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The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature

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Haruo Shirane, David Lurie, Torquil Duthie, H. Mack Horton, Wiebke Denecke, Robert Borgen, Gustav Heldt, Joshua S. Mostow, Satoko Naito, Lewis Cook, Sonja Arntzen, Brian Steininger, Ivo Smits, Elizabeth Oyler, A. E. Commons, Paul S. Atkins, Steven D. Carter, Tomomi Yoshino, Jack Stoneman, Christina Laffin, David T. Bialock, Noel Pinnington, Arthur H. Thornhill, III, Laurence Kominz, R. Keller Kimbrough, P. F. Kornicki, Laura Moretti, Paul Schalow, C. Andrew Gerstle, Janice Kanemitsu, Satoko Shimazaki, Judith N. Rabinovitch, Timothy R. Bradstock, Matthew Fraleigh, Roger Thomas, Peter Flueckiger, Lawrence E. Marceau, Michael Emmerich, Masahiro Tanahashi, Yasushi Inoue, Yōji Ōtaka, Tomi Suzuki, Dennis Washburn, Satoru Saito, Indra Levy, Rebecca Copeland, Ken K. Ito, Kōji Kawamoto, Shunji Chiba, Michael K. Bourdaghs, Joan E. Ericson, Hideo Kamei, Kyoko Kurita, Edward Mack, Serk-Bae Suh, Robert Tierney, Seiji M. Lippit, Hirokazu Toeda, M. Cody Poulton, Toshiko Ellis, Kensuke Kōno, Ann Sherif, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Yuika Kitamura, Davinder L. Bhowmik, Melissa Wender, Stephen Snyder
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  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107029033

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  • The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature provides, for the first time, a history of Japanese literature with comprehensive coverage of the premodern and modern eras in a single volume. The book is arranged topically in a series of short, accessible chapters for easy access and reference, giving insight into both canonical texts and many lesser known, popular genres, from centuries-old folk literature to the detective fiction of modern times. The various period introductions provide an overview of recurrent issues that span many decades, if not centuries. The book also places Japanese literature in a wider East Asian tradition of Sinitic writing and provides comprehensive coverage of women's literature as well as new popular literary forms, including manga (comic books). An extensive bibliography of works in English enables readers to continue to explore this rich tradition through translations and secondary reading.

    • The first ever English-language history of Japanese literature in a single volume
    • Offers a comprehensive account of one of the world's major literatures from pre-medieval beginnings to the present day
    • Constructed through a series of short, accessible chapters, and with extensive bibliographies to suggest further reading
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    Awards

    • Honourable Mention, 2017 PROSE Award for Single Volume Reference/Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107029033
    • length: 865 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.35kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Ancient Period (Beginnings to 794)
    Part II. The Heian Period (794–1185)
    Part III. The Medieval Period (1185–1600)
    Part IV. The Edo Period (1600–1867)
    Part V. The Modern Period (1868 to Present).

  • Editors

    Haruo Shirane, Columbia University, New York
    Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature at Columbia University, is a specialist in Japanese literature and culture, with special interest in prose fiction, poetry, and drama; the interaction between popular and elite cultures; and issues of cultural memory. He is the author and editor of over twenty books. His most recent book, Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons (2012), explores the cultural construction of nature across a wide spectrum of media and arts.

    Tomi Suzuki, Columbia University, New York
    Tomi Suzuki, Professor of Japanese Literature at Columbia University, is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Japanese literature, with special interests in prose fiction and criticism; gender and genre; modernism and language reform; history of reading and canon formation. Her publications include Narrating the Self: Fictions of Japanese Modernity (1996) and Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature (2000).

    David Lurie, Columbia University, New York
    David Lurie, Associate Professor of Japanese History and Literature at Columbia University, specializes in the literary, cultural, and intellectual history of premodern Japan. His research concerns the development of writing and literacy; the history of linguistic thought; and Japanese and comparative mythology. His first book, Realms of Literacy: Early Japan and the History of Writing (2011), treated the advent of Japanese inscription and the early development of literature and other modes of writing.

    Contributors

    Haruo Shirane, David Lurie, Torquil Duthie, H. Mack Horton, Wiebke Denecke, Robert Borgen, Gustav Heldt, Joshua S. Mostow, Satoko Naito, Lewis Cook, Sonja Arntzen, Brian Steininger, Ivo Smits, Elizabeth Oyler, A. E. Commons, Paul S. Atkins, Steven D. Carter, Tomomi Yoshino, Jack Stoneman, Christina Laffin, David T. Bialock, Noel Pinnington, Arthur H. Thornhill, III, Laurence Kominz, R. Keller Kimbrough, P. F. Kornicki, Laura Moretti, Paul Schalow, C. Andrew Gerstle, Janice Kanemitsu, Satoko Shimazaki, Judith N. Rabinovitch, Timothy R. Bradstock, Matthew Fraleigh, Roger Thomas, Peter Flueckiger, Lawrence E. Marceau, Michael Emmerich, Masahiro Tanahashi, Yasushi Inoue, Yōji Ōtaka, Tomi Suzuki, Dennis Washburn, Satoru Saito, Indra Levy, Rebecca Copeland, Ken K. Ito, Kōji Kawamoto, Shunji Chiba, Michael K. Bourdaghs, Joan E. Ericson, Hideo Kamei, Kyoko Kurita, Edward Mack, Serk-Bae Suh, Robert Tierney, Seiji M. Lippit, Hirokazu Toeda, M. Cody Poulton, Toshiko Ellis, Kensuke Kōno, Ann Sherif, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Yuika Kitamura, Davinder L. Bhowmik, Melissa Wender, Stephen Snyder

    Awards

    • Honourable Mention, 2017 PROSE Award for Single Volume Reference/Humanities and Social Sciences

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