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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: 15)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Alabama Review     Full-text available via subscription  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Catholic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
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ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
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Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Calíope : J. of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Ethnic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 345, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
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Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
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Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
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China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
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Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
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CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
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Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Dictionaries : J. of the Dictionary Society of North America     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dublin James Joyce J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Education and Treatment of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
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Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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ESQ: A J. of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Eudora Welty Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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: 23)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
George Herbert J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Helios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
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: 4)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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: 8, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
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: 25)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
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: 39, 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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J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
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J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Slavic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
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J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Southwest     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
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Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
L'Esprit Créateur     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Le mouvement social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Leviathan : A J. of Melville Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 450, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
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Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
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Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
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Palimpsest : A J. on Women, Gender, and the Black Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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  • Post-Fascist Japan: Political Culture in Kamakura after the Second World
           War by Laura Hein (review)
    • Abstract: Many readers of this journal will have been on day trips to Kamakura while based at one of the many universities in the Kanto area. Some may have wondered why it is that, despite being right on the coast and close by train to central Tokyo, it manages to maintain an atmosphere in which it is possible to enjoy the shrines, temples, and magnificent Buddha as well as the beaches. Laura Hein argues that this is a by-product of the series of decisions taken by influential residents of the city soon after 1945 to promote a political culture that she calls "post-fascist."This is both the title of the book and the main concept that guides Hein's argument so we need to deal with what she means by this before focusing on the ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ennobling Japan's Savage Northeast: Tōhoku as Postwar Thought,
           1945–2011 by Nathan Hopson (review)
    • Abstract: "Tohoku" designates a region in northeastern Honshu that encompasses four of Japan's largest prefectures. The triple disaster of March 11, 2011, made "Tohoku" into an internationally recognized and symbolic term overnight. The word now evoked suffering, charity, precarity, resilience, and disasters natural and man-made. Even those who—like the author of this review—were only superficially aware of Tohoku's history before 2011 knew that these symbolic connotations resonated with older stereotypes about the region as backward and underdeveloped. In Ennobling Japan's Savage Northeast, Nathan Hopson challenges this static picture by revealing a more complicated and conflictual history of Tohoku as a region repeatedly ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rethinking Postwar Okinawa: Beyond American Occupation ed. by Pedro
