Japanese responses to live-action “Ghost in the Shell”

Apr 19, 2017 No Comments by

This video is a great window into how Japanese viewers responded to the live-action adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell franchise.

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Uchimura Kanzō’s “Consolations”

Sep 19, 2016 No Comments by

One of the texts I am working through for my dissertation is Uchimura Kanzō’s Consolations of a Christian. It has never  been translated into English before, outside of the two chapters I have translated recently (and a few bits here and there by John Howes and others.) One of the things I have discovered is just how […]

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Kamakura Poetics

Nov 19, 2015 No Comments by

Fujiwara no Shunzei wrote “Korai Futeisho”in 1197. This early Kamakura treatise on poetics set the stage for many poetic developments to come. Chiefly, Shunzei discusses the connection between kotoba, or words, and kokoro, which means heart/mind. In the poetic sense, kokoro, according to Shunzei was transmitted from all the preceeding poetic anthologies, such as Man’yoshu, […]

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