Newly Arrived Books (August 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. Surviving the 2011 tsunami: 100 testimonies of Ishinomaki area survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake / Editorial Office of the Ishimaki Kahoku; A Daily Newspaper of Sanriku Kahoku Shimpo
Junposha, 2014

An English translation of Tsunami kara no seikan: Higashinihon Daishinsai Ishinomaki chihō hyakunin no shōgen (2012).
The book collects 100 testimonies survivors in the Ishinomaki area which was demolished by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

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2. Crossing the sea: essays on East Asian art in honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu / edited by Gregory P.A. Levine, Andrew M. Watsky, and Gennifer Weisenfeld
P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 2012

A volume of essays based on a symposium held at Princeton University in 2009 to honor Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu upon his retirement. It contains various papers on Japan and East Asian art by 13 students of Professor Shimizu, from medieval Buddhist paintings to the advertising design of Shiseido in the Taisho era.

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3. The wind from vulture peak: the buddhification of Japanese waka in the Heian period / Stephen D. Miller; translations with Patrick Donnelly
East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2013

This book invites readers into the multifaceted world of waka poetry through powerful and moving translations. It addresses the history of the gradual incorporation of Buddhist concepts into Japanese waka poetry and the development among court poets of a belief in the production of that poetry as a Buddhist practice in itself.

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4. Popular hits of the Showa era / Ryu Murakami
Pushkin Press, 2013

An English translation of Ryu Murakami’s novel Shōwa Kayō Daizenshū (1994).

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5. Clouds above the hill: a historical novel of the Russo-Japanese War, volume IV / Shiba Ryōtarō; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter and Paul McCarthy; edited by Phyllis Birnbaum
Routledge, Japan Documents, 2014

This book is the last volume of the first English translation of Shiba Ryōtarō’s Clouds above the hill (Saka no ue no kumo) in four volumes, serially published from 2013.

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6. Beachheads: war, peace, and tourism in postwar Okinawa / Gerald Figal
Rowman & Littlefield, 2012

This original and fresh book explores Okinawa’s makeover as a tourist mecca in the long historical shadow and among the physical ruins of the Pacific War’s most devastating land battle.

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