Recent Publications (pmjs)
Includes some recent publications of items of interest with reviews (REV).
REV links have been added. These require access through a participating institution
JAS = Journal of Asian Studies [AAS][browse/search on REV]
JATS =Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese [browse/search on REV]
JJS = Journal of Japanese Studies [browse/search on REV]
MN = Monumenta Nipponica (Tokyo) [browse/search on REV]
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Recently appeared

Berry, Mary. Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern Period. University of California Press, 2006. ISBN 0520237668

Cranston, Edwin. A Waka Anthology: Grasses of Remembrance. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. 1312 pages. [Feb. 15]
ISBN: 080474825X. The first volume was published in 1993 and is now available in paperback.

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

Cadeau, Patrick W. Appraising Genji: Literary Criticism And Cultural Anxiety in the Age of the Last Samurai State University of New York Press, 2006. 212 pages. ISBN 0791466736. [See link for Amazon's "Search Inside"]. Detailed information on SUNY page

Geddes, Wayne. Kara monogatari - Tales of China. Kurodahan Press, 2005. [Reprint]

Leitner, Samuel L. Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre. Scarecrow Press, 2006. 528 pages. [January 28]. ISBN 0810855275

Matisoff, Susan. Legend of Semimaru Blind Musician of Japan. Cheng & Tsui, 2006. [Reprint] *

Mckelway, Matthew Philip. Capitalscapes: Folding Screens And Political Imagination in Late Medieval Kyoto. University of Hawaii Press, 2006. 432 pp. ISBN 082482900X

Parker, Helen S. E. Progressive Traditions: An Illustrated Study of Plot Repetition in Traditional Japanese Theatre. Brill's Japanese Studies Library. Leiden: Brill, 2005. 204 pages.

Piggott, Joan R., ed. Capital and Countryside in Japan, 300-1180: Japanese Historians Interpreted in English.  Cornell East Asia Series, 2006. 496 pages. ISBN 1-885445-29-6 pb, 1-885445-39-3 hc. 

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

Rabinovitch, Judith N., and Timothy R. Bradstock. Dance of the Butterflies Chinese Poetry from the Japanese Court Tradition. Cornell East Asia Series, 2005. 304 pp. [Link to CEAS]

Shirane, Haruo, ed. Early and Medieval Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. 1392 pages. Note that the "sequel" is now available in paperback: Early Modern Japanese Literature (1600-1900). Columbia University Press, 2004.

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.

Von Verschuer, Charlotte, Joan Piggot, Ivo Smits and Michel Vieillard-Baron, Dictionary of Sources of Nara and Heian Japan. Paris : College de France, 2006. [For 2004 draft see Tokyo University Hensanjo site]

Wallace, John R. Objects of Discourse: Memoirs by Women of Heian Japan. Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies. Center for Japanese Studies University of Michigan, 2005. 325 pages. ISBN 1929280343

Other recent publications of note

Antoni, Klaus, Hiroshi Kubota, Johann Nawrocki, and Michael Wachutka, eds. Religion and National Identity in the Japanese Context. Tuebingen, Germany, 2002. (BUNKA - Tübinger interkulturelle und linguistische Japanstudien BUNKA - Tübingen intercultural and linguistic studies on Japan, Bd./vol. 5, 2002, 304 S., LIT Publishers, Hamburg, Muenster, London. ISBN 3-8258-6043-4, Distributed in North America by: Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick (U.S.A.) and London (U.K.).

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, JIS 27.2 (Summer 2001).
REV: Jonathan Stockdale, The Journal of Religion 81:4 (Oct., 2001), pp. 691-693

Arntzen, Sonja. The Kagerô Diary: A Women's Autobiographical Text from Tenth-Century Japan. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997.
REV: Linda H. Chance, JJS 25:1 (1999), pp. 134-137
REV: Lynne Miyake, MN 53:3 (Autumn, 1998), pp. 386-388
REV: Roselee Bundy, The Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 33:2 (Oct., 1999), pp. 104-108
REV: Margaret H. Childs, The Journal of Asian Studies 57:3 (Aug., 1998), pp. 862-863
REV: John S. Brownlee, Asian Folklore Studies 58:1 (1999), pp. 248-249

Bargen, Doris. A Woman's Weapon: Spirit Possession in The Tale of Genji. University of Hawa'i, 1997. ["Look inside"].
REV: Haruo Shirane, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999) .
REV: Edith Sarra, Journal of Asian Studies 57:3 (Aug., 1998), pp. 866-867
REV: John Wallace, MN 52:3 (Autumn, 1997), pp. 399-401
REV: Aileen Gatten, HJAS 59:1 (Jun., 1999), pp. 241-254
REV: Barbara Hartley, Pacific Affairs 71:2 (Summer, 1998), pp. 263-265

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

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

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]

Beichman, Janine. Masaoka Shiki. Rutland VT and Tokyo: Tuttle, 2002. Reprint edition.

