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Hansen’s Disease & Japanese Literature
A review of Through the Hospital Gates: Hansen’s Disease and Modern Japanese Literature, by Kathryn Tanaka. Kathryn Tanaka’s dissertation examines the...
Three Colonial Collections in Japan
A review of Three Colonial Collections in Japan The Northern Studies Collection, Hokkaidō University, Sapporo, Japan 札幌市北区北8条西5丁目 北海道大学附属図書館 北方資料室 tel...
Butoh in a Global Performance Context
A review of An Empty Room: Butoh Performance and the Social Body in Crisis, by Michael Sakamoto. Butoh, a dance style that originates in Japan,...
Nakai Hiromu & Anglo-Japanese Relations
A review of Nakai Hiromu: Meiji Statesman and Hero of Anglo-Japanese Relations, by Eleanor Robinson. The list of important actors in the Meiji Restora...
Nakagami Kenji & the Literature of the Echoing Chamber
A Review of The Literature of the Echoing Chamber: Nakagami Kenji and the Theory of the Utsuho, by Hisaaki Wake. As one of the most...
Japanese Art & the Orchid Pavilion Gathering
A review of Pictures of Social Networks: Transforming Visual Representations of the Orchid Pavilion Gathering in the Tokugawa Period (1615-1868), by K...
Hypersexualities in Classical Japanese Literature
A Review of Hyperfemininities, Hypermasculinities, and Hypersexualities in Classical Japanese Literature by Sachi Schmidt-Hori. Sachi Schmidt-Hori’s d...
Japanese Nanban World Map Screens
A review of When Worlds Collide: Art, Cartography, and Japanese Nanban World Map Screens, by Joseph F. Loh. This dissertation by Joseph F. Loh investi...
Japan’s Northeast: Regionalism & Nationalism
A review of Tōhoku as Postwar Thought: Regionalism, Nationalism, and Culturalism in Japan’s Northeast, by Nathan Hopson. Since the disaster on March 1...
Museum of Church History, Taiwan
A Review of Tainan Chang Jung Senior High School, Museum of Church History (臺南長榮高級中學教會史料館), Tainan, Taiwan. Those working in the field of Christian mi...
Silent Films of Ozu Yasujiro
A review of Reflecting Hollywood: Mobility and Lightness in the Early Silent Films of Ozu Yasujiro, 1927-1933, by Yuki Takinami. Contrary to the conve...
The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi
A review of The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Taikōki and the Reinterpretation of Japan’s Past, by Susan Westhafer Furukawa. Susan Furukawa mines a...