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The following index of book reviews lists by issue the book reviews that have appeared in MN since Vol. 54 No. 4 (Winter 1999).

Current issue:

Vol. 69 No. 1

All Issues:

Vol. 54 No. 4

Vol. 55 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 56 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 57 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 58 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 59 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 60 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 61 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 62 No. 1, 2, 3, 4

Vol. 63 No. 1, 2

Vol. 64 No. 1, 2

Vol. 65 No. 1, 2

Vol. 66 No. 1, 2

Vol. 67 No. 1, 2

Vol. 68 No. 1, 2

Vol. 69 No. 1

Vol. 69 (2014)

Book Reviews from Vol. 69 No. 1 (2014)

Japanese Historiography and the Gold Seal of 57 C.E.: Relic, Text, Object, Fake. By Joshua A. Fogel.
Gina L. Barnes

Knowing the Amorous Man: A History of Scholarship on Tales of Ise. By Jamie L. Newhard.
Robert N. Huey

Schreib-Riten (shorei 書礼): Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der japanischen Briefetikette. By Markus Rüttermann.
W. J. Boot

Another Stage: Kanze Nobumitsu and the Late Muromachi Noh Theater. By Lim Beng Choo.
Shelley Fenno Quinn

The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga. By Ôta Gyûichi. Translated and Edited by
J. S. A. Elisonas and J. P. Lamers.
Morten Oxenboell

An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan.
By G. G. Rowley.
C. Miki Wheeler

Publishing the Stage: Print and Performance in Early Modern Japan. Edited by Keller Kimbrough and Satoko Shimazaki.
Michael Watson

Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art. Edited by Timothy Clark, C. Andrew Gerstle, Aki Ishigami, and Akiko Yano.
Shunga: Sex and Humor in Japanese Art and Literature. Special issue, Japan Review 26 (2013). Edited by C. Andrew Gerstle and Timothy Clark.
Shunga: Erotic Art in Japan. By Rosina Buckland.
Allen Hockley

Obtaining Images: Art, Production and Display in Edo Japan. By Timon Screech.
Elizabeth Lillehoj

Beriberi in Modern Japan: The Making of a National Disease. By Alexander R. Bay.
Susan L. Burns

The Kyoto School: An Introduction. By Robert E. Carter with a Foreword by Thomas P. Kasulis.
Erin McCarthy

Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan. By Peter Wynn Kirby.
Tom Gill

Vol. 68 (2013)

Book Reviews from Vol. 68 No. 2 (2013)

Traversing the Frontier: The Man'yôshû Account of a Japanese Mission to Silla in 736–737. By H. Mack Horton.
Torquil Duthie

The Face of Jizô: Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism. By Hank Glassman.
Susanne Formanek

Japoniæ Insvlæ: The Mapping of Japan; Historical Introduction and Cartobibliography of European Printed Maps of Japan to 1800. By Jason C. Hubbard.
Bruce L. Batten

The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan. By Maki Fukuoka.
Karen M. Fraser

Kokugaku in Meiji-period Japan: The Modern Transformation of ‘National Learning’ and the Formation of Scholarly Societies. By Michael Wachutka.
Helen Hardacre

The Invention of Religion in Japan. By Jason Ânanda Josephson.
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A Discipline on Foot: Inventing Japanese Native Ethnography 1910–1945. By Alan Christy.
Ian Reader

Reading Colonial Japan: Text, Context, and Critique. Edited by Michele M. Mason and Helen J. S. Lee.
Elise Foxworth

Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World. By Aaron Herald Skabelund.
Elmer Veldkamp

Wer und was bin ich? Zur Phänomenologie des Selbst im Zen-Buddhismus. By Shizuteru Ueda.
Bret W. Davis

From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945–1989. Edited by Doryun Chong, Michio Hayashi, Kenji Kajiya, and Fumihiko Sumitomo.
Ming Tiampo

Book Reviews from Vol. 68 No. 1 (2013)

Realms of Literacy: Early Japan and the History of Writing. By David B. Lurie.
John Timothy Wixted

Optical Allusions: Screens, Paintings, and Poetry in Classical Japan (ca. 800–1200). By Joseph T. Sorensen.
Roselee Bundy

How Ajâtaśatru Was Reformed: The Domestication of "Ajase" and Stories in Buddhist History. By Michael Radich.
Thierry Jean Roboüam, S.J.

From Sovereign to Symbol: An Age of Ritual Determinism in Fourteenth-Century Japan. By Thomas Donald Conlan.
Mikael S. Adolphson

Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts. By Haruo Shirane.
Elizabeth Oyler

Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan. By H. Byron Earhart.
Gaynor Sekimori

Im Wettstreit mit dem Westen: Japans Zeitalter der Ausstellungen 1854–1941. By Daniel Hedinger.
Michael Facius

Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's "Ainu Shin'yôshû." By Sarah M. Strong.
Gary L. Ebersole

Sex in Japan's Globalization, 1870–1930: Prostitutes, Emigration and Nation-Building. By Bill Mihalopoulos.
Barbara Molony

The People's Post Office: The History and Politics of the Japanese Postal System, 1871–2010. By Patricia L. Maclachlan.
Eiji Kawabata

Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girls' Culture in Japan. By Deborah Shamoon.
Noriko J. Horiguchi

Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bishônen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature. By Jeffrey Angles.
Michele M. Mason

Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body. By Noriko J. Horiguchi.
Rebecca Copeland

Maximum Embodiment: Yôga, The Western Painting of Japan, 1912–1955. By Bert Winther-Tamaki.
Mikiko Hirayama

The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within. By Steve Rabson.
Christopher T. Nelson

Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima. By Yuki Miyamoto.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan. By Sara Kovner.
Hamish Ion

The Other Face of the Moon. By Claude Lévi-Strauss.
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Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World. By Claude Lévi-Strauss.
Scott Davis

Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan. By Jolyon Baraka Thomas.
Mark MacWilliams

Vol. 67 (2012)

Book Reviews from Vol. 67 No. 2 (2012)

Tosa Mitsunobu and the Small Scroll in Medieval Japan. By Melissa McCormick.
Masahiko Aizawa

Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War. By Andrew Edmund Goble.
Frederik Cryns

The Observable Mundane: Vernacular Chinese and the Emergence of a Literary Discourse on Popular Narrative in Edo Japan. By Emanuel Pastreich.
Peter Flueckiger

Defining Engagement: Japan and Global Contexts, 1640–1868. By Robert I. Hellyer.
Ryûtô Shimada

Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 1 (1850–1920) and Volume 2 (1920–Present). Edited by Sven Saaler and Christopher W. A. Szpilman.
Dick Stegewerns

Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State. By Janis Mimura.
Christopher W. A. Szpilman

Celebrity Gods: New Religions, Media, and Authority in Occupied Japan. By Benjamin Dorman.
Inken Prohl

Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism. By Mark Michael Rowe.
Ikegami Yoshimasa

Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals. By Paula Arai.
Gina Cogan

Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Edited by James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo.
Uehara Mayuko

Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868–2000. Edited by J. Thomas Rimer.
Toby Slade

Experimental Arts in Postwar Japan: Moments of Encounter, Engagement, and Imagined Return. By Miryam Sas.
Bruce Baird

"The Moon over the Mountain": Stories by Atsushi Nakajima. Translated by Paul McCarthy and Nobuko Ochner.
Charles De Wolf

Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shôjo Manga. By Jennifer S. Prough.
Susan Napier

Recreating Japanese Men. Edited by Sabine Frühstück and Ann Walthall.
Michael Lewis

Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community are Changing Modern Electoral Politics. By Sherry L. Martin.
Deborah J. Milly

Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan. By Martin Dusinberre.
Takehiro Watanabe

Book Reviews from Vol. 67 No. 1 (2012)

A New History of Shinto. By John Breen and Mark Teeuwen.
Rethinking Medieval Shintô. Special issue of Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie (16). Edited by Bernard Faure, Michael Como, and Iyanaga Nobumi.
Kate Wildman Nakai

Performing/Painting in Tokugawa Japan: Artistic Practice and Socio-Economic Functions of Sekiga (Paintings on the Spot). By Alexander Hofmann.
Brenda G. Jordan

The Female as Subject: Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan. Edited by P. F. Kornicki, Mara Patessio, and G. G. Rowley.
Janet R. Goodwin

Cultivating Commons: Joint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan. By Philip C. Brown.
Anne Walthall

Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan. By Eric C. Rath.
Japanese Foodways: Past and Present. Edited by Eric C. Rath and Stephanie Assmann.
Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600–1912. By Kären Wigen.
Marcia Yonemoto

Ordinary Economies in Japan: A Historical Perspective, 1750–1950. By Tetsuo Najita.
Mark Metzler

Under Eagle Eyes: Lithographs, Drawings and Photographs from the Prussian Expedition to Japan, 1860–61. Edited by Sebastian Dobson and Sven Saaler.
Derek Massarella

Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan. By Timothy D. Amos.
Ian Neary

Negotiating Identity: Nakagami Kenji's Kiseki and the Power of the Tale. By Anne Helene Thelle.
Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity. By Anne McKnight.
Rachael Hutchinson

Japan im Pazifischen Krieg: Herrschaftssystem, politische Willensbildung und Friedenssuche. By Gerhard Krebs.
Peter Pantzer

Xavier's Legacies: Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture. Edited by Kevin M. Doak.
Helen J. Ballhatchet

Vol. 66 (2011)

Book Reviews from Vol. 66 No. 2 (2011)

Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture. By Jun'ichi Isomae. Translated by Mukund Subramanian.
Torquil Duthie

Legend and Legitimation: The Formation of Tendai Esoteric Buddhism in Japan. By Jinhua Chen.
James L. Ford

Kûkai on the Philosophy of Language. By Shingen Takagi and Thomas Eijô Dreitlein.
Eric H. Swanson

Christianity and Cultures: Japan & China in Comparison, 1543-1644. Edited by M. Antoni J. Üçerler, S.J.
Haruko Nawata Ward

Economic Thought in Early Modern Japan. Edited by Bettina Gramlich-Oka and Gregory Smits.
Jeffrey Newmark

Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan: The Development of the Feminist Movement. By Mara Patessio.
Emily Anderson

Reforming Japan: The Women’s Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period. By Elizabeth Dorn Lublin.
Yosuke Nirei

The Kiso Road: The Life and Times of Shimazaki Tôson. By William E. Naff.
Marvin Marcus

Empire of Texts in Motion: Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese Transculturations of Japanese Literature. By Karen Laura Thornber.
Christian Uhl

