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1. 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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1. 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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2. 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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2. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Cover image for 'The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of Genji'
Volume: 21
Norma Field
A study of the heroines and heroes in one of the world's literary masterpieces.
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6. 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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8. Cover image for 'Yosano Akiko and The Tale of Genji'
Volume: 28
G. G. Rowley
A major contribution to the study of an important Japanese woman writer and a masterwork of reader reception studies
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9. Cover image for 'Tanizaki in Western Languages'
A Bibliography of Translations and Studies
Adriana Boscaro
An important research tool for those interested in one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
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Hardcover 2000 $19.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Tanizaki in Western Languages" to Cart
10. Cover image for 'When We Say 'Hiroshima''
Selected Poems
Volume: 23
Kurihara Sadako
Compelling poetry that consitutes a major legacy of the nuclear age
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Paper 1999 $14.00 Available Add Paper for "When We Say 'Hiroshima'" to Cart
11. Cover image for 'Long, Long Autumn Nights'
Selected Poems of Oguma Hideo, 1901-1940
Volume: 3
Oguma Hideo
The first English sampling of a Japanese avant-garde poet's work who stood for cultural tolerance in a repressive, imperialistic age
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11. Cover image for 'Long, Long Autumn Nights'
Selected Poems of Oguma Hideo, 1901-1940
Volume: 3
Oguma Hideo
The first English sampling of a Japanese avant-garde poet's work who stood for cultural tolerance in a repressive, imperialistic age
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Paper 1989 $8.95 Available Add Paper for "Long, Long Autumn Nights" to Cart
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12. Cover image for 'A Tanizaki Feast'
The International Symposium in Venice
Volume: 24
Adriana Boscaro and Anthony Hood Chambers, Editors
Studies one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
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Hardcover 1999 $42.95 Available Add Hardcover for "A Tanizaki Feast" to Cart
13. Cover image for 'The Shade of Blossoms'
Volume: 22
Ooka Shohei
Translation of a powerful Japanese novel set in the Ginza bar scene of the 1950s.
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Paper 1998 $12.95 Available Add Paper for "The Shade of Blossoms" to Cart
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. Cover image for 'Accomplices of Silence'
The Modern Japanese Novel
Volume: 16
Miyoshi Masao
A comprehensive critical discussion of the Japanese novel and its distinctiveness from Western literature.
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Paper 1996 $15.95 Available Add Paper for "Accomplices of Silence" to Cart
18. Cover image for 'Rethinking Sorrow'
Revelatory Tales of Late Medieval Japan
Volume: 6
Margaret Helen Childs
Argues that "The Tale of Genmu," "Tales Told on Mount Koya," "The Three Monks," and "The Seven Nuns" form a small, coherent subgroup of stories that describe how people were inspired to religious commitment.
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Paper 1991 $20.00 Available Add Paper for "Rethinking Sorrow" to Cart
19. Cover image for 'They Came to Japan'
An Anthology of European Reports on Japan, 1543-1640
Volume: 15
Michael Cooper, Editor
A collection of European reports on Japan
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Paper 1995 $26.00 Available Add Paper for "They Came to Japan" to Cart
20. Cover image for 'The Wild Goose'
Volume: 14
Mori Ogai
A turn-of-the-century novel from one of the giants of modern Japanese literature
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Paper 1995 $14.95 Available Add Paper for "The Wild Goose" to Cart
21. Cover image for 'Literary Patronage in Late Medieval Japan'
Volume: 23
Steven D. Carter, Editor
Explores the changes in economic practices and structures in the late Muromachi period in Japan by focusing on patterns of patronage and professionalism in the world of poetry.
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Paper 1993 $13.95 Available Add Paper for "Literary Patronage in Late Medieval Japan" to Cart
22. Cover image for 'Tales of Times Now Past'
Sixty-Two Stories from a Medieval Japanese Collection
Volume: 9
Marian Ury
A translation of sixty-two key stories from the Konjaku Monogatari
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Paper 1993 $22.00 Available Add Paper for "Tales of Times Now Past" to Cart
23. Cover image for 'New Leaves'
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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24. Cover image for 'Poems of the Five Mountains'
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
25. 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
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