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Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies (Series)

This series, which began in 1980, is a selection of original papers and symposia in the social sciences and humanities, reports on current issues, and bibliographic and reference aids. Each volume is attractively but economically produced and is offered at an affordable price, which enables students and nonacademics to take advantage of current trends in Japanese studies. Books in this series are suitable for textbook, scholarly, or reference use.

Center for Japanese Studies

The Publications Program of the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan publishes research on Japan by scholars around the world. Works currently appear in print in three series (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies, and Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies) and as nonseries publications. Center books have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, and World Literature Today, as well as in all the major journals on Japanese and Asian studies. Over one hundred universities and colleges have adopted Center titles as textbooks for classes on Japanese language, literature, and culture. The Center also publishes materials of special interest to industry, government, and the general public. The Center published its first book in 1950.

Other CJS series with UMP include:
Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies
Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies


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Political Leadership in Contemporary Japan

A collection of essays capturing the state of leadership in postwar Japan

Industry at the Crossroads

Proceedings from the second U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference, 1982

A History of Japan’s Government-Business Relationship

The Passenger Car Industry

Examines the interactions between Japan's government and passenger car industry as it traces the development of the industry from its origins in the early 1900s.

Automobiles and the Future

Competition, Cooperation, and Change

Proceedings from the third U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference, 1983

Sukeroku’s Double Identity

The Dramatic Structure of Edo Kabuki

A study of traditional Edo kabuki through the play Sukeroku.

Collective Decision Making in Rural Japan

The first detailed investigation into the decision making processes of rural Japan

“The Sting of Death” and Other Stories

A translation of “The Sting of Death” and other stories by Japanese short fiction writer Shimao Toshio

The Japanese Automotive Industry

Model and Challenge for the Future?

Proceedings from the first U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference, 1981

The American Automobile Industry

Rebirth or Requiem?

Proceedings from the fourth U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference, 1984

My Life

Living, Loving, and Fighting

A fascinating interview with a freedom fighter for minority rights

The Tale of Saigyo

A moving portrait of a wandering poet-monk in medieval Japan.

A Student Guide to Japanese Sources in the Humanities

An invaluable reference tool for all students and scholars of Japanese studies.

Literary Patronage in Late Medieval Japan

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.

Japanese Educational Productivity

This second and final volume of the U.S. Study of Education in Japan provides ten articles on a wide variety of topics.

Continuous Improvement

Quality Control Circles in Japanese Industry

A complete survey of the operation of Quality Control Circles in Japan

Protohistoric Yamato

Archaeology of the First Japanese State

An interesting and pioneering study of early state emergence in the Nara Basin

Culture and Religion in Japanese-American Relations

Essays on Uchimura Kanzo, 1861–1930

A rich collection of essays on Uchimura Kanzō--author, religious leader, Christian evangelist, and intellectual of the Meiji and Taisho eras

Parties, Candidates, and Voters in Japan

Six Quantitative Studies

A serious and interesting study of Japanese politics and elections. 

Survey of Japanese Collections in the United States, 1979–1980

A well-integrated compilation of Japanese bibliography