 This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud. By Margherita Long.
Eve Zimmerman

The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature. By Leith Morton.
Dennis Washburn

Sublime Voices: The Fictional Science and Scientific Fiction of Abe Kôbô. By Christopher Bolton.
Joseph Murphy

The Buraku Issue and Modern Japan: The Career of Matsumoto Jiichirô. By Ian Neary.
Daniel Botsman

When Empire Comes Home: Repatriates and Reintegration in Postwar Japan. By Lori Watt.
Sally A. Hastings

The Quest for the Lost Nation: Writing History in Germany and Japan in the American Century. By Sebastian Conrad. Translated by Alan Nothnagle.
Franziska Seraphim

Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan. Edited by Jan Bardsley and Laura Miller.
Christine R. Yano

Lovesick Japan: Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law. By Mark D. West.
J. Mark Ramseyer

Reconstructing Kobe: The Geography of Crisis and Opportunity. By David W. Edgington.
Takehiro Watanabe

Book Reviews from Vol. 66 No. 1 (2011)

With a Single Glance: Buddhist Icon and Early Mikkyô Vision. By Cynthea J. Bogel.
Richard Bowring

Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan. By Lori Meeks.
Miriam Levering

War and State Building in Medieval Japan. Edited by John A Ferejohn and Frances McCall Rosenbluth.
Bruce L. Batten

Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism. By Peter Flueckiger.
Peter Nosco

Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader. By Michael F. Marra.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Visual Genesis of Japanese National Identity: Hokusai's Hyakunin Isshu. By Ewa Machotka.
John Carpenter

American Missionaries, Christian Oyatoi, and Japan 1859–73. By Hamish Ion.
M. William Steele

Articulating the Sinosphere: Sino-Japanese Relations in Space and Time. By Joshua A. Fogel.
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China and Japan in the Late Meiji Period: China Policy and the Japanese Discourse on National Identity, 1895–1904. By Urs Matthias Zachmann.
Robert Eskildsen

Absolute Erotic, Absolute Grotesque: The Living, Dead, and Undead in Japan's Imperialism, 1895–1945. By Mark Driscoll.
Alexis Dudden

Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary. By Kenneth J. Ruoff.
Roger H. Brown

Japanese Society at War: Death, Memory and the Russo-Japanese War. By Naoko Shimazu.
Sven Saaler

Visions of Japanese Modernity: Articulations of Cinema, Nation, and Spectatorship, 1895–1925. By Aaron Gerow.
Harald Salomon

Screening Enlightenment: Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan. By Hiroshi Kitamura.
Deborah Shamoon

The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan. By Lee Yeounsuk. Translated by Maki Hirano Hubbard.
Atsuko Ueda

Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys: Guilty Lessons. By Julian Dierkes.
Philip Seaton

Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan. By Simon Andrew Avenell.
Gabriele Vogt

The Other Women's Lib: Gender and Body in Japanese Women's Fiction. By Julia C. Bullock.
Joan E. Ericson

The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation. By Thomas Lamarre.
Shion Kono

Vol. 65 (2010)

Book Reviews from Vol. 65 No. 2 (2010)

Shôtoku: Ethnicity, Ritual, and Violence in the Japanese Buddhist Tradition. By Michael I. Como.
W. J. Boot

The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan. By Karen M. Gerhart.
Hank Glassman

Women Religious Leaders in Japan’s Christian Century, 1549–1650. By Haruko Nawata Ward.
Jan Leuchtenberger

Makoto und Aufrichtigkeit: Eine Begriffs-und Diskursgeschichte. By Gerhard Bierwirth.
Peter Flueckiger

Hitomaro: Poet as God. By Anne Commons.
Roselee Bunday

The Mayor of Aihara: A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865–1925.By Simon Partner.
James C. Baxter

Japanese Assimilation Policies in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945. By Mark E. Caprio.
Don Baker

The Proletarian Gamble: Korean Workers in Interwar Japan. By Ken C. Kawashima.
Jeffrey Bayliss

Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan. By Hiromi Mizuno.
Sally Hastings

Japan’s Holy War: The Ideology of Radical Shintô Ultranationalism. By Walter A. Skya.
Hans Martin Krämer

Chinkon kishin: Mediated Spirit Possession in Japanese New Religions. By By Birgit Staemmler.
Barbara Ambros

Becoming Modern Women: Love & Female Identity in Prewar Japanese Literature & Culture. By Michiko Suzuki.
Susanna Fessler

Imag(in)ing the War in Japan: Representing and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and Film. Edited by David Stahl and Mark Williams.
Richard Torrance

The Last Biwa Singer: A Blind Musician in History, Imagination and Performance. By Hugh de Ferranti.
Mathew W. Thompson

Atlas historique de Kyôto: Analyse spatiale des systèmes de mémoire d'une ville, de son architecture et de son paysage urbain. Edited by Nicolas Fiévé.
Henry D. Smith II

Nature’s Embrace: Japan’s Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites. By Satsuki Kawano.
Ian Reader

Book Reviews from Vol. 65 No. 1 (Spring 2010)

Weaving and Binding: Immigrant Gods and Female Immortals in Ancient Japan. By Michael Como.
Richard Bowring

Teishinkôki: Year 939 in the Journal of Regent Fujiwara no Tadahira. Edited by Joan R. Piggott and Yoshida Sanae.
Karl Friday

Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics. By Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen.
Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei. Translation, Commentary, and Annotation by Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen.
Rein Raud

Living Buddhist Statues in Early Medieval and Modern Japan. By Sarah J. Horton.
Fabio Rambelli

The Way of Shikishima: Waka Theory and Practice in Early Modern Japan. By Roger K. Thomas.
Judit Árokay

Excursions in Identity: Travel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan. By Laura Nenzi.
Andrew Bernstein

Traditionen idealisierter Weiblichkeit: Die "Kostbare Sammlung von Vorbildern weiblicher Weisheit" (Joyô chie kagami takaraori) als Paradebeispiel edo-zeitlicher Frauenbildung. By Stephan Köhn.
Bettina Gramlich-Oka

Civilization and Enlightenment: The Early Thought of Fukuzawa Yukichi. By Albert M. Craig.
Matsuda Kôichirô

The Meiji Restoration: Monarchism, Mass Communication and Conservative Revolution. By Alistair D. Swale.
James L. Huffman

The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation. By Alice Y. Tseng.
Don Choi

Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writings. By Natsume Sôseki. Edited by Michael K. Bourdaghs, Atsuko Ueda, and Joseph A. Murphy.
Reflections in a Glass Door: Memory and Melancholy in the Personal Writings of Natsume Sôseki. By Marvin Marcus.
Angela Yiu

Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West. By Shoji Yamada. Translated by Earl Hartman.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics. By Christopher Ives.
Micah L. Auerback

Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan. By Mariko Asano Tamanoi.
Kerry Smith

Vol. 64 (2009)

Book Reviews from Vol. 64 No. 2 (Autumn 2009)

The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Archaeology, Architecture, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan. By Donald F. McCallum.
Nagaoka: Japan's Forgotten Capital. By Ellen Van Goethem.
Walter Edwards

Across the Perilous Sea: Japanese Trade with China and Korea from the Seventh to the Sixteenth Centuries. By Charlotte von Verschuer. Translated by Kristen Lee Hunter.
Bruce L. Batten

A Handbook to Classical Japanese. By John Timothy Wixted.
Aldo Tollini

Preachers, Poets, Women, and the Way: Izumi Shikibu and the Buddhist Literature of Medieval Japan. By R. Keller Kimbrough.
Margaret H. Childs

Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike. By David T. Bialock.
Michael Watson

Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales. By Michelle Osterfeld Li.
Rajyashree Pandey

Zeami: Performance Notes. Translated by Tom Hare.
Eric C. Rath

Visioning Eternity: Aesthetics, Politics, and History in the Early Modern Noh Theater. By Thomas D. Looser.
Noel John Pinnington

Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan. By Constantine Nomikos Vaporis.
Anna Beerens

Moderne japanische Literatur in deutscher Übersetzung: Eine Bibliographie der Jahre 1868–2008. Edited By Jürgen Stalph, Christoph Petermann, and Matthias Wittig.
Japanische Literatur im Spiegel deutscher Rezensionen. Edited by Junko Ando, Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit, and Matthias Hoop.
Hilaria Gössmann

Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yôkai. By Michael Dylan Foster.
Satoko Shimazaki

Crossing Empire's Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia. By Erik Esselstrom.
Seluck Esenbel

When Our Eyes No Longer See: Realism, Science, and Ecology in Japanese Literary Modernism. By Gregory Golley.
Mark Williams

Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature. By Tomoko Aoyama.
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Murder Most Modern: Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture. By Sari Kawana.
Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868–1937. By Mark Silver.
Evelyn Schulz

Overcoming Modernity: Cultural Identity in Wartime Japan. Edited and translated by Richard F. Calichman.
Christian Uhl

Uchida Hyakken: A Critique of Modernity and Militarism in Prewar Japan. By Rachel DiNitto.
Alisa Freedman

Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan. By Elyssa Faison.
Sally Hastings

Japanese Fiction of the Allied Occupation: Vision, Embodiment, Identity. By Sharalyn Orbaugh.
Eve Zimmerman

Ausgekochtes Wunderland: Japanische Literatur lesen. By Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit.
Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt

Writing Okinawa: Narrative Acts of Identity and Resistance. By Davinder L. Bhowmik.
Michael Molasky

War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges. By Yoshiko Nozaki.
Kristine Dennehy

Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime. Edited by Mark W. MacWilliams.
Lynne K. Miyake

Book Reviews from Vol. 64 No. 1 (Spring 2009)

Traces in the Way: Michi and the Writings of Komparu Zenchiku. By Noel J. Pinnington.
Susan Blakeley Klein

Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art, 1600–2005. By Patricia J. Graham. Samuel Morse

Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry. By Fukagawa Hidetoshi and Tony Rothman.
Noel J. Pinnington

The Patriarch of Dutch Learning Shizuki Tadao (1760–1806). Volume 9 of Journal of the Japan-Netherlands Institute. Edited by W. J. Boot.
Ann Jannetta

When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane’s Ethnography of the Other World. By Wilburn Hansen.
Anne Walthall

The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the ‘Opening’ of Japan. By Ann Jannetta.
Susan L. Burns

The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigô Takamori. By Mark Ravina.
Constantine Vaporis

