Selected bibliography by year of publication

publications in Japanese studies of particular interest to the pmjs list
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MN = Monumenta Nipponica (Tokyo) [more info]
TOC = table of contents

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published in 2005

Bowring, Richard. The Religious Traditions of Japan 500–1600. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 463 pages.
CUP description and TOC.

Pitelka, Morgan. Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, And Tea Practitioners In Japan. Hawaii University Press, 2005. Paperback. 236 pp.

Swanson, Paul L., and Clark Chilson, eds. Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2005, xii+466 pages. Information: Nanzan U. Shubunken page [Editors' intro. and TOC (pdf)]. U. Hawaii page.

published in 2004

Bloom, Harold. The Tale of Genji. Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations. Chelsea House Publications, 2004.
[reprints articles about Genji monogatari by Donald Keene, Doris G. Bargen, Richard Bowring, Norma Field, Amy Vladeck Heinrich, Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, Ivan Morris, H. Richard Okada, Experanza Ramirez-Christensen, Royall Tyler, Haruo Shirane, John R. Wallace.]

Bowring, Richard. Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 120 pages.

Mostow, Joshua S. At the House of Gathered Leaves: Shorter Biographical and Autobiographical Narratives from Japanese Court Literature. University of Hawaii Press, 2004. 211 pages.
REV: Lynne K. Miyake, MN 60:2 (Summer 2005)

Rath, Eric C. The Ethos of Noh: Actors and Their Art. Harvard University Asia Center, 2004. Paperback edition announced for March 1, 2006.
REV: Gerald Groemer, MN 60.1

Shirane, Haruo, ed. Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. 1200 pages
Paperback edition (2004).

Watsky, Andrew M. Chikubushima: Deploying the Sacred Arts in Momoyama Japan. University of Washington Press, 2004. 368 pp.

Yoda,Tomiko. Gender and National Literature: Heian Texts in the Constructions of Japanese Modernity. Duke University Press, 2004.

published in 2003

Carter, Steven D. , ed. and trans. Just Living: Poems and Prose of the Japanese Monk Tonna. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003, 243 pp. [info][Japan Times review by Donald Richie]
REV: Linda H. Chance, MN 59.3 (Autumn 2004)

De Gruchy, Walter John. Orienting Arthur Waley: Japonism, Orientalism, and the Creation of Japanese Literature in English. University of Hawaii Press, 2003. 240 pages.
REV: Midorikawa Machiko, MN 59.4 (Winter 2004)

Hockx, Michel, and Ivo Smits, ed. Reading East Asian Writing: The Limits of Literary Theory. (IIAS series, vol. 12.) London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. [TOC]

Klein, Susan Blakeley. Allegories of Desire: Esoteric Literary Commenatries of Medieval Japan
(Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, No. 55). Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2003. ISBN: 0674009568 [info]

Miyake, Marc. Old Japanese: A Phonetic Reconstruction. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 304 pp. [info and TOC]

Mostow, Joshua S., Norman Bryson, and Marybeth Graybill, eds. Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, June 2003. Includes Chino Kaori's classic essay "Gender in Japanese Art."
REV: Allen Hockley, MN 59.2 (Summer 2004)

Nakahara, Gladys E. Translation of Ryôjinhishô: A Compendium of Japanese Folk Songs (Imayô) from the Helan Period (794-1185). Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.

Pitelka, Morgan, ed. Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History, Practice. London: Routledge/Curzon, 2003.
REV: Christine M. E. Guth, MN 59.1 (Spring 2004)

Tyler, Royall. The Tale of Genji. New York: Penguin, 2003. [Paperback edition in one volume. Hardback in two volumes from Viking published in 2001.]

published in 2002

Beichman, Janine. Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry. Hawaii: U of Hawai'i Press, 2002. [online index of English translations]

Bentley, John R. Historiographical trends in early Japan. Edwin Mellen Press, May 2002.
See online Table of Contents.

Dolce, Lucia. Nichiren and the Lotus Sutra: Esoteric Patterns in a Japanese Medieval Interpretation of the Lotus. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming Nov. 2002.

Hibbett, Howard. The Chrysanthemum and the Fish: Japanese Humor since the Age of the Shogun. Kodansha International, 2002. [info.]
REV: Richard A. Gardner, MN 57.4

Horton., H. Mack. The Journal of Sôchô. Stanford CA: Stanford, 2002. // Song in an Age of Discord: The Journal of Sôchô and Poetic Life in Late Medieval Japan. Stanford CA: Stanford, 2002.
REV: Roselee Bundy, MN 57.4

Huey, Robert N. The Making of Shinkokinshu. Harvard East Asian Monographs, No. 208. Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002. 450 pp.

