Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies

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26. Cover image for 'Preachers, Poets, Women, and the Way'
Izumi Shikibu and the Buddhist Literature of Medieval Japan
Volume: 62
R. Keller Kimbrough
Explores the ways in which fictional and usually scandalous stories of Heian women were employed in the competitive preaching and fund-raising of late-Heian and medieval Japan.
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26. Cover image for 'Preachers, Poets, Women, and the Way'
Izumi Shikibu and the Buddhist Literature of Medieval Japan
Volume: 62
R. Keller Kimbrough
Explores the ways in which fictional and usually scandalous stories of Heian women were employed in the competitive preaching and fund-raising of late-Heian and medieval Japan.
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27. Cover image for 'White-Haired Melody'
Volume: 61
Furui Yoshikichi
A meditative exploration of the strange borderland around the inner experience of aging and approaching death.
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28. Cover image for 'Mishima on Stage'
The Black Lizard and Other Plays
Volume: 59
Edited and with an Introduction by Laurence Kominz. Foreword by Donald Keene
Presents nine remarkable plays written between 1949 and 1962 that demonstrate Mishima’s breadth and originality as a playwright
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The Black Lizard and Other Plays
Volume: 59
Edited and with an Introduction by Laurence Kominz. Foreword by Donald Keene
Presents nine remarkable plays written between 1949 and 1962 that demonstrate Mishima’s breadth and originality as a playwright
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29. Cover image for 'The Bluestockings of Japan'
New Woman Essays and Fiction from Seitô, 1911–16
Volume: 60
Jan Bardsley
Introduces English-language readers to a formative chapter in the history of Japanese feminism by presenting for the first time in English translation a collection of writings from Seitô (Bluestockings), the famed New Women’s journal of the 1910s
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New Woman Essays and Fiction from Seitô, 1911–16
Volume: 60
Jan Bardsley
Introduces English-language readers to a formative chapter in the history of Japanese feminism by presenting for the first time in English translation a collection of writings from Seitô (Bluestockings), the famed New Women’s journal of the 1910s
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30. Cover image for 'Shugendo'
Essays on the Structure of Japanese Folk Religion
Volume: 32
Miyake Hitoshi
A comprehensive work on Japanese asceticism and folk religion.
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31. Cover image for 'School of Freedom'
Volume: 58
Shishi Bunroku
With true-to-life characters, situations that vividly evoke their times, and even a happy ending, Shishi Bunroku brings a new dimension to Japanese literature in English.
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32. Cover image for 'A Cultural History of Japanese Women's Language'
Volume: 57
Endô Orie
Explores Japan’s early literary works to discover what they have to say about the Japanese language and finds that “womanly” language in Japan was socially mandated and regulated only with the beginning of warrior rule in the Kamakura period. 
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Memoirs by Women of Heian Japan
Volume: 54
John R. Wallace
Analyzes the four main tenth- and eleventh-century Heian memoirs by women for their individual characteristics and what they suggest of Heian literature more broadly.
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34. Cover image for 'JAPANimals'
History and Culture in Japan's Animal Life
Volume: 52
Edited by Gregory M. Pflugfelder and Brett L. Walker
Challenges many ofthe fundamental assumptions that have shaped contemporary scholarship on Japan, engaging from new perspectives questions of economic growth, isolation from and interaction with the outside world, the tools of conquest and empire, and the character of modernity.
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History and Culture in Japan's Animal Life
Volume: 52
Edited by Gregory M. Pflugfelder and Brett L. Walker
Challenges many ofthe fundamental assumptions that have shaped contemporary scholarship on Japan, engaging from new perspectives questions of economic growth, isolation from and interaction with the outside world, the tools of conquest and empire, and the character of modernity.
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35. Cover image for 'Shadows on the Screen'
Tanizaki Jun'ichirô on Cinema and "Oriental" Aesthetics
Volume: 53
Thomas LaMarre
Offers a challenging new reevaluation of the impact of new media and new technologies has on the renewed interest in the emergence of cinema and film criticism.
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35. Cover image for 'Shadows on the Screen'
Tanizaki Jun'ichirô on Cinema and "Oriental" Aesthetics
Volume: 53
Thomas LaMarre
Offers a challenging new reevaluation of the impact of new media and new technologies has on the renewed interest in the emergence of cinema and film criticism.
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36. Cover image for 'Musashino in Tuscany'
Japanese Overseas Travel Literature, 1860-1912
Volume: 50
Susanna Fessler
Examines the poetic imagery and allusion in the Japanese tradition of travel writing
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37. Cover image for 'Japanese Painting and National Identity'
Okakura Tenshin and His Circle
Volume: 45
Victoria Weston
Addresses the art and philosophy of a group of Meiji painters regarded by many as seminal figures in the development of modern Japanese painting. 
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38. Cover image for 'A Wife in Musashino'
Volume: 51
Ôoka Shôhei
A depiction of the motivations and circumstances of its characters and its subtle portrait of class conflict and family tensions that brings the tumultuous Japanese postwar period to life, revealing with rich insight the impact of the war on Japanese society and on individual lives.
