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Vyjayanthi R. Selinger, Bowdoin College
Authorizing the Shogunate is a study of the symbolic construction of warrior order in the Heike monogatari corpus.
Yoshiko Imaizumi, Meiji Shrine Research Institute
Sacred Space in the Modern City offers new and original perspectives on a number of controversial issues and important questions concerning Japanese pre- and post-war ideology and identity. The author uses Meiji shrine as a lens with which to investigate the nature of the society that created, ...
Rumiko Shinzato, Georgia Institute of Technology and Leon A. Serafim.
In Synchrony and Diachrony of Okinawan and Premodern Japanese Kakari Musubi, Rumiko Shinzato and Leon A. Serafim offer reconstructions, comparative-functional analyses, and evaluations of grammaticalization-based hypotheses on kakari musubi's origin, development, and demise.
In The Life and Afterlives of Hanabusa Itchō, Miriam Wattles reveals many facets of a forgotten artist of the Edo period. Infamous for being exiled, in later generations he became a symbol for a subtly subversive potential for art.
John D. Szostak, University of Hawaii at Manoa
This book explores the practice of Nihonga painter Tsuchida Bakusen (1997-1936), and his professional strategy for developing an independent artistic identity, one that emphasized the central role played by tradition in the invention and expression of a Japanese regional dialect of artistic ...
David A. Hall, Montgomery College
In The Goddess Mārīcī in Buddhist Culture and the Japanese Warrior Class, David A. Hall provides an in-depth exploration of the Buddhist cult of the warrior goddess Mārīcī, its evolution, and its efficacy and psychological impact on the Japanese warrior.
The Harunobu Decade presents some 700 prints from Harunobu and his immediate followers and pupils, kept in the highly-acclaimed collection of Japanese prints of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. David Waterhouse’s elaborate descriptions of the prints are accompanied by full-color illustrations ...
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