Newly Arrived Books (January 2014)

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:

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1. Popular culture co-productions and collaborations in East and Southeast Asia / edited by Nissim Otmazgin and Eyal Ben-Ari
NUS Press, 2013

The authors look at the recently thriving co-productions and collaborations in the area of popular culture, such as movies, music, comics and anime, in East and Southeast Asia, mainly focusing on the economic aspects.

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2. After the Great East Japan Earthquake: political and policy change in post-Fukushima Japan / edited by Dominic Al-Badri and Gijs Berends
NIAS Press, 2013

The book examines whether or not significant political changes have occurred in Japan after the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku and the following Fukushima nuclear accident.

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3. Drawing on tradition: manga, anime, and religion in contemporary Japan / Jolyon Baraka Thomas
University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012

The book deals with religious elements in Japanese comic books and animation, and what kind of influence they have on readers/viewers.

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4. Supernatural beings from Japanese noh plays of the fifth group: parallel translations with running commentary / Chifumi Shimazaki & Stephen Comee
East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2012

This volume introduces Kiri-noh (Kichiku-noh), which is staged last in the fifth group of noh, featuring supernatural beings such as fiends, tengu and deities. It also includes parallel English-Japanese translations of typical plays with commentary.

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5. Ring / by Koji Suzuki ; translated by Robert B. Rohmer and Glynne Walley
New York, N.Y., Vertical, 2003

An English translation of Ring by Koji Suzuki (Kadokawa Shoten, 1991).

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6. Asia for the Asians: China in the lives of five Meiji Japanese / Paula S. Harrell
MerwinAsia, 2012

Through the eyes of five people (Konoe Atsumaro, Hattori Unokichi, Kawahara Misako, Kawashima Naniwa, Ariga Nagao) who actually lived and traveled in China and worked with the Chinese, the author imagines Japan-China relations in the late 19th–early 20th century.

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7. Historical dictionary of postwar Japan / William D. Hoover
Scarecrow Press, 2011

A dictionary of postwar Japan with more than 500 entries including people and organizations, from fields such as politics, economics, social conditions, and culture. There are bibliographies and listings of Internet resources by subject at the back of the book.

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

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  • Title: Niwashi Ogawa Jihei to sono jidai
  • Author: Suzuki, Hiroyuki
  • Publisher: Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai, 2013