What anachronisms reveal about historical narratives through Early Modern and Modern Japanese cultural products
How laughter shapes contemporary Japanese media
Examines the ways in which Japanese video games engage with social issues and national traumas
The definitive study of the pathbreaking and controversial Japanese film director who expanded the form, rhetoric, and philosophy of popular genre movies
Explores romantic love in modern Japanese literature through the work of the leading poet in the Myōjō circle
An updated, augmented, and illustrated study and translation of this landmark collection of Buddhist tales
A major contribution to the study of an important Japanese woman writer and a masterwork of reader reception studies
A rare exploration into the unknown life of Alan Suzuki, the son of Daisetsu and the writer of "Tokyo Boogie Woogie"
An intimate and insightful look into the life of a head Sōtō Zen temple in 21st century Japan
Explores the limitations of sexual expression in Tokyo’s “safe” nightlife district and in Japanese media
Examining the pivotal relationship between Japan and Southeast Asia, as it has changed and endured into the Indo-Pacific Era
How can one construct relationality with the other through the skin, when touch is inevitably mediated by memories of previous contact, accumulated sensations, and interstitial space?
The poetic voice of one of Japan’s greatest 20th-century poets
Provides new translations and sensitive readings of the devotional Buddhist poems of Senshi, the Great Kamo Priestess of the Heian period
Writing women back into Japan’s nineteenth-century history, enriching our understanding of the period
Uncovering the humanity and wisdom within the tragedy of Japan’s disaster responses to three major earthquakes
Examines the relationship between social movements and the law in bringing about social change in Japan
A recreation of Tokyo in the 1880s by one of Japan’s most influential novelists
How do encounters with black literature, music, culture, and thinking invite postwar Japanese authors to re-envision the relationship between race and literature in the wake of world war?
A unique glimpse into the hopes and fears of the Japanese people as coeducation was first introduced in the Occupation period.
Examines the contributions of three powerful Meiji women and how their own education and ideas about Japanese women’s potential shaped how females were to participate in modern society
Gives critical attention to the issue of Japan’s low level of gender equality and the conflicting information from surveys of women reporting a high sense of well-being
Unfolds the intimate relationship between mourning, writing, reading, painting, and viewing, through The Tale of Genji and its legacy
An essential companion for Tanizaki scholars and aficionados alike, providing a glimpse of the man from those closest to him