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Journal Cover Monumenta Nipponica
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  • Mothers of the Buddhas: The Sutra on Transforming Women into Buddhas
           (Bussetsu Tennyo Jōbutsu Kyō)
    • Abstract: “Every woman’s body: these are all the mothers of the buddhas of the three times. Like the great sea or the great earth, for example, a woman’s body is the matrix of the thus-come ones.” These lines appear in a sutra that was not included in the Buddhist canon and that was almost certainly written neither in India nor in China, but rather in ninth-century Japan. Despite its lack of a conventionally canonical pedigree, literate elites accepted this text, the Sutra on Transforming Women into Buddhas (Bussetsu tennyo jōbutsu kyō 仏説転女成仏経), as an authoritative Buddhist scripture during the Heian period. In this respect, the sutra calls our attention to the creative, open-ended quality of scriptural culture. ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Translation of Sōgi’s Oi no Susami (Part 2): A Solace in Old
           Age
    • Abstract: Among the verses of experts of our time1 are these: In this case the logic of the maeku (previous verse) is so opaque that it presents a real challenge. “Thin swath of haze” succeeds, first of all, in making sense.3 Yet that alone would not be enough to add any overtones4 to the link. So the poet begins with “In the dim dawn light of . . . morning,” making one think of when the first light of dawn, barely perceptible at all, comes out on the mountain; then he adds the scene of thin haze trailing across—meeting well the challenge of “not a robe at all.” Standing in complete ruin is a village in the fields, where trees planted long ago are now enveloped in haze, and no trace remains of ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Constructing the Dharma King: The Hōryūji Shaka Triad and the Birth of
           the Prince Shōtoku Cult by Akiko Walley (review)
    • Abstract: In 1999, Ōyama Seiichi published “Shōtoku Taishi” no tanjō (The Birth of “Prince Shōtoku”), where he argued that the popular image of Prince Shōtoku (574–622) as a devout Buddhist and a key political figure of the Asuka period was a construction of the compilers of Nihon shoki. This early construction was further enhanced by later hagiographic literature created as the prince became the focus of a religious faith known as Taishi shinkō (Cult of the Prince) that spread in the Heian and Kamakura periods. Although Ōyama was not the first to question the historical validity of the sources associated with the prince, scholars have been receptive to his theory and have begun to reexamine the material related to ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons by
           Wiebke Denecke (review)
    • Abstract: This groundbreaking work tackles the core of our engagement in cross-cultural and literary studies: comparisons. The book is one of a kind and could only have been written by a scholar such as Wiebke Denecke, whose wide-ranging academic competence has allowed her to cover a spectrum of topics—as indicated by the book’s title—that would usually involve several experts. For the general reader her work gives intriguing insights into unfamiliar texts and literary cultures and opens up new perspectives on familiar works and genres, not least because she treats the whole spectrum of Japanese literary history, including vernacular and Sino-Japanese texts. The book explores how writers of younger cultures ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian
           Japan by Asuka Sango (review)
    • Abstract: In the past decade Japanese scholarship has seen a rise in studies that focus on the doctrinal, historical, and social importance of ritual during the classical and medieval periods. While the field of Buddhist studies previously was largely disconnected from historical studies, Japanese historians and Buddhologists now engage in more interdisciplinary work, and this is a welcome change. In addition, with the rise of digitization of important archives such as the Tōji Hyakugō Monjo (a collection of documents originally preserved at the Tōji temple in Kyoto and now belonging to Kyoto prefecture), many primary sources related to the study of ritual and temple histories have become readily available to ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Real and Imagined: The Peak of Gold in Heian Japan by Heather Blair
           (review)
    • Abstract: Heather Blair’s Real and Imagined: The Peak of Gold in Heian Japan excavates the physical and affective spaces of Kinpusen on the Kii peninsula to tell the story from its rise as one of the most important elite pilgrimage destinations of the tenth century to its subordination into a branch temple and eventual fall from courtly prominence over the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Blair eloquently demonstrates that memory marks the environment just as fundamentally as architectural structures do. Her methodology, which brings forth the imagined landscape of the mountain while also paying careful attention to its geographical importance, can be described as ambulatory: the histories and stories of Kinpusen ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: The Tale of Genji and
