Japan

Alison Broinowski reviews Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to the present by Christopher Harding

Alison Broinowski
25 March 2019

Our tutor in Japanese conversation at the Australian National University in 1968, rather than listen to us mangling his language, used to write the kanji for all the political factions on More

Mark Gibeau reviews The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature by John Whittier Treat

Mark Gibeau
25 February 2019

In his 1998 book, Japanese Literature as ‘fluctuation’ (‘Yuragi’ no nihon bungaku), Komori Yōichi deconstructs the concept of ‘modern Japanese literature’ by More