[Library] Newly Arrived Books (January 2015)

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. Bad water: nature, pollution, and politics in Japan, 1870-1950 / Robert Stolz
(Asia-Pacific : culture, politics, and society)
(Studies of the East Asian Institute)
Duke University Press, 2014
[301.3||Sr ]

The author looks closely at the work of Tanaka Shōzō (1841-1913). He also considers the work of anarchist Ishikawa Sanshirō (1876-1956) and Snow Brand Dairy founder Kurosawa Torizō (1885-1982), two thinkers who took up the issue of the relationship between nature, the individual, and society after Tanaka’s death in 1913.

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2. A miscellany of Japanese sketch books and print albums (1840-1908) / Sir Hugh Cortazzi
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, 2013

The book introduces 15 illustrated books and picture albums from the author’s collection, which were published from 1840-1908. It also contains color plates of all materials.

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3. The Soul of Anime: collaborative creativity and Japan’s media success story / Ian Condry
(Experimental futures : technological lives, scientific arts, anthropological voices)
Duke University Press, 2013

This book seeks to explore Japanese animated film and television as a global cultural phenomenon. The author discusses how anime’s fictional characters and worlds become platforms for collaborative creativity, through ethnographic research, including interviews with artists at some of Tokyo’s leading animation studios.

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4. Old Kyoto: a guide to traditional shops, restaurants, and inns / Diane Durston ; photographs by Lucy Birmingham ; foreword by Donald Richie
Kodansha USA, 2013, Rev. and updated

Old Kyoto focuses on family establishments that have been in business for at least a hundred years, and in some cases for over ten generations. A wealth of craft shops, variety stores, restaurants and inns are introduced through a foreigner’s eye with detailed maps. This revised edition is completely updated.

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