Lamers, Jeroen Pieter. Treatise on Epistolary Style: Joao Rodriguez on the Noble Art of Writing Japanese Letters. Ann Arbor: The Center for Japanese Studies,The University of Michigan, 2002. ISBN 1-929280-11-4. [now available]

Pigeot, Jacqueline. Femmes galantes, femmes artistes dans le Japon ancien, XIe-XIIIe siècle. Bibliotheque des histoires. Paris: Gallimard, 2003. 373 pages.
REV: Ivo Smits, MN 60:3 (Autumn 2005)

Scheid, Bernard. Der Eine und Einzige Weg der Götter: Yoshida Kanetomo und die Erfindung des Shinto. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2001. See link for English abstract.
REV: Mark Teeuwen, MN 56.4 (Winter 2001)

Shirane, Haruo, ed. Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

Vovin , Alexander. Reference Grammar of Classical Japanese Prose. London: Curzon, 2002. ISBN: 0700717161.

published in 2001

Bentley, John R. A Descriptive Grammar of Early Old Japanese Prose. Brill's Japanese Studies Library, 15. Leiden, Boston, Tokyo: Brill's Academic Press, 2001. 286 pp. [Details at Brill's]

Copeland , Rebecca L., and Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, eds. The Father-Daughter Plot: Japanese Literary Women and the Law of the Father. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001. [Twelve studies including by papers by Sonja Arntzen, Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, Edith Sarra, Joshua S. Mostow.]

Field, Norma. The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of Genji [Paperback reprint of important study published in 1987 from Princeton U.P., out of print for some years.]

Gay, Suzanne.The Moneylenders of Late Medieval Kyoto. Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2001.
REV: Andrew Goble, MN 59 (Winter 2004)

Gerstle, Andrew, Chikamatsu: Five Late Plays: New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
REV: Anne Wathall, MN 57.2 (Summer 2002)

Hérail, Francine. Notes Journalières de Fujiwara no Sukefusa: Traduction du Shunki. Tome Premier (1038-1040). Tome II (1040-1054). Genève: Droz, 2001 (vol. 1), 2004 (vol. 2). [][Bookweb Kinukuniya].
REV: Royall Tyler, MN 59.3 (Autumn 2004)

Hulvey, S. Yumiko. Ben no Naishi Nikki: A Poetic Record of Female Courtiers' Sacred Duties at the Kamakura-Period Court. Cornell East Asia Series.

Hur, Nam-lin. Prayer and Play in Late Tokugawa Japan: Asakusa Sensÿji and Edo Society. 320 pp. Harvard East Asian Monograph. Cambridge MA: Harvard UP, 2001. [info.]
REV: Donald F. McCallum, JJS 28.2 (Summer 2002).

Grossberg, Kenneth Alan. Japan's Renaissance: The Politics of the Muromachi Bakufu. Cornell East Asia Series.

Kawashima, Terry. Writing Margins: The Textual Construction of Gender in Heian and Kamakura Japan. Harvard East Asian Monographs, 201. Harvard University Press, 2001.
REV: Rajyashree Pandey, MN 57.1 (Spring 2002); Margaret H. Childs, JJS 28.2 (Summer 2002).

Lamers, Jeroen Pieter. Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered. [Holland]: Hotei Publishing, 2001. 236 pp. [Based on 1998 Leiden dissertation. IIAS Article by Lamers on Nobunaga.]
REV: James L. McClain, JJS 28.1 (Winter 2002). Conrad Totman, MN 56.4 (Winter 2001).

Machida, Soho. Renegade Monk: Hônen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. Translated and edited by Ioannis Mentzas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
REV: Galen Amstutz, JJS 27.2 (Summer 2001): Mark L. Blum, MN 56.1 (Spring 2001).

Miller, Richard J. Japan's First Bureaucracy: A Study of Eighth-Century Government. Revised Edition with new introduction, edited by Joan R. Piggott. Cornell East Asia Series.

Shirane, Haruo, and Tomi Suzuki, eds. Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature. Stanford Univ. Press, 2001. 351 pp. [Stanford info]

Stevenson, Barbara, and Cynthia O. Ho, eds. Crossing the Bridge: Comparative Essays on Medieval European and Heian Japanese Women Writers. Palgrave, 2001. 224 pp.
REV: Sonja Arntzen, JJS 28.1 (Winter 2002).