Bentley, John R. Descriptive Grammar of Early Old Japanese. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Bentley, John R. Historiographical trends in early Japan. Edwin Mellen Press, May 2002.
--can be ordered with discount directly from publishers. Contains translations of Kogo shûi /
Takahashi ujibumi / Jôgû Shôtoku hôô teisetsu / Gangôji garan engi / Tôshi kaden / Kiyomaru Wake den
/ Ima kagami. See Table of Contents here on pmjs for both publications by John Bentley.

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.]

Bodart-Bailey, Beatrice, and Derek Massarella. The Furthest Goal: Engelbert Kaempfer's Encounter with Tokugawa Japan. Folkestone, U.K.: Japan Library, 1995. [Amazon's "search inside.']
REV: Marius B. Jansen, MN 51:4 (Winter, 1996), pp. 483-485
REV: Lane Earns, The Journal of Asian Studies 59:3 (Aug., 2000), pp. 744-746
REV: Knut Alfsvag, Sixteenth Century Journal 28:2 (Summer, 1997), pp. 593-594

Bodart-Bailey, Beatrice, Kaempfer's Japan: Tokugawa Culture Observed. U. of Hawai'i, 1999. [Pbk]
REV: Wolfgang Michel, "His story of Japan: Engelbert Kaempfer's manuscript in a new translation" [review article]. MN 55.1 (Spring 2000), 109-120.
REV: Constantine N. Vaporis, Pacific Affairs 69:4 (Winter, 1996), pp. 581-583

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

Bowring, Richard. Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 120 pages.
Paperback ISBN: 0521539757, Hardback (ISBN: 052183208X. CUP page. [First published in 1988.]
REV: Robert Backus, JATJ 23:1 (Apr., 1989), pp. 98-100
REV: Janet Goff, JJS 17:2 (Summer, 1991), pp. 345-358
REV: Marian Ury, HJAS 51:1 (Jun., 1991), pp. 263-308
REV: Roy Andrew Miller, Journal of the American Oriental Society 110:1 (Jan., 1990), pp. 103-104
REV: Mark Morris, "Desire and the Prince: New Work on Genji Monogatari--A Review Article," Journal of Japanese Studies 49:2 (May, 1990), pp. 291-304

Brandon, James R., and Samuel L. Leiter, eds. ">Kabuki Plays On Stage: Brilliance and Bravado, 1697-1766. [Volume one of series.] University of Hawaii Press, 2002. 
REV: Janet Goff, MN 60.3
[">Vol, 2, covering years 1773-1799] [">Vol. 3, covering 1804-1864] [">Vol. 4, covering 1872-1905] [See also same editors' selections: ">Masterpieces of Kabuki: Eighteen Plays on Stage (2004)]

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: Roselee Bundy, MN 47:3 (Autumn, 1992), pp. 389-391
REV: Judit Arokay, NOAG 155-156 (1994) online

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).

Brown, Kendall H. The Politics of Reclusion: Painting and Power in Momoyama Japan. University of Hawai'i Press, 1997. ISBN 0824819136.
REV: Karen L. Brook, JJS 24.2 (1998)

Brownlee, John. Japanese Historians and the National Myths, 1600-1945: The Age of the Gods and Emperor Jinmu. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997. [Link is to paperback reprint, 1999]
REV: Stefan Tanaka, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999).

Butler, Lee. Emperor and Aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680: Resilience and Renewal. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2002. 452 pages. ISBN: 0674008510.
REV: Carl Steenstrup, JJS 30:1 (Winter 2004).

Carter, Steven D., ed. Literary Patronage in Late Medieval Japan. The University of Michigan, Center for Japanese Studies, 1993. ISBN: 0939512602.

