Monumenta Nipponica 72:2 Now Available

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Dear Colleagues,

As many of you might be on their way to the annual AAS conference, we are happy to supply you with something to read along the way. 

MN 72:2 is now available both in print and on Project MUSE. Join us on a journey across time with three articles spanning the twelfth through the twentieth centuries. In this issue, we explore two of the finer things in life—poetry and elegant dining. First, an article by Ariel Stilerman on the poetic treatises of late Heian Japan sheds new light on the training of medieval waka poets. Next, Charlotte von Verschuer spreads a feast before our eyes with her look at banqueting practices in the late Muromachi period. This article on the mid-sixteenth-century scroll Illustrated Debate over Wine and Rice (Shuhanron emaki) features fourteen lavish color plates, plus close-ups offering detail that is as fascinating as it is mouth watering. The issue’s third article returns to the theme of poetry with part 2 of Scott Mehl’s translation of My Izumo, My Requiem (1968), by Irisawa Yasuo. We also invite you to enjoy this issue’s twenty-one book reviews covering twenty-four books on a diverse range of subjects and time periods.

We would like here to express once more our gratitude to all scholars who were involved in bringing this issue together.

We are also happy to announce that the MN Monographs are now available on our Sophia University Library’s digital archive

http://digital-archives.sophia.ac.jp/repository/search?ct=repository&cat=05&f.2=Monumenta+Nipponica+monographs#refine

You may recall that the first editor of MN, Johannes Kraus, initiated the series which resulted in sixty monographs before the program was terminated in 1986.

Thank you as always for your continual support to the journal.

 

 ToC:

ARTICLES

Cultural Knowledge and Professional Training in the Poetic Treatises of Late Heian Japan . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ariel Stilerman 
 
Illustrated Debate over Wine and Rice (Shuhanron Emaki): Dining and Socializing in Late Muromachi Japan 
 . . . . . . . . . Charlotte von Verschuer

A Parody in the Ruins: A Translation of Irisawa Yasuo’s Waga Izumo, 

 Waga Chinkon (Part 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Mehl 

BOOK REVIEWS
 
Kindheit in der japanischen Geschichte: Vorstellungen und Erfahrungen/Childhood in Japanese History: Concepts and Experiences.
     Edited by Michael Kinski, Harald Salomon, and Eike Großmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sabine Frühstück
 
Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory.
     Edited by Mikael S. Adolphson and Anne Commons. . . . . . . . . . .. Robert Borgen
 
Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan.
     By Jacqueline I. Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . .Gary L. Ebersole
 
Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan.
     By Edward R. Drott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rajyashree Pandey
 
Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives.
     By Rajyashree Pandey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vyjayanthi R. Selinger

 Dōgen and Sōtō Zen.

      Edited by Steven Heine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taigen Dan Leighton 

Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan.
     By Anna Andreeva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Teeuwen 
 
Mediated by Gifts: Politics and Society in Japan, 1350–1850.
     Edited by Martha Chaiklin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte von Verschuer
 
The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation.
     By JaHyun Kim Haboush. Edited by William J. Haboush and Jisoo M. Kim. . . . 
                                                        James B. Lewis
 
Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550–1700.
     Edited by Tonio Andrade and Xing Hang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Naoko Iioka
 
In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582–1860.
     By Richard Bowring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark T. McNally
 
Defensive Positions: The Politics of Maritime Security in Tokugawa Japan.
     By Noell Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke S. Roberts 

Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913–1974.

    By Stefan Huebner 

Japanese Pan-Asianism and the Philippines from the Late Nineteenth Century to the End of World War II: 
Going to the Philippines Is Like Coming Home? 
    By Sven Matthiessen
 
Asianisms: Regionalist Interactions and Asian Integration. 
     Edited by Marc Frey and Nicola Spakowski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Kingston 
 
Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria.
     By Emer O’Dwyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rana Mitter
 
Surviving in Violent Conflicts: Chinese Interpreters in the Second Sino-Japanese War 1931–1945.
     By Ting Guo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parks M. Coble
 
Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe Kōbō.
     By Richard F. Calichman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seth Jacobowitz
 
Working Skin: Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan.
     By Joseph D. Hankins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Botsman

 Memorializing Pearl Harbor: Unfinished Histories and the Work of Remembrance

      By Geoffrey M. White

Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes.
     By Lisa Yoneyama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akiko Hashimoto

 Post-war Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience and the Making of a Navy.

     By Alessio Patalano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James R. Holmes

 Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law.

     By J. Mark Ramseyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin P.A. Jones

 Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima.

     By Aya Hirata Kimura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryo Morimoto
 
 
 
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Bettina Gramlich-Oka
Chief Editor, Monumenta Nipponica
Professor, Japanese History
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Graduate School of Global Studies
Sophia University
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-8554
Tel: 81-3-3238-3543; -3544; Fax: 81-3-3238-3835
email: gramlich-oka@sophia.ac.jp
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