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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Alabama Review     Full-text available via subscription  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
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American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
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Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
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Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
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Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
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Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
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Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
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Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
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Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
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Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
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J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The End of Cool Japan: Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Challenges to Japanese
           Popular Culture ed. by Mark McLelland (review)
    • Abstract: At the end of Boys Love Manga and Beyond,1 a previous collection edited jointly by Mark McLelland, he documents the rise of censorship of drawn images from Japan. These legal and ethical challenges take center stage in The End of Cool Japan, with a focus on the repercussions for research and teaching about manga, anime, and video games. This new edited volume critically appraises the country marketing campaign "Cool Japan," which has sought to bolster "soft power" and manage Japan's image in the world. Often critiqued within and outside Japan for its ineffectiveness and awkward lumping together of anime and tea ceremony as "cool," the campaign took off in the early 2000s, when government officials became aware of ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan ed. by Jeff Kingston (review)
    • Abstract: Donald Trump loves to pound away at the press, as he has amply demonstrated by tweet-storming his contempt for the "fake news" media. But when it comes to actually curbing press freedoms, Trump is no match for Abe Shinzō. Neither the U.S. president nor his supporters in Congress have dared, at least to date, to suggest laying a finger on the First Amendment or to stop the mainstream media from lacerating Trump with one unflattering scoop after another. The Japanese prime minister is the real infighter. He has acted, far more pointedly, to cow Japan's press and quash the nuisance it presents to his ambitious political agenda.Abe's war on the media is the subject of this timely and engrossing book, and the dangers it ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Values, Identity, and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan
           ed. by Peter Nosco, James E. Ketelaar, and Yasunori Kojima (review)
    • Abstract: The collection of essays that Peter Nosco, James Ketelaar, and Yasunori Kojima have assembled in this volume will disorient most, surprise many, and hopefully inspire a few. For what it's worth, the editors and authors can surely count me among those who read this volume with mounting excitement. The reason for my enthusiasm would be utterly uninteresting if it ensued from a personal quirk. Quite the contrary, the most exciting aspect of this project is how poorly it fits the recent trends in Japan studies. In a field that—except for a handful of exceptions (some outstanding, others enraging)—has eagerly embraced the injunctions of antitheory and has thus transformed the project of understanding the past "in its ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Yokohama and the Silk Trade: How Eastern Japan Became the Primary Economic
           Region of Japan, 1843–1893 by Yasuhiro Makimura (review)
    • Abstract: The history of Japan's nineteenth-century opening has long been told in a familiar way. Hinging on the 1853 arrival of U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry and his black ships, the plot leads to a crossroads where the Japanese have to decide between engaging in Western-style diplomacy and trade or confronting the gunboats anchored in Edo Bay. During the ensuing crisis, the Japanese sign the "unequal treaties" and soon open treaty ports. Doing so ushers in a modernity and cosmopolitanism often symbolized by the treaty port of Yokohama and the extensive commercial networks developed there. Recently, the storyline—no longer seen as a tale of Western action and Japanese response—has been gaining greater levels of nuance. Newer ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan by Simon
           Partner (review)
    • Abstract: Shinohara Chūemon was 51 when he left his village in the province of Kai to become a merchant in Yokohama. As a rural entrepreneur (gōnō), he already had experience in commerce and in local administration. Even so, appealing to the shogunate for permission to open a store in a city that had yet to be built in order to conduct business with foreigners was a gamble. Although Chūemon's exact motivation remains unknown, Simon Partner emphasizes a risk-taking mentality that led him into one business venture after another. Partner sees this willingness to seize new opportunities as characterizing many of the men who went to Yokohama in the pursuit of profit and new ideas.Yokohama has long loomed large in the history of ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The First Modern Japanese: The Life of Ishikawa Takuboku by Donald Keene
           (review)
    • Abstract: Based on detailed readings of the diaries of writer Ishikawa Takuboku (1886–1912), Donald Keene's new book covers the span of Takuboku's troubled adult life, cut short as it was by tuberculosis when Takuboku was only 26. Through the lens of these diaries and related correspondence, readers gain a strong sense of the personality of this writer and a fascinating glimpse into the literary culture of late Meiji-period Japan. Especially richly depicted is what life may have been like for an individual and his family trying to live off poetry and fiction in the first decade of the twentieth century during the rise of modern publishing.As the title suggests, this is a biography of Takuboku, but it is equally an account of ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan by Danny
           Orbach (review)