Concealment of Politics, Politics of Concealment: The Production of “Literature” in Meiji Japan. By Atsuko Ueda.
Indra Levy

An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel. By Ken K. Ito.
Michael K. Bourdaghs

The Bluestockings of Japan: New Woman Essays and Fiction from Seitô, 1911–16. By Jan Bardsley.
Reiko Abe Auestad

Hermann Roesler: Dokumente zu seinem Leben und Werk. Edited and with an introduction by Anna Bartels-Ishikawa.
Sven Saaler

A Life Adrift: Soeda Azembô, Popular Song, and Modern Mass Culture in Japan. By Michael Lewis.
Gerald Groemer

Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburô, Oomoto, and the Rise of New Religions in Imperial Japan. By Nancy K. Stalker.
Birgit Staemmler

Japan and the League of Nations: Empire and World Order, 1914–1938. By Thomas W. Burkman.
Susan Townsend

Certain Victory: Images of World War II in the Japanese Media. By David C. Earhart.
Barak Kushner

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: The Pursuit of Justice in the Wake of World War II. By Yuma Totani.
Franziska Seraphim

The Cinema of Naruse Mikio: Women and Japanese Modernity. By Catherine Russell.
Rachael Hutchinson

The Japanization of Modernity: Murakami Haruki between Japan and the United States. By Rebecca Suter.
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Alles nur Theater? Gender und Ethnizität bei der japankoreanischen Autorin Yû Miri. By Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt.
Matthew Königsberg

Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army. By Sabine Frühstück.
Sharalyn Orbaugh

Vol. 63 (2008)

Book Reviews from Vol. 63 No. 2 (Autumn 2008)

State Formation in Japan: Emergence of a 4th-century Ruling Elite. By Gina Barnes.
Walter Edwards

La cour et l'administration du japon a l'époque de Heian. By Francine Hérail.
Charlotte von Verschuer

Heian Japan, Centers and Peripheries. Edited by Mikael Adolphson, Edward Kamens, and Stacie Matsumoto.
Thomas Kierstead

The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sôhei in Japanese History. By Mikael S. Adolphson.
D. Max Moerman

Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism. By Fabio Rambelli.
Hank Glassman

Householders: The Reizei Family in Japanese History. By Steven D. Carter.
Roselee Bundy

Revealed Identity: The Noh Plays of Komparu Zenchiku. By Paul S. Atkins.
Richard A. Gardner

Emplacing a Pilgrimage: The Ôyama Cult and Regional Religion in Early Modern Japan. By Barbara Ambros.
Laura Nenzi

Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty. By Julie Nelson Davis.
Allen Hockley

The Age of Visions and Arguments: Parliamentarianism and the National Public Sphere in Early Meiji Japan. By Kyu Hyun Kim.
Neil L. Waters

Technology and the Culture of Progress in Meiji Japan. By David G. Wittner.
Steven Ericson

Yamaji Aizan and His Time: Nationalism and Debating Japanese History. By Yushi Ito.
Graham Squires

Petitessen, Pretiosen: Die Prosaminiatur in Japan um 1910. By Agnes Fink-von Hoff.
Janet Walker

From Foot Solder to Finance Minister: Takahashi Korekiyo, Japan's Keynes. By Richard J. Smethurst.
James Baxter

Erotic, Grotesque, Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times. By Miriam Silverberg.
Jeffrey Angles

Kingdom of Beauty: Mingei and the Politics of Folk Art in Imperial Japan. By Kim Brandt.
Joshua S. Mostow

Yasukuni, the War Dead and the Struggle for Japan's Past. Edited by John Breen.
Anno Tadashi

Out of the Alleyway: Nakagami Kenji and the Poetics of Outcaste Fiction. By Eve Zimmerman.
Michael K. Bourdaghs

Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime. Edited by Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., and Takayuki Tatsumi.
Gerald Figal

Book Reviews from Vol. 63 No. 1 (Spring 2008)

Rulers, Peasants and the Use of the Written Word in Medieval Japan. By Judith Fröhlich.
Thomas Conlan

Fertility and Pleasure: Ritual and Sexual Values in Tokugawa Japan. By William R. Lindsey.
Amy Stanley

Japan's Imperial Forest, Goryôrin, 1889-1946: With a Supporting Study of the Kan/Min Division of Woodland in Early Meiji Japan, 1871-76. By Conrad Totman.
David Howell

Modern Passings: Death Rites, Politics, and Social Change in Imperial Japan. By Andrew Bernstein.
John Breen

Neubeginn unter US-amerikanischer Besatzung? Hochschulreform in Japan zwischen Kontinuität und Diskontinuität 1919-1952. By Hans Martin Krämer.
Harald Fuess

Japanese Temple Buddhism: Worldliness in a Religion of Renunciation. By Stephen G. Covell.
Mark Blum

Buddhismus, Geschlechterverhältnis und Diskriminierung: Die gegenwärtige Diskussion im Shin-Buddhismus Japans. By Simone Heidegger.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Traditional Japanese Literature. Edited by Haruo Shirane.
Robert N. Huey

Secrecy in Japanese Arts: "Secret Transmission" as a Mode of Knowledge. By Maki Morinaga.
Susan Blakeley Klein

Bashô and the Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai. By Peipei Qiu.
Lawrence E. Marceau

Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Bashô Revival. By Cheryl A. Crowley.
Roger K. Thomas

The Modern Murasaki: Writing by Women of Meiji Japan. Edited by Rebecca Copeland and Melek Ortabasi.
Reiko Abe Auestad

Daitokuji: The Visual Cultures of a Zen Monastery. By Gregory P. A. Levine.
Yukio Lippit

Radicals and Realists in the Japanese Nonverbal Arts: The Avant-Garde Rejection of Modernism. By Thomas R. H. Havens.
William O. Gardner

The Aesthetics of Quietude: Ôta Shôgo and the Theatre of Divestiture. By Mari Boyd.
Brian Powell

Modern Japanese Cuisine: Food, Power and National Identity. By Katarzyna J. Cwiertka.
James Farrer

Vol. 62 (2007)

Book Reviews from Vol. 62 No. 4 (Winter 2007)

Gateway to Japan: Hakata in War and Peace, 500-1300. By Bruce L. Batten.
Charlotte von Verschuer

War and Faith: Ikkô Ikki in Late Muromachi Japan. By Carol Richmond Tsang.
J. P. Lamers

Popular Literacy in Early Modern Japan. By Richard Rubinger.
Luke Roberts

The Intra-Asian Trade in Japanese Copper by the Dutch East India Company during the Eighteenth Century. By Ryuto Shimada.
Bettina Gramlich-Oka

Images des Occidentaux dans le Japon de l'ère Meiji. By Hartmut O. Rotermund.
Shion Kono

Nationalisms in Japan. By Naoko Shimazu.
Koichi Nakano

A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan: Placing the People. By Kevin M. Doak.
Yoshihisa Tak Matsusaka

From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States. By Sadao Asada.
Kathryn Ragsdale

From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor: Who Was Responsible? By Doris G. Bargen. Edited by James E. Auer.
J. Victor Koschmann

Objects of Discourse: Memoirs by Women of Heian Japan. By John R. Wallace.
Robert O. Khan

Love After The Tale of Genji: Rewriting the World of the Shining Prince. By Charo B. D'Etcheverry.
Aileen Gatten

Sirens of the Western Shore: The Westernesque Femme Fatale, Translation, and Vernacular Style in Modern Japanese Literature. By Indra Levy.
Nanette Gottlieb

Asura's Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path. By Dennis Hirota.
George Tanabe

Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism.Edited by Mark L. Blum and Shin'ya Yasutomi.
Carol Richmond Tsang

Zen Sanctuary of Purple Robes: Japan's Tôkeiji Convent Since 1285. By Sachiko Kaneko Morrell and Robert E. Morrell.
Dennis Hirota.

Book Reviews from Vol. 62 No. 3 (Autumn 2007)

Selling Songs and Smiles: The Sex Trade in Heian and Kamakura Japan. By Janet R. Goodwin.
R. Keller Kimbrough

Thinking Like a Man: Tadano Makuzu (1763-1825). By Bettina Gramlich-Oka.
Marcia Yonemoto

Japan's Modern Prophet: Uchimura Kanzô, 1861-1930. By John F. Howes.
James L. Huffman

In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist. By Hiratsuka Raichô. Translated, with an introduction and notes, by Teruko Craig.
G. G. Rowley

Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan. By David R. Ambaras.
Simon Partner

A Poetics of Courtly Male Friendship in Heian Japan. By Paul Gordon Schalow.
Margaret H. Childs

The Poetics of Motoori Norinaga: A Hermeneutical Journey. Translated and edited by Michael F. Marra.
W. J. Boot

The Uses of Memory: The Critique of Modernity in the Fiction of Higuchi Ichiyô. By Timothy J. Van Compernolle.
Elaine Gerbert

Suicidal Honor: General Nogi and the Writings of Mori Ôgai and Natsume Sôseki. By Doris G. Bargen.
Stephen Dodd

Spirit Matters: The Transcendent in Modern Japanese Literature. By Philip Gabriel.
Thomas Schnellbächer

Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism. Edited by Richard K. Payne and Taigen Dan Leighton.

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Did Dôgen Go to China?: What He Wrote and When He Wrote It. By Steven Heine.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Iron Eyes: The Life and Teachings of Ôbaku Zen Master Tetsugen Dôkô. By Helen J. Baroni.
Richard Bowring

Musikalische Impressionen aus Japan 1941-1957. By Eta Harich-Schneider, edited with an introduction and commentaries by Ingrid Fritsch.
Margaret Mehl

Book Reviews from Vol. 62 No. 2 (Summer 2007)

Friends, Acquaintances, Pupils, and Patrons–Japanese Intellectual Life in the Late Eighteenth Century: A Prosopographical Approach. By Anna Beerens.
Gregory Smits

Punishment and Power in the Making of Modern Japan. By Daniel V. Botsman.
Susan L. Burns

Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868–1930. By Gregory Clancey.
J. Charles Schencking

Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan. By Tsuyoshi Hasegawa.
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The End of the Pacific War: Reappraisals. Edited by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa.
Tadashi Anno

War Memory and Social Politics in Japan, 1945–2005. By Franziska Seraphim.
Sebastian Conrad

Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and the Kibyshi of Edo Japan. By Adam L. Kern.
Stephan Köhn

In the Company of Men: Representations of Male-Male Sexuality in Meiji Literature. By Jim Reichert.
Paul Gordon Schalow

Abe Kôbô, Literary Strategist: The Evolution of His Agenda and Rhetoric in the Context of Postwar Japanese Avant-garde and Communist Artists Movements. By Thomas Schnellbächer.
James Dorsey

The Fox’s Craft in Japanese Religion and Folklore: Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities. By Michael Bathgate.
Janet Goff

Explaining Pictures: Buddhist Propaganda and Etoki Storytelling in Japan. By Ikumi Kaminishi.
Caroline Hirasawa

Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan. By Morgan Pitelka.
Richard L. Wilson

Understanding Humor in Japan. Edited by Jessica Milner Davis.
Richard Gardner

Millennial Monsters. By Anne Allison.
James Farrer

Vicarious Language: Gender and Linguistic Modernity in Japan. By Miyako Inoue.

