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  Volume 39, Number 1, Winter 2013

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

pp. v-ix


Concrete Results?: The TVA and the Appeal of Large Dams in Occupation-Era Japan

pp. 1-38

Grand Demons and Little Devils: Akutagawa’s Kirishitan mono as a Mirror of Modernity

pp. 39-66

Reevaluating Rikyū: Kaiseki and the Origins of Japanese Cuisine

pp. 67-96


Japan’s Rhetoric of Crisis: Prospects for Change after 3.11

pp. 97-120


Reading the Tale of Genji: Its Picture Scrolls, Texts and Romance (review)

pp. 121-124

War and State Building in Medieval Japan (review)

pp. 124-128

Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War (review)

pp. 128-131

Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan (review)

pp. 131-134

Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism (review)

pp. 134-138

Zen Masters (review)

pp. 138-142

Technology of Empire: Telecommunications and Japanese Expansion in Asia, 1883–1945 (review)

pp. 142-147

The Sino-Japanese War and the Birth of Japanese Nationalism (review)

pp. 147-151

Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World (review)

pp. 151-154

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan (review)

pp. 154-159

Children as Treasures: Childhood and the Middle Class in Early Twentieth Century Japan (review)

pp. 159-163

Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II (review)

pp. 163-168

Soldier of God: MacArthur’s Attempt to Christianize Japan (review)

pp. 168-172

Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan (review)

pp. 172-175

Roppongi Crossing: The Demise of a Tokyo Nightclub District and the Reshaping of a Global City (review)

pp. 176-180

A Sociology of Japanese Youth: From Returnees to NEETs (review)

pp. 180-185

Revolutionary Suicide and Other Desperate Measures: Narratives of Youth and Violence from Japan and the United States (review)

pp. 185-189

The Kiso Road: The Life and Times of Shimazaki Tōson (review)

pp. 189-193

Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bishōnen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature (review)

pp. 193-196

Literary Mischief: Sakaguchi Ango, Culture, and the War (review)

pp. 196-200

Imag(in)ing the War in Japan: Representing and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and Film (review)

pp. 200-204

Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity, and: Negotiating Identity: Nakagami Kenji’s Kiseki and the Power of the Tale (review)

pp. 204-207

Experimental Arts in Postwar Japan: Moments of Encounter, Engagement, and Imagined Return (review)

pp. 207-211

Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shūji (review)

pp. 211-216

Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie’s by Ainu Shin’yōshū (review)

pp. 216-221

Language Policy in Japan: The Challenge of Change (review)

pp. 221-225

Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin (review)

pp. 225-230

Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets (review)

pp. 230-235

The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry: Its Evolution and Current Challenges (review)

pp. 235-240

Changing Power Relations in Northeast Asia: Implications for Relations between Japan and South Korea (review)

pp. 240-244

Publications of Note

p. 245

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