Newly Arrived Books (August 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. Plotting the prince

1. Plotting the prince : Shōtoku cults and the mapping of medieval Japanese Buddhism / Kevin Gray Carr
University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012

The book analyzes Shōtoku cults (Discourse on Prince Shōtoku) in medieval Japan by using art works such as mural paintings and picture scrolls, with many photographs.

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2. Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan

2. Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan : spiritual beliefs and earthly goods / edited by Victoria Weston
Mcmullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2013

This book looks at Portuguese-Japanese relations during the Age of Explorations from religious and material perspectives. Published as the catalogue of an exhibit of the same name.

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3. Sino-Japanese relations

3. Sino-Japanese relations : rivals or partners in regional cooperation? / editors, Niklas Swanström, Ryosei Kokubun
New Jersey : World Scientific, 2013

This book is part of a joint project on Sino-Japanese relations conducted by the Institute of East Asian Studies at Keio University and the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm. It attempts to understand the two countries’ bilateral relations and to examine the implications for regional security.

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4. Hilâl ve güneş

4. Hilâl ve güneş : İstanbul’da üç Japon : Yamada Torajirō, Itō Chūta, Ōtani Kōzui = The crescent and the sun : three Japanese in Istanbul : Yamada Torajirō, Itō Chūta, Ōtani Kōzui / [editörler, Selçuk Esenbel, Miyuki Aoki Girardelli, Erdal Küçükyalçin]
İstanbul Araştırmaları Enştitüsü , 2010

Catalog of an exhibition held in Istanbul centering on three Japanese (businessmen and tea ceremony master Yamada Torajirō, architect and architectural historian Itō Chūta, and Buddhist religious figure and researcher Ōtani Kōzui) who were closely connected with Turkey.

5. Modern girls on the go

5. Modern girls on the go : gender, mobility, and labor in Japan / edited by Alisa Freedman, Laura Miller, and Christine R. Yano
Stanford University Press, 2013

This book examines how Japanese “modern girls” have been exploring a new age by having a cutting-edge job.

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6. Crossing Empire's Edge

6. Crossing Empire’s Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia / Erik Esselstrom
University of Hawaii Press, 2008

This book analyzes how the Gaimusho police became deeply involved in surveillance and suppression in Korea and China during the 1920s and 1930s.

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7. The languages of Japan and Korea

7. The languages of Japan and Korea / edited by Nicolas Tranter
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012

This book presents a series of detailed descriptions of different current and historical varieties of the languages of Japan and Korea. It is a much needed and highly useful tool for professionals and students in linguistics, as well as area studies specialists.

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8. Making a home

8. Making a home: Japanese contemporary artists in New York / Eric C. Shiner and Reiko Tomii
Yale University Press, 2007

This is an exhibition catalogue for a show at the Japan Society New York in 2007.
The works of Japanese artists who live and work in New York were displayed.

9. Modern twist

9. Modern twist : contemporary Japanese bamboo art / Andreas Marks, with the assistance of Margalit Monroe
Distributed by University of Washington Press, 2012

Catalog of an exhibition on bamboo arts held at the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, California. The book shows 38 works by 17 Japanese artists, including two Japanese Living National Treasures, Katsushiro Sōhō and Fujinuma Noboru. The collection of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture was donated to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2013.

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10. Tosa Mitsunobu and the Small Scroll in Medieval Japan

10. Tosa Mitsunobu and the Small Scroll in Medieval Japan / Melissa McCormick
University of Washington Press, 2009

This is the first book-length study to focus on short-story small scrolls, which is one of the most complex but visually appealing forms of early Japanese painting.

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11. New tales of Tono

11. New tales of Tono / Inoue Hisashi ; [edited by] Christopher Robbins
Portland, ME : MerwinAsia, 2013

An English translation of Shinshaku Tono monogatari written by Hisashi Inoue.

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12. Resistant islands

12. Resistant islands : Okinawa confronts Japan and the United States / Gavan McCormack and Satoko Oka Norimatsu
Rowman & Littlefield, 2012

An examination of the issue of U.S. military bases in Okinawa tracing its roots to World War II, looking at how modern Okinawa has been demanding a solution from the Japanese and the U.S. governments, and analyzing US-Japan relations.

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