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A Cultural History of Women’s Language. By Endô Orie.
Nanette Gottlieb

Book Reviews from Vol. 62 No. 1 (Spring 2007)

Japan's Medieval Population: Famine, Fertility, and Warfare in a Transformative Age. By William Wayne Farris.
Bruce L. Batten

The Dog Shogun: The Personality and Policies of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. By Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey.
Anne Walthall

A Reader in Edo Period Travel. By Herbert Plutschow.
Laura Nenzi

JAPANimals: History and Culture in Japan's Animal Life. Edited by Gregory M. Pflugfelder and Brett L. Walker.
Hans Martin Krämer

Gendering Modern Japanese History. Edited by Barbara Moloney and Kathleen Uno.
Anne E. Imamura

Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers. By Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.
Barak Kushner

Localizing Paradise: Kumano Pilgrimage and the Religious Landscape of Premodern Japan. By D. Max Moerman.
Nobumi Iyanaga

Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women's Writing. Edited by Rebecca Copeland. Judit Árokay

Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature: A Critical Approach. Edited by Rachael Hutchinson and Mark Williams.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Vol. 61 (2006)

Book Reviews from Vol. 61 No. 4 (Winter 2006)

Women in Medieval Japan: Motherhood, Household Management and Sexuality. By Wakita Haruko. Translated By Alison Tokita.
Janet R. Goodwin.

Die "böse Alte" in der japanischen Populärkultur der Edo-Zeit: Die Feindvalenz und ihr soziales Umfeld. By Susanne Formanek.
Martina Schönbein.

Practical Pursuits: Takano Chôei, Takahashi Keisaku, and Western Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Japan. By Ellen Gardner Nakamura.
Ann Jannetta

Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan. By Mark Metzler.
Simon James Bytheway

Divisions of Labor: Globality, Ideology, and War in the Shaping of the Japanese Labor Movement. By Lonny E. Carlile.
Tom Gill

The Religious Traditions of Japan 500–1600. By Richard Bowring.
James L. Ford

Classical Japanese: A Grammar. By Haruo Shirane.
Stephen D. Miller

Swords, Oaths, and Prophetic Visions: Authoring Warrior Rule in Medieval Japan. By Elizabeth Oyler.
Richard A. Gardner

Advertising Tower: Japanese Modernism and Modernity in the 1920s. By William Gardner.
Alisa Freedman

Book Reviews from Vol. 61 No. 3 (Autumn 2006)

Le riz dans la culture de Heian, mythe et réalité. By Charlotte von Verschuer. Robert Borgen

Capital and Countryside in Japan, 300–1180: Japanese Historians Interpreted in English. Edited By Joan R. Piggott.
William Wayne Farris

The Japanese Mission to Europe, 1582–1590: The Journey of Four Samurai Boys Through Portugal, Spain and Italy. By Michael Cooper.
Adriana Boscaro

The Development of the Japanese Nursing Profession: Adopting and Adapting Western Influences. By Aya Takahashi.
Sally A. Hastings

Isami's House: Three Centuries of a Japanese Family. By Gail Lee Bernstein.
Brian W. Platt

Reasonable Men, Powerful Words: Political Culture and Expertise in Twentieth-Century Japan. By Laura Hein.
Susan Townsend

Appraising Genji: Literary Criticism and Cultural Anxiety in the Age of the Last Samurai. By Patrick W. Caddeau.
Thomas Harper

Kannani and Document of Flames: Two Japanese Colonial Novels. By Katsuei Yuasa. Translated and with an introduction By Mark Driscoll.
Nobuko Miyama Ochner

Unspeakable Acts: The Avant-Garde Theatre of Terayama Shûji and Postwar Japan. By Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei.
David G. Goodman

Book Reviews from Vol. 61 No. 2 (Summer 2006)

Ambassadors from the Islands of Immortals: China-Japan Relations in the Han-Tang Period. By Zhenping Wang.
Charlotte von Verschuer

Negotiating with Imperialism: The Unequal Treaties and the Culture of Japanese Diplomacy. By Michael R. Auslin.
M. William Steele

Rural Economic Development in Japan: From the Nineteenth Century to the Pacific War. By Penelope Francks.
Kerry Smith

Geisha, Harlot, Strangler, Star: A Woman, Sex, and Morality in Modern Japan. By William Johnston.
Valerie L. Durham

The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda. By Barak Kushner.
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Letters from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese. By Samuel Hideo Yamashita.
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In the Faraway Mountains and Rivers: More Voices From a Lost Generation of Japanese Students. Translated By Joseph L. Quinn, S.J., and Midori Yamanouchi.
Ben-Ami Shillony

Takeuchi Yoshimi: Displacing the West. By Richard F. Calichman.
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What is Modernity? Writings of Takeuchi Yoshimi. Edited, translated, and with an introduction By Richard F. Calichman.
Sebastian Conrad

Sacred Rites in Moonlight: Ben no Naishi Nikki. By S. Yumiko Hulvey.
Christina Laffin

Murôji: Rearranging Art and History at a Japanese Buddhist Temple. By Sherry Fowler.
Samuel C. Morse

Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes. By Mark D. West. Robin M. Le Blanc

Book Reviews from Vol. 61 No. 1 (Spring 2006)

Enigma of the Emperors: Sacred Subservience in Japanese History. By Ben-Ami Shillony.
Stephen S. Large

Written Texts–Visual Texts: Woodblock-Printed Media in Early Modern Japan. Edited By Susanne Formanek and Sepp Linhart.
Marcia Yonemoto

Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan. By David L. Howell.
Bruce L. Batten

Burning and Building: Schooling and State Formation in Japan, 1750–1890. By Brian Platt.
David R. Ambaras

Musashino in Tuscany: Japanese Overseas Travel Literature, 1860–1912. By Susanna Fessler.
Martin Collcutt

Rearranging the Landscape of the Gods: The Politics of a Pilgrimage Site in Japan, 1573–1912. By Sarah Thal.
Nathalie Kouamé

Making Pilgrimages: Meaning and Practice in Shikoku. By Ian Reader.
Mark MacWilliams

Language and Society in Japan. By Nanette Gottlieb.
Patricia Wetzel

Vol. 60 (2005)

Book Reviews from Vol. 60 No. 4 (Winter 2005)

Ancient Jomon of Japan. By Junko Habu.
Gina L. Barnes

Dismissed as Elegant Fossils: Konoe Nobutada and the Role of Aristocrats in Early Modern Japan. By Lee Bruschke-Johnson.
Lee Butler

Cultural Commerce and Dutch Commercial Culture: The Influence of European Material Culture on Japan, 1700-1850. By Martha Chaiklin.
Bruce L. Batten

Community and State in the Japanese Farm Village: Farm Tenancy Conciliation, 1924-1938. By Dimitri Vanoverbeke.
Simon Partner

Figures poétiques japonaises: La genèse de la poésie en chaîne. By Sumie Terada.
Aileen Gatten

Developing Zeami: The Noh Actor's Attunement in Practice. By Shelley Fenno Quinn.
Eric C. Rath

Discourses of Seduction: History, Evil, Desire, and Modern Japanese Literature. By Hosea Hirata.
Angela Yiu

Letters of the Nun Eshinni: Images of Pure Land Buddhism in Medieval Japan. By James C. Dobbins.
Dennis Hirota

The Other Side of Zen: A Social History of Sôtô Zen Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan. By Duncan Ryûken Williams.
David E. Riggs

 

Book Reviews from Vol. 60 No. 3 (Autumn 2005)

Japan's Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power. By Alexis Dudden.
James Baxter

Making Waves: Politics, Propaganda, and the Emergence of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1868-1922. By J. Charles Schencking.
Michael Lewis

La Modernité à l'Horizon: La culture populaire dans le Japon des années vingt. Edited By Jean-Jacques Tschudin and Claude Hamon.
Susan Napier

Telling Lives: Women's Self-Writing in Modern Japan. Edited and translated By Ronald P. Loftus.
G. G. Rowley

Femmes galantes, femmes artistes dans le Japon ancien, XIe-XIIIe siècle. By Jacqueline Pigeot.
Ivo Smits

Politics, Memory and Public Opinion: The History Textbook Controversy and Japanese Society. By Sven Saaler.
Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

Kabuki Plays On Stage. Edited By James R. Brandon and Samuel L. Leiter.
Janet Goff

The Japanese Self in Cultural Logic. By Takie Sugiyama Lebra.
Harumi Befu

 

Book Reviews from Vol. 60 No. 2 (Summer 2005)

The Tôkaidô Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan. By Jilly Traganou.
Lawrence E. Marceau

Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900. By Gary P. Leupp.
Susan L. Burns

Japan's Early Experience of Contract Management in the Treaty Ports. By Yuki Allyson Honjo.
Junko Ando

Hiratsuka Raichô and Early Japanese Feminism. By Hiroko Tomida.
Andrea Germer

Historische Frauenforschung in Japan: Die Rekonstruktion der Vergangenheit in Takamure Itsues "Geschichte der Frau" (Josei no Rekishi). By Andrea Germer.
Ulrike Wöhr

At the House of Gathered Leaves: Short Biographical and Autobiographical Narratives from Japanese Court Literature. By Joshua S. Mostow.
Lynne K. Miyake

Writing Home: Representations of the Native Place in Modern Japanese Literature. By Stephen Dodd.
Dennis Washburn

The Body in Postwar Japanese Fiction. By Douglas N. Slaymaker.
Joseph O'Leary

Keigo in Modern Japan: Polite Language from Meiji to the Present. By Patricia J. Wetzel.
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Rhetoric in Modern Japan: Western Influences on the Development of Narrative and Oratorical Style.
By Massimiliano Tomasi.
Nanette Gottlieb

Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World. By Theodore Bestor.
Anne Allison

Identity and Ritual in a Japanese Diving Village: The Making and Becoming of Person and Place. By D. P. Martinez.
Birgit Staemmler

The Koto: A Traditional Instrument in Contemporary Japan. By Henry Johnson.
David Waterhouse

 

Book Reviews from Vol. 60 No. 1 (Spring 2005)

House and Home in Modern Japan: Reforming Everyday Life, 1880-1930. By Jordan Sand.
Ann Waswo

Frauenerziehung und Frauenbild im Umbruch. Ideale von Mädchenerziehung, Frauenrolle und weiblichen Lebensentwürfen in der frühen Jogaku zasshi (1885-1889). By Nadja Kischka-Wellhäusser.
Margaret Mehl

Women and the Labour Market in Japan's Industrialising Economy: The Textile Industry before the Pacific War. By Janet Hunter.
Barbara Molony

Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan. By Sabine Frühstück.
Sally A. Hastings

Toshié: A Story of Village Life in Twentieth-Century Japan. By Simon Partner.
Mariko Asano Tamanoi

Practicing the Afterlife: Perspectives from Japan. Edited By Susanne Formanek and William LaFleur.
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Bereavement and Consolation: Testimonies from Tokugawa Japan. By Harold Bolitho.
Fabio Rambelli

Practical Pursuits: Religion, Politics, and Personal Cultivation in Nineteenth-Century Japan. By Janine Tasca Sawada.
Barbara Ambros

Gender and National Literature: Heian Texts in the Constructions of Japanese Modernity. By Tomiko Yoda.
Joshua S. Mostow

The Ethos of Noh: Actors and Their Art. By Eric C. Rath.
Gerald Groemer

Text and the City: Essays on Japanese Modernity. By Maeda Ai. Edited and with an introduction By James Fujii.
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

The Artist as Professional in Japan. Edited By Melinda Takeuchi.
Quitman E. Phillips

Critical Perspectives on Classicism in Japanese Painting, 1600-1700. Edited By Elizabeth Lillehoj.
Frank Chance

Vol. 59 (2004)

Book Reviews from Vol. 59 No. 4 (Winter 2004)

The Moneylenders of Late Medieval Kyoto. By Suzanne Gay.
Andrew Goble

Pre-Industrial Korea and Japan in Environmental Perspective. By Conrad Totman.
Bruce L. Batten

Frontier Contact between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan. By James B. Lewis.
David L. Howell

Japans Karneval der Krise: Ejanaika und die Meiji-Renovation. By Reinhard Zöllner.
Klaus Antoni

Divorce in Japan: Family, Gender, and the State, 1600-2000. By Harald Fuess.
Gail Lee Bernstein

A Vision of Empire: Kita Ikki and the Making of Modern Japan. By Brij Tankha.
Ben-Ami Shillony

Novel Japan: Spaces of Nationhood in Early Meiji Narrative, 1870-88. By John Pierre Mertz.
Richard Torrance

The Dawn That Never Comes: Shimazaki Tôson and Japanese Nationalism. By Michael K. Bourdaghs.
Chia-ning Chang

Under an Imperial Sun: Japanese Colonial Literature of Taiwan and the South. By Faye Yuan Kleeman.
Michael Molasky

Bodies of Evidence: Women, Society and Detective Fiction in 1990s Japan. By Amanda C. Seaman.
Sharalyn Orbaugh

Orienting Arthur Waley: Japonism, Orientalism, and the Creation of Japanese Literature in English. By John Walter de Gruchy.
Machiko Midorikawa

The Prints of Isoda Koryusai: Floating World Culture and Its Consumers in Eighteenth-Century Japan. By Allen Hockley.
Victoria Weston

Japan's Modern Theatre: A Century of Continuity and Change. By Brian Powell.
Peter Eckersall

Working out in Japan: Shaping the Female Body in Tokyo Fitness Clubs. By Laura Spielvogel.
Wolfram Manzenreiter

Book Reviews from Vol. 59 No. 3 (Autumn 2004)

An Archaeological History of Japan 30,000 B.C. to A.D. 700. By Koji Mizoguchi.
Walter Edwards

Notes journalières de Fujiwara no Sukefusa: Traduction du Shunki. Translated By Francine Hérail.
Royall Tyler

Private Academies of Chinese Learning in Meiji Japan: The Decline and Transformation of the Kangaku Juku. By Margaret Mehl.
Brian W. Platt

The Rising Sun and the Turkish Crescent: New Perspectives on the History of Japanese Turkish Relations. By Selçuk Esenbel and Inaba Chiharu.
Igor R. Saveliev

Alternative Narratives in Modern Japanese History. By M. William Steele.
Kerry Smith

Wer war Takeuchi Yoshimis Lu Xun? Ein Annäherungsversuch an ein Monumenta der japanischen Sinologie. By Christian Uhl.
Hans Martin Krämer

Just Living: Poems and Prose from the Japanese Monk Tonna. By Steven D. Carter.
Linda H. Chance

Far Beyond the Field: Haiku By Japanese Women. Translated and edited By Makoto Ueda.
Anne Walthall

"Berichte über Gesehenes und Gehörtes aus der Ansei-Zeit" (Ansei kemmonshi): Kanagaki Robuns (1829-1854) Bericht über das grosse Ansei-Erdbeben 1855 als Repräsentant des Genres der "Katastrophendarstellungen." By Stephan Köhn.
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Das "Ehon Muro no Yashima" (1808): Edition und Analyse eines Kamigata-yomihon. Edited By Ekkehard May, Martina Schönbein and Claudia Waltermann.
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Edo Bunko: Die Edo Bibliothek. Edited By Ekkehard May, Martina Schönbein and John Schmitt-Weigand.
P. F. Kornicki

Shinto: A Short History. Edited By Inoue Nobutaka, with Ito Satoshi, Endo Jun and Mori Mizue.
Edmund T. Gilday

Chikubushima: Deploying the Sacred Arts in Momoyama Japan. By Andrew M. Watsky.
Gregory Levine

Die Inszenierung der kulturellen Identität in Japan: Das Beispiel der Olympischen Spiele Tôkyô 1964. By Christian Tagsold.
Andreas Niehaus

Schreiben und Erinnern: Über Selbstzeugnisse japanischer Kriegsteilnehmer. By Petra Buchholz.
Franziska Seraphim

Book Reviews from Vol. 59 No. 2 (Summer 2004)

The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. By S. C. M. Paine.
Rolf-Harald Wippich

Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality. By Vera Mackie.
Barbara Sato

Inside GHQ: The Allied Occupation of Japan and Its Legacy. By Takemae Eiji.
Translated and adapted from the Japanese By Robert Ricketts and Sebastian Swann.
Harald Fuess

Tsumi: Offence and Retribution in Early Japan. By Yoko Williams.
Gary Ebersole

Japans Neue Spiritualität. By Lisette Gebhardt.
Charles De Wolf

Living Images: Japanese Buddhist Icons in Context. Edited By Robert H. Sharf and Elizabeth Horton Sharf.
Donald McCallum

Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field. Edited By Joshua S. Mostow, Norman Bryson, and Maribeth Graybill.
Allen Hockley

The Lyric Journey: Poetic Painting in China and Japan. By James Cahill.
Kobayashi Hiromitsu

Immortal Wishes: Labor and Transcendence on a Japanese Sacred Mountain. By Ellen Schattschneider.
Birgit Staemmler

 

Book Reviews from Vol. 59 No. 1 (Spring 2004)

Farmers and Village Life in Twentieth Century Japan. Edited By Ann Waswo and Nishida Yoshiaki.
Neil L. Waters

Nation and Nationalism in Japan. Edited By Sandra Wilson.
Kurt Werner Radtke

The New Japanese Woman: Modernity, Media, and Women in Interwar Japan. By Barbara Sato.
David R. Ambaras

Unfinished Business: Ayukawa Yoshisuke and U.S.-Japan Relations, 1937-1953. By Haruo Iguchi.
Yoshihisa Tak Matsusaka

War, Occupation, and Creativity: Japan and East Asia, 1920-1960. Edited By Marlene J. Mayo and J. Thomas Rimer with H. Eleanor Kerkham.
James Dorsey

Theatricalities of Power: The Cultural Politics of Noh. By Steven T. Brown.
Noel John Pinnington

Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History, Practice. Edited By Morgan Pitelka.
Christine M. E. Guth

Autobiography of a Geisha. By Sayo Masuda. Translated By G. G. Rowley.
Simon Partner

The Rules of Play: National Identity and the Shaping of Japanese Leisure. By David Leheny.
Wolfram Manzenreiter.

Children of the Japanese State: The Changing Role of Child Protection Institutions in Contemporary Japan. By Roger Goodman.
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Can the Japanese Change Their Education System? Edited By Roger Goodman and David Phillips.
Susanne Kreitz-Sandberg

Vol. 58 (2003)

Book Reviews from Vol. 58 No. 4

In Little Need of Divine Intervention: Takezaki Suenaga's Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan. Translation with Interpretive Essay By Thomas D. Conlan.
Reinhard Zöllner

Mapping Early Modern Japan: Space, Place, and Culture in the Tokugawa Period, 1603-1868. By Marcia Yonemoto.
Luke S. Roberts

The Origin and Development of Japanese-style Organization. By Kasaya Kazuhiko.
Mark Ravina

Konfliktaustragung in autoritären Herrschaftssystemen: Eine historische Fallstudie zur frühsozialistischen Bewegung im Japan der Meiji-Zeit. By Maik Hendrik Sprotte.
Sven Saaler

Marxist History and Postwar Japanese Nationalism. By Curtis Anderson Gayle.
Sebastian Conrad

Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyô. By William R. LaFleur.
Richard A. Gardner

The Father-Daughter Plot: Japanese Literary Women and the Law of the Father. Edited By Rebecca L. Copeland and Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen.
Janet A. Walker

Topographies of Japanese Modernism. By Seiji M. Lippit.
Susan Napier

Unhappy Soldier: Hino Ashihei and Japanese World War II Literature. By David M. Rosenfeld.
Seiji M. Lippit

Dodonaeus in Japan: Translation and the Scientific Mind in the Tokugawa Period. Edited By W. F. Vande Walle and Kazuhiko Kasaya.
Michael R. Auslin

Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan: A Study of the Southern Kantô Region, Using Late Edo and Early Meiji Gazetteers. By Helen Hardacre.
Nathalie Kouamé