           Its Predecessors by Doris G. Bargen (review)
    • Abstract: Doris Bargen’s previous book on The Tale of Genji was A Woman’s Weapon: Spirit Possession in The Tale of Genji (University of Hawai‘i Press, 1997). A bold reframing of how past scholars had interpreted the text’s scenes of spirit possession, that publication effectively illustrated how such approaches overlooked the relationship shared by the possessing spirit, the possessed, and the observer, and it argued that a more thorough examination of this relationship yields nuanced and sometimes unexpected understandings of gender configurations as well as the political and social critiques expressed in Genji. Bargen’s new book, Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan, represents an analogously fresh ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’ s Premodern Capital by Matthew
           Stavros (review)
    • Abstract: With the publication of Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital, Matthew Stavros has provided a useful example of how attention to the built environment opens up new vantage points from which to examine history, making possible fresh interpretations concerning a variety of topics and phenomena. This ambitious book gives a panoramic overview of Kyoto’s urban history, from the city’s foundation by Kanmu Tennō in the late eighth century up to the dawn of the early modern era in the sixteenth century. It constitutes the first monographic history of premodern Kyoto written in English since 1931, when four of Richard Ponsonby-Fane’s earlier articles were collected in the classic yet woefully ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī Cult in
           Medieval Japan by David Quinter (review)
    • Abstract: David Quinter’s From Outcasts to Emperors is a detailed and careful study of the Shingon Ritsu movement, in which Shingon esoteric Buddhism was combined with the practice of the ritsu, or precepts for monks and nuns. The movement was established by Eison (1201–1290) at the Nara temple Saidaiji, but early on was shaped by his disciple Ninshō (1217–1303). From the start, Shingon Ritsu devoted much of its energies to the rebuilding of temples that were destroyed in the Genpei War (1180–1185) and to the care of people on the margins of society, the so-called hinin, or “outcasts”—a group “including lepers, beggars, courtesans, prisoners, executioners, and attendants at funerary grounds” (p. 10). Quinter follows ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Spain, China, and Japan in Manila, 1571–1644: Local Comparisons and
           Global Connections by Birgit Tremml-Werner (review)
    • Abstract: Birgit Tremml-Werner is to be congratulated on her ambitious and successful first book, Spain, China, and Japan in Manila, 1571–1644. She ably shows that (1) “politics, culture, and mentality” played “lofty roles” in trade and business relations in the early modern period; that (2) “the dualism between the ‘local’ and the ‘central’ had a major impact on various processes in the South China Sea”; that (3) diplomacy shaped foreign affairs to an unexpected degree through “its manifold features such as language, communication, knowledge gathering, and representation”; and that (4) Manila offered a “special environment” as an “open zone” with multiethnic neighborhoods (pp. 315–17). The study ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern
           Japan by Hans Martin Krämer (review)
    • Abstract: Scholarship on modern Japanese religions has largely revolved around, to borrow a biblical expression, how much the new wine—namely, Western knowledge and religions—has warped the old wineskin (Japan’s indigenous traditions).1 Without question, the new Western wine has dominated the market of modern Japan, forcing the old wineskin to be either discarded or radically reshaped by exposure to it. The neologism “religion” (shūkyō in Japanese, zongjiao in Chinese, and chongyo in Korean) and its multifarious meanings represented a major aspect of this new wine that brought an epistemic change to the religious and political landscape of Meiji Japan. Coined in the nineteenth century, shūkyō became an ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Empires on the Waterfront: Japan’s Ports and Power, 1858–1899 by
           Catherine L. Phipps (review)
    • Abstract: This book tells the important story of Moji, a relatively anonymous port city that disappeared from the map in 1963 when it merged with four other municipalities to form the southwestern metropolis of Kitakyūshū. Unlike the five treaty ports of Japan, which were opened by Western gunboats in the 1850s, the economically and strategically located port of Moji was opened voluntarily by the Meiji government as a “special trading port” in 1889 along with eight other cities. The number of special trading ports subsequently grew to twenty-eight in Japan proper, with an additional thirteen in the newly acquired territories of Taiwan and the Pescadores. Their establishment was part of a policy by the Japanese ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing Technology in Meiji Japan: A Media History of Modern Japanese
           Literature and Visual Culture by Seth Jacobowitz (review)
