Newly Arrived Books (September 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:

01_Japanese religions and globalization

1. Japanese religions and globalization / Ugo Dessì
Routledge, 2013

This book analyzes how Japanese religions, including new religious movements, adapted to the current globalization age and established new identities.

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02_Japanese-German relations

2. Japanese-German relations, 1895-1945 : war, diplomacy and public opinion / edited by Christian W. Spang and Rolf-Harald Wippich
Routledge, 2006

Written by a team of Japanese and German scholars, this book presents an interpretation of Japanese/German history and international diplomacy from the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 to the parallel defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945.

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03_Re-reading the salaryman in Japan

3. Re-reading the salaryman in Japan : crafting masculinities / Romit Dasgupta
Routledge, 2013

This book analyzes gender in Japanese corporate culture, which is usually discussed focusing on women, by looking at men (salarymen).

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04_From postwar to postmodern Art in Japan

4. From postwar to postmodern, Art in Japan 1945-1989 : primary documents / edited by Doryun Chong [et al.]
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012

This book looks at avant-garde art in postwar Japan with plentiful photographs.

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05_Japan’s master gardens

5. Japan’s master gardens : lessons in space and environment / Stephen Mansfield
Tuttle, 2011

The author explains the design of 25 representative Japanese gardens accompanied by beautiful photos.

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06_Rising from the flames

6. Rising from the flames : the rebirth of theater in occupied Japan, 1945-1952 / edited by Samuel L. Leiter
Lexington Books, 2009

The book discusses the revival of the performing arts in Japan during the Occupation period, and is divided into three parts: kabuki, other traditional theater (such as nō, ky ōgen, bunraku, and rakugo), and modern theater (such as shingeki and the Takarazuka revue).

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07_Encyclopedia of Japanese martial arts

7. Encyclopedia of Japanese martial arts / David A. Hall
Kodansha USA, 2012

The author studied martial arts in Japan and received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies/Military History from UC Berkeley. The volume contains some 4,000 entries arranged alphabetically with bilingual entry headings and concise definitions.

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08_Politicizing Asian American literature

8. Politicizing Asian American literature : towards a critical multiculturalism / Youngsuk Chae
Routledge, 2008

This book examines U.S. multiculturalism in Asian American writing. The works of Ruth Ozeki and Karen Tei Yamashita are analyzed.

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09_Rewriting medieval Japanese women

9. Rewriting medieval Japanese women : politics, personality, and production in the life of Nun Abutsu / Christina Laffin
University of Hawai’i Press, 2013

Through the writings of a prolific noblewoman known as Abutsu-ni (Nun Abutsu), this book reviews how medieval Japanese women contributed to enrich Japanese cultural history.

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10_101 modern Japanese poems

10. 101 modern Japanese poems / compiled by Makoto Ōoka ; translated by Paul McCarthy ; edited by Janine Beichman
Thames River Press, 2012.

An anthology of poems by 55 Japanese modern poets selected by Makoto Ōoka, a poet and literary critic. It includes works by poets such as Shuntarō Tanikawa, Nobuo Ayukawa, Gōzō Yoshimasu, Ryūichi Tamura, and Noriko Ibaragi.

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11_Modern Japanese women writers as artists as cultural critics

11. Modern Japanese women writers as artists as cultural critics : Miyamoto, Ōba, Saegusa / Michiko Niikuni Wilson
MerwinAsia, 2013

The first translations of essays by three postwar Japanese women writers (Yuriko Miyamoto, Kazuko Saegusa, and Minako Ōba) who expanded the field of literature to embrace criticism of Japanese society and culture. A deeply researched introduction provides an historical context for these trenchant essays.

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