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Joseph T. Sorensen, University of California at Davis
In Optical Allusions: Screens, Paintings, and Poetry in Classical Japan (ca. 800-1200), Joseph T. Sorensen illustrates how painted screens and other visual art objects contributed to the development of some of the essential characteristics of Japanese court poetry.
Fabian Schäfer, University of Zurich
Public Opinion – Propaganda – Ideology offers an account of the interwar discourse on the social function of the press in Japan.
Anna Beerens and Mark Teeuwen
Intellectual life in Edo-period Japan was sometimes harmoniously productive, sometimes destructively vicious, but never stagnant. This volume, compiled in honour of Prof. W.J. Boot, offers eleven essays that explore the intellectual scene of Edo-period Japan from a variety of perspectives.
Kazumi Nagaike, Oita University
By systematically analyzing the process of female fantasy formation, this book represents the first extensive critical attempt to examine Japanese women's narratives of male homosexuality, including both purely literary works (with English translations) and material derived from popular culture.
Koyama Shizuko, Kyoto University
The famous ryōsai kenbo or ‘good wife, wise mother’ role of Japanese women was, in fact, not a traditional Confucian view but a modern construct – its first appearance in Japan being the latter half of the nineteenth century. Girls at the time were proud to fulfill their new role of contributing ...
Kevin M. Doak, Georgetown University
This magisterial history of Japanese nationalism reveals nationalism to be a contested and pluralistic practice that seeks to center the people in political life. It presents a wealth of primary source material on how Japanese themselves have understood their national identity.
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book provides an in-depth analysis of Takarazuka’s history, educational traditions and theatrical ethos viewed from the prism of Japan’s modernization and globalization in the twentieth century. Its relationship to Japanese popular culture, especially ...
Edited by Ayako Hotta-Lister and Ian Nish
This volume, which draws on papers presented at four centenary conferences held in London and Tokyo, offers an important spotlight on the legacy of the 1910 Japan-British Exhibition, held at Shepherd’s Bush, London, particularly in the contexts of commerce and culture.
W.J. Boot, Leiden University
This volume of Critical Readings provides an overview of recent scholarship about Japanese thought, as it took shape during the Edo Period (1600-1867). It contains articles about all participants in the intellectual debate: Buddhism, Confucianism, National Studies, and Dutch Learning.
Jeff Kingston, Temple University (Japan Campus)
Critical Readings on Contemporary Japanese Politics is an interdisciplinary collection that examines various aspects of 21st century Japan ranging from elections, policymaking and foreign policy to history, nationalism, identity, civil society and the March 11, 2011 disasters.
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