Zen War Stories. By Brian Daizen Victoria.
Robert Kisala

The History of Japanese Photography. By Anne Wilkes Tucker, Dana Friis-Hansen, Kaneko Ryûichi, and Takeba Joe, with Iizawa Kôtarô and Kinoshita Naoyuki.
Julia Adeney Thomas

An Ecological View of History: Japanese Civilization in the World Context. By Umesao Tadao. Translated By Beth Cary. Edited By Harumi Befu.
Brett L. Walker

Book Reviews from Vol. 58 No. 3

To the Ends of Japan: Premodern Frontiers, Boundaries, and Interactions. By Bruce L. Batten.
Anne Walthall

Emperor and Aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680: Resilience and Renewal. By Lee Butler.
G. Cameron Hurst II

Tanegashima: The Arrival of Europe in Japan. By Olaf G. Lidin.
Thomas Conlan

A Modern History of Japan from Tokugawa Times to the Present. By Andrew Gordon.
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Japanese Political History since the Meiji Renovation: 1868-2000. By Richard Sims.
James L. Huffman

Justice in Japan: The Notorious Teijin Scandal. By Richard H. Mitchell.
James C. Baxter

We the Japanese People: World War II and the Origins of the Japanese Constitution. 2 vols. By Dale M. Hellegers.
J. Victor Koschmann

Allegories of Desire: Esoteric Literary Commentaries of Medieval Japan. By Susan Blakeley Klein.
Aileen Gatten

Kawabata, le clair-obscur. By Cécile Sakai.
Giorgio Amitrano

The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan. By Shiro Okamoto. Translated and Adapted By Samuel L. Leiter.
Janet Goff

Copying the Master and Stealing His Secrets: Talent and Training in Japanese Painting. Edited By Brenda G. Jordan and Victoria Weston.
Quitman E. Phillips

Master Potter of Meiji Japan: Makuzu Kôzan (1842-1916) and His Workshop. By Clare Pollard.
Richard Wilson

A Japanese View of Nature: The World of Living Things. By Kinji Imanishi. Translated By Pamela J. Asquith, Heita Kawakatsu, Shusuke Yagi, and Hiroyuki Takasaki. Edited and introduced By Pamela J. Asquith.
Brett L. Walker

Book Reviews from Vol. 58 No. 2

Pèlerinage et société dans le Japon des Tokugawa:
Le pèlerinage de Shikoku entre 1598 et 1868. By Nathalie Kouamé.
Fabio Rambelli

The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33. By Sandra Wilson.
Michael Lewis

Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History. By Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.
Ben-Ami Shillony

Repenser l'ordre, repenser l'heritage: Paysage intellectuel du Japon (xviie-xixe siècles). Edited By Frédéric Girard, Annick Horiuchi, and Mieko Macé.
Karine Marandjian

Philosophers of Nothingness: An Essay on the Kyoto School. By James W. Heisig.
Karube Tadashi

Figures of Desire: Wordplay, Spirit Possession, Fantasy, Madness, and Mourning in Japanese Noh Plays. By Etsuko Terasaki.
Richard A. Gardner

Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1900. Edited By Haruo Shirane.
Sonja Arntzen

Tokyo Stories: A Literary Stroll. Translated and edited By Lawrence Rogers.
Angela Yiu

Letting Go: The Story of Zen Master Tôsui. Translated and with an introduction By Peter Haskel.
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Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition: Hisamatsu's Talks on Linji. Translated and edited By Christopher Ives and Tokiwa Gishin.
Steven Heine

Treatise on Epistolary Style: João Rodriguez on the Noble Art of Writing Japanese Letters. By Jeroen Pieter Lamers.
Michael Cooper

Themes in the History of Japanese Garden Art. By Wybe Kuitert.
Walter Edwards

Identity and Resistance in Okinawa. By Matthew Allen.
Sensui Hidekazu

Perfectly Japanese: Making Families in an Era of Upheaval. By Merry Isaacs White.
Amy Borovoy

Book Reviews from Vol. 58 No. 1

João Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japan. By João Rodrigues, S.J. Translated and edited By Michael Cooper.
M. Antoni J. Ucerler

Le Voyage au Japon: Anthologie de Textes Français 1858-1908. Edited and annotated By Patrick Beillevaire.
Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey

The Human Tradition in Modern Japan. Edited By Anne Walthall.

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Memories of Wind and Waves: A Self-Portrait of Lakeside Japan. By Junichi Saga. Translated By Juliet Winters Carpenter.
Harald Fuess

The Political Thought of Mori Arinori: A Study in Meiji Conservatism. By Alistair Swale.
Ernst Lokowandt

Colonial Modernity in Korea. Edited By Gi-Wook Shin and Michael Robinson.
Peter Duus

A Time of Crisis: Japan, the Great Depression, and Rural Revitalization. By Kerry Smith.
Edward E. Pratt

Housing in Postwar Japan: A Social History. By Ann Waswo.
Gail Lee Bernstein

Individual Dignity in Modern Japanese Thought: The Evolution of the Concept of Jinkaku in Moral and Educational Discourse. By Kyoko Inoue.
Rikki Kersten

Abortion before Birth Control: The Politics of Reproduction in Postwar Japan. By Tiana Norgren.
Ulrike Wöhr

Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Rebirth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry. By Janine Beichman.
Claire Dodane

Ryôgen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century. By Paul Groner.
Hank Glassman

Martin Heidegger im Denken Watsuji Tetsurôs. By Hans Peter Liederbach.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Vol. 57 (2002)

Book Reviews from Vol. 57 No. 4

L'Office des études supérieures au Japon du VIIe au XIIe siècle et les dissertations des fin d'études. By Atsuko Ceugniet.
Robert Borgen

L'Enseignement de la lecture au Japon:
Politique et éducation.
By Christian Galan.
Dimitri Vanoverbeke

Song in an Age of Discord: The Journal of Sôchô and Poetic Life in Late Medieval Japan. By H. Mack Horton.

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The Journal of Sôchô. Translated and annotated By H. Mack Horton.
Roselee Bundy

The Chrysanthemum and the Fish: Japanese Humor Since the Age of the Shoguns. By Howard Hibbett.
Richard A. Gardner

A History of Japanese Religion. Edited By Kazuo Kasahara. Translated By Paul McCarthy and Gaynor Sekimori.
Barbara Ambros

The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyônen's Jôdo Hômon Genrushô. By Mark L. Blum.
James L. Ford

Zen and Philosophy: An Intellectual Biography of Nishida Kitarô. By Michiko Yusa.
James W. Heisig

Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1905-1931. By Gennifer Weisenfeld.
Bert Winther-Tamaki

Myth and Masculinity in the Japanese Cinema: Towards a Political Reading of the "Tragic Hero." By Isolde Standish.
Sharalyn Orbaugh

The History and Culture of Japanese Food. By Naomichi Ishige.
Mark Hudson

Book Reviews from Vol. 57 No. 3

Prisoners from Nambu: Reality and Make-Believe in 17th-Century Japanese Diplomacy. By Reinier H. Hesselink.
W. G. J. Remmelink

Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912. By Donald Keene.
Stephen Large

Nakae Tôju (1608-1648) et Kumazawa Banzan (1619-1691): Deux penseurs de l'epoque d'Edo. By Jean-François Soum.
Jacques Joly

Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology. By Julia Adeney Thomas.
Brett L. Walker

Translating the West: Language and Political Reason in Nineteenth-Century Japan. By Douglas R. Howland.
Matsuda Kôichirô

Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia: A Feminist Poet from Japan Encounters Prewar China. By Yosano Akiko. Translated By Joshua Fogel.
G. G. Rowley

Bodies of Memory: Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture. By Yoshikuni Igarashi.
Julian Dierkes

Adaptations of Western Literature in Meiji Japan. By J. Scott Miller.
Peter Kornicki

Fiktion versus Wirklichkeit: Die moderne historische Erzählung in Japan. Modell einer Genretheorie und-typologie zur rekishi shôsetsu. By Harald Meyer.
Margaret Mehl

Requiem on the Great Meridian and Selected Essays. By Kinoshita Junji. Translated By Brian Powell and Jason Daniel.
Mari Boyd

Eine gewisse Farbe der Fremdheit: Aspekte des Übersetzens Japanisch-Deutsch-Japanisch. By Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit.
Asa-Bettina Wuthenow

Art in the Encounter of Nations: Japanese and American Artists in the Early Postwar Years. By Bert Winther-Tamaki.
Allen Hockley

Japanese Education Reform: Nakasone's Legacy. By Christopher P. Hood.
Peter Cave

The Price of Death: The Funeral Industry in Contemporary Japan. By Hikaru Suzuki.
Eyal Ben-Ari

Women on the Verge: Japanese Women, Western Dreams. By Karen Kelsky.
James Farrer

Book Reviews from Vol. 57 No. 2

The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800. By Brett L. Walker.
Bruce L. Batten

Yukichi Fukuzawa 1835-1901: The Spirit of Enterprise in Modern Japan. By Norio Tamaki.
Douglas Howland

The Making of Japanese Manchuria, 1904-1932. By Yoshihisa Tak Matsusaka.
Louise Young

The Autobiography of Ozaki Yukio: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in Japan. Translated By Fujiko Hara with a foreword By Marius B. Jansen.
Dick Stegewerns

The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995. By Kenneth J. Ruoff.
Stephen S. Large

Japanese Prehistory: The Material and Spiritual Culture of the Jômon Period. By Nelly Naumann.
Marie Maurin

Dieux et Bouddhas au Japon. By Bernard Frank.
Allan Grapard

Chikamatsu: Five Late Plays. Translated and annotated By C. Andrew Gerstle.
Anne Walthall

Spirits of Another Sort: The Plays of Izumi Kyôka. By M. Cody Poulton.
Atsuko Sakaki

The Lucky Seventh: Early Hôryû-ji and Its Time. By J. Edward Kidder, Jr.
Donald McCallum

The Practices of Painting in Japan, 1474-1500. By Quitman E. Phillips.
Matthew McKelway

Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema. By Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto.
Akira Mizuta Lippit

Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. By Susan J. Napier.
Lynne Miyake

Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan. By E. Taylor Atkins.
Hosokawa Shûhei

Japanese Sports: A History. By Allen Guttmann and Lee Thompson.
William W. Kelly

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture. Edited By Sandra Buckley.
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Book Reviews from Vol. 57 No. 1