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39. Cover image for 'Novel Japan'
Spaces of Nationhood in Early Meiji Narrative, 1870-88
Volume: 48
John Pierre Mertz
Interrogates the mechanisms by which literary narrative was transformed into national discourse in early Meiji Japan.
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40. Cover image for 'Ozu's Anti-Cinema'
Volume: 49
Yoshida Kiju
Concerns Ozu's films, but it is also Yoshida's manifesto on films and filmmaking.
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40. Cover image for 'Ozu's Anti-Cinema'
Volume: 49
Yoshida Kiju
Concerns Ozu's films, but it is also Yoshida's manifesto on films and filmmaking.
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41. Cover image for 'State of War'
The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan
Volume: 46
Thomas Donald Conlan
A path-breaking study of the transformative power of war and its profound influence on fourteenth-century Japan
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The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan
Volume: 46
Thomas Donald Conlan
A path-breaking study of the transformative power of war and its profound influence on fourteenth-century Japan
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42. Cover image for 'Modality and the Japanese Language'
Volume: 44
Yuki Johnson
Examines a wide range of grammatical categories in terms of both modal and propositional content--namely, modal auxiliaries, aspectual categories, and conditionals--and reveals a new approach to Japanese modality that relies more centrally on concepts developed in the study of English modality
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43. Cover image for 'Song of Sadness'
Volume: 47
Endô Shûsaku
A multi-layered novel about a changing postwar Japan.
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43. Cover image for 'Song of Sadness'
Volume: 47
Endô Shûsaku
A multi-layered novel about a changing postwar Japan.
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44. Cover image for 'Confluences'
Postwar Japan and France
Volume: 42
Edited by Doug Slaymaker
Explores the relationship between Japan and France and the development of national and individual identities, especially as filtered through the artistic endeavors of a culture.
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45. Cover image for 'Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan'
A Study of the Southern Kanto Region, Using Late Edo and Early Meiji Gazeteers
Volume: 41
Helen Hardacre
A detailed analysis of the structure of nineteenth-century Japanese religious institutions.
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46. Cover image for 'Individual Dignity in Modern Japanese Thought'
The Evolution of the Concept of Jinkaku in Moral and Educational Discourse
Volume: 35
Kyoko Inoue
Traces the development of jinkaku (moral character) in modern Japanese discourse.
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47. Cover image for 'Shanghai'
A Novel by Yokomitsu Riichi
Volume: 33
Yokomitsu Riichi
A brilliant evocation of Shanghai as an exotic city in turmoil, a place where dreams of sexual and economic domination are nurtured.
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48. Cover image for 'Spirits of Another Sort'
The Plays of Izumi Kyoka
Volume: 29
M. Cody Poulton
The first work in any language to focus on the plays of Izumi Kyoka, a major literary figure in modern Japan.
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Volume: 30
Noma Hiroshi
Dark and haunting stories of young men whose universal desires and anxieties are overshadowed by memories of the brutality of war.
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Volume: 30
Noma Hiroshi
Dark and haunting stories of young men whose universal desires and anxieties are overshadowed by memories of the brutality of war.
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50. Cover image for 'Local Voices, National Issues'
The Impact of Local Initiative in Japanese Policy-Making
Volume: 31
Sheila A. Smith, Editor
Studies in local initiative and center-local relations in Japan.
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staticThis series provides a venue for important works of scholarship in all fields of Japanese studies. Quality in scholarly content and production are of paramount concern.

Michigan Monographs in Japanese Studies

This series provides a venue for important works of scholarship in all fields of Japanese studies. Quality in scholarly content and production are of paramount concern.

staticThe Publications Program of the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan publishes research on Japan by scholars around the world. Works currently appear in print in three series (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies, and Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies) and as nonseries publications. Center books have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, and World Literature Today, as well as in all the major journals on Japanese and Asian studies. Over one hundred universities and colleges have adopted Center titles as textbooks for classes on Japanese language, literature, and culture. The Center also publishes materials of special interest to industry, government, and the general public. The Center published its first book in 1950.

Center for Japanese Studies

The Publications Program of the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan publishes research on Japan by scholars around the world. Works currently appear in print in three series (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies, and Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies) and as nonseries publications. Center books have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, and World Literature Today, as well as in all the major journals on Japanese and Asian studies. Over one hundred universities and colleges have adopted Center titles as textbooks for classes on Japanese language, literature, and culture. The Center also publishes materials of special interest to industry, government, and the general public. The Center published its first book in 1950.


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