SBP Blog

Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog

Intern Intern - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The dog: loyal, clever, bursting with joy, ever loving and unfailingly gracious—man’s perennial best friend. All of which, with the Year of the Dog officially kicking off on Friday, is naturally copacetic with us. But, in the context of Chinese culture, what is the Year of the Dog all about? And what does it signify?  Read More

Coming of Age Day: A Japanese Celebration of Adulthood

Intern Intern - Monday, January 08, 2018

In the United States and most other countries around the world, young men and women are legally recognized as adults at the age of 18. However, in a handful of nations this milestone is not acknowledged until later in life. One of those countries is Japan, where the age of majority is attained on a person’s 20th birthday.  Read More


Stone Bridge Cafe: "Sugihara"

Intern Intern - Thursday, January 04, 2018

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.  Read More


Death in Mid-Autumn: The Art and Artifice of Yukio Mishima’s Final Moments

Intern Intern - Monday, December 11, 2017

“True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.”  Read More


World Literature Today reviews 'In the Woods of Memory' by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Friday, October 27, 2017

World Literature Today just wrote an incisive and thoughtful review of renowned Okinawan novelist Shun Medoruma's recently translated novel, In the Woods of Memory. Much appreciated! Read More


Stone Bridge Press' Holiday Gift Bundles!

Intern Intern - Friday, October 27, 2017

We are happy to announce some new holiday gift bundles to the Stone Bridge Press webstore! Read More


Making Sense of Natural Disasters with 'Hojoki'

Intern Intern - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The hurricanes that in the past few months have ravaged Texas, Florida, eastern Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean have left vast regions swamped and in anguish. Massive earthquakes continue to pummel Mexico.  Read More

Eve Kushner on Kyle Ikeda, Okinawan literature, and kanji

Intern Intern - Monday, October 16, 2017

Japanese literature scholar Kyle Ikeda spoke this past Saturday about Okinawan literature and Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory at the J-Sei community center in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Read More


The Meticulous Art of Traditional Japanese Woodworking

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Japan is a country with one foot eagerly frolicking in modernity and the other firmly planted in tradition. While it produces some of the most advanced technologies, from artificially intelligent androids and computers to virtual reality entertainment and bleeding edge electronics, it also cherishes steadfast traditions and preserves its centuries-old wooden buildings and furniture.   Read More


Upcoming Event: Kyle Ikeda discusses Okinawan literature & Shun Medoruma's 'In The Woods of Memory'

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bay Area people! Japanese literature scholar Kyle Ikeda will be speaking about Okinawan literature and Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory at the J-Sei community center in Emeryville, CA on October 14th.  Read More


Like our blog? Please share it!

 

 
Categories


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List


Captcha Image

New Releases

Tokio Whip


A group of people walk across, around, and all over Tokyo. They talk, talk, talk.

Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun


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

 

The Osamu Tezuka Story


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

A Glossary of Zen Terms


Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice

In the Woods of Memory


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

Japanese Garden Notes


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

Japaneseness


 

Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."

 

Kanji Box


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

Speak and Read Chinese


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

Speak and Read Japanese


A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook!

The Little Exile


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


 

 

 

The Making of Modern China (vol. 4)


The fourth volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's move to modernization!

Womansword


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.

 

RSS