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Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open-Air Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780674244450, ISBN: HB: 9780674244443, Harvard University Press, July 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 photos, 67 colour photos
How did modern Chinese painters see landscape? Did they depict nature in the same way as premodern Chinese painters? What does the artistic perception of modern Chinese painters reveal about the relationship between artists and the nation-state? Coul...
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Unreal Houses Character, Gender, and Genealogy in the "Tale of Genji"
ISBN: HB: 9780674244436, Harvard University Press, April 2020
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 illus.
"The Tale of Genji" (ca. 1008), by noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu, is known for its sophisticated renderings of fictional characters' minds and its critical perspectives on the lives of the aristocracy of eleventh-century Japan. "Unreal Houses" radicall...
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Writing Technology in Meiji Japan A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780674244498, ISBN: HB: 9780674088412, Harvard University Press, April 2020
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 33 photos
"Writing Technology in Meiji Japan" boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history. Drawing upon methodological insights by Friedrich Kittler and extensive archival resear...
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Regional Literature and the Transmission of Culture Chinese Drum Ballads, 1800-1937
ISBN: HB: 9780674241183, Harvard University Press, March 2020
430 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 33 illus., 19 maps, 22 tables
"Regional Literature and the Transmission of Culture" provides a richly textured picture of cultural transmission in the Qing and early Republican eras. Drum ballad texts (guci) evoke one of the most popular performance traditions of their day, a pra...
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Rise of a Japanese Chinatown Yokohama, 1894-1972
ISBN: PB: 9780674244535, ISBN: HB: 9780674491984, Harvard University Press, March 2020
266 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 photos, 2 illus., 3 maps
"Rise of a Japanese Chinatown" is the first English-language monograph on the history of a Chinese immigrant community in Japan. It focuses on the transformations of that population in the Japanese port city of Yokohama from the Sino-Japanese War of...
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Flowering Tales Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674244405, Harvard University Press, March 2020
330 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 photos, 16 illus.
Telling stories: that sounds innocuous enough. But for the first chronicle in the Japanese vernacular, "A Tale of Flowering Fortunes" ("Eiga monogatari"), there was more to worry about than a good yarn. The health of the community was at stake. "Flow...
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Japan's Imperial House in the Postwar Era, 1945-2019
ISBN: PB: 9780674244481, ISBN: HB: 9780674244474, Harvard University Press, March 2020
440 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 photos, 5 illus., 6 colour illus,
With the ascension of a new emperor and the dawn of the Reiwa Era, Kenneth J. Ruoff has expanded upon and updated "The People's Emperor", his study of the monarchy's role as a political, societal, and cultural institution in contemporary Japan. Many...
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Wings for the Rising Sun A Transnational History of Japanese Aviation
ISBN: PB: 9780674244429, ISBN: HB: 9780674244412, Harvard University Press, March 2020
380 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 34 photos, 10 colour photos, 3 maps, 4 tables
The history of Japanese aviation offers countless stories of heroic achievements and dismal failures, passionate enthusiasm and sheer terror, brilliant ideas and fatally flawed strategies. In "Wings for the Rising Sun", scholar and former airline pi...
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Worship of Confucius in Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674237261, Harvard University Press, January 2020
450 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 34 photos
How has Confucius, quintessentially and symbolically Chinese, been received throughout Japanese history? "The Worship of Confucius in Japan" provides the first overview of the richly documented and colorful Japanese version of the East Asian ritual t...
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Orthodox Passions Narrating Filial Love during the High Qing
ISBN: HB: 9780674241176, Harvard University Press, December 2019
370 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 illus., 3 tables
In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary study, Maram Epstein identifies filial piety as the dominant expression of love in Qing dynasty texts. At a time when Manchu regulations made chastity the primary metaphor for obedience and social duty, filial...
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