    • Abstract: This long-awaited book joins a series of groundbreaking and illuminating works examining the ways in which technology is not only instrumental to but also formative of literary production. Counterparts include, in premodern studies, Thomas LaMarre’s Uncovering Heian: Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription (Duke University Press, 2000) and David Lurie’s Realms of Literacy: Early Japan and the History of Writing (Harvard University Asia Center, 2011) and, in visual studies, Maki Fukuoka’s The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Stanford University Press, 2014). Writing Technology in Meiji Japan is an original contribution that integrates knowledge ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Buddhism, Unitarianism, and the Meiji Competition for Universality by
           Michel Mohr (review)
    • Abstract: Compared with their nearest counterparts in South Korea and the Sinophone world, the strains of Christianity dominant in Japan stand out for their theological liberality and relative amity toward other religious groups and teachings. In no polity of East Asia do Christians constitute an overwhelming majority of the population; in most, including Japan, they remain a small minority. The very distinct disposition of Christianity in Japan must therefore result not only from demography, but also from factors in history. Although writers of English have in fact been chronicling Protestant Christianity in Japan continuously since its introduction there in the mid-nineteenth century, the Japanese encounter with the ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kōtoku Shūsui and Japan’s First
           Anti-Imperialist Movement by Robert Thomas Tierney (review)
    • Abstract: Robert Tierney’s Monster of the Twentieth Century is an analysis of Japan’s first anti-imperialist movement, centering on Kōtoku Shūsui (1871–1911), followed by a translation, amply annotated, of Kōtoku’s 1901 work Teikokushugi: Nijisseiki no kaibutsu (Imperialism: Monster of the Twentieth Century). Kōtoku is best remembered as Japan’s first major anarchist intellectual and for his unjust execution in the so-called High Treason Incident of 1910–1911. Tierney, however, notes that before becoming an anarchist, Kōtoku was “the undisputed leader of the political movement” opposing imperialism and argues that his contribution to that movement was his most enduring legacy (p. 2). To begin at the end, in ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Monstrous Bodies: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan by Miri Nakamura
           (review)
    • Abstract: Readers should not be fooled by the slimness of this volume. Ambitious and thought-provoking, Monstrous Bodies interweaves the fascinating histories of several disciplines of modern science from mid-Meiji through the 1930s—hygienics, eugenics, genetics, birth control and artificial reproduction, psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia—with an analysis of modern literary works populated by a host of monstrous, “uncanny bodies [that] proliferated the literary imagination of imperial Japan” (p. 129). The monsters that fill its pages include deadly seductresses and hygiene-expert monks, criminally deviant twins, psychological doppelgängers, insane asylum patients, and, finally, mad scientists and their robot ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Painting Circles: Tsuchida Bakusen and Nihonga Collectives in Early
           20th-Century Japan by John D. Szostak (review)
    • Abstract: In late 1918, the Kyoto-based painter Tsuchida Bakusen (1887–1936) exhibited a pair of two-panel folding screens entitled Bathhouse Maiden (Yuna zu) at the inaugural Tokyo exhibition of his new art group, the Kokuga Society (Kokuga Sōsaku Kyōkai). In the work, cloudlike clusters of pine needles and wisteria part to reveal a sensual woman in a red yukata who fingers the opening of her robe, one hand on her bare breast. According to John D. Szostak in his new book, critics “heaped praise on the painting,” hailing it as a successful synthesis of traditional Japanese screens and modern art trends from the West (p. 133). Szostak adds that the display of this and other Kokuga Society paintings likely precipitated ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Photography for Everyone: The Cultural Lives of Camera and Consumers in
           Early Twentieth-Century Japan by Kerry Ross (review)
    • Abstract: One of the many factors that make the study of photographic histories interesting and challenging is the historically and culturally unsettled status of photography as a technology and a medium. Since its introduction in 1839, what we generally call “photography” has, along with its histories, invited many contentious debates concerning the names for the technology, its place in the discourse of fine art, and its role in reportage, science, and spirituality, just to name a few. The applications of the technology and the meanings generated by photographic images within any given context are far from uniform; likewise, the divergent and contiguous processes through which these meanings and values are ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sacred Space in the Modern City: The Fractured Pasts of Meiji Shrine,
           1912–1958 by Yoshiko Imaizumi (review)
