Japanese Modernist Reading List Updated

Texts in English

Advertising Tower: Japanese Modernism and Modernity in the 1920s, by William O. Gardner, Harvard University Asia Center, 2006

Modanizumu: Modernist Fiction from Japan 1913-1938, edited by William J. Tyler, University of Hawai’i Press, 2008

Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times, by Miriam Silverberg, University of California Press, 2006

Miryam Sas, Fault Lines: Cultural Memory and Japanese Surrealism, Stanford University Press, 2001

John Solt, Shredding the Tapestry of Meaning: The Poetry and Poetics of Kitasono Katue (1902-1978), Harvard University Asia Center, 1999

Hosea Hirata, The Poetry and Poetics of Nishiwaki Junzaburo, Princeton University Press, 1993

Leslie Pincus, Authenticating Culture in Imperial Japan: Kuki Shuzo and the Rise of National Aesthetics, University of California Press, 1996

Leith Morton, Modernism in Practice: An Introduction to Postwar Japanese Poetry, University of Hawaii Press, 2004

Leith Morton, An Anthology of Contemporary Japanese Poetry, Garland Publishing, 1993

Makoto Ueda, Modern Japanese Poets and the Nature of Literature, Stanford University Press, 1983

Naoki Sakai, Translation and Subjectivity: On “Japan” and Cultural Nationalism, University of Minnesota Press, 1997

Seiji M. Lippit, Topographies of Japanese Modernism, Columbia University Press, 2002

Donald Keene, Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature in the Modern Era, Vol. II Poetry, Drama, Criticism , Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984

Dennis Keene, The Modern Japanese Prose Poem , Princeton Univ. Press, 1980

Harry Harootunian, Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture and Community in Interwar Japan, Princeton University Press (2000)

Harry Harootunian, History’s Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice, and the Question of Everyday Life, Columbia University Press (2000)

Robert N. Bellah, Imagining Japan: The Japanese Tradition And Its Modern Interpretation, University of California Press (2003)

Christopher Goto-Jones, Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press (2009)

America’s Geisha Ally: Reimagining the Japanese Enemy, by Naoko Shibusawa, Harvard  University Press, 2006

Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945-1961, by Christina Klein, University of California Press, 2003

Orientalism and Modernism: The Legacy of China in Pound and Williams, by Zhaoming Qian, Duke University Press, 1995

Buddhist Elements in Dada: A Comparison of Tristan Tzara, Takahashi Shinkichi, and Their Fellow Poets, by Ko Won, New York University Press (1977)

Contemporary Korean Poetry, by Ko Won, University of Iowa Press (1970)

Shijin: Autobiography of the Poet Kaneko Mitsuharu 1895-1975, tr. AR Davis, The University of Sydney East Asia Series (1988)

Japanese Hermeneutics: Current Debates on Aesthetics and Interpretation, edited by Michael F. Marra, University of Hawai’i Press, 2002

Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde 1905-1931, by Gennifer Weisenfeld, University of California Press (2002)

Radicals and Realists in the Japanese Nonverbal Arts: The Avant-Garde Rejection of Modernism, by Thomas R.H. Havens, University of Hawaii Press (2006)

Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan, by E. Taylor Atkins, Duke University Press (2001)

Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano, University of Hawaii Press (2008)

The Angel of History: Rosenzweig, Benjamin, Scholem, by Stephane Moses, Standford University Press (2009)

Takeuchi Yoshimi: Displacing the West, by Richard F. Calichman, Cornell East Asia Series (2004)

What Is Modernity? Writings of Takeuchi Yoshimi, by Takeuchi Yoshimi, Columbia University Press (2005)

Contemporary Japanese Thought, edited by Richard F. Calichman,

Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchuria And The East Asian Modern, by Prasenjit Duara, Rowman & Littlefield (2003)

The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism, by Alan Tansman, University of California Press (2009)

The Culture of Japanese Fascism, ed. Alan Tansman, Duke University Press (2009)

The Search for A New Order: Intellectuals And Fascism In Prewar Japan, by Miles Fletcher, University of North Carolina Press (1982)

Japanese Imperialism 1894-1945, by W.G. Beasley, Oxford University Press (1987)

War Without Mercy: Race & Power in the Pacific War, by John W. Dower, Pantheon Books (1986)

Translation And The Languages of Modernism, by Steven G. Yao, Palgrave Macmillan (2002)

Transpacific Displacement: Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature, by Yunte Huang, University of California Press (2002)

Unspeakable Acts: The Avant-Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan, by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, University Hawai’i Press (2005)

