MJS-related publications, grants and awards


Jessamyn Abel, "The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s Global Engagement, 1933-1964."  (University of Hawaii Press and Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, 2015)

Maki Isaka, "Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater." (University of Washington Press, 2015)

Terrence Jackson, "Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution." (University of Hawaii Press, 2016)

Jinhee Lee, ed., "The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Colonial Atrocity Ninety Years Later." (forthcoming)

Noriko Reider,  "Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan." (Utah State University Press, forthcoming, August 2016)

Tomoyuki Sasaki. "Japan's Postwar Military and Civil Society: Contesting a Better Life." (SOAS Studies of Modern and Contemporary Japan. Bloomsbury, 2015)

Akiko Takenaka, "Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending Postwar." (University of Hawai’i Press and Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, 2015)

Noell Wilson, "Defensive Positions: The Politics of Maritime Security in Tokugawa Japan." (Harvard University Press, 2015)

Akiko Yoshida, "Unmarried Women in Japan: The Drift into Singlehood," (Routledge, forthcoming)

Journal Articles

Valerie Barske, "Dancing Postcolonial Trauma in Okinawa," Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement, vol. 22 (Fall 2015).

Monika Dix, "A Mother's Voice: The Potency of a Woman in the Jojin Ajari no haha no shu", (Japanese Language and Literature, vol. 48, no. 1, (April 2014): 105-127.

Dennis Frost, “Sporting Disability: Official Representations of the Disabled Athlete at Tokyo’s 1964 Paralympics,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science vol. 2 no.3 (December 2013): pp. 173-86.

Jinhee Lee, "‘Malcontent Koreans (Futei Senjin)’: Towards a Genealogy of Colonial Representation of Koreans in the Japanese Empire,” Studies on Asia IV, vol. 3, no. 1 (2014): 117-187.

Helen Nagata, “Hishikawa Moronobu’s Yoshiwara: The Formulation of a Seventeenth-Century Popular Art,” Ukiyo-e geijutsu 浮世絵芸術 (Arts of Ukiyo-e)," vol. 167 (Jan. 2014): 98-109.

Yuko Shibata, “Dissociative Entanglement: US-Japan Atomic Bomb Discourses by John Hersey and Nagai Takashi,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, vol. 13, no. 1 (2012): 122-137.

Peter Tillack, "Concrete Abstractions: Gotô Meisei's Hapless Danchi Dwellers and Japan's Economic Miracle," Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, vol. 23, no. 2 (2015).

Michael Wert, "The Military Mirror of Kai:  A Medieval Text and Martial Fantasy in Early Modern Japan,” Das Mittelalter (The Middle Ages), vol. 19, no. 2 (November 2014).

Book Chapters

Michael Bathgate, “Jakushin’s Dogs and the Goodness of Animals: Preaching the Moral Life of Beasts in Medieval Japanese Tale Literature,” in "Beastly Morality: Animals as Moral Agents," edited by Jonathan Crane (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming)

Helen Nagata, “Notes on A Guide to Love in the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara koi no michibiki, 1678) with Illustrations Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu (1618?-1694)” and translation of “Yoshiwara koi no michibiki (A Guide to Love in the Yoshiwara),” in Seduction: Japan’s Floating World: The John C. Weber Collection, edited by Laura W. Allen, 219-237 (San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 2015).

David Tobaru Obermiller, "Dreaming Ryukyu:  Shifting and Contesting Identities in Okinawa," in Christopher Gerteis and Timothy George eds., Japan Since1945:  From Postwar to Post-Bubble. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014.

Scott O'Bryan, “The Climatic Dilemmas of Built Environments: Tokyo, Heat Islands, and Urban Adaptation,” in Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands: From Prehistory to the Present, edited by Bruce L. Batten and Philip C. Brown, 230-245 (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2015).

Sumiko Otsubo, “Fighting on Two Fronts: Japan’s Involvement in the Siberian Intervention and the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918,” in The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s, edited by Tosh Minohara, Tze-ki Hon and Evan Dawley, 461-480 (Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill, 2015).

Michael Wert, “Swordsmanship and Society in Early Modern Japan,” in Sports and Physical Exercise in Early Modern Culture. New Perspectives on the History of Sports and Motion, edited by Rebekka von Mallinckrodt and Angela Schattner (Routledge, forthcoming June 2016).

Successful Grants

Jessamyn Abel, AAS Northeast Asia Council Short-term Research Travel to Japan, for project titled “Bullet Train to a New City,” fall 2014.

Dennis Frost, NEH Summer Stipend (2015), NEH Fellowship for Advanced Research on Japan (2016-17), IIE, Fulbright Fellowship for research in Japan (2017), SSRC, Abe Fellowship (declined for 2016-17), Japan Foundation Long Term Research Fellowship (declined for 2017), all for research and writing of a book manuscript on the history of the Paralympic Movement, Disability, and Sports in Japan; ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellowship for summer research in Okinawa, Japan (2016).

James Huffman, AAS Northeast Asia Council Short-term Research Travel to Japan, for project titled “Ordinary People,” spring 2014.

Jinhee Lee, Academy of Korean Studies Conference Grant (2014) and Brown University's Humanities Research and Teaching Fund (with Kerry Smith, 2013) toward the publication in preparation, Jinhee Lee, ed.," The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Colonial Atrocity Ninety Years Later."

Elizabeth Dorn Lublin. Triangle Center for Japanese Studies Travel Grant, July 2014 - for use of the Edward J. Parrish papers at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Noell Wilson, AAS Northeast Asia Council Short-term Research Travel to Japan, for project titled “Japanese Port of Call: Yokohama’s Support of American Whalers in the North Pacific, 1856-1871,” spring 2015.


Stephen Covell, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award in Global Engagement, Western Michigan University, 2016.

David Obermiller, Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2015.