           Iacobelli and Hiroko Matsuda (review)
    • Abstract: Rethinking Postwar Okinawa views familiar issues from different angles and challenges the paradigms usually associated with them. In one of the volume's eight chapters, Ryan Masaaki Yokota considers Okinawa's convoluted political and legal status and argues that "while the postwar movement for regional autonomy in Japan has generally been from greater centralization to more local autonomy, in contrast, the situation for Okinawa has largely moved in the opposite direction toward greater central control" (p. 60). Thus, reversion from U.S. occupation to Japanese administration in 1972, rather than bringing hoped-for democratization and demilitarization, imposed wide-ranging controls from Tokyo and perpetuated the ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Postwar Emigration to South America from Japan and the Ryukyu Islands by
           Pedro Iacobelli (review)
    • Abstract: Pedro Iacobelli's book is a contribution to the scholarly literature on statesponsored emigration from Japan to Latin America. It builds on Toake Endoh's argument that state-sponsored emigration from mainland Japan and its Malthusian-inspired rationale about overpopulation and poverty were part of a "strategic national policy." Emigration served as a "political safety valve" or "decompressor" "to peacefully remove the economically and politically unwanted" such as "poor and landless farmers" and "Burakumin outcasts" mostly in southwestern Japan and to advance foreign policy interests.1 Similarly, Iacobelli argues that these policies were established on the basis of a Malthusian-influenced "sense of crisis" around ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia: Deimperialization, Postwar
           Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife ed. by Barak Kushner and Sherzod
           Muminov (review)
    • Abstract: The instrument of surrender, signed at Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, by the representatives of Japan and nine Allied countries that had been at war with Japan, stated that Japan "hereby accept[s] the provisions set forth in the declaration issued by the heads of the Governments of the United States, China, and Great Britain on 26 July 1945 at Potsdam, and subsequently adhered to by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." One of the provisions in the declaration set out that Japanese sovereignty would be limited to the four main islands and other minor islands pursuant to the Cairo Declaration, issued by the Governments of Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union on December 1, 1943. The three ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic
           Narratives by Chad R. Diehl (review)
    • Abstract: By chance, I first spent time in Nagasaki during the 1989–90 New Year's holiday. A year earlier, Emperor Hirohito lay dying, and the Imperial Household had ordered Japanese society to "restrain" itself and desist from the bubble-era's outlandish shopping sprees and end-of-year blowouts (1980s footage is online of Mitsukoshi Department Store ads for gold-plated refrigerators and Tokyo's Maharaja nightclub if memory fails). At the time, many Japanese complied with being treated more like subjects than citizens (at least in public), meaning that when the year was up, Nagasaki-ites, like the rest of the country, were eager to bring back the fun. Nagasaki's famous music scene thrived, and Heisei 2 opened quietly with ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Embracing "Asia" in China and Japan: Asianism Discourse and the Contest
           for Hegemony, 1912–1933 by Torsten Weber (review)
    • Abstract: "Asianism," according to one of its most astute observers, historian Takeuchi Yoshimi, "is multifaceted. No matter how many definitions one assembles and classifies, it cannot be grasped as thought that has the shape of functioning in reality." While sharing this reflection at the outset (p. 31), Torsten Weber boldly proceeds with a 400-plus page analysis of the same.Weber's enthusiasm for Asianism derives from what he considers three major failings in the extant scholarship on the subject: its focus on a single nation (particularly, Japan), its use of stark dichotomies (East versus West), and its overriding concern with wartime rhetoric (particularly, the Manchurian Incident through the end of the Pacific War). ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kōtoku Shū sui and Japan's First
           AntiImperialist Movement by Robert Thomas Tierney (review)
    • Abstract: Japanese socialists and anarchists made important contributions to late Meiji politics and thought and, as Umemori Naoyuki has recently argued, were the "first self-conscious explorers" of the capitalist social formation in Japan, not solely as an economic system, but as a form of social domination that permeated a variety of intellectual and cultural domains, including language, literature, subjectivity, and sexuality.1 Despite their wide-ranging contributions, however, the English-language scholarship on early socialists and anarchists in Japan has been disparate and often focused on a few sensational events or characters. Kōtoku Shū sui (1871–1911) takes a prominent place in this literature, both for his ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan by