Carter, Steven D. Regent Redux: A Life of the Statesman-Scholar Ichijô Kaneyoshi. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1996. ISBN: 0939512750.
REV: Andrew Goble, JJS 25.1 (Winter 1999)

Carter, Steven D, ed. and trans. Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen Monk Shotetsu. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. 232 pp. ["search inside"]
REV: Aileen Gatten MN 52:2 (Summer, 1997)

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).

Chance, Linda H. Formless in Form: Kenkô, Tsurezurekusa, and the Rhetoric of Japanese Fragmentary Prose. Stanford University Press, 1997.
REV: Edward Kamens, JJS 25:1 (1999) .
REV: Sonja Arnzten, Pacific Affairs 72.1 (1999) excerpt

Conlan, Thomas D. In Little Need of Divine Intervention: Takezaki Suenaga's Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan. Ithaca NY: East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2001. 320 pages. [Info at CEAS].
REV: Wayne Farris, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).

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.]

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.]

Crawcour, Sydney. An introduction to kambun. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan University Library, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2004. Online publication. Originally published by Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan Press, 1965.
[URL for table of contents linked to sections. Note that kanji in original are handwritten and do not appear when under "view entire text" option, but can be clearly read in images of the pages. English text can be freely searched. All pages can be viewed at different magnifications and printed.]

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).

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

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

Fiévé, Nicolas. L'architecture et la ville du Japon ancien: Espace architectural de la ville de Kyôto et des résidences shôgunales aux XIVe et XVe siècles. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose, 1996. 360 pp.
REV: H. Mack Horton, JJS 24.1 (1998)

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

Friday, Karl F. Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan. London: Routledge, 2004.
REV: J.P.Lamers, JJS 31:2 (Summer 2005).

Gatten, Aileen, and Anthony Hood Chambers, eds. New Leaves: Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Edward Seidensticker. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1993. 283 pp.
REV: Karen Brazell MN 49:1. (Spring, 1994), pp. 99-102.

Gay, Suzanne. The Moneylenders of Late Medieval Kyoto. Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2001.
REV: Andrew Goble, MN 59 (Winter 2004). // Lee Butler, JJS 30:1 (Winter 2004).

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

Goble, Andrew Edmund. Kenmu: Go-Daigo's Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1996.
REV: Markus Ruttermann, JJS 25:1 (1999)

Groner, Paul. Ryogen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century. University of Hawai'i Press, 2002.
REV: Mikael S. Adolphson, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).

Grossberg, Kenneth Alan. Japan's Renaissance: The Politics of the Muromachi Bakufu. Cornell East Asia Series, 2001. [Originally appeared in 1981]. [CEAS info.]

Hare, Thomas, Robert Borgen, and Sharalyn Orbaugh. The Distant Isle: Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Robert H. Brower. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997. 460 pp.
REV: Robert N. Huey MN 53:2 (1998) .

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

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).

Hérail, Francine. Gouverneurs de province et guerriers dans les histoires qui sont maintenant du passé: Konjaku monogatarishu. Collége de France Institut des Hautes Etudes Japonaises, 2004 . ISBN 2913217109 .

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 // C. Andrew Gestle, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).

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. // Robert N. Huey, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).

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

Hudson, Mark. Ruins of Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Japanese Islands. University of Hawai'i Press, 1999. 323 pages. [pbk].
REV: David L. Howell, JJS 26:2 (Summer 2000).

Huey, Robert N. The Making of Shinkokinshû. Harvard East Asian Monographs, No. 208. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2002. 450 pp.
REV: Michael F. Marra, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).

Hulvey, S. Yumiko. Ben no Naishi Nikki: A Poetic Record of Female Courtiers' Sacred Duties at the Kamakura-Period Court. Cornell East Asia Series, 2005. 345 pp.

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).

Imamura, Kenji. Prehistoric Japan: New Perspectives on Insular East Asia. University of Hawai'i Press, 1996. Pbk. ["look inside"]
REV: Sasaki Ken'ichi, JJS 24.2 (1998) REV

Iyanaga, Nobumi. Daikokuten hensoo -- Bukkyoo shinwa-gaku, 1 (Variations on the Theme of Mahaakaala. Essays on Buddhist Mythology, I), Kyoto, Hoozookan, 2002. // Kannon hen'yoo-tan -- Bukkyoo shinwa-gaku, 2 (Metamorphosis of Avalokite"svara. Essays on Buddhist Mythology, 2), Kyoto, Hoozookan, 2002.

