Murakami & the Merits of the Short Story Medium

Intern Intern - Friday, May 26, 2017

As an aesthetic medium, short stories are all too often viewed as subsidiary to novels – the ostensibly higher literary form. Perhaps this is because you don’t see nearly as many short story collections lining the shelves of bookstores, topping bestseller lists, or winning prestigious literary awards.  Read More


Flash Fiction: Kaoru

Intern Intern - Friday, May 26, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan and East Asia. This month's piece comes from author, journalist, and academic Roland Kelts and tells the poignant tale of a traumatized woman as she desperately searches for spiritual solace and emotional peace after losing everything to a tsunami.  Read More


The SF Book Review, JQ Magazine, and Densho review "The Little Exile"

Intern Intern - Friday, May 26, 2017

Everyone's talking about Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir, The Little Exile, including the San Francisco Book Review, JQ Magazine, and Densho, all of which have reviewed the book over the past week. Here's a little taste of each review. Read More



Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity (vol. 3)

by Jing Liu

The third volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!

In the Woods of Memory

by Shun Medoruma, Translated by Takuma Sminkey, Afterword by Kyle Ikeda

A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.

Japanese Garden Notes

by Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

The Little Exile

by Jeanette S. Arakawa

An American girl of Japanese ancestry is exiled in her own country after Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.


 

 

 

Dreamland Japan

by Frederik L. Schodt

The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.

Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide

by Judith Clancy

Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses.

Silver Spoon

by Kansuke Naka

Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence.

Speak and Read Chinese

by Larry Herzberg

A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.


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