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51. Cover image for 'Righteous Cause or Tragic Folly'
Changing Views of War in Modern Japanese Poetry
Volume: 17
Steve Rabson
A must for anyone interested in Japan, war, or poetry.
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Hardcover 1998 $36.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Righteous Cause or Tragic Folly" to Cart
52. Cover image for 'Studies in Modern Japanese Literature'
Essays and Translations in Honor of Edwin McClellan
Volume: 20
Dennis Washburn and Alan Tansman, Editors
Together with the translations of short stories, fables, and a critical essay, these contributions provide an overview of modern Japanese literary history.
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Hardcover 1997 $67.50 Available Add Hardcover for "Studies in Modern Japanese Literature" to Cart
53. Cover image for 'The Distant Isle'
Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Robert H. Brower
Volume: 15
Robert Borgen, Thomas Hare, and Sharalyn Orbaugh, Editors
A memorial collection of essays and translations focusing on an inspiring diversity of Japanese literature
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Hardcover 1997 $64.95 Available Add Hardcover for "The Distant Isle" to Cart
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A Life of the Statesman-Scholar Ichijo Kaneyoshi
Volume: 16
Steven D. Carter
Tells the story of a remarkable man who, against his will and largely against his knowledge, lived through what we now regard as the final decline of the ancient nobility in Japan.
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Hardcover 1996 $44.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Regent Redux" to Cart
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Japanese Drama and the Soga Literary Tradition
Volume: 13
Laurence R. Kominz
An exploration of the timeless appeal that the Soga story has exerted and the processes that took the brothers through successive incarnations in literature
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Hardcover 1996 $42.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Avatars of Vengeance" to Cart
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Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Edward Seidensticker
Volume: 11
Aileen Gatten and Anthony Hood Chambers, Editors
Fourteen former students honor their mentor, Edward Seidensticker, with a collection of essays and translations focusing on Japanese literature from the eleventh century to the 1980s. 
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Hardcover 1993 $39.95 Available Add Hardcover for "New Leaves" to Cart
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An Introduction to the Literature of the Zen Monasteries
Volume: 10
Marian Ury
These poems composed by Japanese Zen monks represent a portion of the best of the writing called "literature of the five mountains."
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Hardcover 1992 $15.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Poems of the Five Mountains" to Cart
58. Cover image for 'The Tale of Matsura'
Fujiwara Teika's Experiment in Fiction
Volume: 9
Wayne P. Lammers
A translation of Fujiwara Teika's only successful work of fiction. 
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Hardcover 1992 $35.00 Available Add Hardcover for "The Tale of Matsura" to Cart
59. Cover image for 'Conversations with Shotetsu'
Volume: 7
Robert H. Brower
The first attempt to translate and analyze the late medieval poetic miscellany titled Shôtetsu monogatari, undertaken by the late Robert Brower
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Hardcover 1992 $35.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Conversations with Shotetsu" to Cart
60. Cover image for 'The Cult of Kasuga Seen Through Its Art'
Volume: 8
Susan C. Tyler
A detailed and animating study of the syncretic cult of Kasuga Shrine at its height in the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries
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Hardcover 1992 $39.95 Available Add Hardcover for "The Cult of Kasuga Seen Through Its Art" to Cart
61. Cover image for 'Dances with Sheep'
The Quest for Identity in the Fiction of Murakami Haruki
Volume: 37
Matthew Carl Strecher
The first book-length study in English of the fiction of Murakami Haruki.
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Hardcover 2002 $60.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Dances with Sheep" to Cart
62. Cover image for 'Engendering Faith'
Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan
Volume: 43
Barbara Ruch, General Editor
A monumental and pioneering study on women and Buddhism.
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Hardcover 2003 $69.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Engendering Faith" to Cart
63. Cover image for 'Figures of Desire'
Wordplay, Spirit Possession, Fantasy, Madness, and Mourning in Japanese Noh Plays
Volume: 38
Etsuko Terasaki
An analysis of the narrative and tropological structure of classical Japanese Noh plays.
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Hardcover 2002 $60.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Figures of Desire" to Cart
64. Cover image for 'Playing in the Shadows'
Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature
Volume: 88
William Bridges

How do encounters with black literature, music, culture, and thinking invite postwar Japanese authors to re-envision the relationship between race and literature in the wake of world war?

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64. Cover image for 'Playing in the Shadows'
Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature
Volume: 88
Will Bridges

How do encounters with black literature, music, culture, and thinking invite postwar Japanese authors to re-envision the relationship between race and literature in the wake of world war?

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Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature
Volume: 88
William Bridges
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65. Cover image for 'Revealed Identity'
The Noh Plays of Komparu Zenchiku
Volume: 55
Paul S. Atkins
A comprehensive study of the noh plays of Komparu Zenchiku, an actor, playwright, and theoretician of noh drama in fifteenth-century Japan.
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Hardcover 2006 $60.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Revealed Identity" to Cart
66. 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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Hardcover 2004 $69.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Takebe Ayatari" to Cart
67. Cover image for 'Transformations of Sensibility'
The Phenomenology of Meiji Literature
Volume: 40
Kamei Hideo
A monumental publication on the literary history of Japan.
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Hardcover 2002 $60.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Transformations of Sensibility" to Cart
68. Cover image for 'Treatise on Epistolary Style'
Joao Rodriguez on the Noble Art of Writing Japanese Letters
Volume: 39
Jeroen Pieter Lamers
A treasure trove of diplomatics and epistolary stylistics of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Japan.
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Hardcover 2002 $49.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Treatise on Epistolary Style" to Cart
69. Cover image for 'A Zen Life in Nature'
Musô Soseki in His Gardens
Volume: 56
Examines the design style and aesthetic of the medieval Japanese Zen monk Musô Soseki (1275-1351), who built gardens as places to meditate and to escape his busy public life.
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Musô Soseki in His Gardens
Volume: 56
Keir Davidson
Examines the design style and aesthetic of the medieval Japanese Zen monk Musô Soseki (1275-1351), who built gardens as places to meditate and to escape his busy public life.
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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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