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Journal Cover Monumenta Nipponica
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  • Shifting Perspectives on the Shogunate’s Last Years: Gountei
           Sadahide’s Bird’s-Eye View Landscape Prints
    • Abstract: Multicolored woodblock prints, or nishiki-e 錦絵, brought information about out-of-the-ordinary topics and happenings to a broad audience, depicting everything from popular kabuki actors and courtesans to the latest rumors and incidents.1 By the first half of the nineteenth century, nishiki-e had become a distinctive genre produced in a standard format by publishers specializing in the genre. Rapidly printed in large quantities, they were quickly sold on the open market to the general public by similarly specialized urban-based booksellers.2 As such nishiki-e evolved into a medium for taking up current events and, together with amusement and entertainment, brought news of the momentous developments of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Parody in the Ruins: A Translation of Irisawa Yasuo’s Waga Izumo,
           Waga Chinkon (Part 1)
    • Abstract: Waga Izumo, waga chinkon わが出雲・わが鎮魂 (My Izumo, My Requiem; 1968), a long, self-annotated poem by Irisawa Yasuo 入沢康夫 (b. 1931) on folkloric themes relating to the region of Izumo in Shimane Prefecture, has had vocal partisans ever since its publication. When the work won the 1968 Yomiuri Prize, the poet Kusano Shinpei 草野心平 (1903–1988) lauded Irisawa in the prize citation as “one of the most radically adventurous . . . of the new postwar poets.”1 Another poet, Miyoshi Toyoichirō 三好豊一郎 (1920–1992), concluded in his 1968 review of the text, “It is hard to find words of sufficient praise for this work, rare both in its ambition and its success.”2 In 1994, the poet and filmmaker Suzuki Shirōyasu 鈴木四郎康 (b. 1935) ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rice, Agriculture, and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan by Charlotte von
           Verschuer (review)
    • Abstract: With this book, Charlotte von Verschuer has provided the first monographic treatment in English of premodern Japanese agriculture and food supply and one of the very few monographic studies in English in related subject areas since Thomas C. Smith’s monumental The Agrarian Origins of Modern Japan (Stanford University Press, 1959). Despite the global predominance of rural areas (the world population became majority urban only in 2007, according to UNESCO estimates), agriculture and agriculturalists have been relatively absent as objects of study in premodern history (especially of Japan) over the past several decades. Given Verschuer’s earlier work in English, Across the Perilous Sea: Japanese Trade with ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reading “The Tale of Genji”: Sources from the First Millennium ed. by
           Thomas Harper and Haruo Shirane (review)
    • Abstract: No work of narrative fiction in any language has enjoyed the continued reactions, reinterpretations, and critical reception that Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji; ca. 1001–1008) has. Until now, however, it has been difficult for readers of the Genji to grasp the extent of this reception over time. In recent years, a number of medieval commentaries have been compiled, resulting in the ongoing publication of Genji monogatari kochū shūsei (Collection of Old Commentaries on the Tale of Genji; Ōfū, 1978–2014), whose volumes number twenty-five to date. Nine of these volumes were edited by Ii Haruki, at one time professor of Japanese at Osaka University and later director of the National Institute of Japanese ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures,
           1560–1640 by Reinier H. Hesselink (review)
    • Abstract: Reinier Hesselink’s book represents a prodigious effort to confront the complexity of issues involved in writing a history of early Christian Nagasaki and demonstrates the multifarious skills required to do so effectively. To accomplish his ambitious task, it was necessary for Hesselink to research Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian missionaries (Jesuit, Franciscan, Augustinian, and Dominican) and traders who came to Japan via India, Southeast Asia, China, the Philippines, and Mexico to spread word of the Catholic Reformation and gain riches by filling a void in the lucrative world and regional silver trade. And this work was just on the European side; the author, of course, also had to navigate numerous ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai
           Sociability by Morgan Pitelka (review)
    • Abstract: This is a wonderful example of the new-style microbook. In the past, scholars made their points succinctly in articles, with at most two or three in succession on the same theme. Then came the era of the 350-page book (still the norm for North American “tenure books”). Now it seems we have settled into something in between. The body of Morgan Pitelka’s text is just 130 pages. Perhaps people today lack the attention for more. But the purpose of a microbook is not to offer reams of data, nor to provide insights only for readers with access to learned journals. It is, rather, to lead into new ways of thinking about subjects on which we may already consider ourselves well informed. “Are you so sure'” is the ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan by Marcia Yonemoto (review)
    • Abstract: In the decades since women’s history became an acknowledged field in the United States, scholars have produced essays, biographies, and translations that deal with the topic of women in early modern Japan. Now Marcia Yonemoto has written the first monograph to tackle the subject of women across a range of issues from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. By taking a cultural history approach that draws on art, drama, didactic literature, fiction, diaries, letters, and memoirs, she brings a variety of perspectives to bear not just on how women lived their lives but on what their actions meant for the women themselves, their families, their communities, and Japan as a whole. Because the women who ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia by Mamoru Akamine (review)
