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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: The Tales of Ise [new translation]

The Tales of Ise Translated by Peter MacMillan One of the three seminal works of Japanese literature, this beautiful collection of poems and tales offers an unparalleled insight into ancient Japan. Along with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-century Japan

Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki are pleased to announce the publication of their collaborative work, which as some subscribers to this list know has been a long time in preparation: The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-century Japan, by Sugawara … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A Reading of The Tale of Genji

Description: This is a lightly edited and more accurately proofread version of The Disaster of the Third Princess: Essays on The Tale of Genji. The new title better conveys the book’s content. Disaster can be downloaded free in pdf format, but many prefer not to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Classical World Literatures- Publication of “Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons”

by Wiebke Denecke Ever since Karl Jaspers’s “axial age” paradigm, there have been a number of influential studies comparing ancient East Asian and Greco-Roman history and culture. However, to date there has been no comparative study involving multiple literary traditions … Continue reading

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Ise monogatari 伊勢物語 (Tales of Ise). Kyoto-fu (Saga): Suminokura Soan, with Nakanoin Michikatsu and Hon’ami Kōetsu, 1608. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has added its 13-millionth book, maintaining our status as the largest public university library in…

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