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Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies (Series)

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The Buddhist Poetry of the Great Kamo Priestess

Daisaiin Senshi and Hosshin Wakashu

Provides new translations and sensitive readings of the devotional Buddhist poems of Senshi, the Great Kamo Priestess of the Heian period

Black Eggs

Poems by Kurihara Sadako

The poetic voice of one of Japan’s greatest 20th-century poets

Going to Court to Change Japan

Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary Japan

Examines the relationship between social movements and the law in bringing about social change in Japan

The Wild Goose

A recreation of Tokyo in the 1880s by one of Japan’s most influential novelists


The lives and minds of three men come together in ways that are both commonplace and surprising

The Culture of the Quake

The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taisho Japan

An exploration of Taishō-era narrative fiction

Lords of the Sea

Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan

Reframes medieval Japan through the perspective of seafarers, a novel supplement to conventional land-based analyses

Conquering Demons

The “Kirishitan,” Japan, and the World in Early Modern Japanese Literature

Examines the origins and influence of three popular anti-Kirishitan (anti-Christian) works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Rethinking Japanese History

A call to reconsider Japanese history from the perspective of the deep past

Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan

The Development of the Feminist Movement

Offers a fresh perspective on Meiji Japan with a spotlight on women’s activities in the new public spaces of the era

Laughing Wolf

Depicts Japan’s grisly postwar years through the eyes of two children travelling by train

Imagination without Borders

Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility

Opens up the transformational work of a contemporary feminist artist on the difficult terrain of Japanese and global history

The Female as Subject

Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan

Reveals the rich and lively world of literate women in Japan from 1600 through the early 20th century

Television, Japan, and Globalization

Shines new theoretical light on Japanese television in global perspective

The Linguistic Turn in Contemporary Japanese Literary Studies

Politics, Language, Textuality

Traces the transformation of the study of postwar Japanese literature from positivism to radically different methods informed by linguistics

Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies

Provides a snapshot of all the archival and bibliographic resources available to students and scholars of Japanese cinema

An Anthology of Nagauta

A collection of translations of nagauta texts used for concerts

A Page of Madness

Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan

Offers provocative insight into a masterpiece of silent cinema using a newly released original script and notes

Preachers, Poets, Women, and the Way

Izumi Shikibu and the Buddhist Literature of Medieval Japan

Explores how preacher-entertainers in late-Heian and medieval Japan used apocryphal tales of women in competitive, sectarian, passionate rhetorical performances

White-Haired Melody

A meditative exploration of aging and approaching death by one of Japan’s finest novelists

Mishima on Stage

<em>The Black Lizard</em> and Other Plays

Presents nine remarkable plays by Mishima to English readers for the first time


Essays on the Structure of Japanese Folk Religion

The first comprehensive English translation of a foundational work on Japanese asceticism and folk religion

The Bluestockings of Japan

New Woman Essays and Fiction from Seito, 1911–16

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 Seitō (Bluestockings), the famed New Women’s journal of the 1910s

A Zen Life in Nature

Muso Soseki in His Gardens

A sustained exploration of the garden designs of a medieval Japanese Zen Buddhist monk