    • Abstract: The topic of this volume might on the face of it appear to be a relatively familiar one: how to account for the tendency toward insubordination that bedeviled the Imperial Japanese Army in the 1930s. This is of, course, a subject on which we already have useful studies such as Richard Storry's The Double Patriots: A Study of Japanese Nationalism (Chatto & Windus, 1957) and Ben-Ami Shillony's Revolt in Japan (Princeton University Press, 1973). However, Orbach's work is by no means an exercise in repetition, for his purpose is to look more broadly at the issue of radicalism and insubordination as a consistent theme in the history of the Japanese army from its origins until the Pacific War.Orbach begins his study by ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Japanese and the War: Expectation, Perception, and the Shaping of
           Memory by Michael Lucken (review)
    • Abstract: Michael Lucken's book, made available from the French by Karen Grimwade's skillful translation, addresses the place of World War II in Japanese history and memory, and provides an important addition to the Anglophone scholarship on wartime and postwar Japan. Lucken provides a fascinating account of the war in Japan as it was imagined and experienced on the home front, and as it has been remembered since, thus complementing and extending in crucial ways the current scholarship on Japanese history and memory on the war. Lucken implicitly aims to complicate the simplistic dichotomies which underpin and undermine much of the commentary on the war in Japan: victims versus aggressors, conflict versus peace, conservatives ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in
           Occupied Japan, 1945–1952 by Robert Kramm (review)
    • Abstract: At its heart, Robert Kramm's Sanitized Sex examines how two communities sought to halt the spread of venereal disease (VD) in early postwar Japan. More broadly, Kramm surveys cooperative and conflicting endeavors undertaken by American and Japanese actors that shaped sex work during the occupation era, specifically, regulatory, hygienic, and educational efforts at "sanitizing" heterosexual prostitution and sexual interactions involving foreign servicemen and Japanese women. Kramm concludes that "sexual encounters between occupiers and occupied left … deep traces in Japan's long postwar history" (p. 220), and he investigates how "transnational circulations of knowledge and practices of governance" (p. 23) determined ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan by Mieko
           Nishida (review)
    • Abstract: Diaspora and Identity is perhaps the most comprehensive book about Japanese Brazilian history available today. The first part of the book covers the history of the Japanese who migrated to Brazil during both the pre–World War II period (1908 to the 1930s) and the postwar period (after 1952) as well as the lives of these immigrants and their second-generation (nisei) descendants. Unlike other historical studies on this subject, the book also examines the contemporary ethnic status of Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and their recent "return" migration to Japan, which started in the mid1980s. Because it covers such a long time span, Diaspora and Identity looks at a broader range of Japanese Brazilians in terms of ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat by Seung Hyok
           Lee (review)
    • Abstract: Seung Hyok Lee's succinct and readable book, Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat, analyzes the significant consequences of the abductions issue for Japan's foreign and security policy. The issue has been emotionally charged and has trumped many other concerns vis-è-vis North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK) since September 2002, when Kim Jong-il admitted that agents of his government had abducted Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s. Lee demonstrates the impact of public furor over this affront to Japanese national sovereignty by addressing a clear and focused puzzle: why was Japan's response to North Korea's 2006 missile launches more robust than it had been to ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan by
           Kent E. Calder (review)
    • Abstract: The central issue for Japan that is addressed in this book is why, up to the early 1990s, the Japanese economy was forging ahead in so many sectors as to attract the word "miracle," and yet from then on the economy has seemed unable to escape from a cycle of stagnation. Calder finds wanting—or at least inadequate—almost all previous attempts in English to explain this sudden and unexpected transition from economic "miracle" to relative economic stagnation. Few observers would have predicted, from the vantage point of 1990, that the dynamism and inventiveness that were so exciting from the 1950s to the 1980s would be replaced by the "lost decade" of the 1990s and sputtering attempts at recovery thereafter. One ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Single Mothers in Contemporary Japan: Motherhood, Class, and Repro ductive
           Practice by Aya Ezawa (review)
    • Abstract: Mothers have been one of the central topics in studies on Japanese families and education. Since the 1970s, middle-class to upper-middle-class Japanese mothers, in their role as "professional housewives," have enjoyed a reputation as a critical agent contributing to family members' well-being and children's healthy and successful development. Over the last few decades, more studies have demonstrated diverse forms of motherhood and mothering, especially by examining working-class mothers whose major responsibilities include contributing to family finances. Nevertheless, studies on Japanese mothers in poverty as well as those outside marital status are still scarce, particularly in English-language literature. The ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Staged Seduction: Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club by Akiko Takeyama
           (review)
    • Abstract: In September 2004, Akiko Takeyama walked into Kabukicho, Tokyo's red-light district, and experienced firsthand the district's (in)famous hosts and their aggressive flirtation. Being an inquisitive anthropologist, Takeyama immediately felt some familiarity with the host who approached her—someone pursuing an "alternative" life path to "conventional salarymen/housewives roles" (p. xiii). Feeling "like a celebrity" (p. xiv), Takeyama "grew attracted to" the host (p. xv). Not knowing how to characterize "the nature of [her] relationship" (p. xvii) which involves monetary transactions, this became the initial trigger for Takeyama's long-term research to explore the labyrinth of male escorts in the early 2000s.Based on ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Japanese Media at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Consuming the Past by
           Katsuyuki Hidaka (review)
