[Library] Newly Arrived Books (April 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. The Japanese family: touch, intimacy and feeling / Diana Adis Tahhan
(Japan anthropology workshop series)
Routledge, 2014

In Japan, feelings are commonly defined as subtle forms of communication, such as heart-to-heart communication and feelings of oneness. There is a state of connection and mutual understanding between parents and children, although touch is less visible after the child turns five years old. This book explores how the relationship between parent and child develops in Japan, and how behavior patterns are transformed from the surrounding culture.

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2. Zen Master Sengai (1750–1837) / edited Katharina Epprecht; essays by Katharina Epprecht, Taizô Kuroda, Michel Mohr, Hirokazu Yatsunami
Scheidegger & Spiess, 2014

In honor of 150 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, the Museum Rietberg Zürich held an exhibition devoted entitled “Zen Master Sengai (1750–1837)”, in 2014. This book is the catalog of that exhibition, compiling 40 paintings and calligraphic works with German, English and French translations.

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3. Recasting Red culture in proletarian Japan: childhood, Korea, and the historical avant-garde / Samuel Perry
University of Hawai’i Press, 2014

By examining the margins of the proletarian cultural movement, the author effectively redefines its center as he closely reads and historicizes proletarian children’s culture, avant-garde “wall fiction,” and a literature that bears witness to Japan’s fraught relationship with its Korean colony.

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4. The diaries of Sir Ernest Mason Satow: 1861-1869 / edited and annotated by Robert Morton, Ian Ruxton; with a foreword by Sir David Warren
Eureka Press, 2013

Reprint edition of the diary of Sir Earnest Satow, a British diplomat during the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods, written from just before his first visit to Japan to the formation of the Meiji Government. The book includes detailed annotations by the editors, and part of the plates and photographs that were pasted onto the original document.

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