           Kate McDonald (review)
    • Abstract: Since at least the publication in 1998 of Louise Young's path-breaking Japan's Total Empire, scholars have been exploring the many ways in which cultural activities and materials helped shape Japanese imperialism through their impact on the goals, desires, and expectations of the Japanese people. Kate McDonald's excellent Placing Empire takes this ongoing work along a new path, asking about the roles in empire building of mobility and representations of place, specifically through tourism promotion and travel writing. Through thoughtful analysis of a wealth of varied materials related to travel within the empire, she demonstrates that Japanese tourism to Korea, Taiwan, and Manchuria (and, conversely, the tight ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926–1945
           by Hikari Hori (review)
    • Abstract: Hikari Hori's Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926–1945 speaks to several areas of recent scholarly interest in Japanese history and film studies, making a significant intervention in both fields. The suggestive title encourages the reader to place the book alongside Michael Baskett's The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan (2008), or David Ambaras's Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire (2018), and Hori's writing certainly captures the atmosphere of an era in which imperial expansion was mediated in terms of attraction, intimacy, and other romantic or charged terms. At the same time, Hori insists on nuance in her account ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Japan on the Silk Road: Encounters and Perspectives of Politics and
           Culture in Eurasia ed. by Selçuk Esenbel (review)
    • Abstract: What falls under the category of the "Silk Road" has grown exponentially over recent decades. Institutes, books, and conferences dedicated to the Silk Road span a bafflingly wide range of topics and disciplines. The term "Silk Road" was coined by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen (die Seidenstraße) in 1877 and only entered Japanese in the 1930s in various translations (including kodai kinu kaidō and, later, shiruku rōdo). Silk Road studies, such as it is, generally accommodates a division between the ancient Silk Road (the dominant topic) and modern Silk Road "rediscovery." Selçuk Esenbel's volume is the most exciting and self-reflexive contribution to date to the latter. It differs from existing ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • To Stand with the Nations of the World: Japan's Meiji Restoration in World
           History by Mark Ravina (review)
    • Abstract: This outstanding book fits in with the wave of conferences, workshops, publications, and podcasts commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration.1 Mark Ravina has produced a work with strikingly original interpretations of the Restoration, placing it in the broad sweep of Japanese history from the seventh century on as well as in the larger context of global history. Views of the Meiji Restoration at least in the English-language literature continue to show the influence of classic modernization-school studies that portrayed the event as marking the transition from a "traditional" polity to a modern, Western-style nation-state. Ravina, however, argues cogently that understanding the Restoration ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Idly Scribbling Rhymers: Poetry, Print, and Community in
           Nineteenth-Century Japan by Robert Tuck (review)
    • Abstract: Robert Tuck's Idly Scribbling Rhymers: Poetry, Print, and Community in Nineteenth-Century Japan is a well-researched exploration of the modern reformation, during the period from 1870 to 1900, of traditional poetic forms including kanshi (Sinitic poetry), haiku, and waka (classical Japanese poetry) and of the notion of what Tuck calls the "national-poetic community" these forms' practitioners envisioned. In contrast to the conventional understanding of haiku as an inclusive "commoner literature" (heimin bungaku), or waka as a national form that could and indeed should be composed by all Japanese subjects, Tuck sets out a provocative view of Meiji poetic communities characterized by instability and exclusionism—the ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan by James L. Huffman (review)
    • Abstract: Picking up this volume, some readers might be reminded of an earlier work on the underclass in Meiji Japan: Mikiso Hane's Peasants, Rebels, Women, and Outcastes,1 which explored the dark side of Meiji modernization. But James Huffman's Down and Out is a different kind of book. It focuses primarily on the urban poor and portrays them not as downtrodden victims, but as people with full and memorable lives. Although Huffman leaves no doubt that he, too, sees late Meiji capitalism as an exploitative economic system, he chooses to highlight the willpower, intelligence, and ingenuity the poor had to muster to survive against overwhelming odds. Even in the absence of protest, he argues, the poor exercised plenty of ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan by Yulia
           Frumer (review)
