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Book Announcement: Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan

Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan Edited by Alisa Freedman, Laura Miller, and Christine R. Yano 2013, Available Now Stanford University Press 296 pp. 17 illustrations. ISBN: 9780804781138 Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780804781145 Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9780804785549 … Continue reading

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University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies to Convert Selected Titles into eBooks

https://www.cjspubs.lsa.umich.edu/electronic/michclassics/online/online.php We are now beginning to convert a few of our titles into ebooks for Kindle and epub readers. The order and download process will be handled by a third-party,  Sheridan Books, Inc., at their Shelf Wise site. Currently, three titles … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of Struggle

Via the University of Hawai’i Press: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8947-9780824837426.aspx The Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of Struggle Author: Kobayashi Takiji; Translator: Cipris, Zeljko; This collection introduces the work of Japan’s foremost Marxist writer, Kobayashi Takiji (1903–1933), to an English-speaking audience, providing … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu

Via University of Hawai’i Press. http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8944-9780824835651.aspx Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu Author: Laffin, Christina; Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women explores the world of thirteenth-century Japan through the life of a prolific … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Strange Tale of Panorama Island

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Author: Edogawa Ranpo Translator: Gerbert, Elaine Kazu 144pp. January 2013 Paper – Price: $17.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3703-7 Cloth – Price: $35.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3633-7 Edogawa Ranpo (1894-1965) was a great admirer of Edgar Allan Poe and like … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8747-9780824836801.aspx Translator: Jones, Stanleigh H.; 320pp. December 2012 Paper – Price: $29.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3680-1 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3562-0 The plays presented here were first performed between 1769 and 1832, a time when the Japanese puppet theatre known as … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Shinto Shrines: A Guide to the Sacred Sites of Japan’s Ancient Religion

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8926-9780824837136.aspx Shinto Shrines: A Guide to the Sacred Sites of Japan’s Ancient Religion Author: Cali, Joseph; Dougill, John; Of Japan’s two great religious traditions, Shinto is far less known and understood in the West. Although there are a number of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Plotting the Prince: Shotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8620-9780824834630.aspx Plotting the Prince: Shotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism Author: Carr, Kevin Plotting the Prince traces the development of conceptual maps of the world created through the telling of stories about Prince Shōtoku (573?–622?), an eminent … Continue reading

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Approaching the Sacred: Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawai‘i Exhibition

Via News from University of Hawai‘i Press. An exhibition of Japanese Buddhist temple objects and furnishings will be on display at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i community gallery from December 1, 2012 through February 22, 2013. The show is curated by professors … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Illustrated Guide to Hawaii’s Japanese Buddhist Temples

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8767-9780824836795.aspx Tanabe, George J.; Tanabe, Willa Jane Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawaii 256pp. October 2012 Paper – Price: $22.99ISBN: 978-0-8248-3679-5 Cloth – Price: $45.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3663-4 363 color illus. A Latitude 20 Book Upon entering a Japanese Buddhist temple in Hawai‘i, … Continue reading

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