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Book Announcement: Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel

Licentious Fictions:Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese NovelDaniel Poch Nineteenth-century Japanese literary discourse and narrative developed a striking preoccupation with ninjō—literally “human emotion,” but often used in reference to amorous feeling and erotic desire. For many writers and critics, fiction’s capacity to … 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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