Tyler, Royall. The Tale of Genji. New York: Viking, 2001.
* see translator's essay and more on Putnam Penguin site. On this site: chapter titles and other resources

published in 2000

Adolphson, Mikael S. The Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers and Warriors in Premodern Japan. University of Hawai'i Press, 2000. 472 pp.
REV: Thomas Keirstead, JJS 27.2 (Summer 2001)

Baroni, Helen J. Obaku Zen: The Emergence of the Third Sect of Zen in Tokugawa Japan. University of Hawai'i Press, 2000. [Abstract on page at press.]
REV: Steven Heine, JJS 27.2 (Summer 2001)

Beasley, W. G. The Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan. February 2000. Pbk. [See link for reviews.]

Breen, John, and Mark Teeuwen, eds., Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
REV: Klaus Antoni, JJS 27.2 (Summer 2001): Fabio Ravelli, MN 56.2 (Summer 2001).

Ehmcke, Franziska, and Heinz-Dieter Reese, ed., Von Helden, Mönchen und schönen Frauen: Die Welt des japanischen Heike Epos. Köln [Cologne]: Böhlau, 2000. 188 pp. ISBN 3-412-044970. *Contributors: Roland Schneider (Heike monogatari as literary work), Joerg Quenzer (Buddhist background), Ingrid Fritsch (history of biwa recitation in Japan), Heinz-Dieter Reese (musical structure of Heike recitation), Ueda Junko (Tsuruta Kinshi's style of satsuma biwa music), Franziska Ehmcke (Heike motives in visual art), Reese (five episodes in parallel text format [details]). *The first collection of essays in a Western language devoted to the HEIKE and its reception.

Enchi, Fumiko. A Tale of False Fortunes. Tr. Roger K. Thomas. University of Hawai'i Press, 2000.160 pp *Translation of Namamiko monogatari (1965), a retelling of an episode in the Heian work Eiga monogatari [For more details, see abstract on page at press.]

Gerstle, Andrew. 18th Century Japan: Culture and Society. Curzon Press, Jan. 2000.

Klein, Susan Blakeley. Allegories of Desire: The Esoteric Literary Commentaries of Medieval Japan. Harvard University Press, 2002.

Kornicki, Peter. The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century. Hawaii University Press, 2000. (Paperback edition. Originally published Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, 1998.)

LaMarre, Thomas. Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000. [info,][author's publications]
REV: Edward Kamens, JJS 27.2 (Summer 2001); Rein Raud, MN 56.2 (Summer 2001).

Mishima, Yukio, and Geoffrey Bownas, eds. New Writing in Japan. Japan Library Paperback Classics. Curzon, 1999. [Reprint of 1972 Penguin collection of 18 writers in translation.]

McDonald , Keiko I. From Book to Screen : Modern Japanese Literature in Films. (Feb. 2000). Pbk.

Hur, Nam-Lin. Prayer and Play in Late Tokugawa Japan: Asakusa Sensoji and Edo Society. Harvard, 2000. [June. Hardcover. See link for editorial review.]

Nelson, John K. Enduring Identities: The Guise of Shinto in Contemporary Japan. University of Hawai'i Press, 2000. [Abstract on page at press.] 336 pp.

Ruppert, Brian D. Jewel in the Ashes: Buddha Relics and Power in Early Medieval Japan. Harvard, 2000. [May. Hardcover. See link for editorial review.]
REV: Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan, "Considering the Alchemy of Relics" [review article], MN 56.3 (Autumn 2001).

Screech, Timon. The Shogun's Painted Culture: Fear and Creativity in the Japanese States 1760-1829. London: Reaktion Books, 2000. 311 p. [On Matsudaira, Sadanobu, 1759-1829]
REV: Adam L. Kern, MN 56.4 (Winter 2001).