    • Abstract: Tokugawa Japan was a thoroughly time-conscious place, or so argues Yulia Frumer. Her evidence is colorful and copious. Making Time begins by introducing the concept of seasonably variable hours (in which the interval from sunup to sundown was divided into the same number of units, regardless of its length) as well as the artifacts designed for keeping track of them (whether by accumulating dripping water or by burning incense). After lucidly explaining how these devices worked, the author then discusses the luni-solar calendar—whose regulation was an important duty of the shogunate (and whose sales were a mainstay of the publishing industry)—before turning to time-bells, a major feature of the Tokugawa soundscape. ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Akutō and Rural Conflict in Medieval Japan by Morten Oxenboell
           (review)
    • Abstract: Morten Oxenboell delivers on many of the promises of this concisely written study of the akutō in early medieval Japan. The akutō, typically translated as "evil bands," present an inherently interesting subject for scholars and students alike. Textbooks usually describe them as bandits, mercenaries, and marauders whose presence indicated the spread of lawlessness in medieval Japan, especially in the first half of the fourteenth century. According to the most famous account of akutō, found in the fourteenth-century chronicle Mineaiki, they dressed in loud colors, thus accentuating their marginal status in society; I confess that I have referred to this as "medieval punk" in my lectures. Historians have long ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Treatise on the People of Wa in the Chronicle of the Kingdom of Wei: The
           World's Earliest Written Text on Japan by Saeki Arikiyo (review)
    • Abstract: Imagine students in a history class at a high school on the North American continent in the year 3719 CE. They are reading an ancient record about an emissary from an ancient country called France journeying to a loose federation that was once known as the United States of America. This emissary's record states,Ambassador Bernard and his group depart from a port called O'Hare in a settlement known as Chicago; they travel north 75 miles and arrive at a place called Milwaukee. The ruler there is a chieftain called Barrett. The emissary and his group bend their journey west, heading 35 miles, arriving at a cultural center called Oconomowoc. A minor chieftain called Mayor resides here. Traveling another 60 miles west ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Who Judges' Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe by
           Rieko Kage (review)
    • Abstract: This book is an extremely valuable addition to global jury studies and makes a significant contribution to the sociopolitical analysis of varied democratic systems of citizen participation in criminal justice proceedings. The author focuses on the lay participation systems that have been adopted, or are in the process of being introduced, in four countries: Japan, Korea, and Taiwan in Asia, and Spain in Europe. The main analysis concerns the adoption of Japan's saiban-in seido (a quasi-jury trial or mixed tribunal). The author considers an array of political science theories and derives theoretically informed hypotheses, carefully testing them through a masterful use of mixed-method analysis. The testable ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan by Anne
           Zacharias-Walsh (review)
    • Abstract: Our Unions, Our Selves is an ethnographic account of U.S. and Japanese activists' collaborative work in the development and maintenance of women-only unions in Japan. Anne Zacharias-Walsh introduces us to the complex details of the tensions, frustrations, sympathies, and discoveries that have emerged between U.S. activists and Japanese activists in the building of these unions. Women's unions in Japan, which are grassroots workers' organizations, have represented largely part-time and temporary women workers who have mostly been excluded from the financial security of Japanese companies' lifelong employment as well as protection from firm-specific unions. The unions have worked with these women on major employment ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reconstructing Adult Masculinities: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan
           by Emma E. Cook (review)
    • Abstract: Against the background of Japan's prolonged recession and deregulation of the employment system since the late 1990s, the increased number of young irregular employees attracted public attention and caused a moral panic over youth independence, while also giving rise to the prevalence of the newly named furiitā (freeter). Although the term generally describes young male and female part-time workers aged 15–34, who are neither students nor housewives, "freeter" has accrued various meanings beyond a mere employment category. The word has highly gendered connotations, and criticism of freeters has been directed primarily at male workers because the meaning of adult manhood has been linked so closely in postwar Japan ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work by Steven K. Vogel (review)
    • Abstract: Steven Vogel has written an ambitious book that challenges the orthodox view that "regulation" stands in opposition to "markets," by reflecting on economic reforms in Japan and the United States over the 35 years that have passed since Prime Minster Nakasone Yasuhiro and President Ronald Reagan launched "neoliberal reforms." Vogel has been writing about economic reforms in Japan and other advanced industrialized nations since the start of this reform era, so he is in an excellent position to summarize what has changed and what has not changed over this period, and how it all fits together. But what makes the book stand out above others that have taken up similar material is its attempt to draw from this experience ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Anime Boom in the United States: Lessons for Global Creative