Kamens, Edward. The Buddhist Poetry of the Great Kamo Priestess: Daisaiin Senshi and the Hosshin Wakashû. Ann Arbor; Center for Japanese Studies, the University of Michigan, 1990.
REV: Joshua Mostow, JAS 50.3 (1991) // Noel Pinnington, BSOAS 55.1 (1992) // Robert E. Morrell, HJAS Vol. 52, No. 2 (1992)

Kamens, Edward. Utamakura, Allusion, and Intertextuality in Traditional Japanese Poetry. Yale University Press, 1997
REV: Robert N. Huey, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999) REV

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).

Kang, Etsuko Hae-Jin. Diplomacy and Ideology in Japanese-Korean Relations: From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
REV: Donald N. Clark, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999).

Klein, Susan Blakeley. Allegories of Desire: Esoteric Literary Commenatries of Medieval Japan
(Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, No. 55). Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2002. ISBN: 0674009568
REV: Edward Kamens, JJS 30:1 (Winter 2004).

Kominz, Laurence Richard Kominz Avatars of Vengeance: Japanese Drama and the Soga Literary Tradition. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1995.
REV: Robert Borgen, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999) REV.
REV: Michael C Brownstein, Asian Folklore Studies 58:1 (1999), 249-51.

Kornicki, Peter, and I.J.McMullen, eds. Religion in Japan: Arrows to Heaven and Earth: Cambridge University Press, 1966. 315 pp. [For contents see Webcat. More details in Amazon's "search inside."]

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.)
REV: Amy V. Heinrich, JJS 26:2 (Summer 2000).

LaFleur, William R. Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo. Somerville, Mass: Wisdom Publications, 2003.
REV: Laurel Rasplica Rodd, JJS 30:2 (Summer 2004).

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

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.

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, JIS 27.2 (Summer 2001) // Mark L. Blum, MN 56.1 (Spring 2001).

Marceau, Lawrence. Takebe Ayatari: A Bunjin Bohemian in Early Modern Japan. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2004. 234 pp. [CJS info/ordering]
REV: W.J.Boot, "Exercises in Biography: The Case of Takebe Ayatari," MN 60:3 (Autumn 2005), 393-407.

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

Marra, Michele. Representations of Power: The Literary Politics of Medieval Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press 1993.
REV: Joshua Mostow, MN 49.2 (1994) REV

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

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

Mass, Jeffrey P., ed. The Origins of Japan's Medieval World: Courtiers, Clerics, Warriors, and Peasants in the Fourteenth Century. Stanford University Press, 1997.
REV. Steven D. Carter, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999) REV

Mass, Jeffrey P. Yoritomo and the Founding of the First Bakufu: The Origins of Dual Government in Japan. Stanford University Press, 1999. 278 pp.
REV: Carl Steenstrup, JJS 27:1 (Winter 2001).

McMullen, I. J. Genji Gaiden : The Origins of Kumazawa Banzan's Commentary on the Tale of Genji. Oxford: Ithaca Press, 1991.

McMullen, I. J. Idealism, Protest and the "Tale of Genji": the Confucianism of Kumazawa Banzan (1619-91). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. 539 pp.

Migliori, Maria Chiara. Il viaggio a ritroso. Genesi e tipologia dei diari di viaggio medievali giapponesi. Il Tokan kiko (Diario di un viaggio a oriente). Napoli, Istituto Universitario Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi asiatici, collana "Serie 3", 8, 2002. [URL]

Miller, Stephen, ed. Partings at Dawn: An Anthology of Japanese Gay Literature. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1996..
REV: William Haver, JJS 23.2 (1997); Joshua Mostow, JAS 56.3 (1997) REV

Miyake, Marc. Old Japanese: A Phonetic Reconstruction. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 304 pp.
"Hardcover - 28 August" [info and TOC]

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.

Mizoguchi, Koji. An Archaeological History of Japan: 30,000 B.C. to A.D. 700. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. 274 pp. [Amazon "search inside"].
REV: Gina L. Barnes, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).

Moretti, Laura, trans. and ed. Chikusai il ciarlatano. Venice: Libreria Cafoscarina, 2003. ISBN 88-7543-004-7. [Info. and online ordering: Cafoscarina.]

