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151 Yanagibashi
Author: Matthew FRALEIGH, trans. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 151

Winner of 2011 US-Japan Friendship Commission Prize

This book features complete annotated translations of Narushima Ryūhoku's two most widely read and influential texts, both of which showcase the innovative and experimental use of Chinese-language discourse taking place in Japan during...

149 Eve cover
Author: Translated by Sunyoung Park in collaboration with Jefferson J.A. Gatrall Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 149

Translations of six classic stories from colonial Korea (1910-1945) as well as from the time of liberation (1945-1948). Each piece takes a different perspective on a defining process in Korean history -- the colonization and modernization under Japanese rule. The editor's introduction places the ...

150 Washing Line
Author: Brother Anthony of Taize and Hyung-jin LEE, trans, Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 150

Kim Seung-Hee's poetry is usually described in Korea as "feminist," "subversive," and "surrealist ... ." Most important is the way her poetic voices differ radically from any other Korean poet's, male or female.  The distinctive energy, the rapid twists and unexpected turns of her poems have a l...

153 White Poppies
Author: Karen GERNANT & Zeping CHEN, trans. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 153

In this riveting and poignant collection, Zhang Kangkang focuses on two major migrations in China. The first is that of the young educated youth who were sent “up to the mountains and down to the countryside” to learn from the peasants during the Cultural Revolution. The second is the large-s...

147 Years of Sadness
Author: WANG Lingzhen and Mary Ann O'DONNELL, trans. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 147

This is a bilingual publication.

This anthology focuses on autobiographical works by Wang Anyi, the most prolific and critically acclaimed woman writer in contemporary China, highlighting a personal and emotional dimension of her writing that is essential to a deeper understanding of her ...

DVD Yamanba
Author: Monica BETHE & Karen BRAZELL Publication Year: 2009 Publication Number: DVD to Accompany CEAS 16 Noh As Performance

Created to accompany the text No As Performance: An Analysis of the Kuse Scene of Yamanba, by Monica Bethe and Karen Brazell. CEAS Volume No. 16.

This DVD presents an abbreviated performance of the Noh Play, YAMANBA, with Izumi Yoshio as Shite. Japanese and English subtitles, viewing run...

143 Biwa Singer
Author: Hugh de Ferranti Publication Year: 2009 Publication Number: 143
2010 Winner, Tanabe Hisao Prize in Musicology view sample chapter

This work is an exposition of the traditions of Japanese blind singers who accompanied themselves on the biwa, and of the complex identity of Yamashika Yoshiyuki (1901-1996), a man widely portrayed as the last such living relic of ...

137 Zongli Yamen
Author: Jennifer RUDOLPH Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: 137

Negotiated Power in Late Imperial China: The Zongli Yamen and the Politics of Reform explores the nature and functioning of reform during the nineteenth century of China.  By analyzing the bureaucratic modes of management that developed around the creation and evolution of the Zongli Yamen or F...

139 Pursuit of Harmony
Author: Gustav HELDT Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: 139

The Heian court of the late ninth and early tenth centuries represents one of the most innovative and influential periods in the history of Japanese poetry. It witnessed the creation of entirely new forms of verse in poetry matches, screen poems, and officially sponsored anthologies, none of whic...

142 secret island
Author: Edwin A. CRANSTON Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: 142

In this volume the translator of poetry experiments with three different ways to present the results of his craft.  Professor Cranston arranges translations of fifty love poems in tanka form, ranging from the ancient chronicle Kojiki to the contemporary poet Tawara Machi, in an examination of de...

138 Visioning Eternity
Author: Thomas D. LOOSER Publication Year: 2008 Publication Number: 138
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This is the first Western language book on Edo period noh and its use by the shogun, an essential addition to the scholarship in Japanese theater and the cultural history of early modern Japan. In one of the more remarkable public events of the Tokugawa world, the shogun respo...

135 Annotated Vol 2
Author: Selected and edited by Kyoko SELDEN, with Jolisa GRACEWOOD and Lili SELDEN Publication Year: 2007 Publication Number: 135

This is the second volume of Annotated Japanese Literary Gems, which makes available representative examples of Japanese short stories and novellas from Meiji to the present. This multivolume set of books provides rubi for nearly all kanji at first use, along with extensive annotations. The colle...

136 Dynamics
Author: YI Tae-jin Publication Year: 2007 Publication Number: 136

This volume makes available for the first time in English a collection of the work of historian Yi Tae-Jin. Over the course of his career, he has done path-breaking research that covers virtually the entire Choson period (1392-1910) from the Koryo-Choson transition to the Kojong period and Korea'...

134 Handbook
Author: John Timothy WIXTED Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: 134

Emerging from materials the author developed while teaching, A Handbook to Classical Japanese draws on twenty-five years of experience in addressing problem areas for those learning the language. The work deals with the central issue of classical language, namely, "verb"-endings: specifically, th...

133 Across the Perilous Sea
Author: Charlotte VON VERSCHUER, translated by Kristen LEE HUNTER Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: 133

Originally published as  Le commerce extérieur du Japon des origines au XVIe siècle  in 1988, this new edition of the landmark French study chronicles Japan’s transformation from an importer of continental luxury items, raw materials, and techniques to an exporter of high-quality merchandi...

130 Annotated Volume 1
Author: Selected and edited by Kyoko SELDEN and Jolisa GRACEWOOD Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: 130

The Cornell East Asia Series presents the first volume of Annotated Japanese Literary Gems, which makes available representative examples of annotated Japanese short stories and novellas from Meiji to the present. | 184 pages

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131 Disarming Allies
Author: Michael G. MURDOCK Publication Year: 2006 Publication Number: 131

This study provides a striking new explanation of how China’s Nationalist Party (GMD) defeated its rivals in the revolution of 1922-1929 and helped bring some degree of unification to a country torn by class, regional, and ideological interests. Disarming the Allies of Imperialism argues that i...

129 Capital and Countryside
Author: Joan R. PIGGOTT, editor Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: 129

This volume, edited by Joan Piggott (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), includes fourteen essays, originally written in Japanese and here interpreted in English. It introduces readers to a broader array of historical and archaeological research on center-periphery relations than has...

123 Conflict cover
Author: Edited by Tetsuo NAJITA and J. Victor KOSCHMANN Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: 123

Reprint Edition with new cover

First published by Princeton University Press in 1982, this volume depicts the conflict and uncertainty that have bedeviled modern Japan. The eighteen contributors explore dissent, secession, and conflict first in the 1850s and 1860s, when the Tokugawa regi...

126 Contradictions
Author: Translated by Stephen EPSTEIN and KIM Mi-Young Publication Year: 2005 Publication Number: 126

In Contradictions, a coming-of-age tale, Yang Gui-ja explores the paradoxes and contradictions of the human condition and delves into the meaning of love, marriage and personal happiness. The opening chapter sounds the keynote: An Jin-jin, the first person narrator, awakes one morning with a dete...

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