Varley, Paul. Japanese Culture. 4th edition. University of Hawai'i Press, March 2000. 384 pp. Pbk. [Abstract on page at press.]

published in 1999

The Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan. 6 vols. Curzon, 1999. [Collected writings of Carmen Blacker, Ben-Ami Shillony, P. G. O'Neill, W. G. Beasley, Ian Nish. Published in Japan by Edition Synapse. See Curzon catalogue]

Bodart-Bailey, Beatrice, Kaempfer's Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed. U. of Hawai'i, 1999. [Pbk. See link for editorial review.]
REV: Wolfgang Michel, "His story of Japan: Engelbert Kaempfer's manuscript in a new translation" [review article]. MN 55.1 (Spring 2000), 109-120

Carter. Steven D., ed. Medieval Japanese Writers. Vol. 203 of Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, Washington, London: The Gale Group, 1999. 315 pp. [23 contributors. Entries: Abutsu-ni, Ben no Naishi, Fujiwara no Shunzei, Fujiwara no Tameaki, Fujiwara no Teika, Emperor Fushimi and Eifukumon'in, Go-Toba, Heike monogatari, Hosokawa Yusai, Ichijo Kaneyoshi [Kanera], Ikkyu Sojun, Ino Sogi, Joha, Kamo no Chomei, Kanze Kojiro Nobumitsu, Kenko, Konparu Zenchiku, Kyogoku Tamekane, Medieval Travel Diaries, Minamoto no Sanetomo, Muju Ichien, Lady Nijo, Nijo Yoshimoto, The Reizei Family, Saigyo, Saiokuken Socho, Snjonishi Sanetaka, Shinkei, Shotetsu, Taiheiki, Ton'a, Zeami (Kanze Motokiyo).]

Dolce, Lucia Dora. Nichiren and the Lotus Sutra. Brill's Japanese Studies Library. Brill, 1999.

Friday, Karl F., Fumitake Seki, Seki Humitake. Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture. Hawai'i, 1999.

Gerhart, Karen M. The Eyes of Power: Art and Early Tokugawa Authority. Hawai'i, 1999. [Pbk.]

Hall, John Whitney. Government and Local Power in Japan, 500 to 1700: A Study Based on Bizen Province. Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies, 19. U. of Michigan, 1999. [Pbk. reprint]

Hamill, Sam. The Essential Basho. Shambhala, 1999.

Hanley, Susan B. Everyday Things in Premodern Japan: The Hidden Legacy of Material Culture. U. of California, 1999. [Pbk. See link for reviews.]

Hudson, Mark J. Ruins of Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Japanese Islands. Hawai'i UP, 1999. 352 pp.

Kasanoin Jikun, Barbara Ruch, Sadako Ohki, Herchel Miller, eds. Seasons of Sacred Celebration : Flowers and Poetry from an Imperial Convent. Weatherhill, 1999. Pbk.

Kawamoto, Kôji.The Poetics of Japanese Verse: Imagery, Structure, Meter. Translated by Stephen Collington, Kevin Collins, and Gustav Heldt. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. [sample pages online at Amazon]
REV: Aileen Gatten, MN 54.4 (Winter 1999)

MacKenzie, Lewis. Autumn Wind Haiku: Selected Poems by Kobayashi Issa. Kodansha, 1999. [Reissue. Pbk.]

Marra, Michael. Modern Japanese Aesthetics: A Reader. University of Hawai'i Press, 1999. 432 pp. [See link for T.O.C. Summary on page at press]

Mass, Jeffrey P. Yoritomo and the Founding of the First Bakufu: The Origins of Dual Government in Japan. Stanford, 1999. [Hbk., see link for T.O.C.]

McMullen, James. Japanese Confucianism. Idealism, Protest, and the Tale of Genji: The Confucianism of Kumazawa Banzan (1619-91). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
REV: Peter Nosco, JJS 28.1 (Winter 2002).

Nakai, Kate Wildman, trans. Women of the Mito Domain: Recollections of Samurai Family Life by Yamakawa Kikue. 1999

Pandey, Rajyashree. Writing and Renunciation in Medieval Japan. The Works of the Poet-Priest Kamo no Chomei. Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, 21. Ann Arbor, 1999.

Parker, Joseph D. Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573). Suny Series in Buddhist Studies. State U. of New York, 1999. [Pbk. See link for editorial review.]

Pflugfelder, Gregory M. Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999.
REV: Romit Dasgupta, Intersections 6 (August 2001) [online]; Ayako Kano, JJS 28.2 (Summer 2002).

Pilgrim, Richard B. Buddhism and the Arts of Japan. Columbia UP, 1999. [Revised and expanded pbk edition.]

Ravina, Mark. Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan. Stanford UP, 1999.
REV: Luke S. Roberts, JJS 27.2 (Summer 2001)

Rowley, G. G., Yosano Akiko and the Tale of Genji. Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, 28. U. of Michigan,1999.

