MJS-related publications, grants and awards


E. Taylor Atkins, "A History of Popular Culture in Japan: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present" (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2017) 

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)

James L. Huffman, "Down and Out in Late-Meiji Japan" (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, April 2018) 

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." ((Logan: Utah State University Press, 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," (New York: Routledge, 2017)

Journal Articles

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

Beth Widmaier Capo, “Violence and Globalised Anxiety in Contemporary Tokyo Fiction,” Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies 18, no. 1 (April 2018).

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.

Rustin Gates, “The Dōjinkai and the Promotion of Japanese Modernity in China, 1902–1937,” Studies on Asia, Series V, vol. 1, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 72–95.

Kazue Harada, “Queer Families: Nonhuman Companionships in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicles,” U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal, no. 52 (December 2017): 46-66.

Jinhee Lee, “The Kantō Massacre and the Past and Present of the Japanese Empire: Through the Window of the Newly Discovered Two Tombs of a Korean Victim Ninety Two Years Later (Ganto daehaksal e bicheobon Ilbon jeguk ui eoje wa oneul: gushibinyeon man e hwagindoen Hanin huisaengja ui dugae ui myo),” Dongbuga yeogsa munje: juyo hyeonan bunseok (Historical Problems in Northeast Asia: Analysis of the Key Current Issues), vol. 98 (May 2015): 11-31. 

_____, "‘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.

Sidney X. Lu, “Colonizing Hokkaido and the Origin of Japanese Trans-Pacific Expansion, 1869-1894,” Japanese Studies, vol. 36, no. 2 (2016): 251-274.

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.

Kari Shepherdson-Scott, “Entertaining War: Spectacle and ‘The Capture of Wuhan’ Battle Panorama of 1939,” The Art Bulletin (forthcoming). 

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.

Anne Sokolsky, “Reading the Bodies and Voices of Naichi in Japanese-Ruled Taiwan,” U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal, no. 46 (2014): 51-78. 

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, 174-191 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015).

Rebecca Copeland, “Feminist Fairytales: Kirino Natsuo’s Joshinki and the Izanami Afterlife,” in Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History, edited by Rebecca Copeland and Laura Miller (Berkeley: University of California Press, forthcoming June 2018).

Rustin Gates, “Out with the New and in with the Old: Uchida Yasuya and the Great War as a Turning Point in Japanese Foreign Affairs,” in The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World in the 1910s, edited by Tze-ki Hon, et al., 64-82 (Leiden: Brill, 2014).

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, “Japan’s network ‘stickiness’ problem, entrepreneurial ecosystem development, and growth and competition in Asia,” in The Role of Entrepreneurship on the Political Economy in the Pacific Rim, edited by Joel Glassman, Masato Kimura, and Shuming Zhao (Nanjing, China: Nanjing University Press, 2015).

_____, “Japan’s New Business Incubation Revolution,” in Handbook on East Asian Entrepreneurship, edited by Tony Fu-lai Yu and Ho don Yan, 145-156 (London: Routledge Press, 2014).

_____, “Women Entrepreneurs in Asia: Culture and the State in China and Japan,” in Women’s Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century: An International Multi-level Research Analysis, Diana International Project, edited by Kate. V. Lewis, C. Henry, E.J. Gatewood, and John. Watson, 95-114 (Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 2014).

Jinhee Lee, “The Ghosts of Colonialism and the Cold War in Remembering the Kantō Massacre (Ganto daehaksal ui gieok gwa naengjeon·singminjuui ui mangnyeong),” in Revisiting the Fifty Years of the Agreement between South Korea and Japan V: Reflecting upon the 1965 Korea-Japan Agreement and Future Prospects for a Peace Community (Hanil hyeobjeong oshimnyeonsa ui jaejomyeong V: Hanil hyeobjeong oshimnyeon ui seongchal gwa pyeonghwa gongdongche ui mosaek), edited by See-hwan Doh, 284-323 (Seoul, Korea: Yeoksagonggan, 2016).

_____, “The Kantō Massacre in Postcolonial and Post-Cold War History,” in International Conference on Reflecting upon the Korea-Japan Agreement in 1965 and Future Prospects for a Peace Community, edited by Northeast Asian History Foundation and International Law Association, 183-202 (Seoul, Korea: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2015).

