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Book Announcement: An Ise monogatari Reader: Contexts and Receptions

An Ise monogatari Reader: Contexts and Receptions Brill’s Japanese Studies Library, Volume: 69 Editors: Joshua S. Mostow, Tokurō Yamamoto, and Kurtis Hanlon An “Ise monogatari” Reader is the first collection of essays in English on The Ise Stories, a canonical … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Values in Numbers: Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age

The Values in Numbers Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age Hoyt Long Ideas about how to study and understand cultural history—particularly literature—are rapidly changing as new digital archives and tools for searching them become available. This is not … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Kyoto: A Literary Guide

Kyoto: A Literary Guide Edited by John Dougill Reposting from the official blurb on the Camphor Press website: This fascinating selection of Kyoto-specific literature takes readers through twelve centuries of cultural heritage, from ancient Heian beginnings to contemporary depictions. The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Culture Through Videogames

Japanese Culture Through Videogames Rachael Hutchinson Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analyzed together to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors

Samurai An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan’s samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603–1868, a time when Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Unbinding the Pillow Book: The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic

Unbinding The Pillow Book The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic Gergana Ivanova An eleventh-century classic, The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon is frequently paired with The Tale of Genji as one of the most important works in the Japanese canon. Yet it has … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Anthropology of the Machine

An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network Michael Fisch University of Chicago Press, 2018. From University of Chicago Press: “With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo’s commuter train network is one of the most complex technical … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan

The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan: New Perspectives Edited by Thomas French. Routledge, 2018. From the publisher’s website: About the Book The Occupation era (1945-1952) witnessed major change in Japan and the beginnings of its growth from of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan

Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan: Class, Culture and Consumption in the Meiji Period Taka Oshikiri From Bloomsbury Publishing: By examining chanoyu – the custom of consuming matcha tea – in the Meiji period, Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Feminist Debates

Japanese Feminist Debates: A Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor by Ayako Kano University of Hawaiʻi Press, June 2016, $68 hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8248-5580-2 From the publisher’s website: Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Japanese feminism … Continue reading

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