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Nichibunken Monograph Series

The Nichibunken Monograph Series, authored primarily by faculty members of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, presents some of the Center's leading research in English. Several volumes have been co-published with publishing houses in the U.S. and Europe.

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ISSN:1344-4972

No. 20 Philosophy Live : A Perspective from Japan

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Editor/Author SUEKI Fumihiko / Translated by Lynne E. Riggs, Takechi Manabu (with collaboration by Anton Luis Sevilla)
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2018
ISBN 978-4-901558-89-1
Philosophy Live : A Perspective from Japan

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No. 19  Daimyo Gardens

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Editor/Author SHIRAHATA Yōzaburō / Translated by IMOTO Chikako and Lynne E. RIGGS
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2016
ISBN 978-4-901558-81-5
 ''Daimyo Gardens''

No. 18  The Influenza Pandemic in Japan, 1918–1920: The First World War between Humankind and a Virus

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Editor/Author HAYAMI Akira / Translated by Lynne E. Riggs and TAKECHI Manabu
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2015.03
ISBN 978-4-901558-75-4
 ''The Influenza Pandemic in Japan, 1918–1920: The First World War between Humankind and a Virus''

No. 17  Religious Discourse in Modern Japan: Religion, State, and Shintō

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Editor/Author ISOMAE Jun'ichi / Translated by Galen Amstutz, Lynne E. Riggs
Publisher BRILL, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2014.06
ISBN 978-90-04-27267-5
 ''Religious Discourse in Modern Japan: Religion, State, and Shintō''

No. 16  Itō Hirobumi ― Japan's First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji Constitution

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Editor/Author TAKII Kazuhiro / Translated by Takechi Manabu
Publisher Routledge, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2014.02.11
ISBN 978-0-415-83886-3
 ''Itō Hirobumi ― Japan's First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji Constitution''

No. 15  Refining Nature in Modern Japanese Literature: The Life and Art of Shiga Naoya

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Editor/Author GUO Nanyan
Publisher Lexington Books, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2014.01.23
ISBN 978-0-7391-8102-7
 ''Refining Nature in Modern Japanese Literature: The Life and Art of Shiga Naoya''

No. 14  SHUNGA: Ten Questions and Answers

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Editor/Author HAYAKAWA Monta / Translated by C. Andrew Gerstle
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2013
ISBN 978-4-901558-63-1
 ''SHUNGA: Ten Questions and Answers''

No. 13  “PIRATE” PUBLISHING: The Battle over Perpetual Copyright in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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Editor/Author YAMADA Shōji / Translated by Lynne E. Riggs
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2012
ISBN 978-4-901558--57-0
 ''“PIRATE” PUBLISHING: The Battle over Perpetual Copyright in Eighteenth-Century Britain''

No. 12  Governance and Policing of Colonial Korea: 1904-1919

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Editor/Author MATSUDA Toshihiko
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2011.01.31
ISBN 978-4-901558-51-8
 ''Governance and Policing of Colonial Korea: 1904-1919''

No. 11  Population and Family in Early-Modern Central Japan

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Editor/Author HAYAMI Akira
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2010.03.05
ISBN 978-4-901558-48-8
 ''Population and Family in Early-Modern Central Japan''

No. 10  Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture

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Editor/Author ISOMAE Jun'ichi / Translated by Mukund Subramanian
Publisher Equinox Publishing Ltd., International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2010.01.01
ISBN 978-1-84553-182-9
 ''Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture''

No. 9  Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West

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Editor/Author YAMADA Shoji / Translated by Earl Hartman
Publisher The University of Chicago Press, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2009.03.01
ISBN 978-0-226-94764-8
 ''Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West''

No. 8  The Concept of “Literature” in Japan

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Editor/Author SUZUKI Sadami / Translated by Royall Tyler
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2006.03.01
ISBN 4-901558-31-5
 ''The Concept of “Literature” in Japan''

No. 7  Wandering Spirits and Temporary Corpses: Studies in the History of Japanese Religious Tradition

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Editor/Author YAMAORI Tetsuo / Edited and Translated by Dennis Hirota
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2004.01.01
ISBN 4-901558-20-X
 ''Wandering Spirits and Temporary Corpses: Studies in the History of Japanese Religious Tradition''

No. 6  The Transfiguration of Miyako and the Emergence of Urbanity in Japan

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Editor/Author SONODA Hidehiro
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2003.12.01
ISBN 4-901558-19-6
 ''The Transfiguration of Miyako and the Emergence of Urbanity in Japan''

No. 5  The Kanshi Poems of the Ozawa Tanzaku Collection: Late Edo Life through the Eyes of Kyoto Townsen

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Editor/Author Judith N. RABINOVITCH / Timothy R. BRADSTOCK
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2002.11.01
ISBN 4-901558-09-9
 ''The Kanshi Poems of the Ozawa Tanzaku Collection: Late Edo Life through the Eyes of Kyoto Townsen''

No. 4  The Shunga of Suzuki Harunobu Mitate-e and Sexuality in Edo

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Editor/Author HAYAKAWA Monta / Translated by Patricia J. Fister
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2001.10.01
ISBN
 ''The Shunga of Suzuki Harunobu Mitate-e and Sexuality in Edo''

No. 3  The Origin and Development of Japanese-style Organization

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Editor/Author KASAYA Kazuhiko / Translated by Eric C. Rath
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 2000.03.01
ISBN
 ''The Origin and Development of Japanese-style Organization''

No. 2  Islands or Security? Japanese-Soviet Relations under Brezhnev and Andropov

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Editor/Author KIMURA Hiroshi
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 1998.12.02
ISBN
 ''Islands or Security? Japanese-Soviet Relations under Brezhnev and Andropov''

No. 1  The Origins of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Decoction

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Editor/Author YAMADA Keiji
Publisher International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Publication Date 1998.12.01
ISBN
 ''The Origins of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Decoction''