    • Abstract: Hidaka's award-winning Japanese Media at the Beginning of the 21st Century is an important book, a personal translation of his 2014 study. It was selected as the Outstanding Book for 2015 by the Japan Communication Association, an appropriate recognition for an insightful study about the intersection of historical understanding and the representation of Japan's postwar miracle in film and television. As described by Hidaka, the book was extremely well received at the time of publication in Japanese, selling well with the public and attracting critical acclaim.Japanese Media at the Beginning of the 21st Century brings together two important themes: the transformation of Japanese society in the postwar era and ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A History of Popular Culture in Japan: From the Seventeenth Century to the
           Present by E. Taylor Atkins (review)
    • Abstract: Although this title promises a history incorporating the present, if you are looking for Pokémon, you are in for a long wait (p. 216). Indeed, we do not really even get much mention of Japan until chapter 2. The pacing in E. Taylor Atkins's A History of Popular Culture in Japan, as well as the chronological structure, has the deliberate clip and the confidence of a book that is intended to be read from cover to cover. And this is not without good reason; the quality of the writing alone would be enough to recommend this book to all scholars of Japanese popular culture.Atkins does not really foreground what he is up to until well into the text, although what he is attempting is a set of very worthy and well-executed ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World by Christine L.
           Marran (review)
    • Abstract: Christine Marran's Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World is an absorbing, timely intervention into scholarship on literature/film and environment. Decentering questions of culture to highlight the materiality of poetry, film, and prose fiction, this slim volume introduces the concept of biotropes—material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception—to deepen understandings of how and why the material world has been used to signify culture. As Marran explains, biotropes enable us "to navigate the broader question of how the material world has proven to be such an effective medium for representing human culture" (p. 11). And as she notes in the final chapter,The present book introduced the ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650–1950 by Wybe Kuitert (review)
    • Abstract: Since Josiah Conder published The Art of Landscape Gardening in Japan in 1893, there has been a steady stream of English-language books on Japanese gardens. The vast majority, for better or worse, dilate upon design features, often linking forms to symbols. The tendency is to essentialize qualities of Japanese culture, frequently Zen, through gardens. Recent academic studies focus on particular garden makers (Shigemori Mirei [1896–1975]), garden types (tea gardens), and Japanese gardens in Europe and America. Yet, for a survey tracing the evolution of gardens in a social context, most readers still turn to Loraine Kuck's The Art of Japanese Gardens, first published in 1940 and reprinted as late as 2006, and revised ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fabricating the Tenjukoku Shūchō Mandara and Prince Shōtoku's
           After-lives by Chari Pradel (review)
    • Abstract: The Tenjukoku Shūchō Mandara (hereafter TSM) is one of the iconic artifacts that looms large in the discussion of Prince Shōtoku (ca. 574–ca. 622), a cultural hero in Japan who championed the adoption of Buddhism and continental culture against the backdrop of Japan's frequent contacts with the Korean kingdoms and China at the time. The TSM is an embroidered work made some time in the seventh century, but only a few fragments remain. The discovery of it by Shinnyo (b. 1211), a nun at Chūguji, in the thirteenth century, a time when the cult of Prince Shōtoku reached another crescendo, led to the restoration and renaming of the embroidery to its present nomenclature. The discovery itself was seen as another ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Zen and Material Culture ed. by Pamela D. Winfield and Steven Heine
           (review)
    • Abstract: Zen and Material Culture provides a variety of perspectives on how Zen traditions in Japan can be understood. Several essays would be appropriate for undergraduates, while others are clearly intended for specialists more familiar with the history of Chan/Zen in China/Japan. An analysis of artworks by two Buddhist nuns, a survey of the history and arts of the Obaku Zen temple of Manpukuji, interpretations of rags in the Soto Zen tradition, a critical examination of Rinzai Zen retail businesses in the United States, and an essay that challenges the reported relationships of Zen to the Japanese tea ceremony would all have appeal to college students studying the history, arts, and literatures of Zen. Of interest to ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan,
           1582–1860 by Richard Bowring (review)
    • Abstract: Readers of Hergé's world-famous comic book Tintin have known for quite some time: "one must find the Way." Such is the imperative placed upon the Belgian reporter, in The Blue Lotus, by the madness-stricken Didi, supposedly quoting "Lao-tzu." The poor soul then offers to behead the young man and his dog Snowy in order to help them find their own Way.Although it was possible to lose one's head in Edo Japan, doing so to find one's way was probably rare. However, the ubiquity of the "Way," as envisioned by the many thinkers and schools University of Cambridge Professor Richard Bowring puts under close scrutiny in his book In Search of the Way, may very well justify the use of radical measures to "clear the mind."In ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Edo Kabuki in Transition: From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful
           Female Ghost by Satoko Shimazaki (review)
    • Abstract: This fascinating book on historical kabuki is a must-read for students of that theatrical form and is recommended to anyone interested in the popular culture of Japan's Edo period (1603–1867). Using a variety of historical sources, Satoko Shimazaki contextualizes the production of the play at the center of the book's argument, Tōkaidō Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost story of Yotsuya on the Tōkaidō Highway), written by Tsuruya Nanboku IV (1755–1829) and first staged at the Nakamura-za in Edo in 1825. The date of this production places it squarely in the Kasei period (1804–30), a cultural epoch that saw the return of a thriving urban culture including publishing houses and kabuki theaters. Unlike that of the earlier Genroku ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku by David J.