Women and Class in Japanese History. Edited By Hitomi Tonomura, Anne Walthall, and Wakita Haruko.
Gregory M. Pflugfelder

The Historical Demography of Pre-modern Japan. By Akira Hayami.
Philip C. Brown

Informationssystem und kulturelles Leben in den Städten der Edo-Zeit. By Shiro Kohsaka and Johannes Laube.
Peter Kornicki

Gesetzgebung im vormodernen Japan: Rechtsgebote und die Ideen der Konfuzianisten in der Edo-Zeit (1603-1868). By Carolin Reimers.
Die Entstehung der Meiji-Verfassung: Zur Rolle des deutschen Konstitutionalismus im modernen japanischen Staatswesen. By Junko Ando.
F. B. Verwayen

Democracy in Pre-War Japan, Concepts of Government, 1871-1937: Collected Essays. By Junji Banno. Translated By Andrew Fraser.
M. William Steele

The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace and National Identity in Postwar Japan. James J. Orr.
Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s). Edited By T. Fujitani, Geoffrey M. White, and Lisa Yoneyama.
Sebastian Conrad

Obaku Zen: The Emergence of the Third Sect of Zen in Tokugawa Japan. By Helen J. Baroni.
Martin Collcutt

Writing Margins: The Textual Construction of Gender in Heian and Kamakura Japan. By Terry Kawashima.
Rajyashree Pandey

Mad Wives and Island Dreams: Shimao Toshio and the Margins of Japanese Literature. By Philip Gabriel.
Davinder L. Bhowmik

Artistic Detachment in Japan and the West: Psychic Distance in Comparative Aesthetics. By Steve Odin.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Language Planning and Language Change in Japan. By Tessa Carroll.
Nanette Gottlieb

Tezuka Osamu: Figuren, Themen und Erzählstrukturen im Manga-Gesamtwerk. By Susanne Phillipps.
Megumi Maderdonner

The Changing Face of Japanese Retail: Working in a Chainstore. By Louella Matsunaga.
Aviad Raz

Men of Uncertainty: The Social Organization of Day Laborers in Contemporary Japan. By Tom Gill.
Matthew Marr

Closing the Shop: Information Cartels and Japan's Mass Media. Laurie Anne Freeman.
Verena Blechinger

Vol. 56 (2001)

Book Reviews from Vol. 56 No. 4

Bridging the Divide: 400 Years The Netherlands-Japan.Edited By Leonard Blussé, Ivo Smits, and William Remmelink.
Wolfgang Michel

Being Modern in Japan: Culture and Society from the 1910s to the 1930s. Edited By Elise K. Tipton and John Clark.
Julia Adeney Thomas

Yanaihara Tadao and Japanese Colonial Policy. By Susan C. Townsend.
Daqing Yang

The Poetics of Japanese Verse: Imagery, Structure, Meter. By Kôji Kawamoto. Translated By Stephen Collington, Kevin Collins, and Gustav Heldt.
Aileen Gatten

Fault Lines: Cultural Memory and Japanese Surrealism. By Miryam Sas.
Susan Napier

Amour, colère, couleur: Essais sur le bouddhisme au Japon. By Bernard Frank.
Hubert Durt

Der Eine und Einzige Weg der Götter: Yoshida Kanetomo und die Erfindung des Shinto. By Bernhard Scheid.
Mark Teeuwen

Initiation à la paléographie Japonaise à travers les manuscrits du pèlerinage de Shikoku. By Nathalie Kouamé.
Barbara Ambros

Max Weber und das moderne Japan. Edited By Wolfgang J. Mommsen and Wolfgang Schwentker.
Noguchi Masahiro

The Shogun's Painted Culture: Fear and Creativity in the Japanese States 1760-1829. By Timon Screech.
Adam L. Kern

Frank Lloyd Wright and The Art of Japan: The Architect's Other Passion. By Julia Meech.
John T. Carpenter

Word and Image in Japanese Cinema. Edited By Dennis Washburn and Carole Cavanaugh.
Paul Anderer

Multiethnic Japan. By John Lie.
Tom Gill

Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society. By Sharon Kinsella.
John Whittier Treat

Japan: Der andere Kulturführer. Edited By Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit.
James Farrer

Book Reviews from Vol. 56 No. 3

Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered. By Jeroen Lamers.
Conrad Totman

The Satsuma Students in Britain: Japan's Early Search for the "Essence of the West." By Andrew Cobbing.
W. F. Vande Walle

History's Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice, and the Question of Everyday Life. By Harry Harootunian.
Sepp Linhart

Overcome By Modernity: History, Culture, and Community in Interwar Japan. . By Harry Harootunian.
C. W. Braddick

The History of Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1600-2000. Volume II: The Political-Diplomatic Dimension, 1931-2000. Edited By Ian Nish and Yoichi Kibata.
Rolf-Harald Wippich

Minamata: Pollution and the Struggle for Democracy in Postwar Japan. By Timothy S. George.
David Leheny

Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan. By Rebecca L. Copeland.
Angela Yiu

Women Writers of Meiji and Taishô Japan: Their Lives, Works, and Critical Reception, 1868-1926. By Yukiko Tanaka.
Angela Yiu

A Study into the Thought of Kôgyô Daishi Kakuban: With a Translation of HisGorin kuji myô himitsushaku. By Henny van der Veere.
Brian D. Ruppert

Shifting Shape Shaping Text: Philosophy and Folklore in the Fox Kôan. By Steven Heine.
Alexander Kabanoff

From Austere Wabi to Golden Wabi: Philosophical and Aesthetic Aspects of Wabi in the Way of Tea. By Minna Toriainen.
Paul Varley

Writing in Light: The Silent Scenario and the Japanese Pure Film Movement. By Joanne Bernardi.
Jeffrey A. Dym

Learning to be Adolescent: Growing Up in U.S. and Japanese Middle Schools. By Gerald K. LeTendre.
Catherine Lewis

Gambling with Virtue: Japanese Women and the Search for Self in a Changing Nation. By Nancy Rosenberger.
Yuko Ogasawara

Japanese Thought in the Tokugawa Era: A Bibliography of Western-Language Materials. Compiled and edited By Klaus Kracht.
P.F. Kornicki

Book Reviews from Vol. 56 No. 2

The Making of Modern Japan. By Marius B. Jansen.
Michael Lewis

The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910: Gateway to the Island Empire of the East. By Ayako Hotta-Lister.
Ellen P. Conant

Civilization and Monsters: Spirits of Modernity in Meiji Japan. By Gerald Figal.
Adam Kabat

Japan's Imperial Diplomacy: Consuls, Treaty Ports, and War in China 1895-1938. By Barbara J. Brooks.
C. W. Braddick

The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography.
Edited By Joshua A. Fogel.
Documents on the Rape of Nanking. Edited By Timothy Brook.
Kasahara Tokushi

Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archeology of Sensation and Inscription. By Thomas LaMarre.
Rein Raud

Fictions of Desire: Narrative Form in the Novels of Nagai Kafû. By Stephen Snyder.
Angela Yiu

Mishima Yukio: Esthétique classique, univers tragique: D'Appollon et Dionysos à Sade et Bataille. By Annie Cecchi.
Stephen Snyder

Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami. Edited By John Breen and Mark Teeuwen.
Fabio Rambelli

Prophets of Peace. By Robert Kisala.
Helen Hardacre

Lives of Young Koreans in Japan. By Yasunori Fukuoka. Trans. By Tom Gill.
Okpyo Moon

Great Mirrors Shattered: Homosexuality, Orientalism, and Japan. By John Whittier Treat.
Paul Gordon Schalow

Catalogue of the Early Japanese Books in the Russian State Library. Compiled By Peter F. Kornicki.
Karine Marandjian

Word-Processing Technology in Japan: Kanji and the Keyboard. By Nanette Gottlieb.
Dennô kokubungaku: Intânetto de hirogaru koten no sekai. Edited By Kanji Bunken. Jôhô Shori Kenkyûkai.
Michael Watson

Book Reviews from Vol. 56 No. 1

A History of Japan. By Conrad Totman.
Wayne Farris

Gender and Japanese History. Vol. 1: Religion and Customs/The Body and Sexuality. Vol. 2: The Self and Expression/Work and Life.Edited By Wakita Haruko, Anne Bouchy, and Ueno Chizuko. Translation edited By Gerry Yokota-Murakami.
Sally A. Hastings

Becoming Apart: National Power and Local Politics in Toyama, 1868-1954. By Michael Lewis.
Neil Waters

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. By Herbert P. Bix.
Stephen S. Large

Renegade Monk: Hônen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. By Soho Machida. Translated and edited By Ioannis Mentzas.
Mark L. Blum

Unbefangenheit: Keichûs Beitrag zur Wissenschaftstheorie im frühneuzeitlichen Japan. By Markus Rüttermann.
Heidi Buck-Albulet

Ogyû Sorai's Discourse on Government (Seidan): An Annotated Translation. By Olof G. Lidin.
Jacques Joly

Essays on the Modern Japanese Church: Christianity in Meiji Japan. By Yamaji Aizan. Translated By Graham Squires, with introductory essays By Graham Squires and A. Hamish Ion.
F. G. Notehelfer

Yoshimoto Takaaki: Ein Kritiker zwischen Dialektik und Differenz. By Reinold Ophüls-Kashima.
Hosomi Kazuyuki

The Eyes of Power: Art and Early Tokugawa Authority. By Karen M. Gerhart.
William H. Coaldrake

Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyô, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism. By Robert Jay Lifton.
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Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyô. By Ian Reader.
Richard Gardner

Broadcasting Politics in Japan: NHK and Television News. By Ellis S. Krauss.
David Leheny

Lives in Motion: Composing Circles of Self and Community in Japan.Edited By Susan Orpett Long.
Takie Sugiyama Lebra

Von Siebold's Botanical Treasures in Leiden.CD-ROM. By Ingrid de Kort, Jeanette Ridder-Numan, Gerard Thijsse, Nobushige Kato, and Takao Yamaguchi.
Wybe Kuitert

Kulturbeziehungen zwischen Japan und dem Westen seit 1853: Eine annotierte Bibliographie.Edited By Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit.
Gerhard Krebs

Vol. 55 (2000)

Book Reviews from Vol. 55 No. 4

Misère et crime au Japon du XVIIe sièclè à nos jours By Philippe Pons.
Herman Ooms

Prayer and Play in Late Tokugawa Japan: Asakusa Sensôji and Edo Society By Nam-lin Hur.
Constantine Vaporis

Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Gorô. Translated By Teruko Craig.
Anne Walthall

Japan Comes of Age: Mutsu Munemitsu and the Revision of the Unequal Treaties. By Louis G. Perez.
Gordon Berger

Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer. By Simon Partner.
Ann Waswo

Censoring History: Citizenship and Memory in Japan, Germany, and the United States. Edited By Laura Hein and Mark Selden.
Sebastian Conrad

The I Ching in Tokugawa Thought and Culture: Asian Interactions and Comparisons. By Wai-ming Ng.
W. J. Boot

Enduring Identities: The Guise of Shinto in Contemporary Japan. By John K. Nelson.
Ian Reader

Yosano Akiko: Poète de la passion et figure de proue du féminisme japonais. By Claire Dodane.
G. G. Rowley

Yosano Akiko and The Tale of Genji. By G. G. Rowley.
Laurel Rasplica Rodd

Endô Shûsaku: A Literature of Reconciliation. By Mark B. Williams.
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

A Sheep's Song: A Writer's Reminiscences of Japan and the World. By Katô Shûichi. Translated and annotated By Chia-ning Chang
Richard Torrance

The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory. By Michael S. Molasky.
James Dorsey

Harukor: An Ainu Woman's Tale. By Honda Katsuichi. Translated By Kyoko Selden.
Brett L. Walker

Extraordinary Persons: Works By Eccentric, Nonconformist Japanese Artists of the Early Modern Era (1580-1868) in the Collection of Kimiko and John Powers. By John M. Rosenfield, in collaboration with Fumiko E. Cranston.
John T. Carpenter

Japanese Consumer Behavior: From Worker Bees to Wary Shoppers. By John McCreery.
Millie Creighton

Book Reviews from Vol. 55 No. 3

Le monde à l'envers: La dynamique de la société médiévale. By Pierre F. Souyri.
Reinhard Zöllner

Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950. By Gregory M. Pflugfelder.
Margaret H. Childs

Alexander von Siebold: Die Tagebücher. Edited By Vera Schmidt.
Ernest Lokowandt

La nation en marche: Études sur le Japon impérial de Meiji. Edited By Jean-Jacques Tschudin and Claude Hamon.
Dimitri Vanoverbeke

Thomas William Kinder and the Japanese Imperial Mint, 1868-1875. By Roy S. Hanashiro.
James C. Baxter

Total War and 'Modernization'. Edited By Yasushi Yamanouchi, J. Victor Koschmann, and Ryûichi Narita.
Andrew Barshay

Trans-Pacific Racism and the U.S. Occupation of Japan. By Yukiko Koshiro.
Yoshikuni Igarashi

Fictions of Femininity: Literary Invention of Gender in Japanese Court Women's Relationships. By Edith Sarra.
Joshua S. Mostow

Dangerous Women, Deadly Words: Phallic Fantasy and Modernity in Three Japanese Writers. By Nina Cornyetz.
Nicola Liscutin

The Weaving of Mantra: Kûkai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse. By Ryûichi Abé.
Hendrik van der Veere

The Rousing Drum: Ritual Practice in a Japanese Community. By Scott Schnell.
Edmund T. Gilday

Max Weber in Japan: Eine Untersuchung zur Wirkungsgeschichte 1905-1995. By Wolfgang Schwentker.
Mitoma Toshiyuki

Learning in Likely Places: Varieties of Apprenticeship in Japan. By John Singleton.
Eyal Ben-Ari

Managing Decline: Japan's Coal Industry Restructuring and Community Response. By Suzanne Culter.
Matthew Allen

From Book to Screen: Modern Japanese Literature in Film. By Keiko I. McDonald.
David Desser

Book Reviews from Vol. 55 No. 2

Ruins of Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Japanese Islands. By Mark J. Hudson.
Bruce Batten

Heian Japan. Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of Japan. Edited By Donald H. Shively and William H. McCullough.
Wayne Farris

Even the Gods Rebel: The Peasants of Takaino and the 1871 Nakano Uprising in Japan. By Selçuk Esenbel.
Patricia Sippel

War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914-1919. By Frederick R. Dickinson.
James L. Huffman

Passages to Modernity: Motherhood, Childhood, and Social Reform in Early Twentieth-Century Japan. By Kathleen S. Uno.
David R. Ambaras

Modern Girls, Shining Stars, The Skies of Tokyo: Five Japanese Women. By Phyllis Birnbaum.
Richmod Bollinger

Soundings in Time: The Fictive Art of Yasunari Kawabata. By Roy Starrs.
Giorgio Amitrano

The Legend of Gold and Other Stories. By Ishikawa Jun. Translated By William J. Tyler.
Angela Yiu

Mirror: The Fiction and Essays of Kôda Aya. By Ann Sherif.
Maryellen T. Mori

Ôe and Beyond: Fiction in Contemporary Japan. Edited By Stephen Snyder and Philip Gabriel.
Seiji Lippit

Buddhistische Zeremoniale [Kôshiki] und ihre Bedeutung für die Literature des japanischen Mittelalters. By Niels Gülberg.
Hartmut O. Rotermund

The Fox and the Jewel: Shared and Private Meanings in Contemporary Japanese Inari Worship. By Karen A. Smyers.
Klaus Antoni

The Spirit of Tsugaru: Blind Musicians, Tsugaru-jamisen, and the Folk Music of Northern Japan. With the Autobiography of Takahashi Chikuzan. By Gerald Groemer.
Ingrid Fritsch

Riding the Black Ship: Japan and Tokyo Disneyland. By Aviad E. Raz.
Anne Allison

Wörterbücher und Glossare. Eine teilannotierte Bibliographie japanisch-deutscher und deutsch-japanischer Nachschlagewerke. Wa-Doku Doku-Wa jisho, yôgoshû kaidai. Edited By Jürgen Stalph and Harald Suppanschitsch
Hartmut Walravens

Book Reviews from Vol. 55 No. 1

Osaka: The Merchants' Capital of Early Modern Japan.Edited By James L. McClain and Wakita Osamu.
Anne Walthall

The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain: Early Travel Encounters in the Far West. By Andrew Cobbing.

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The Iwakura Mission in America and Europe: A New Assessment.Edited By Ian Nish.
M. William Steele

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. By John W. Dower.
Simon Partner

Entstehung and Morphologie des klassischen Kyogen im 17. Jahrhundert: Vom mittelalterlichen Theater der Aussenseiter zum Kammerspiel des Shogunats. By Stanca Scholz-Cionca.
Gunter Zobel

Wandering Heart: The Work and Method of Hayashi Fumiko. By Susanna Fessler.
Eve Zimmerman

Gender Is Fair Game: (Re)Thinking the (Fe)Male in the Works of Oba Minako. By Michiko Niikuni Wilson.
Eileen B. Mikals-Adachi

Wasser-Spuren: Festschrift fur Wolfram Naumann zum 65. Geburtstag. Edited By Stanca Scholz-Cionca.
Johann Nawrocki

Honen's Senchakushu: Passages on the Selection of the Nembutsu in the Original Vow (Senchaku hongan nembutsu shu). Translated and edited By Senchakushu English Translation Project.
Dennis Hirota

Japans Blinde Sanger im Schutz der Gottheit Myoon-Benzaiten. By Ingrid Fritsch.
Silvain Guignard

Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan. By Ian Reader and George J. Tanabe, Jr.
Karen A. Smyers

Interkulturelle Philosophie und Phanomenologie in Japan. Edited By Tadashi Ogawa, Michael Lazarin, and Guido Rappe.
Joseph S. O'Leary

Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory. By Lisa Yoneyama.
Gerald Figal

Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts in Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573). By Joseph D. Parker.
Sonja Arntzen

Hiraizumi: Buddhist Art and Regional Politics in Twelfth-Century Japan. By Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.
Samuel Morse

Pachinko monogatari: Soziokulturelle Exploration der japanischen Glucksspiel-industrie. By Wolfram Manzenreiter.
Stanca Scholz-Cionca

Vol. 54 (1999)

Book Reviews from Vol. 54 No. 4

Visions of Ryukyu: Identity and Ideology in Early-Modern Thought and Politics. By Gregory Smits.
Luke S. Roberts

The Spirit of Japanese Law. By John Owen Haley.

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Der deutsche Anteil an der Gestaltung des modernen japanischen Rechts- und Verfassungswesens: Deutsche Rechtsberater im Japan der Meiji-Zeit. By Paul-Christian Schenck.
F. B. Verwayen

Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan. By William M. Tsutsui.
Matthias Koch

The Japanese Empire in East Asia and Its Postwar Legacy. Edited By Harald Fuess.
Douglas R. Reynolds

Japanische Religionspolitik in der Mongolei 1932-1945: Reformbestrebungen und Dialog zwischen japanischem und mongolischem Buddhismus. By Li Narangoa.
Peter Kleinen

The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame. By Honda Katsuichi. Edited By Frank Gibney. Translated By Karen Sandness.
Joshua A. Fogel

The Wages of Affluence: Labor and Management in Postwar Japan. By Andrew Gordon.
William M. Tsutsui

Chaos and Order in the Works of Natsume Soseki. By Angela Yiu.

and

Rereading Soseki: Three Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Novels.
By Reiko Abe Auestad.
Stephen Dodd

Shredding the Tapestry of Meaning: The Poetry and Poetics of Kitasono Katue (1902-1978). By John Solt.
Miryam Sas

Kata-imi et Kata-tagae: Etude sur les interdits de direction epoque Heian. By Bernard Frank.
Charlotte von Verschuer

The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality. By Bernard Faure.
William R. LaFleur

Charisma and Community Formation in Medieval Japan: The Case of the Yugyo-ha (1300-1700). By S. A. Thornton.
Janet Goodwin

Nakatomi Harae Kunge: Purification and Enlightenment in Late-Heian Japan. By Mark J. Teeuwen and Hendrik van der Veere.

and

Traite sur l'inepuisable Lampe du Zen: Torei (1721-1792) et sa vision de l'eveil. By Michel Mohr.
Thierry-Jean Robouam

Religions of Japan in Practice. Edited By George J. Tanabe.
Mark Mullins

Japanese Mandalas: Representations of Sacred Geography. By Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis.
Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

The Last Tosa: Iwasa Katsumochi Matabei, Bridge to Ukiyo-e. By Sandy Kita.
Laura W. Allen

Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan. By Jennifer Robertson.
Sabine Fruehstueck


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