SBP 2020-2021 Catalog
by Osamu Dazai, translated by Mark Gibeau
A new translation of one of the greatest works of postwar Japanese literature, acutely capturing modern anxiety and alienation.
by Kiyomi Ogawa & Orrin Cummins
Learn the basic Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.
By Frederik L. Schodt
A cultural and personal journey into the famous sutra that teaches "form is emptiness; and emptiness is form."
by T.K. Nakagaki
A remarkable cross-cultural history that rescues the swastika, an ancient Buddhist symbol, from its deployment by the forces of hate.
by Amy Chavez
Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!
Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.
by Tracy Franz
Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.
by Janet Pocorobba
Two women. Two cultures. One music.
by Xu Xu, translated by Frederik H. Green
Works of a major Chinese writer--liberal, cosmopolitan, and lyrically exotic--once banned but now embraced...
by Judith Clancy
The Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples....
by Mieko Kanai
A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.
by Larry and Qin Herzberg
Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China.
by Hiroaki Sato
One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin.
by Steve Alpert
A unique behind-the-scenes look at Japanese business and how the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki were introduced to the world.