Sarra, Edith. Fictions of femininity: literary inventions of gender in Japanese court women's memoirs. Stanford University Press, 1999.
REV: Joshua S. Mostow, MN 55.3 (2000).

Screech, Timon. Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan, 1700-1820. Hawai'i, 1999. [Pbk]
REV: Allen Hockley, Shunga: function, content, methodology" [review article] MN 52.2 (Summer 2000) 257-269.

Shirane, Haruo and Suzuki Tomi, Sozo sareta koten: kanon keisei, kokumin kokka, nihonbungaku (Tokyo: Shin'yosha, 1999).
--> see Shirane and Suzuki, eds. Inventing the Classics (2001) for related English collection of papers from same conference.            

Shively, Donald H., and William H. McCullough, eds., The Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 2: Heian Japan. Cambridge University Press, 1999. [Introduction; 1. The Heian court, 794­1070 William H. McCullough; 2. The capital and its society William H. McCullough; 3. Land and society Dana Morris; 4. Provincial administration and land tenure in Early Heian Cornelius J. Kiley; 5. Chinese learning and intellectual life Marian Ury; 6. Aristocratic culture Helen Craig McCullough; 7. Aristocratic Buddhism Stanley Weinstein; 8. Religious practices Allan G. Grapard; 9. Insei G. Cameron Hurst III; 10. The rise of the warriors Rizo Takeuchi.] [CUP info.]
REV: Karl Friday, JJS 27.2 (Summer 2001)     

Stone, Jacqueline. Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism. Hawai'i UP, 1999.
REV: William E. Deal, JJS 27.1 (Winter 2001)     

ten Grotenhuis, Elizabeth. Japanese Mandalas: Representations of Sacred Geography. Hawai'i, 1999. [Pbk. See link for reviews.]

Thornton, S. A. Charisma and Community Formation in Medieval Japan : The Case of the Yugyo-Ha (1300-1700). (Cornell University East Asia Series, Number 102) [Pbk. See link for editorial review.]
REV: Janet Goodwin, MN 54.4 (Winter 1999)

Tomimura, Hitomi, Anne Walthall, Haruko Wakita, eds. Women and Class in Japanese History. Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, 25. Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan, 1999.
REV: Gregory M. Pflugfelder, MN 57.1 (Spring 2002). David Howell, JJS 28.2 (Summer 2002).

Yang, X. Jie. Kanaclassic: An Electronic Guide To Learning Classical Japanese Kana Writing. CD-ROM. Columbia UP, 1999.
REV: Aileen Gatten, "Mastering Hentaigana" [review article], MN 54.3 (Fall 1999) 387-393; Adam L. Kern, JJS 26.1 (Winter 2000)

published in 1998

Addiss, Stephen. The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks 1600-1925. Harry N. Abrams, 1998.

Brazell, Karen, ed. Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. [Link is to 1999 pbk. reissue edition. Editiorial reviews.]
REV: Asian Theatre Journal 17.1 (Marleigh Grayer Ryan).

Farris, William Wayne. Sacred Texts and Buried Treasures: Issues in the Historical Archaeology of Ancient Japan. Hawai'i, 1998. [Pkb]
REV: Hannelore Eisenhofer-halim, JJS 26.1 (Winter 2000)

Frank, Bernard. Kata-imi et kata-tagae. Etude sur les interdits de direction a l'epoque Heian. Paris: College de France-Institute des Hautes Etudes Japonaises, 1998. 288 pp. [Reissue].
REV: Lucia Dolce, BSOAS 63.2, pp. 314-315

Goble, Andrew Edmund. Kenmu, Go-Daigo's Revolution. Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, no. 169. Cambridge MA: Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, 1997. 390 pp. [info. / reviews at Harvard University Press]
REV:. Reinhard Zollner, "The sun also rises: Go-Daigo in revolt [review article], MN 53.4 (Winter 1998) 517-527

Kornicki, Peter. The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century. Handbuch der Orientalistik/Handbook of Oriental Studies. Vol. 7. Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, 1998. --> now available in paperback from Hawaii University Press, 2000.
REV: Henry D. Smith, II, MN 53.4 (Winter 1998) 499-515; Amy V. Heinrich, JJS 26.2 (Summer 2000)

Ooms, Herman. Tokugawa Ideology: Early Constructs, 1570-1680. Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies, No. 18. Michigan, 1998. [Pbk reissue]

Payne, Richard Karl, ed. Re-Visioning 'Kamakura' Buddhism. Studies in East Asian Buddhism, 11. Hawai'i, 1998. [Pbk. See link for editorial review, including titles of contributions by James C. Dobbins, George J. Tanabe, Allan Grapard, Robert E. Morrell, James H. Foard, Jacqueline I. Stone, Mark T. Unno, Richard K. Payne.]

