We are now beginning to convert a few of our titles into ebooks for Kindle and epub readers. The order and download process will be handled by a third-party,  Sheridan Books, Inc., at their Shelf Wise site. Currently, six titles have been converted: Going to Court to Change Japan, Television, Japan, and GlobalizationNowaki, A Page of Madness, The Female as Subjectand Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies.

Peter Nosco reviews Conquering Demons in Monumenta Nipponica, and William J. Farge, S.J. reviews the book in the Journal of Japanese Studies.

Midori Yoshimoto reviews Imagination without Borders in the College Art Association Reviews.

Ann Marie L. Davis reviews Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan in The Journal of Asian Studies, and Elizabeth Dorn Lublin reviews the book in the Journal of Japanese Studies.

Lawrence Marceau reviews The Female as Subject in the Journal of Japanese Studies.

Marcia Yonemoto of the University of Colorado has written a review article for JESHO 55 (2012) titled "Women, Words, and Images in Early Modern and Modern Japan." In it she reviews our books Imagination without Borders, The Female as Subject, and Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan. She writes, "The brevity of this review cannot do justice to the richness of the material and the complexity of analysis these three books and eighteen separate authors provide. The Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan should be commended for making these volumes available to the reading public, and especially to students and teachers seeking accessible and stimulating secondary works on women’s experience in the early modern and modern periods."

Alan Christy, the translator of Amino Yoshihiko's Rethinking Japanese History, was interviewed by Carla Nappi at New Books in History. Alan talks about the book, his research, and Professor Amino's life and research. And see the review of Rethinking Japanese History in The Japan Times.

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Pictures of the Heart

Classics Series No. 26
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“Joshua Mostow offers a brilliant and multifaceted exploration of Japanese poetics through translations, commentaries, and both literary and visual readings of the most influential of all poem anthologies. This book penetrates to the heart of traditional Japanese aesthetics.” --Stephen Addiss, University of Richmond

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