Laura Miller. “Japan’s trendy Word Grand Prix and Kanji of the Year: Commodified language forms in multiple contexts,” in Language and Materiality, edited by Shalini Shankar and Jillian Cavanaugh (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Hiromi Mizuno, “Introduction,” in Engineering Asia: Technology, Colonial Development, and the Cold War Order, edited by Aaron S. Moore, John DiMoia, and Hiromi Mizuno (New York: Bloomsbury Press in conjunction with Columbia University’s Weatherhead Series, 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).

Ethan Segal, “Kahei to kokka – chūsei ni okeru kinsei Nihon keizai no taidō,” in Nichi • Bei • Ou kara mita kinsei Nihon no keizai shisō, edited by Bettina Gramlich-Oka and Kawaguchi Hiroshi, 55-89 (Tokyo: Iwata shoin, 2013). 

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, 253-268 (New York: Routledge, 2016).

Zheng, Guohe, “Rise of Shingeki: Western-style theatre,” “Theatre in Taiwan under colonization,” and “Maturing Shingeki theatre,” in A History of Japanese Theatre, edited by Jonah Salz, 234-247, 252, 267-284 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 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)

Stephen G. Covell, AAS Northeast Asia Council Small Conference Grant for “Against Insularity: Moving Beyond ‘Japanese Religions,’” Western Michigan University (spring 2015) 

Monika Dix, Japan Foundation Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant (2016), Saginaw Valley State University Supplemental Professional Improvement Grant (2015), AAS Northeast Asia Council Distinguished Speaker Grant (2014), Saginaw Valley State University Faculty Research Grant (2014)

Dennis Frost,  IIE, Fulbright Fellowship for research in Japan (2017), Japan Foundation Long Term Research Fellowship (declined for 2017), NEH Fellowship for Advanced Research on Japan (2016-17), SSRC, Abe Fellowship (declined for 2016-17), NEH Summer Stipend (2015), 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)

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Faculty Recognition, Academic Initiatives Pool, Academic Affairs, DePaul University [stipend and grant to support research assistants] (2017); University Research Council [travel and research stipend] (2016); University Research Assistant Program [grant to support an undergraduate research assistant for a project on biomedical innovation and traditional Asian medicine (2015); Fulbright Japan and Japan Foundation KAKEHASHI TOMODACHI INOUYE SCHOLARS Program [to support undergraduate study abroad exchange in Japan] (2014)

Namiko Kunimoto, AAS Northeast Asia Council Short-term Research Travel to Japan, for project titled “The Art of Conversion in Japanese Postwar Photography” (fall 2016); WGSS Coca-Cola Critical Difference Grant (2016), Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award (2015), The Ohio State University Arts and Humanities Smaller Grant (2015 and 2016), and Japan Foundation Research Fellowship (2015-2016), all for a project titled “The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art”

Jinhee Lee, Faculty Research Award, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity, Eastern Illinois University (2016); Senior Fellowship, Academy of Korean Studies, Republic of Korea (2015); Workshop Grant, Academy of Korean Studies, Republic of Korea (2014); Academy of Korean Studies Conference Grant (2014) toward the publication in preparation, Jinhee Lee, ed., The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Narratives of Colonial Atrocity Ninety Years Later

Elizabeth Dorn Lublin.  Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Small Grant for the Midwest Japan Seminar (2018-2019); AAS Northeast Asia Council Small Scholarly Conference Grant for the Midwest Japan Seminar (spring 2017); AAS Northeast Asia Council Research Travel in the U.S., for project titled “A Foreigner among Japan’s Cigarette Kingpins: Edward James Parrish and the Role of American Tobacco in the Development of the Meiji Tobacco Industry” (fall 2016)

Noriko Reider, AAS Northeast Asia Council Short-term Research Travel to Japan, for project titled “Yamauba Versus Oni-Women: Devouring and Helping Yamauba are Two Sides of One Coin” (fall 2016) 

Noell Wilson,  Fulbright Fellowship for research in Japan, for project titled “The Birth of a Pacific Nation: Hokkaido and U.S. Whalers in Nineteenth Century Japan” (2017-2018); 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

Monika Dix, Faculty Association Outstanding Scholarship Award, Saginaw Valley State University, 2016

Greg Guelcher, Lucille and Charles Wert Faculty Excellent Award and Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty of the Year Award, Morningside College, 2017

James L. Huffman, Association for Asian Studies Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies, 2017

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Society of Vincent de Paul Professors, elected as a Vince de Paul Professor (2016) 

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

Ikuko Torimoto, The Donald B. King Distinguished Scholar Award, St. Norbert College, 2017