Category Archives: textbooks

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

Posted in announcements, culture, textbooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in announcements, textbooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in announcements, culture, textbooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in announcements, culture, textbooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in announcements, culture, textbooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in announcements, culture, textbooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in announcements, study tools, textbooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment