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Vol. 70, No. 1


Disaster in the Making: Taira no Kiyomori's Move of the Capital to Fukuhara.
Haruko Wakabayashi.

Warrior/Monk, Demon/Saint: Humor and Parody in the Late Medieval Tale of Benkei.
Roberta Strippoli.

Shipwrecks and Flotsam: The Foreign World in Edo-Period Tosa.
Luke S. Roberts.

Book Reviews

Man'yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan. By Torquil Duthie.
H. Mack Horton

Ise, poétesse et dame de cour. Translated by Renée Garde.
Michel Vieillard-Baron

The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan By Adam Clulow.
Bruce L. Batten

Government by Mourning: Death and Political Integration in Japan, 1603–1912. By Atsuko Hirai.
Mark Teeuwen

Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660–1950. By Fabian Drixler.
William Johnston

The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Translated by Stanleigh H. Jones.
Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater. Translated by R. Keller Kimbrough.
Katherine Saltzman-Li

Hell-bent for Heaven in Tateyama Mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain. By Caroline Hirasawa.
Elizabeth Ten Grotenhuis

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai. Translated by Mark Teeuwen, Kate Wildman Nakai, Miyazaki Fumiko, Anne Walthall, and John Breen. Edited and introduced by Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai
Laura Nenzi

Crossing Boundaries in Tokugawa Society: Suzuki Bokushi, a Rural Elite Commoner. By Takeshi Moriyama.
Niels van Steenpaal

The Tale of Genji: Translation, Canonization, and World Literature. By Michael Emmerich.
Dennis Washburn

Anarchist Modernity: Cooperatism and Japanese-Russian Intellectual Relations in Modern Japan. By Sho Konishi.
Curtis Anderson Gayle

Refining Nature in Modern Japanese Literature: The Life and Art of Shiga Naoya. By Nanyan Guo.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Public Opinion, Propaganda, Ideology: Theories on the Press and Its Social Function in Interwar Japan, 1918–1937. By Fabian Schäfer.
Simone Müller

Money, Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan. By William Marotti.
Miki Kaneda

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