Mostow, Joshua. Pictures of the Heart: The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1996.
REV: John T. Carpenter, MN 53, 2 (Summer, 1998) REV
REV: Thomas Hare, JATJ 31.2 2 (Oct., 1997) REV
REV: Rein Raud, JJS 24.2 (1998) REV

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. *Contains annotated translations of the following works: The Takamitsu journal (Takamitsu nikki 高光日記, aka Tônomine shôshô monogatari 多武峰少将物語) ; Tales of Toyokage とよかげ (from Ichijô Sesshô gyoshû 一条摂政御集) ; Collected poems of Hon'in no jiju (Hon'in no jijû shû 本院侍従集) ; The Diary of Lady Ise (from Ise shû 伊勢集) ; Tales of Takamura (Takamura monogatari 篁物語)
REV: Rein Raud, JJS 24.2 (1998) REV

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: Elizabeth Lillehoj, JJS 31:2 (Summer 2005).
REV: Lynne K. Miyake, MN 60:2 (Summer 2005)

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.

Pandey, Rajyashree. Writing and Renunciation in Medieval Japan: The Works of the Poet-Priest Kamo no Chomei. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1998. [o/p].
REV: William LaFleur, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999) REV.

Pflugfelder, Gregory M. Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. 399 pp.
REV: Ayano Kano, JJS 28:2 (Summer 2002).

Phillips, Quitman E. The Practices of Painting in Japan, 1475-1500. Stanford University Press, 2000. 267 pp.
REV: Karen L. Brock, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003). // Monika Dix, Pacific Affairs 75.2 (2002).

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.

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).

Piggott, Joan R. The Emergence of Japanese Kingship. Stanford University Press, 1977.
REV: Richard Pierson, JJS 25:1 (1999) REV.

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

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

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

Rath, Eric C. The Ethos of Noh: Actors and Their Art. Harvard University Asia Center, 2004. Paperback edition.

Raud, Rein. The Role of Poetry in Classical Japanese Literature: A Code and Discursivity Analysis. Tallinn, Estonia: Eesti Humanitaarinstituut [Acta Collegii Humaniorum Estoniensis], 1994. 276 pp. [NACSIS holdings].
REV: Roselee Bundy, MN 51.4 (Winter, 1996) REV
REV: Klaus Vollmer, NOAG 153 (1993 [pub. 1995]), online.
REV: Gerald Groemer, MN 60.1

Ravina, Mark. Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan. Standford University Press, 1999.
REV: Luke S. Roberts, JJS 27:2 (Summer 2001). // David Moreton, Pacific Affairs 73:3 (2000)

Reichold, Jane, and Kawamura, Hatsue. A String of Flowers, Untied... : Love Poems from the Tale of Genji. Stone Bridge Press, 2002
ISBN:1880656620. [Table of Contents on Kinokuniya] Translation of 400 poems.

Ruch, Barbara, ed. Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan. Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2002. 706 pp. [Details].
REV: James L. Ford, JJS 30:2 (Summer 2004).

Ruppert, Brian D. Jewel in the Ashes: Buddha Relics and Power in Early Medieval Japan. Harvard, 2000. Hardcover
REV: Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan, "Considering the Alchemy of Relics" [review article], MN 56.3 (Autumn 2001). // Richard K. Payne, JJS 31:2 (Summer 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.

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.
REV: Alan Tansman, JJS 25:2 (Summer 1999) REV.

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). [Unavailable on, see Webcat for holdings]
REV:. Markus Ruettermann, NOAG 161-162 (1997) online cf. author's reply, comment by Sepp Linhart, editor of series.

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).

Screech, Timon. Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820. University of Hawai'i Press, 1999. [pbk ed]
REV: Paul Gordon Schalow, JJS 26:2 (Summer 2000).

Screech, Timon.The Lens within the Heart: The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan. University of Hawai'i Press, 2002. [pbk ed., first published as The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan: The Lens within the Heart, Cambridge University Press, 1996. Amazon "search inside" available for 1996 edition.]
REV: Morris Low, JJS 30:1 (Winter 2004).

