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  • Rashomon and Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    "Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity? Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface."? The New York Times Book Review This collection of six short stories, most of which have never been translated before, includes "In a Grove",... more...

  • In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore?the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice, if you dare. In Ghostly Japan collects twelve ghostly stories from Lafcadio Hearn, deathless images of ghosts and goblins, touches of folklore and superstition, salted... more...

  • And Thenby Soseki Natsume; Norma Moore Field

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    "A Japanese writer of genius."? Japan Quarterly Soseki Natsume is considered to be one of Japan's most beloved and respected authors. And Then is ranked as one of his most insightful and stirring novels. Daisuke, the protagonist, is a man in his twenties who is struggling with his personal purpose and identity as well as the changing social... more...

  • I Am a Catby Natsume Soseki; Aiko Ito; Graeme Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    "A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..." ? The New Yorker Written over the course of 1904-1906, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class... more...

  • Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imaginationby Edogawa Rampo; James B. Harris

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe. Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination , the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature... more...

  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    This collection of Japanese supernatural stories is a classic work in the field of Japanese horror. Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories?"delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches"?about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan , "stories... more...

  • Pagoda, Skull & Samuraiby Koda Rohan; Chieko Irie Mulhern

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Rohan Koda (1867-1947) a graduate of the Kyoto Imperial University, enjoyed a six-decade literary career. more...

  • Murder Most Modernby Sari Kawana

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    The quintessential international genre, detective fiction often works under the guise of popular entertainment to expose its extensive readership to complex moral questions and timely ethical dilemmas. The first book-length study of Japans detective fiction, Murder Most Modern considers the important role of detective fiction in defining the countrys... more...

  • The Legends of Tonoby Kunio Yanagita

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 44.99

    In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanesefolklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita,... more...

  • Contemporary Issues Shaping China’s Civil Aviation Policyby Alan Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    This book explores the political, economic and strategic issues raised by the inevitable tension between the domestic and international aspects of Beijing's current civil aviation strategy. It also seeks to identify some of the problems that face the industry as a key sector in the larger context of macroeconomic reform and the further pressures... more...