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1. Cover image for 'The Culture of the Quake'
The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishô Japan
Volume: 78
Alex Bates
An exploration of Taishô-era narrative fiction.
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2. Cover image for 'Pictures of the Heart'
The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image
Volume: 26
Joshua S. Mostow
Offers a brilliant and multifaceted exploration of Japanese poetics through translations, commentaries, and both literary and visual readings of the most influential of all poem anthologies. 
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3. Cover image for 'Lords of the Sea'
Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan
Volume: 76
Peter D. Shapinsky
Revises our understanding of the epic political, economic, and cultural transformations of Japan's late medieval period (ca. 1300–1600) by shifting the conventional land-based analytical framework to one centered on the perspectives of seafarers 
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Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan
Volume: 76
Peter D. Shapinsky
Revises our understanding of the epic political, economic, and cultural transformations of Japan's late medieval period (ca. 1300–1600) by shifting the conventional land-based analytical framework to one centered on the perspectives of seafarers 
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4. Cover image for 'Going to Court to Change Japan'
Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan
Volume: 77
Edited by Patricia G. Steinhoff
Examines the relationship between social movements and the law in bringing about social change in Japan
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Volume: 77
Edited by Patricia G. Steinhoff
Examines the relationship between social movements and the law in bringing about social change in Japan
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5. Cover image for 'Conquering Demons'
The "Kirishitan," Japan, and the World in Early Modern Japanese Literature
Volume: 75
Jan C. Leuchtenberger
Examines the origins and influence of three popular anti-Kirishitan (anti-Christian) works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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The "Kirishitan," Japan, and the World in Early Modern Japanese Literature
Volume: 75
Jan C. Leuchtenberger
Examines the origins and influence of three popular anti-Kirishitan (anti-Christian) works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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6. Cover image for 'Rethinking Japanese History'
Volume: 74
Amino Yoshihiko
Calls on us to contemplate seriously the meaning of the deep past in our present day
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Volume: 74
Amino Yoshihiko
Calls on us to contemplate seriously the meaning of the deep past in our present day
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7. Cover image for 'Laughing Wolf'
Volume: 73
Tsushima Yûko
Follows the exploits of two children as they traverse the country by train, and through the children we experience the horrors of postwar Japan.
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8. Cover image for 'Nowaki'
Volume: 72
Natsume Sôseki
The lives and minds of three men come together in ways that are both commonplace and surprising. 
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Volume: 72
Natsume Sôseki
The lives and minds of three men come together in ways that are both commonplace and surprising. 
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9. Cover image for 'Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan'
The Development of the Feminist Movement
Volume: 71
Mara Patessio
Focuses on women’s activities in the new public spaces of Meiji Japan
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9. Cover image for 'Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan'
The Development of the Feminist Movement
Volume: 71
Mara Patessio
Focuses on women’s activities in the new public spaces of Meiji Japan
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10. Cover image for 'The Female as Subject'
Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan
Volume: 70
Edited by P. F. Kornicki, Mara Patessio, and G. G. Rowley
Reveals the rich and lively world of literate women in Japan from 1600 through the early twentieth century.
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Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan
Volume: 70
Edited by P. F. Kornicki, Mara Patessio, and G. G. Rowley
Reveals the rich and lively world of literate women in Japan from 1600 through the early twentieth century.
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10. Cover image for 'The Female as Subject'
Volume: 70
Edited by P. F. Kornicki, Mara Patessio, and G. G. Rowley
Reveals the rich and lively world of literate women in Japan from 1600 through the early twentieth century.
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11. Cover image for 'Imagination without Borders'
Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility
Volume: 69
Edited by Laura Hein and Rebecca Jennison
A sophisticated visual commentary on Japan’s history—and on the global history in which Asia is embedded—provides a compelling guide through the difficult terrain of modern historical remembrance, in a distinctively Japanese voice.
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11. Cover image for 'Imagination without Borders'
Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility
Volume: 69
Edited by Laura Hein and Rebecca Jennison
A sophisticated visual commentary on Japan’s history—and on the global history in which Asia is embedded—provides a compelling guide through the difficult terrain of modern historical remembrance, in a distinctively Japanese voice.
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12. Cover image for 'The Linguistic Turn in Contemporary Japanese Literary Studies'
Politics, Language, Textuality
Volume: 68
Edited and with an Introduction by Michael K. Bourdaghs
A critical study of the revolution against the largely positivistic methodologies that had hitherto dominated postwar literary studies.
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12. Cover image for 'The Linguistic Turn in Contemporary Japanese Literary Studies'
Politics, Language, Textuality
Volume: 68
Edited and with an Introduction by Michael K. Bourdaghs
A critical study of the revolution against the largely positivistic methodologies that had hitherto dominated postwar literary studies.
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13. Cover image for 'Television, Japan, and Globalization'
Volume: 67
Edited by Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Eva Tsai, and JungBong Choi
A collection of essays that describe vivid and compelling examples of Japanese media and analyze them with sophisticated theoretical methods. 
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Volume: 67
Edited by Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Eva Tsai, and JungBong Choi
A collection of essays that describe vivid and compelling examples of Japanese media and analyze them with sophisticated theoretical methods. 
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13. Cover image for 'Television, Japan, and Globalization'
Volume: 67
Edited by Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Eva Tsai, and JungBong Choi
A collection of essays that describe vivid and compelling examples of Japanese media and analyze them with sophisticated theoretical methods. 
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14. Cover image for 'Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies'
Volume: 65
Abé Mark Nornes and Aaron Gerow
Provides a snapshot of all the archival and bibliographic resources available to students and scholars of Japanese cinema.
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14. Cover image for 'Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies'
Volume: 65
Abé Mark Nornes and Aaron Gerow
Provides a snapshot of all the archival and bibliographic resources available to students and scholars of Japanese cinema.
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14. Cover image for 'Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies'
Volume: 65
Abé Mark Nornes and Aaron Gerow
Provides a snapshot of all the archival and bibliographic resources available to students and scholars of Japanese cinema.
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15. Cover image for 'An Anthology of Nagauta'
Volume: 66
William P. Malm
A collection of translations of nagauta texts used for concerts
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15. Cover image for 'An Anthology of Nagauta'
Volume: 66
William P. Malm
A collection of translations of nagauta texts used for concerts
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16. Cover image for 'Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan'
Volume: 63
William Wayne Farris
Explores the daily life of the citizens of the lost periods of ancient Japan
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16. Cover image for 'Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan'
Volume: 63
William Wayne Farris
Explores the daily life of the citizens of the lost periods of ancient Japan
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17. Cover image for 'The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition'
Essays on Tanizaki Jun’ichirô in Honor of Adriana Boscaro
Edited by Luisa Bienati and Bonaventura Ruperti
An homage to both the work of the “grand old man,” in all its inexhaustible richness, and to Boscaro’s tireless contributions to the study of Tanizaki in Italy and around the world.
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18. 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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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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19. 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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20. 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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21. 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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22. 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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23. 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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24. 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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