    • Abstract: The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia is a translation of Akamine Mamoru’s 2004 book Ryūkyū ōkoku: Higashi Ajia no kōnāsutōn (Kōdansha). Although taking the form of a survey history, this relatively short volume focuses on Ryukyu’s early modern (kinsei) era, conventionally defined as 1609–1879. The volume also focuses on Ryukyu-Chinese relations and cultural influences, highlighting Akamine’s expertise in Chinese history. The translation is the result of an effort by the Center for Okinawan Studies at the University of Hawai‘i to make the work of Okinawan scholars available to supplement the relatively sparse English-language literature on Ryukyu/Okinawa. Evaluating a book produced under ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Street Performers and Society in Urban Japan, 1600–1900: The Beggar’s
           Gift by Gerald Groemer (review)
    • Abstract: Woodblock prints, maps, and illustrated guides—as well as studies based upon them—have familiarized us with the landmarks of Edo and enabled us to navigate the city’s alleys, canals, bridges, and temple grounds. We can envision with ease the crowds gathering at Ryōgoku Bridge for the seasonal fireworks shows, the hustle and bustle around Nihonbashi, the pleasure boats on the Sumida River, or the lively atmosphere at Asakusa Sensōji. Visually familiar as they may be, what did these scenes sound like' Was there a soundtrack to life in Edo' The answer is, of course, yes. Stroll around the city and, amid the cries of vendors and the chattering of crowds, you would catch a hint of a song, a distant ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Edo Kabuki in Transition: From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful
           Female Ghost by Satoko Shimazaki, and: Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering
           in Kabuki Theater by Maki Isaka (review)
    • Abstract: These two works add new dimensions to our understanding of kabuki and more broadly Japanese culture, both in the Edo period and in modern times. They approach kabuki from different angles: Satoko Shimazaki’s book focuses on Tsuruya Nanboku’s play Tōkaidō Yotsuya kaidan, first performed in Edo in 1825, while Maki Isaka’s uses the lens of gender studies to analyze the depiction of female-role actors (onnagata) both on and off stage. They are both sophisticated monographs that raise questions and challenge assumptions, as well as engage with a range of academic theories. Let’s consider Edo Kabuki in Transition first since it covers the history of kabuki leading up to Nanboku’s play. Shimazaki, at the ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Values, Identity and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan
           ed. by Peter Nosco, James E. Ketelaar, and Yasunori Kojima (review)
    • Abstract: The present volume is an outgrowth of the Symposium on Early Modern Japanese Values and Individuality held at the University of British Columbia in August 2013. Though the theme of individuality is not reflected in the book’s title, it is discussed in many of the papers that are included—a point I return to later in this review. Itō Jakuchū’s scroll painting on the front cover, with its seven cranes looking in various directions, underscores this theme. As may be expected given the book’s exceptionally broad framework, the papers, like Jakuchū’s cranes, are not all looking in the same direction. But the volume is very well edited, and the division of the papers into four parts makes the reading ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information
           Revolution by Terrence Jackson (review)
    • Abstract: What makes someone a “scholar”' Is it the possession of a certain type, breadth, or volume of knowledge' Is it characterized by a method or perhaps adherence to a worldview' Does it require a diploma from an accredited institute of higher learning' Is it limited to those who hold a teaching position within such an institute' Does it require one to publish, and if so, how frequently' Although these questions strike at the core of the daily activities—if not identities—of those of us in the world of “academia,” our contractual obligation to practice this thing called “scholarship” often leaves us with little time to deeply reflect about its essence. It was a pleasure, therefore, to find myself having the rare ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan by Mark
           Thomas McNally (review)
    • Abstract: Mark McNally’s Like No Other is an exceptionally thoughtful analysis of kokugaku in late early modern Japan. The book makes a groundbreaking contribution to the field in multiple ways, but most of all through its main argument: that kokugaku should primarily be understood as a form of exceptionalism, comparable to the US exceptionalism of the modern (and contemporary) era. McNally argues this point convincingly and takes the time to intelligently explain to us why this argument is important. McNally demonstrates the significance of his argument mainly by contextualizing kokugaku among other, both earlier and contemporaneous, discourses of exceptionalism in early modern Japan. This ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps ed. by Kären Wigen, Sugimoto
           Fumiko, and Cary Karacas (review)
    • Abstract: Cartographic Japan is, despite its subtitle, primarily a history of maps—their types, use, and construction in Japan from around 1600 to the present. As observed by novelist Reif Larsen, “a map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected” (The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet; New York: Penguin Press, 2009). In this sense, each map in this book is deeply linked to the time it was created and therefore tells something of the history of that time. The main topic of the accompanying essays, however, is the maps themselves. The volume thus has something to offer those interested in either ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Japanese Prostitutes in the North American West, 1887–1920 by
           Kazuhiro Oharazeki (review)