Perkins, George W. The Clear Mirror: A Chronicle of the Japanese Court during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333). Stanford University Press, 1998. [Translation and study of Masukagami. See link for table of contents]
REV: Robert Borgen, JJS 26.1 (Winter 2000); Michael Watson, MN xx.xx (xx).

Shirane, Haruo. Traces of Dreams : Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho. Stanford, 1998. [Pbk]

Vlastos, Stephen, ed. Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan (Twentieth-Century Japan, the Emergence of a World Power, No 9). U. of California, 1998. [Pbk. See link for editorial review.]

Wakabayashi, Bob Tadashi, ed. Modern Japanese Thought. Cambridge UP, 1998. [Pbk. See link for synopsis.]

Walthall, Anne. The Weak Body of a Useless Women: Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration. Women in Culture and Society Series. Chicago, 1998. [Pbk. See link for editorial review.]

published in 1997

Aoki, Michiko Yamaguchi. Records of Wind and Earth: A Translation of Fudoki, with Introduction and Commentaries. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1997. [OP]

Arntzen, Sonja. The Kagero Diary Michigan Monographs in Japanese Studies, Number 19. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1997.

Bargen, Doris G. A Woman's Weapon: Spirit Possession in The Tale of Genji. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1997.
REV: Haruo Shirane, JJS 25.2 (Summer 1999)

Berry, Mary Elizabeth. The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto. University of California Press, 1997. [Pbk. See link for reviews]

Bocking, Brian. A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. NTC Publishing, 1997.

Brown, Kendall H. The Politics of Reclusion : Painting and Power in Momoyama Japan. Hawai'i, 1997. [Pbk]

Chance, Linda H. Formless in Form: Kenko, 'Tsurezuregusa,' and the Rhetoric of Japanese Fragmentary Prose. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.

Clancy, Judith. Exploring Kyoto: On Foot Through the Ancient Capital. Weatherhill, 1997. [Pbk. See link for reviews.]

Heinrich, Amy Vladeck, ed. Currents in Japanese Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. [Contributions by Janine Beichman, Karen Brazell, Laurence Kominz, Susan Matisoff, Herbert Plutschow, Barbara Ruch, Haruo Shirane, Royall Tyler, Paul Varley, and others.]

Ikegami, Eiko. The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan. Harvard UP, 1997. [Pbk reprint]

Goosen, Theodore W., ed. Oxford Book of Modern Japanese Short Stories. Oxford UP, 1997.

Kamata, Suzanne, ed. The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan. Stone Bridge Press, 1997.

Kluge, Inge-Lore. Kanbun. Ein Lehr- und Uebungsbuch. Ueberarbeitet und herausgegeben von Hannelore Eisenhofer-Halim. Europaeische Hochschulschriften, Reihe XXVII, Asiatische und Afrikanische Studien, Bd. 62. Frankfurt: Peter Lang 1997. 263 p. ISBN 3-631-31412-4.
REV:. Heidi Buck-Albulet in NOAG 163-164 (1998) online

Leupp, Gary P. Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan. University of California Press, 1997. [Pbk. See link for reviews]

Mass, Jeffrey P., ed. The Origins of Japan's Medieval World: Courtiers, Clerics, Warriors and Peasants in the Fourteenth Century. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. 544 p. *Contributors: Jeffrey P Mass, Thomas Conlan, Seno Seiichiro, Thomas Nelson, Kristina Kade Troost, Andrew Goble, Hitomi Tonomura, Robert N. Huey, H. Paul Varley, Cameron Hurst, Mikael Adolphson, Martin Collcutt, Carl Bielefeldt, I. J. McMullen, Oyama Kyohei [see link for T.O.C.]

McClain, James L. Edo and Paris: Urban Life and the State in the Early Modern Era. Cornell, 1997. [Pbk reprint edition.]

McDonald, Keiko I., and J. Thomas Rimer, eds. Nara Encounters. Weatherhill, 1997.