           Industries by Michal Daliot-Bul and Nissim Otmazgin (review)
    • Abstract: I should state at the outset that this is a well-researched, sophisticated, and thought-provoking book, a valuable contribution to the increasingly significant field of cross-cultural transmission studies. Having said that, I must admit that I initially picked up the book with mixed feelings. The Anime Boom in the United States is published by Harvard University's East Asian Monograph Series. Twenty-five years or so ago, I had a contract with Harvard's East Asian Monograph Series to publish my book on anime, one of the first academic books ever written on Japanese animation. Although the outside reviews were enthusiastic, Harvard's editor warned me that the "board" was not keen on popular culture studies. Sure ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Anime Ecology: A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media by
           Thomas Lamarre (review)
    • Abstract: Thomas Lamarre's latest monograph is a brilliant book that offers a novel understanding of the history of Japanese television and of the contemporary global media landscape. The book's starting point is the apparent contradiction between the recent decline, if not demise, of broadcast television as the primary medium of information and entertainment in the age of online and social media, and the simultaneous steady growth in the production of television shows, supported by an ever-expanding consumer base. In contrast with North American and European scholars and commentators who herald the advent of a "posttelevision" era, Lamarre looks at the continuities and discontinuities between Japanese television and online ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Interpreting Anime by Christopher Bolton (review)
    • Abstract: Anime, a type of animated fiction film made in Japan, has seen a significant increase in scholarship over the last decade motivated, on the one hand, by participatory cultures, franchising, and digital networks and, on the other hand, by an interest in representations of contemporary Japan. Many of the pioneering contributions to anime research have come from Japan studies or, more precisely, the study of Japanese literature. Christopher Bolton's Interpreting Anime attests to that lineage. Based on articles originally published between 2002 and 2007, the deliberately revised and neatly interrelated chapters of this monograph allow recapitulation of how anime has been discussed in advanced Japan studies settings ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hōgai and the Search for
           Images by Chelsea Foxwell (review)
    • Abstract: Chelsea Foxwell's Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hōgai and the Search for Images attempts to answer a seemingly simple question: by what process did Japanese painters in the early-to-mid-Meiji period (1868–1912) decide what to paint' Her extensive and convincing response, unfolding over six chapters, demonstrates the true complexity of the problem by engaging an array of issues related to image and identity, domestic economic development, international relations, visual and cultural indoctrination, and the politics of exhibition. Specificity of these discussions to the artistic context of Meiji Japan is achieved through extensive visual and contextual analysis of the paintings and craft works created ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Joy of Noh: Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan by Katrina
           L. Moore (review)
    • Abstract: In recent years, significant popular attention has been focused on the crisis of aging in Japan. As the overall Japanese population declines, the proportion of the elderly continues to grow. Media representations depict the failure of families and community institutions to come to grips with the problem and a neoliberal ruling regime unwilling or unable to manage the crisis. Japanese scholars have been attentive to these issues, as have growing numbers of academics writing in English: Anne Allison, Jason Danely, and Jieung Kim have all published compelling interventions, complex and nuanced ethnographies that belie the language of catastrophe that colors popular discourse. As Anne Allison recently wrote of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Time and Place Are Nonsense: The Films of Seijun Suzuki by Tom Vick
           (review)
    • Abstract: For cinephiles, Suzuki Seijun holds a special place in most people's hearts. Films such as Branded to Kill (Koroshi no rakuin, 1967), Tokyo Drifter (Tōkyōnagaremono, 1966), and Gates of Flesh (Nikutai no mon, 1964) have made their indelible mark on global cinema. Suzuki may not be as referenced and debated as the almost holy trilogy of Ozu Yasujirō, Mizoguchi Kenji, and Kurosawa Akira are in academic scholarship, but his works endure and have inspired diverse filmmakers such as Aoyama Shinji, Jim Jarmusch, and Quentin Tarantino. Recently, a series of rereleases on DVD and Blu-ray as well as online streaming sites such as MUBI have brought his films to an ever-widening modern audience.Tom Vick's Time and Place Are ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media
