Tag Archives: Edward Kamens

Early Japanese Poetry

A review of Uta Mokkan: a History of Early Japanese Poetry through Inscription, by Joshua Frydman. Joshua Frydman’s dissertation, Uta Mokkan: a History of Early…

Another Tale of the Heike

A review of Another Tale of the Heike: An Examination of the Engyōbon Heike monogatari, by Amy Christine Franks. Amy Franks’s meticulously researched and persuasively…

The Ishii Brothers’ Vendetta in Genroku Japan

A review of The Violent Virtue: First Narratives of the Ishii Brothers’ Late Genroku Katakiuchi, by Drake Langford. Drake Langford’s dissertation examines multiple iterations of…

Fantasies of the Real in Early Modern Japan

A review of Fantasies of the Real: Illustrated Gazetteers in Early Modern Japan, by Robert Dale Goree. Robert Goree’s dissertation offers a comprehensive study of…