Writing Ground Zero: Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb, by John Whittier Treat, University of Chicago Press (1995)

Bodies of Memory: Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945-1970, by Yoshikuni Igarashi

Text and the City: Essays on Japanese Modernity, by Maeda Ai

Experimental Arts in Postwar Japan: Moments of Encounter, Engagement, and Imagined Return, by Miryam Sas, Harvard University Asia Center (2011)

Literary Mischief: Sakaguchi Ango, Culture, and the War, by James Dorsey and Doug Slaymaker, Lexington Books (2010)

Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s: The Return of the Gods, by David G Goodman, An East Gate Book, M.E. Sharp, Inc. (1988)

Dreams of Difference: The Japan Romantic School and the Crisis of Modernity, by Kevin Michael Doak, University of California Press (1994)

Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan, Edited by Stephen Vlastos, University of California Press (1998)

Coffee Life in Japan, by Merry White, University of California Press (2012)

Tamura Ryuichi: On the Life & Work of a 20th Century Master, Edited by Takako Lento & Wayne Miller, Pleiades Press (2011)

Modernism and Japanese Culture, by Roy Starrs, Palgrave Macmillan (2011)

History and Repetition, by Kojin Karatani, Columbia University Press (2012)

Translation in Modern Japan, edited by Indra Levy, Routledge (2011)

Japan’s Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader, by Michael F. Marra, University of Hawai’i Press (2011)

Philosophers of Nothingness: An Essay on the Kyoto School, by James W. Heisig, University of Hawai’i Press (2001)

Tumultuous Decade: Empire, Society, and Diplomacy in 1930s Japan, Edited by Masato Kimura and Tosh Minohara, University of Toronto Press (2013)

Modern Japanese Thought, Edited by Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, Cambridge University Press (1998)

Culture and Identity: Japanese Intellectuals During the Interwar Years, Edited by J. Thomas Rimer, Princeton University Press (1990)

Narrating the Self: Fictions of Japanese Modernity, by Tomi Suzuki, Stanford University Press (1996)

Writing Home: Representations of the Native Place in Modern Japanese Literature, by Stephen Dodd, Harvard University Asia Center (2004)

The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio, by Melek Ortabasi, Harvard University Asia Center (2014)

Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World, by John W. Dower, The New Press (New York 2012)

Japan’s Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853-1945, by Edward J. Drea, University Press of Kansas (2009)

Manufacturing Modern Japanese Literature: Publishing, Prizes, and the Ascription of Literary Value, by Edward Mack, Duke University Press (2010)

Japan’s Orient: Rendering Pasts into History, by Stefan Tanaka, University of California Press (1993)

Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo: 5 Japanese Women, by Phyllis Birnbaum, Columbia University Press (1999)

So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers, translated with commentary by Donald Keene, Columbia University Press (2010)

Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese, Samuel Hideo Yamashita, University of Hawai’i Press (2005)

A Diary of Darkness: The Wartime Diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi, Princeton University Press (1980)

A Sheep’s Song, by Katō Shūichi, translated by Chia-ning Chang, University of California Press (1999)

Legacies and Ambiguities: Postwar Fiction and Culture in West Germany and Japan, edited by Ernestine Schlant and Thomas Rimer, Johns Hopkins University Press (1991)

Nationalisms of Japan: Managing and Mystifying Identity, by Brian J. McVeigh, Rowman & Littlefield (2006)

Japan’s Total Empire, by Louise Young, University of California Press (1998)

Certain Victory: Images of World War II in the Japanese Media, by David C. Earhart, M.E. Sharpe (An Eastgate Book, 2009)

Japanese References:

Senso Shiron 1910-1945, by Seo Ikuo, Heibonsha (2006)

Senchuu Sengou Shiteki Jidai no Shougen 1935-1955, by Hirabayashi Toshihiko, Shichousha (2009)

Shuuroku Toshite no Modanizumu: Nihon Gendaishi no Teiryuu, by Fujimoto Toshihiko, Soubunsha (2009)

Zen’eishi Undoushi no Kenkyuu: Modanizumushi no Keifu, by Nakano, Okisekii (2003)

Modanizumu Shishuu, ed. Tsuruoka, Shichousha (2003)

Kindaishi kara Gendaishi e, by Ayukawa Nobuo, Shichousha (2005)

Sengoushi o Horobosu Tameni, by Kido Shuri, Shichousha (2008)

Kobayashi Hideo Zensakuhin, by Kobayashi Hideo, Shinchousha (2003)

Ueda Tamotsu Chousakushuu, by Ueda Tamotsu, published by Ueda Shizue (1975)