           Ecologies by Alexander Zahlten (review)
    • Abstract: How does one narrate the story of three industrial genres ignored, repudiated, or despised from the perspective of film history' How do we make sense of the profound transformations in the media economy that have taken place since the 1960s, transformations so complex that they cannot be easily schematized' These are among the questions that Alexander Zahlten ambitiously sets out to answer in The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies. Zahlten traces the development of three industrial genres: Pink Film, Kadokawa Film, and V-Cinema. Each genre turns out to be a complex site of interpenetrating discourses intriguingly related to one another, and each promotes its sense of time ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Media Theory in Japan ed. by Marc Steinberg and Alexander Zahlten (review)
    • Abstract: When future cultural historians look back at this moment in humanistic inquiry, they will almost certainly point out its decisive "media turn." The genealogies of this turn will be traced to still earlier moments, whether the rise of postwar communication studies and catalyzing figures such as Marshall McLuhan; the deeply materialist strain of Freidrich Kittler's media archaeology; or the collapse of all media into "new media" through the common denominator of the digital screen, à la Lev Manovich. Wherever its origins are located, our current media turn will stand out as the moment when various past strains of media studies achieved critical mass in the North American academy, combining to form a common language ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ecocriticism in Japan ed. by Hisaaki Wake, Keijiro Suga and Yuki Masami
           (review)
    • Abstract: In the opening chapter of this wide-ranging collection of essays, literary scholar Marjorie Rhine asks a question that will likely be lurking at the back of many readers' minds: Does ecocriticism actually matter' Is it reasonable to hope that a handful of well-meaning humanists can make even a small practical difference in what is shaping up to be an existential crisis for life on earth' "How do we get from reading these texts through an ecocritical lens," Rhine asks, "to praxis'" I want to suggest that publishing essays like the 14 that appear in this volume—composed by a cross-section of scholars and artists under the editorial guidance of Hisaaki Wake, Keijiro Suga, and Yuki Masami—constitutes, in itself, a form ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan: Histories and Cultures of the Book
           by Sari Kawana (review)
    • Abstract: In reviewing Sari Kawana's impressively researched and thoroughly argued monograph, The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan, a particular word used by Walter Benjamin comes to mind: Fortleben. In his influential essay "The Task of the Translator," Benjamin suggests that translation indicates that works of art have "reached the stage of their continuing life [Fortleben]."1 Benjamin sees translation as a transformation, but one that is part of the continual evolution of a work of art. The Fortleben of a text can take it into other media and other forms just as it can take it into other languages. Translation is, after all, merely one form of adaptation. Though she does not use the word, Kawana's book focuses on the ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Osaka Modern: The City in the Japanese Imaginary by Michael P. Cronin
           (review)
    • Abstract: Not far into Michael P. Cronin's Osaka Modern: The City in the Japanese Imaginary, I suddenly saw the book in striking (if at first seemingly unlikely) conversation with Michelangelo Antonioni's film of 1961, La Notte (The night), a movie pregnant with similar questions of urban space and economic power—and the place of stories to mediate our understandings of them both—put to us by Cronin. At a critical moment in Antonioni's movie, a Milanese novelist frets to an "industrialist" about the possibly "outdated" nature of the work of a writer, enviously declaring that "industrialists have the advantage of constructing [their] 'stories' using real people, real houses, real cities." "The rhythm of life today," the ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature by John Whittier Treat
           (review)
    • Abstract: Every now and then we come across a study whose title suggests an attempt to synthesize a whole generation of scholarship on a given topic, to summarize a series of trending conventional wisdoms—and/or to move us on to a wholly new research terrain. That is certainly how I approached John Treat's latest study, The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature. Having been indebted over the years to Writing Ground Zero, Treat's seminal study of the literature born of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki holocaust (not to mention Pools of Water, Pillars of Fire, his more in-depth study of Ibuse Masuji's contribution in this arena), I approached this volume expecting to be challenged out of my complacency. And I was not to be ... Read More
      Keywords: Transmission of texts; Paratext; Shingon priests; Japan; Love; Middle class; Buddhism; Korea; Elections; Sugimoto, Yoshio,; Kamakura-shi (Japan); Tōhoku Region (Japan); Matsuda, Hiroko,; Muminov, Sherzod.; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Asia; Tour
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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