Tag Archives: Japanese literature

Resource: Japanese Children’s Literature: A History from the International Library of Children’s Literature Collections

Japan’s National Diet Library (NDL) has a ton of digitized resources in both English and Japanese. So much so that sometimes it’s easy to forget how many of those resources have been curated into mini-exhibitions or databases geared toward specific … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Penguin Book of Haiku

The first Penguin anthology of Japanese haiku, in vivid new translations by Adam L. Kern. Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its brevity, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Heaven’s Wind (Amatsukaze) – a dual language anthology of contemporary Japanese writing

Edited and translated by Ekuni, Kaori, Kakuta, Mitsuyo, Kuroda, Natsuko, Matsuda, Aoko, Mukoda, Kuniko, Turvill, Angus Heaven’s Wind is a collection of short stories by five of Japan’s leading contemporary authors: Kuniko Mukoda – The Otter; Natsuko Kuroda – Ball, Kaori Ekuni – Summer … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds – A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales Edited by Keller Kimbrough and Haruo Shirane Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring demons, samurai, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Literature and Culture, Washington University in St. Louis

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, East Asian Languages and Cultures Location: Missouri, United States Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Waka and Things, Waka as Things

Waka and Things, Waka as Things Edward Kamens A challenging study offering a new perspective on classical Japanese poems and how they interact with and are part of material culture This generously illustrated volume offers a fresh perspective on classical … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess: The Legend of Giō and Hotoke in Japanese Literature, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cultural Heritage

Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess explores the story of the dancers Giō and Hotoke, which first appeared in the fourteenth-century narrative Tale of the Heike. The story of the two love rivals is one of loss, female solidarity, and Buddhist salvation. Since its … Continue reading

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