    • Abstract: In recent years, a number of groundbreaking historical studies of particular shrines and shrine-temple complexes have been published in English, including those on Kotohira, Kumano, Ōyama, and Izumo.1 These works trace the major changes these places and the institutions managing them have undergone over the centuries. They have contributed significantly to our understanding of Buddhist practices and kami worship in the medieval and early modern periods, as well as the various local implications of the state-imposed separation of Shinto and Buddhism and the establishment of Shinto as a national imperial cult in the Meiji period. Imaizumi’s meticulously researched book on Meiji shrine follows the example of ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Treacherous Translation: Culture, Nationalism, and Colonialism in Korea
           and Japan from the 1910s to the 1960s by Serk-Bae Suh (review)
    • Abstract: Serk-Bae Suh’s Treacherous Translation is a marvelously rich, thought-provoking study of translation between Korean and Japanese from the 1910s to the 1960s—that is, through the colonial period and beyond—that combines high-level theory and specific textual examples to explore how language functions in the creation and maintenance of colonial structures. Each chapter comprises a separate, carefully contextualized case study that highlights a particular problematic in the consideration of translation, colonialism, and postcolonialism. The argument is exemplary in its clarity and sophistication and in its ability to smoothly meld complex political philosophy and close textual analysis—a tour de force. ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen-Year War by
           Sharalyn Orbaugh (review)
    • Abstract: The last twenty-five years have witnessed increasing interest in and publication on Japanese war propaganda during the Fifteen-Year War (1931–1945).1 The topic is still far from exhausted, and Sharalyn Orbaugh’s book Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen-Year War sheds new light on the mechanism of Japanese war propaganda through a detailed investigation of kamishibai, or the telling of stories using illustrated cards by performers standing mostly on urban street corners. Kamishibai originated in 1930 and for the next three decades enjoyed significant popularity in Japan as an inexpensive street entertainment as well as pedagogical tool intended mainly, but not exclusively, for children of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915–1952 by Reto Hofmann, and:
           Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World
           War by Lee K. Pennington, and: Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of
           the Japanese People by Yoshimi Yoshiaki (review)
    • Abstract: The three works reviewed here were published in 2015, the seventieth anniversary of the end of the most destructive war in history (though the original Japanese edition of Yoshimi Yoshiaki’s work was published in 1987). They are quite varied in focus and framing. Reto Hofmann’s and Yoshimi’s books explicitly and implicitly engage with the concept of fascism, while Lee K. Pennington’s social and institutional history of soldiers and the state contains not a single reference to the term. Yoshimi looks only at the years of war and its immediate aftermath, concentrating mainly on the experience of soldiers in the field and after their return. Hofmann and Pennington likewise focus on the war years, but both begin ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s
           Global Engagement, 1933–1964 by Jessamyn R. Abel (review)
    • Abstract: In his 1945 propaganda classic Know Your Enemy: Japan, Frank Capra repurposed Japanese rationalizations for its wartime empire as, instead, an indictment of that empire. Japan’s self-glorifying slogans and celebratory images served as ample evidence, in his view, of the perfidy of Japan’s mission and the hypocrisy of its ideology. Late in the film, the screen flashes with heart-rending images of child victims of war to cement its characterization of the treachery of Japanese soldiery. With each image, the narrator solemnly recites a word from Japan’s Pan-Asianist lexicon: “co-prosperity,” “peace,” “enlightenment.” Audiences would naturally have dismissed Japanese claims to such universalistic language. ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan by Akiko
           Hashimoto, and: Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending
           Postwar by Akiko Takenaka (review)
    • Abstract: “Memory is not a platform from which to review the world. It is a ladder whose rungs we ascend step by step.”1 As the titles of the two books under review suggest, Japan has by no means made it to the top of that ladder, even now more than seven decades after the end of the war. Nor can it: memory projects of national proportion rarely get finished but are instead replaced by more pertinent ones. Two brilliant new studies of Japan’s war memory unpack this complex dynamic, taking different approaches that complement each other in important ways. In The Long Defeat, sociologist Akiko Hashimoto masterfully examines the texture of this enduring memory work in contemporary Japan as the task of ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hokusai’s Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon by Christine M. E.
