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26. Cover image for '<em>A</em> <em>Page of Madness</em>'
Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan
Volume: 64
Aaron Gerow
Offers provocative insight into a masterpiece of silent cinema using a newly released original script and notes
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26. Cover image for '<em>A</em> <em>Page of Madness</em>'
Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan
Volume: 64
Aaron Gerow
Offers provocative insight into a masterpiece of silent cinema using a newly released original script and notes
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Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan
Volume: 64
Aaron Gerow
Offers provocative insight into a masterpiece of silent cinema using a newly released original script and notes
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27. Cover image for 'Preachers, Poets, Women, and the Way'
Izumi Shikibu and the Buddhist Literature of Medieval Japan
Volume: 62
R. Keller Kimbrough
Explores how preacher-entertainers in late-Heian and medieval Japan used apocryphal tales of women in competitive, sectarian, passionate rhetorical performances
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Izumi Shikibu and the Buddhist Literature of Medieval Japan
Volume: 62
R. Keller Kimbrough
Explores how preacher-entertainers in late-Heian and medieval Japan used apocryphal tales of women in competitive, sectarian, passionate rhetorical performances
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28. Cover image for 'White-Haired Melody'
Volume: 61
Furui Yoshikichi; Translated by Meredith McKinney
A meditative exploration of aging and approaching death by one of Japan’s finest novelists
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29. 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 by Mishima to English readers for the first time
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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 by Mishima to English readers for the first time
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30. Cover image for 'The Bluestockings of Japan'
New Woman Essays and Fiction from Seito, 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 Seito (Bluestockings), the famed New Women’s journal of the 1910s
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30. Cover image for 'The Bluestockings of Japan'
New Woman Essays and Fiction from Seito, 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 Seito (Bluestockings), the famed New Women’s journal of the 1910s
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Essays on the Structure of Japanese Folk Religion
Volume: 32
Miyake Hitoshi; Edited and with an Introduction by H. Byron Earhart
The first comprehensive English translation of a foundational work on Japanese asceticism and folk religion
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32. Cover image for 'A Zen Life in Nature'
Muso Soseki in His Gardens
Volume: 56
Keir Davidson
A sustained exploration of the garden designs of a medieval Japanese Zen Buddhist monk
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Muso Soseki in His Gardens
Volume: 56
Keir Davidson
A sustained exploration of the garden designs of a medieval Japanese Zen Buddhist monk
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33. Cover image for 'School of Freedom'
Volume: 58
Shishi Bunroku; Translated and with an Afterword by Lynne E. Riggs
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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34. Cover image for 'A Cultural History of Japanese Women’s Language'
Volume: 57
Endo Orie
Explores Japan’s early literature to trace the development of social mandates for women’s use of language
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The Noh Plays of Komparu Zenchiku
Volume: 55
Paul S. Atkins
The first comprehensive study of the noh plays of a 15th-century actor, playwright, and theoretician
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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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History and Culture in Japan’s Animal Life
Volume: 52
Gregory M. Pflugfelder and Brett L. Walker, Editors
Brings the cultural ubiquity of animals into sharp focus over questions of economy, nation, empire, and modernity
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History and Culture in Japan’s Animal Life
Volume: 52
Gregory M. Pflugfelder and Brett L. Walker, Editors
Brings the cultural ubiquity of animals into sharp focus over questions of economy, nation, empire, and modernity
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38. Cover image for 'Shadows on the Screen'
Tanizaki Jun’ichiro on Cinema and “Oriental” Aesthetics
Volume: 53
Thomas LaMarre
Reevaluates representations of race, sex, nation, and modernity in the work of a celebrated early 20th-century Japanese filmmaker and critic
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38. Cover image for 'Shadows on the Screen'
Tanizaki Jun’ichiro on Cinema and “Oriental” Aesthetics
Volume: 53
Thomas LaMarre
Reevaluates representations of race, sex, nation, and modernity in the work of a celebrated early 20th-century Japanese filmmaker and critic
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39. Cover image for 'Musashino in Tuscany'
Japanese Overseas Travel Literature, 1860–1912
Susanna Fessler
Examines poetic imagery and allusion in the Japanese tradition of travel writing
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39. Cover image for 'Musashino in Tuscany'
Japanese Overseas Travel Literature, 1860–1912
Volume: 50
Susanna Fessler
Examines poetic imagery and allusion in the Japanese tradition of travel writing
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39. Cover image for 'Musashino in Tuscany'
Japanese Overseas Travel Literature, 1860–1912
Susanna Fessler
Examines poetic imagery and allusion in the Japanese tradition of travel writing
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40. 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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41. Cover image for 'A Wife in Musashino'
Volume: 51
Ooka Shohei; Translated with a Postscript by Dennis Washburn
A rich and subtle portrait of postwar Japanese family and social life
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42. Cover image for 'Takebe Ayatari'
A Bunjin Bohemian in Early Modern Japan
Volume: 36
Lawrence E. Marceau
A multi-faceted look at the life and milieu of a mid-eighteenth-century aesthete
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43. Cover image for 'Novel Japan'
Spaces of Nationhood in Early Meiji Narrative, 1870–88
Volume: 48
John Pierre Mertz
Interrogates the transformation of literary narrative into national discourse in early Meiji Japan
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44. Cover image for 'Ozu’s Anti-Cinema'
Volume: 49
Yoshida Kiju; Translated by Daisuke Miyao & Kyoko Hirano
A luminous exploration of one filmmaker’s work by another, an artist’s personal journey, a manifesto
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44. Cover image for 'Ozu’s Anti-Cinema'
Volume: 49
Yoshida Kiju; Translated by Daisuke Miyao & Kyoko Hirano
A luminous exploration of one filmmaker’s work by another, an artist’s personal journey, a manifesto
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45. 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 14th-century Japan
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45. 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 14th-century Japan
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46. Cover image for 'Modality and the Japanese Language'
Volume: 44
Yuki Johnson
Proposes a new approach to understanding modal verbs in Japanese
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47. Cover image for 'Song of Sadness'
Volume: 47
Endo Shusaku; Translated by Teruyo Shimizu
A multi-layered novel about a changing postwar Japan
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47. Cover image for 'Song of Sadness'
Volume: 47
Endo Shusaku; Translated by Teruyo Shimizu
A multi-layered novel about a changing postwar Japan
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48. Cover image for 'Engendering Faith'
Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan
Volume: 43
Barbara Ruch, Editor
A monumental and pioneering study on women and Buddhism.
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49. Cover image for 'Confluences'
Postwar Japan and France
Volume: 42
Doug Slaymaker, Editor
Explores the relationship between Japan and France and the development of postwar national and individual identities
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50. Cover image for 'Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan'
A Study of the Southern Kanto Region, Using Late Edo and Early Meiji Gazetteers
Volume: 41
Helen Hardacre
A detailed analysis of the structure of nineteenth-century Japanese religious institutions
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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.

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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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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