Newly Arrived Books (July 2013)

The newly arrived books in the library are now on display.

A list of books received in the past 40 days (continuously updated)

Recommended materials by the library staff from newly arrived books:

1. Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaii

1. Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi : an illustrated guide / George J. Tanabe and Willa Jane Tanabe
University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2013

This book will guide you to the temples in Hawaii with photos and fundamental information about each temple.

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2. Crime and justice in Japan and China

2. Crime and justice in Japan and China : a comparative view / L. Craig Parker
Carolina Academic Press, 2013

The author offers an analysis of the justice systems of Japan and China. The judicial system of both countries reflects their culture and history, and interesting similarities can be seen. On the other hand, there are vast differences in the management of the criminal justice system.

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3. Nature’s embrace

3. Nature’s embrace : Japan’s aging urbanites and new death rites / Satsuki Kawano
University of Hawai’i Press, c2010

Based on extensive fieldwork, this book analyzes the changes in death rites in modern Japan, particularly focusing on the scattering of cremation ashes.

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4. Occupying power

4. Occupying power : sex workers and servicemen in postwar Japan / Sarah Kovner
Stanford University Press, 2012

This book analyses how intimate histories and international relations are interconnected in the Occupation era in Japan.

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5. Before and After Superflat

5. Before and After Superflat : a Short History of Japanese Contemporary Art 1990-2011 / Adrian Favell
Blue Kingfisher, 2011

The author tells the story of the Japanese modern art world since the 1990s. Beyond the international rise of Murakami Takashi and Nara Yoshitomo, the book broadly introduces recent trends in the Japanese art community.

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6. Kakiemon porcelain

6. Kakiemon porcelain : a handbook / Menno Fitski ; [translation and editing Harriet Impey ; photography Image Department of the Rijksmuseum]
Leiden University Press/Rijksmuseum, 2011

This is a guide to practical methods to tell the attributes and dating of Kakiemon porcelain.

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7. Uchida Hyakken

7. Uchida Hyakken : a critique of modernity and militarism in prewar Japan / Rachel DiNitto
Harvard University Asia Center, 2008

The book discusses the criticism of Japanese society and imperialism by Uchida Hyakken (novelist and essayist), while referring to his works written during the prewar period.

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8. East Asia beyond the history of wars

8. East Asia beyond the history of wars : confronting the ghosts of violence / Tessa Morris-Suzuki … [et al.]
Routledge, 2013

This book explores efforts for historical reconciliation in popular culture and at the grassroots level in East Asia.

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9. History and repetition

9. History and repetition / Kojin Karatani ; edited by Seiji M. Lippit
Columbia University Press, 2012

The first complete translation of History and Repetition, which cemented Karatani’s reputation as one of Japan premier thinkers.

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10.Commerce and culture at the 1910 Japan-British exhibition

10. Commerce and culture at the 1910 Japan-British exhibition : centenary perspectives / edited by Ayako Hotta-Lister and Ian Nish
Global Oriental, 2013

Collected papers on the 1910 Japan-British Exhibition held in London. Based on papers presented at the four centenary conferences held in 2010.

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11. Dear Gloria

11. Dear Gloria : homesick for America in wartime Japan / Toneko Kimura Hirai and Taro Kimura; [edited by] Gregg Ramshaw
Pittsburgh, PA : Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011

A diary by a Japanese girl who had lived in the United States, written in the form of letters to her American best friend, during wartime.

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The following newly arrived book includes references about the I-House.

  • [Book]
  • Title: Sekai no dansu: Sekai Buyosai TOKYO kara hassin
  • Author: Edited by Sekai Buyosai Shuppan Iinkai
  • Publisher: Fumaido, 2013