           Guth (review)
    • Abstract: In Hokusai’s Great Wave, Christine Guth, citing the work of art historian Martin Kemp, defines an iconic image as one that “has achieved wholly exceptional levels of widespread recognizability” and is marked by “a schematic shape . . . easily recognizable in whatever the medium . . . , elastic connotations, and visual ubiquity” (p. 6). The color woodblock print “Kanagawa-oki nami ura” (Under the Wave off Kanagawa), designed by Katsushika Hokusai in 1831 for his series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, has undeniably become such an icon. Whether in the form of the prized original impressions on display at premier art institutions in New York, Boston, or London or its morphed adaptations into mass-produced ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl: Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale
           Adaptations in Conversation with the West by Mayako Murai, and: Japanese
           Animal-Wife Tales: Narrating Gender Reality in Japanese Folktale Tradition
           by Fumihiko Kobayashi (review)
    • Abstract: Despite the wealth of folktale and fairy-tale research in Japan, relatively little of this work has appeared in English. Certainly, collections of folktales assembled by folklore scholars are available, as are English adaptations and translations of fairy tales by celebrities like Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) and Iwaya Sazanami (1870–1933).1 These publications date mostly from the early- to mid-twentieth century, when folklore studies, a modern-born and transnational discipline, was at its most popular and active—fueled by the particular orientalisms then in vogue.2 In recent decades there have been only three book-length studies on Japanese folktales in English; the two works under review build upon, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identity in Photography and
           Architecture by Jonathan M. Reynolds (review)
    • Abstract: Tradition has been both a constraint and a source of inspiration for artists, including Japanese photographers and architects, since World War II. Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identity in Photography and Architecture, by Jonathan M. Reynolds, focuses on several established artists and how they tackled questions of tradition and national identity in their works; with its extensive research into Japanese materials and interviews with several artists, the study offers a good introduction to the art and culture of postwar Japan. Reynolds begins by pointing out “the longing for a cultural home” (p. xiv) expressed in the writings of Kobayashi Hideo and Hagiwara Sakutarō in the 1930s. During the ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Marathon Japan: Distance Racing and Civic Culture by Thomas R. H. Havens
           (review)
    • Abstract: People interested in Japan’s participation in the Olympic Games or in Japanese colonialism in Korea are very likely aware that the marathon at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 was won by Sohn Kee-chung (known in Japan as Son Kitei), who, as a colonized Korean, was a member of the Japanese team. Less understood might be how popular marathons and ekiden (long-distance relay races) have become in Japan. Thomas R. H. Havens addresses these two types of races in his newest book. Covering Japanese participation in such events from the early twentieth century to the present, he provides readers with rich information on elite athletes and on major races hosted not only in Japan, but globally. Quite often, this includes ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen: A History, 1989–2005 by
           Griseldis Kirsch (review)
    • Abstract: Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen provides an illuminating perspective on Japan-China relations in the early post-Cold War period, a time of profound change in this relationship in terms of both politics and the economy. Author Griseldis Kirsch uses a selection of Japanese films and television dramas to examine “how the discourses around China’s rise evolved in Japan.” Her aim in this study is to reveal “how Japan saw its emerging rival during this crucial time” when, following the collapse of the Japanese asset price bubble, China came to challenge Japan as the leading economic power in Asia (p. 9). Kirsch’s analysis is based on a selection of (by my count) nineteen films and eight ... Read More
      Keywords: Women; Buddhist sculpture; Classical literature; Buddhism and state; Japanese literature; Ritsu (Sect); Japan; Unitarianism; Fantasy fiction, Japanese; Photography; Translating and interpreting; Kamishibai; World War, 1939-1945; Disabled veterans; Fa
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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