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Book Announcement: To Hallow Genji: A Tribute to Noh

This tribute to the Noh theater includes eighteen plays and four essays. Among the plays are five non-repertoire that survive in Zeami’s own hand. The eighteen are Genji kuyo, Akoya no matsu, Funabashi, Furu, Genjo, Hakozaki, Higaki, Kuzu, Matsura Sayohime, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities Author: Richard Pearson 36 illus., 20 maps 432pp. November 2013 Cloth – Price: $55.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3712-9 Who are the people of the Ryukyu Islands? How could they survive … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake Author: Gregory Smits 256pp. December 2013 Cloth - Price: $54.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3817-1 What are we to make of contemporary newspapers in Japan speculating about the possible … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium Editor: Burns, Susan L.; Brooks, Barbara J.; 312pp. December 2013 Cloth – Price: $45.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3715-0 Beginning in the nineteenth century, law as practice, discourse, and ideology became a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Conquering Demons: The “Kirishitan,” Japan, and the World in Early Modern Japanese Literature

Jan C. Leuchtenberger Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 75 Copyright 2013, xii + 240 pages, 7 illustrations, 4 tables Hardback: ISBN 978-1-929280-77-3 ($65.00) Paperback: ISBN 978-1-929280-78-0 ($25.00) Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Regionalizing Culture: the political economy of Japaneses popular culture in Asia

“Regionalizing Culture: the political economy of Japaneses popular culture in Asia” (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press). ISBN: 978-0-8248-3694-9 (Cloth $42.00) http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9036-9780824836948.aspx This ambitious work provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded study of the production, circulation, and reception of Japanese popular culture … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan

Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan, published through the Harvard Asia Center, is now available. This book is about the “losers” of the Meiji Restoration and the supporters who promoted their legacy. Although the violence of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: “The Mysterious Underground Men”

Announcing the publication of the English-language edition of one of Tezuka Osamu’s earliest books, and one of manga history’s most important: “The Mysterious Underground Men” (Chiteikoku no kaijin, 1948), published by PictureBox in New York. http://www.pictureboxinc.com/products/1196-the-mysterious-undergound-men The edition is in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan

Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan By Ian McArthur ONE OF Japan’s first foreign-born entertainers is the subject of my new book,  the first about him in the English-speaking world. Henry Black – On Stage in Meiji Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Shuji Terayama: Japanese Dream

SHUJI TERAYAMA TRANSLATION ‘Japanese Dream’ is a translation of selected essays by Shuji Terayama, the film director, poet and icon of the Japanese counter-culture. 2013 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Terayama’s death, and this may be the only example of … Continue reading

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