           Gundry (review)
    • Abstract: Reading David J. Gundry's detailed analysis of four of Ihara Saikaku's fictional narratives reminds us of the extraordinary breadth of subject matter Saikaku (1642–93) has left us. Starting with his successful career as a haikai poet and teacher in the urban contemporary Danrin school of group composition, Saikaku went on to explore new modes of fiction writing within the narrative subgenre of ukiyozōshi (floating world fiction, p. 1). Saikaku's works were so distinctive compared to the fiction and courtesan critique narratives preceding them that writers began emulating his style, resulting in the establishment of ukiyozōshi as the dominant form of contemporary fiction for the next eight decades. For readers ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Plucking Chrysanthemums: Narushima Ryūhoku and Sinitic Literary
           Traditions in Modern Japan by Matthew Fraleigh (review)
    • Abstract: Matthew Fraleigh's wide-ranging literary and political biography of the Tokugawa court Confucian scholar, poet, essayist, military man, educator, journalist, and newspaper publisher Narushima Ryūhoku (1837–84), whose career spanned the tumultuous era extending from bakumatsu well into the second decade of the Meiji period, will be of great interest to scholars of both the literature and the history of Japan. By providing close readings of poetry and prose works throughout the career of a major public intellectual who was educated in the Confucian classics, wrote primarily in literary Sinitic, and continued to adduce models drawn from Chinese antiquity even as he advocated liberal parliamentary democracy, Fraleigh's ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Opinion and Comment
    • Abstract: Many thanks to Samuel Yamashita for taking the time to review my book, Japanese Confucianism (JJS, Vol. 44, No. 1 [2018]). There were a few errors in the review which I should correct. The Imperial Rescript on Education (kyōiku chokugo) was not written by Inoue Tetsujirō, as Yamashita claims. He wrote Chokugo engi (a commentary on the rescript). As I describe in chapter 6 of my book, "[a]lthough the content of the half-page long Rescript itself was the result of negotiations between figures like Motoda Eifu and Inoue Kaoru, its interpretation and particularly the politics it came to represent was very much determined by Inoue Tetsujirō's over one-hundred-page commentary which was distributed to all schools in Japan ... Read More
      Keywords: Kokuritsu Eiyō Kenkyūjo (Japan); Nutrition; Nutrition policy; Saeki, Tadasu,; Pacifism; Civics, Japanese; Japanese literature; Fortune-telling by dreams; Japan; Heike biwa; Blind musicians; Ogino, Chiichi,; Ishikawa, Takuboku; Ihara, Saikak
      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Publications of Note
    • Abstract: Remembering Tanizaki Jun'ichirō and Matsuko: Diary Entries, Interview Notes, and Letters, 1954–1989. By Anthony H. Chambers. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2017. 105 pages. $65.00, cloth; $19.95, paper; $19.95, E-book. This collection of previously unpublished memories and anecdotes reveals the lives, opinions, and writings of the novelist Tanizaki Jun'ichirō and his wife Matsuko. It draws from the diaries of Edward Seidensticker along with Anthony Chambers's journals and a few letters. The accounts will "give readers a sense of the personalities of these two remarkable people" (p. 6).Kotan Chronicles: Selected Poems 1928–1943. By Genzō Sarashina; translated by Nadine Willems. Isobar Press, London, 2017. ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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