Review: Womansword by Kittredge Cherry

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Check out Tofugu's well researched and thorough review of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women by Kittredge Cherry. Thanks Tofugu!  Read More


Excerpt Wednesday - Basho's Narrow Road: Spring and Autumn Passages

Intern Intern - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday marked the anniversary of Matsuo Basho’s passing, so we thought it would be apt to celebrate the master Japanese poet by culling this week’s excerpt from his masterpiece, Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi).  Read More


Giveaway: Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun by Homare Endo

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This week, in celebration of its recent publication, we are giving away 5 copies of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of ChangchunThe true story of a young girl's survival during the horrid Siege of Changchun during WWII, an event that the Chinese government will not acknowledge.  Read More



Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun

by Homare Endo; translated by Michael Brase

An unforgettable memoir of the horrors suffered by a Japanese family trapped in Changchun, China, at the end of WW2 

 

Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)

by Jing Liu

The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.

Kanji Box

by Shogo Oketani, Leza Lowitz

Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!

Womansword

by Kittredge Cherry

Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.

The Osamu Tezuka Story

by Toshio Ban & Tezuka Productions, Frederik L. Schodt (Translator)

A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

Basho's Narrow Road

by Matsuo Basho

A stimulating exploration of the haiku masterpiece.

Japanese Beyond Words

by Andrew Horvat

A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.

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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