Mulhern, Chieko Irie, ed. Heroic With Grace: Legendary Women of Japan. M.E.Sharpe, 1997. [Pbk]

Nishiyama, Matsunosuke, tr. Gerald Groemer. Edo Culture: Daily Life and Diversions in Urban Japan, 1600-1868. Hawai'i, 1997. [Pbk]

Nosco, Peter. Confucianism and Tokugawa Culture. Hawai'i, 1997. [Pbk]

Ortolani, Benito, and Samuel Leiter, eds. Japanese Theater in the World. Japan Society Gallery, 1997. [Exhibition catalogue. See link.]

Piggott, Joan. The Emergence of Japanese Kingship. Stanford, 1997.

Rimer, J. Thomas and Johathan Chaves, eds. and trans. Japanese and Chinese Poems to Sing: The Wakan Roei Shu. New York, Columbia University Press, 1997.

Schwade, Arcadio. Shinto-Bibliography in Western Languages: Bibliography on Shinto and Religious Sects. Brill, 1997.

Stein, Michael. Japans Kurtisanen. Eine Kulturgeschichte der Meisterinnen der Unterhaltungskunst und Erotik aus zwoelf Jahrhunderten (Munich: Iudicium, 1997) [ISBN 3-89129-314-3] *On the pmjs list, John Schmitt-Weigand described this as "a fascinating study that treats the socio-historical and cultural backgrounds of 'pre-modern' entertainment business & prostitution in Japan." REV Klaus Vollmer, MN _.

Yokota-Murakami, Gerry. The Formation of the Canon of No: the Literary Tradition of Divine Authority. Osaka: Osaka University Press, 1997. $74.
REV: Stanca Scholz-Cionca, Asian Theatre Journal 16.2 (online)

published in 1996

Earhart, H. Byron, ed. Religion in the Japanese Experience: Sources and Interpretations. Religious Life in History Series. 2nd pbk. edition. Wadsworth, 1996.

Farris, William Wayne. Heavenly Warriors: The Evolution of Japan's Military, 500-1300. Harvard East Asian Monographs, No 157. Harvard UP, 1996. [Pbk reprint]

Friday, Karl F. Hired Swords: The Rise of Private Warrior Power in Early Japan. Stanford, 1996. [Pbk reissue]

Hare, Thomas, Robert Borgen, and Sharalyn Orbaugh, eds. The Distant Isle: Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Robert H. Brower. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1996.

Haskel, Peter, trans. Great Fool: Zen Master Ryokan: Poems, Letters, and Other Writings. With an introduction by Ryuichi Abe. Univ of Hawaii Press, 1996. 376 p.

Hickman, Money L., ed. Japan's Golden Age: Momoyama. Yale UP, 1996. 320 pp.
REV: Karen Brock, Journal of Asian Studies 56.2 (May 1997): 501-503.

Imamura, Keiji. Prehistoric Japan: New Perspective on Insular East Asia. Hawai'i, 1996. [Pkb]

Kornicki, Peter F., and I. J. McMullen, eds. Religion in Japan: Arrows to Heaven and Earth. University of Cambridge Oriental Publications, 50. Cambridge, 1996.
REV: Gary L. Ebersole, JJS 23.2 (1997).

Linhartov, Vera. Sur un fond blanc. Ecrits japonais sur la peinture du IXe au XIXe siecle. Paris: Editions Gallimard 1996. 687 pp. ISBN 2-07-074300-4.
REV:. Rose Hempel, NOAG 163 (1998) online

Jansen, Marius B. Japan and Its World: Two Centuries of Change. Princeton, 1996. [Pbk reprint. Editorial review.]

Lu, David John. Japan: A Documentary History The Dawn of History to the Late Tokugawa Period. M.E.Sharpe, 1996. [Pbk. See link for table of contents.]

Miller, Stephen, ed. Partings at Dawn: An Anthology of Japanese Gay Literature (Gay Sunshine Press, 1996).
REV: William Haver, JJS 23.2 (1997).

Mostow, Joshua. Pictures of the Heart: The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1996.

Sato, Hiroaki, tr. Basho's Narrow Road, Spring & Autumn Passage, Narrow Road to the Interior and the Renga Sequence, A Farewell Gift to Sora, Two Works. Stone Bridge Press, 1996.

Scheid, Bernhard, Im Innersten meines Herzens empfinde ich tiefe Scham. Das Alter im Schrifttum des japanischen Mittelalters. Wien: Verlag der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1996. 408 p. ISBN 3-7001-2474-0 (= Beitraege zur Kultur und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, vol. 17)
REV:. Markus Ruettermann, NOAG 161-162 (1997) online cf. author's reply, comment by Sepp Linhart, editor of series.