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

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

Shively, Donald H., and McCullough, William H.,eds., The Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 2: Heian Japan. Cambridge University Press, 1999. 780 pages. [Amazon "search inside" available.]
REV: Karl Friday, JJS 27:2 (Summer 2001).
REV: Robert Borgen, The Journal of the American Oriental Society 122.4 (2002): 839-.

Smethurst, Mae J. The Noh Ominameshi. A Flower Viewed from Many Directions. Co-edited by Christina Laffin. Cornell East Asia Series, 2003. 362 pp.

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. [Unavailable on]
REV: Robert Borgen, 51:4 (1996): 464-66 REV
REV: Judit Arokay, NOAG 163-4 (German) online.

Souyri, Pierrre François, The World Turned Upside Down: Medieval Japanese Society. Translated by Käthe Roth. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. Pbk. [Amazon's "look inside"]
REV: Thomas Keirstead, JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).
*Histoire du Japon: le monde à l'envers : la dynamique de la société mediévale, Paris: Maisonneuve et Larose, 1998. []

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).

Stone, Jacqueline. Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism. University of Hawai'i, 1999. (Pbk reprint 2003)
REV: William E. Deal, JJS 27:1 (Winter 2001).

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.

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

Teeuwen, Mark, and Fabio Rambelli, eds., Buddhas and Kami in Japan: Honji Suijaku as a Combinatory Paradigm. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
REV: Robert Borgen, JJS 30:2 (Summer 2004).

Tollini, Aldo. Le Poesie di Kamo di Chômei. Venice: Libreria Cafoscarina, 2002. 184 pp. ISBN 88-88613-39-0. [Info. and online ordering: Cafoscarina.]

Tollini, Aldo. La scrittura del Giappone antico. Venice: Libreria Cafoscarina, 2005. 242 pp. ISBN 88-7543-074-8. [Info. and online ordering: Cafoscarina.]

Tonomura, Hitomi, Anne Walthall, and Wakita Haruko, eds. Women and Class in Japanese History.Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1995. [CJS info].
REV: Gregory M. Pflugfelder, MN 57.1 // David Howell, JJS 28:2 (Summer 2002).

Tyler, Royall. The Tale of Genji. 2 vols. New York: Viking, 2001. [Republished as single volume paperback by Penguin in 2003.][Abridged edition published in 2005]
* see translator's essay and more on Putnam Penguin site. On this site: chapter titles and other resources
REV: Edward Kamens, "'A Beautiful, Quiet World'? The Tale of Genji and Its English Translations," JJS 29:2 (Summer 2003).

von Verschuer, Charlotte. Les Relations Officielles du Japon avec la Chine aux viii et ix Siècles. Hautes Etudes Orientales 21. Geneva and Paris: Libraire Droz, 1985. 593 pp.
REV: Robert Borgen MN 41:4 (1986) .

Vieillard-Baron, Michel. Fujiwara no Teika et la notion d'excellence en poésie: théorie et pratique de la composition dans le Japon classique.  College de France. Institut des hautes etudes
japonaises, 2001. 534 p. [No longer available from when last checked, see Webcat listings for Japanese library holdings.]

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

Wakita Haruko, Anne Bouchy, and Ueno Chizuko, eds. Gender and Japanese History - Vol. 1 Religion and Customs/The Body and Sexuality. Vol. 2 the Self and expressions/Work and Life. Translation edited by Gerry Yokota-Murakami. Osaka Daigaku Shuppan-kai (Osaka University Press), 1999.
REV: Sally A. Hastings, MN 56.1

Watsky, Andrew M. Chikubushima: Deploying the Sacred Arts in Momoyama Japan. University of Washington Press, 2004. 368 pp. [Amazon's "search inside"]

Yiengpruksawan, Mimi Hall. Hiraizumi: Buddhist Art and Regional Politics in Twelfth-Century Japan. Harvard University Press, 1998. 263 pp. ISBN: 0674392051.
REV: Robert Borgen, JJS 27:1 (Winter 2001).

Yoda, Tomiko. Gender and National Literature: Heian Texts in the Constructions of Japanese Modernity. Duke University Press, 2004. ISBN: 082233237X.

Yonemoto, Marcia. Mapping Early Modern Japan: Space, Place, and Culture in the Tokugawa Period (1603-1868). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. [Amazon's "search inside"]
REV: Constantine N. Vaporis, JJS 30:2 (Summer 2004). ISBN: 0520232690.

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