    • Abstract: Japanese Prostitutes in the North American West, 1887–1920 is an informative trans-national study on the evolution of Japanese communities in the Pacific Northwest. Clearly written and well organized, the book will appeal to students and scholars interested in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Japanese American history and Asian American women’s history. The strength of this work lies in the extensive archival research undertaken by Kazuhiro Oharazeki across three countries (Canada, Japan, and the United States). Oharazeki pieces together a detailed mosaic following the movement of young women from their native places to nearby cities or ports to find work, the trans-Pacific journeys ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojirō by
           Stephen Dodd (review)
    • Abstract: Stephen Dodd’s The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojirō contains the first complete translation of Kajii Motojirō’s works, along with a series of thoughtful and well-researched critical essays that situate the iconoclastic “modernist” in the intellectual and artistic currents of 1920s and 1930s Japan. Beginning with its appearance in the clever title, the word “things” is used to suggest the materiality of the modernist moment, or Kajii’s fascination with the speed, motion, and commodification of city life. At the same time, the phrase “the youth of things” foreshadows the end of a modernist movement that would soon rupture and slip away. In the case of Kajii, the divergent meanings ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Rhetoric of Photography in Modern Japanese Literature: Materiality in
           the Visual Register as Narrated by Tanizaki Jun’ichirō, Abe Kōbō,
           Horie Toshiyuki, and Kanai Mieko by Atsuko Sakaki (review)
    • Abstract: There is something mind-bending about encountering a photograph embedded in a work of fiction. A photograph that appears to represent someone or something mentioned in a fictional narrative throws into doubt its own provenance, its relation to the surrounding text, and the relation of both photo and text to reality. The reputation of the German author W. G. Sebald rests in large part on books that seem to float in an ambiguous and hybrid world between the fictitious and the real, the novel and the memoir, thanks to this device of the embedded photograph and the questions it prompts. Does the photograph simply evoke things of the kind the text describes, even if they are not precisely the same things' Does it ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Men to Devils, Devils to Men: Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice by
           Barak Kushner (review)
    • Abstract: Barak Kushner’s latest book is a very timely study of war crimes, war guilt, and war responsibility as seen through the prism of early post-World War II trials. The author focuses on the understudied field of trials for so-called conventional war crimes (Class B) and crimes against humanity (Class C) held by the Chinese Nationalist Party (Guomindang/Kuomintang; KMT) between 1946 and 1949 and by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1956.1 Apart from its pure scholarly worth, Men to Devils, Devils to Men also offers a powerful intervention against the instrumentalization of history in the East Asia history wars in general and, more particularly, against the historical revisionism of the current Japanese ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Drahtseilakte: Der junge Kenzaburō Ōe by Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit and
           Christoph Held (review)
    • Abstract: This German-language volume on the early works of the Nobel Prize–winning author Ōe Kenzaburō (b. 1935), coauthored by Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit and Christoph Held, is a rare pearl among the latest publications on Japanese literature. The book provides a vast quantity of precious and little-known information about Ōe and the works he wrote in the years after World War II, up to the early 1960s. Its title, which translates roughly as Tightrope Walking: The Young Kenzaburō Ōe, reflects Ōe’s literary experiments of those years. Ōe himself has referred to those efforts as a sort of “tightrope walking,” where, as related in the book, he felt in constant danger of falling and breaking his neck (p. 11). The ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese National Identity and
           Sino-Japanese Relations by Robert Hoppens (review)
    • Abstract: Robert Hoppens’s The China Problem in Postwar Japan presents a detailed account of Sino-Japanese relations in the 1970s. The book is divided into four main parts, the first of which examines the period between 1945 and 1970. The remaining parts focus on three key developments in the 1970s—the normalization of relations and the so-called Nixon shock that preceded it; the bilateral peace treaty negotiations in the mid-1970s and the controversy over whether or not to include an antihegemony clause; and, finally, the conclusion of the 1978 peace treaty and subsequent economic cooperation. A key argument of the book is that the Japanese debate on policy toward the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in
           Recessionary Japan by Andrea Gevurtz Arai (review)
    • Abstract: For parents like my wife and me, preparing for the initiation of a six-year-old child into Japan’s education system, these are unsettling times. On 9 January of this year, the main story on the NHK evening news featured artificial intelligence, speculating on how the AI teacher would change education. Researchers from the Tokyo University of Arts and Sciences purported to have shown that a computer program could now teach math more effectively than a flesh-and-blood teacher. Students remarked on how much more quickly than their human instructors the AI teacher understood their difficulties. Scenes from a Tokyo cram school (windowless, cracked walls, students glued to screens) showed the new technology in ... Read More
      Keywords: Utagawa, Sadahide,; Landscape prints, Japanese; Color prints, Japanese; Izumo-shi (Japan); Japanese poetry; Nagasaki-shi (Japan); Japan; Women; Street theater; Ōtsuki, Gentaku,; Prostitutes; Kajii, Motojirō,; Japanese literature; War crim
      PubDate: 2017-09-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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