Schalow, Paul Gordon, and Janet A. Walker, eds., The Woman's Hand: Gender and Theory in Japanese Women's Writing. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1996. 511 pp. [papers include Lynne Miyake on Tosa nikki, and Meera Viswanathan, "In Pursuit of the Yamamba"]
REV:. Mark Morris, MN 53.4 (Winter 1998) 529-547.

Teeuwen, Mark. Watarai-Shinto: An Intellectual History of the Outer Shrine in Ise. Leiden: Research School CNWS 1996.
REV:. Bernhard Scheid, NOAG 161-162 (1997) online

published between 1990-5

Brower, Robert H., tr., with an introduction and notes by Steven D. Carter. Conversations with Shôtetsu (Sôotetsu Monogatari). Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 7. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan 1992.
REV: Judit Arokay, NOAG 155-156 (1994) online

William M. Bodiford. Sôtô Zen in Medieval Japan. Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 8. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1993.

Craig, Albert M. , and Donald H. Shively. Personality in Japanese History. Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies; No. 13. Michigan, 1995. [Pbk reissue]

Cooper, Michael. They Came to Japan: An Anthology of European Reports on Japan, 1543-1640. Michigan Classics in Japanese Studies, No 15. Michigan, 1995. [Pbk reissue.]

Formanek, Susanne. Denn dem Alter kann keiner entfliehen. Altern und Alter im Japan der Nara- und Heian-Zeit. Wien: Verlag der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1994, 557 p. ISBN 3-7001-2166-0.
REV: Ulrich Pauly, NOAG 159-160 (1996) online

Herail, Francine. Poemes de Fujiwara no Michinaga ministre a la cour de (995-1018). Publication de l'ecole pratique des hautes etudes, Hautes etudes orientales 28, Geneve/Paris: Librairie Droz, 1993.
REV: Judit Arokay, NOAG 155-156 (1994) online

Marra, Michele. The Aesthetics of Discontent. Politics and Reclusion in Medieval Japanese Literature. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press 1991.
REV: Vollmer in OLZ, Bd. 87, Heft 6 (1992), 591-594 [German].

Mass, Jeffrey P. Antiquity and Anachronism in Japanese History. Stanford, 1995. [Pbk reprint.]

Mass, Jeffrey P. Court and Bakufu in Japan: Essays in Kamakura History. Stanford, 1995. [Pbk reissue.]

McMullen, I. J. Genji Gaiden : The Origins of Kumazawa Banzan's Commentary on the Tale of Genji. Oxford University Press.

Ortolani, Benito. The Japanese Theatre: From Shamanistic Ritual to Contemporary Pluralism. Revised ed. Princeton, 1995. [Pbk. See link for reviews.]

Pigeot, Jacqueline, and Kosugi Keiko, Voyages en d'autres Mondes: Recits japonaise du xvieme siecle. Paris: Editions Philippe Picquier/Bibliotheque Nationale, 1993. *Annoted tr. of Urashima Tarô, Sumiyoshi no honji (extracts), Hôrai-san (extracts), Kibune, Tanabata.
REV: Karen Brock, JJS 21.2 (Summer, 1995): 529-33. // Royall Tyler, MN 49, 2 (Summer 1994), 240-241.

Pollack, David. Reading Against Culture: Ideology and Narrative in the Japanese Novel. Cornell, 1992. [Pbk.]

Ramirez-Christensen, Esperanza. Heart's Flower : The Life and Poetry of Shinkei. Stanford, 1994.

Raud, Rein. The Role of Poetry in Classical Japanese Literature. Tallinn, Estonia: Eesti Humanitaarinstituut 1994.
REV: Klaus Vollmer, NOAG 153 (1993 [pub. 1995]), online.

Smits, Ivo. The Pursuit of Loneliness. Chinese and Japanese Nature Poetry in Medieval Japan, ca. 1050-1150. Muenchener Ostasiatische Studien, Band 73. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag 1995. 235 pp.
REV: Judit Arokay, NOAG 163-4 (German) online.

Totman, Conrad. Early Modern Japan. University of California Press, 1995. [Pbk reissue. See link for reviews.]

Tyler, Royall. Japanese No Dramas. Penguin, 1993.

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