Korekushon Takiguchi Shuuzou, by Takiguchi Shuuzou, Misuzu Shobou (1992)

Shururearisumu no Hako: Shibusawa Tatsuhiko Bungakukan No. 11, by Shibusawa Tatsuhiko, Chikumashobou (1991)

Moderunite 3×3, Kobayashi Yasuo, Matsuura Hisaki, and Matsuura Hisao, Shichousha (1998)

Kindai Nihon no Jigazou, by Teraoka Hiroshi, Shinzansha (2009)

Setsuzoku Suru Chuuya, by Hikita Masaaki, Kasama Shoin (2007)

Tensai Sagawa Chika: Ekoda Bungaku No. 63, ed. Nakamura Fumiaki, Nihon Daigaku Geijutsu Gakubu (2007)

Kido Shuri & Nomura Kiwao, Tougi Sengoushi: Shi no Runessansu e, Shichousha, 1997

Gendaishi Tokuhon: Yoshioka Minoru, Hiraide Takashi (ed.), Shichousha, 1991

Shi no Utage: Waga Jinsei, Ema Shouko , Kage Shobou, 1995

Gengo Kuukan no Tanken, Ohka Makoto (ed.), Gakugei Shorin, 1969

Modaniti no Sozoryoku: Bungaku to Shikakusei, by Nakagawa Shigemi, Shichousha (2009)

Yojou no Shukumei/Shi no Kanata: Sakutaro, Kenji, Chuuya, by Yamada Kenji, Shichousha (2006)

Hagiwara Sakutaro, by Iijima Koichi, Misuzu Shobo (2004)

Umibe no Aporia, by Yasui Kouji, Yuu Shorin (2009)

Shigaku Josetsu, by Yoshimoto Takaaki, Shichousha (2006)

Shi no Gaia o Motomete, by Nomura Kiwao, Shichousha (2009)

Showa Shishi, by Ohka Makoto, Shinomori Bunko (2005)

Nihon no Autosaidaa, by Kawakami Tetsutaro, Chuokoron Shinsha (1978)

Watashi no Shi to Shinjitsu, by Kawakami Tetsutaro, Kodansha Bungei Bunko (2007)

Shiteki Modaniti no Butai, by Suga Hidemi (2008)

Sengou 60-Nen Shi to Hihyou Soutenbou, Gendaishi Techo Tokushu (2005)

Shijintachi no Seiki: Nishiwaki Junzaburo to Ezura Paundo, by Niikura Toshikazu, Misuzu Shobo (2003)

Yoshimoto Takaaki Daihyou Shisen, edited by Takahashi Gen’ichirou, Seo Ikuo, and Miura Masashi, Shichousha (2004)

Katoh Ikuya-Ron, by Nihira Masaru, Chuussekisha (2004)

Modanizumu to Sengo Josei-Shi no Tenkai, by Mizuta Noriko, Shichousha (2012)

Katoh Shuichi Sengo wo Kataru, by Katoh Shuichi, Kamogawa Shuppan (2009)

Nihon Bunka ni Okeru Jikan to Kuukan, by Katoh Shuichi, Iwanami Shoten (2007)

東京大空襲:昭和20年3月10日の記録、早乙女勝元著、岩波新書(1971)(Tokyo Daikuushuu: Showa Nijuunen Sangatsu Touka no Kiroku, Saotome Katsumoto, Iwanami Shoten)

東京空襲下の生活記録、早乙女勝元著、東京新聞(2013) (Tokyo Kuushuu Shita no Seikatsu Kiroku, Saotome Katsumoto, Tokyo Shimbun)

都市空間のなかの文学、前田愛、ちくま学芸文庫(1992)(Toshi Kuukan no Naka no Bungaku, Maeda Ai, Chikuma Bungeibunko)

幻景の街:文学の都市を歩く、前田愛、岩波書店(2006) (Gen’ei no Machi: Bungaku no Toshi wo Aruku, Maeda Ai, Iwanami Shoten)

カストリ時代:レンズで見た昭和20年代・東京、林忠彦、朝日文庫(1987) (Kasutori Jidai: Renzu de Mita Showa Nijuu Nendai, Tokyo, Hayashi Katsumoto, Asahi Bunko)

羊の歌:わが回想、加藤周一著、岩波新書(1968) (Hitsuji no Uta: Waga Kaisou, Katoh Shuuichi, Iwanami Shinsho)

翻訳と日本の近代:丸山真男・加藤周一、岩波新書(1998) (Honyaku to Nihon no Kindai: Maruyama Masao, Katoh Shuuichi, Iwanami Shinsho)

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