The eleven authors represented are Ling Shuhua, Bing Xin, Zhang Ailing, Wei Junyi, ...

114 Dragons, Tigers, Dogs
Author: Edited by Robert J. ANTONY and Jane Kate LEONARD Publication Year: 2003 Publication Number: 114

Dragons, Tigers, and Dogs is a tightly focused collection of studies that explores how Qing governing institutions and strategies worked in actual practice to address the practical problems and needs of a regionally diverse and culturally complex empire from the seventeenth to the early twentiet...

112 EarlyOneSpring
Author: Pilwun Shih WANG and Sarah WANG Publication Year: 2003 Publication Number: 112

Adapted from the movie and screenplay of the same name by director Xie Tieli, this intermediate-advanced Chinese language film guide/reader helps students make the difficult transition from the simplified and fully explicated language of the textbook to the unglossed world of Chinese print cultu...

118 Ominameshi
Author: Edited by Mae J. SMETHURST, Coedited by Christina LAFFIN Publication Year: 2003 Publication Number: 118

In an important and unique contribution to the study of noh, this volume includes, for the first time, essays on the subject of one noh play written by scholars from both sides of the Pacific Ocean in their own language, Japanese or English (with a summary of each contribution translated into the...

116 Return of Gods
Author: David G. GOODMAN Publication Year: 2003 Publication Number: 116

2003 Reprint edition

First published in 1988 and now available in a photo-reprint paperback edition, this book provides an important perspective on the theatre, culture, and politics of Japan in the 1960s. It contains translations of five plays representative of t...

117 VisionPhoenix
Author: Translated with Introduction and Commentary by Yang Hi CHOE-WALL Publication Year: 2003 Publication Number: 117

 2005 Winner, Korean Literature Translation Award

"The strength of Choe-Wall's book is twofold: its presentation of the critical framework of traditional interpretation and the wealth of detail supplied in her commentary on the poems." - Acta Koreana | | 144 pages


111 Frozen Moments
Author: Samuel L. LEITER Publication Year: 2002 Publication Number: 111

A collection of fifteen essays written over nearly four decades by one of America’s best-known scholars of Japan’s kabuki  theatre. Illustrated with numerous photographs, prints, and line drawings, it includes an overview of  kabuki and its impact on world theatre, interviews with and biog...

99 HogenMonogatari
Author: William Ritchie WILSON Publication Year: 2001 Publication Number: 99

Reprint edition 2001 First published as a  Monumenta Nipponica  monograph in 1971, this impressive study chronicles the Hôgen Incident of 1156, the abortive coup d’état that marked the emergence of the military class as a political power in Japan. After being unavailable for years, this ph...

113 DivineIntervention
Author: Translated by Thomas D. CONLAN Publication Year: 2001 Publication Number: 113

In Little Need of Divine Intervention presents a fundamental revision of the thirteenth-century Mongol Invasions of Japan by revealing that the warriors of medieval Japan were capable of fighting the Mongols to a standstill without the aid of any divine winds or kamikaze. Conlan's interpretation...

109 JapanMuromachi
Author: Edited by John W. HALL and TOYODA Takeshi Publication Year: 2001 Publication Number: 109

1977, Reprint Edition 2001 The Muromachi age may well emerge in the eyes of historians as one of the most seminal periods in Japanese history. So concluded the participants in the 1973 Conference on Japan. The proceedings, as edited for this volume, reveal this new interpretation of the Muromach...

108 Japan's Renaissance
Author: Kenneth Alan GROSSBERG Publication Year: 2001 Publication Number: 108

1981, Reprint Edition 2001 First published in 1981, Japan's Renaissance is a detailed and exhaustively researched account of the regime of Japan's second shogunate, and also an agile comparative analysis of the political economy of the period with other Renaissance systems. The book argues that ...

110 Variations
Author: Translated by Brother ANTHONY of Taize and Young-moo KIM Publication Year: 2001 Publication Number: 110

2001 Bilingual CEAS EditionThis book showcases the work of three major Korean poets born at fourteen-year intervals, in 1921, 1935, and 1949. Each has tried to renew Korean poetry by bringing it into closer contact with everyday speech, social issues, and ordinary people's lives. KIM SU-YOUNG was...

107 Asian Regionalism
Author: Peter KATZENSTEIN, Natasha HAMILTON-HART, Kozo KATO, and Ming YUE Publication Year: 2000 Publication Number: 107

Regionalism is of growing relevance to the political economy of Asia-Pacific. In the wake of the Asian financial crisis, this timely volume investigates in four different chapters the dynamics of Asian regionalism during the 1980s and 1990s. Specifically, it focuses on Japanese and Chinese busine...