A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese EDO-Period Prints and Paintings (1600 1868)

Author: Joshua S. Mostow,Asato Ikeda,Ryoko Matsuba
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9780888545145
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 1327
Gender relations were complex in Edo-period Japan (1603 1868). "Wakashu," male youths, were desired by men and women, constituting a third gender with their androgynous appearance and variable sexuality. For the first time outside Japan, "A Third Gender" examines the fascination with "wakashu" in Edo-period culture and their visual representation in art, demonstrating how they destabilize the conventionally held model of gender binarism. The volume will reproduce, in colour, over a hundred works, mostly woodblock prints and illustrated books from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries produced by a number of designers ranging from such well-known artists as Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu, Kitagawa Utamaro and Utagawa Kunisada, to lesser known artists such as Shigemasa, Eishi and Eiri. "A Third Gender" is based on the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, which houses the largest collection of Japanese art in Canada, including more than 2,500 woodblock prints."

Conflicts of Interest

Art and War in Modern Japan
Author: Sebastian Dobson,Rhiannon Paget,Sonja Hotwagner,Andreas Marks
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295999814
Category: Art
Page: 327
View: 8998
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, presented at the Saint Louis Art Museum from October 16, 2016-January 8, 2017.

Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories By Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, and Other Artists of the Floating World

Author: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714849966
Category: Art
Page: 384
View: 2776

Cartographies of Desire

Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600–1950
Author: Gregory M. Pflugfelder
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520251652
Category: History
Page: 399
View: 9932
"A remarkable and sorely needed synthesis of the best of traditional historiographical documentation and critically astute analysis and contextualization. Cartographies complements and, frankly, exceeds any of the English language monographs on similar topics that precede it, and it represents significant contributions to several fields outside of East Asian history, including literature, gender studies, lesbian and gay studies, and cultural studies."—Earl Jackson Jr., author of Strategies of Deviance: Studies in Gay male Representation and Fantastic Living: The Speculative Autobiographies of Samuel R. Delany

Partners in Print

Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market
Author: Julie Nelson Davis
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Art
Page: 242
View: 6357
Four case studies give evidence of what constituted modes of collaboration among artistic producers in the period. In each case Davis explores a different configuration of collaboration: that between a teacher and a student, two painters and their publishers, a designer and a publisher, and a writer and an illustrator. Each investigates a mode of partnership through a single work: a specially commissioned print, a lavishly illustrated album, a printed handscroll, and an inexpensive illustrated novel. These case studies explore the diversity of printed things in the period ranging from expensive works made for a select circle of connoisseurs to those meant to be sold at a modest price to a large audience.

Food Culture in Japan

Author: Michael Ashkenazi,Jeanne Jacob
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313324383
Category: Cooking
Page: 207
View: 6819
This timely book satisfies the new interest and taste for Japanese food, providing information on foodstuffs, cooking styles, etiquette, and more.

The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Author: Federico Marcon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022625190X
Category: History
Page: 415
View: 6744
From the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century Japan saw the creation, development, and apparent disappearance of the field of natural history, or "honzogaku." Federico Marcon traces the changing views of the natural environment that accompanied its development by surveying the ideas and practices deployed by "honzogaku" practitioners and by vividly reconstructing the social forces that affected them. These include a burgeoning publishing industry, increased circulation of ideas and books, the spread of literacy, processes of institutionalization in schools and academies, systems of patronage, and networks of cultural circles, all of which helped to shape the study of nature. In this pioneering social history of knowledge in Japan, Marcon shows how scholars developed a sophisticated discipline that was analogous to European natural history but formed independently. He also argues that when contacts with Western scholars, traders, and diplomats intensified in the nineteenth century, the previously dominant paradigm of "honzogaku "slowly succumbed to modern Western natural science not by suppression and substitution, as was previously thought, but by creative adaptation and transformation.

Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field

Author: Joshua S. Mostow,Norman Bryson,Maribeth Graybill
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824825720
Category: Art
Page: 291
View: 493
In this, the first collection in English of feminist-oriented research on Japanese art and visual culture, an international group of scholars examines representations of women in a wide range of visual work. The volume begins with Chino Kaori's now-classic essay Gender in Japanese Art, which introduced feminist theory to Japanese art. This is followed by a closer look at a famous thirteenth-century battle scroll and the production of bijin (beautiful women) prints within the world of Edoperiod advertising. A rare homoerotic picture-book is used to extrapolate the grammar of desire as represented in late seventeenth-century Edo. In the modern period, contributors consider the introduction to Meiji Japan of the Western nude and oil-painting and examine Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) and the role of one of its famous artists. The book then shifts its focus to an examination of paintings produced for the Japanese-sponsored annual salons held in colonial Korea. The post-war period comes under scrutiny in a study of the novel Woman in the Dunes and its film adaptation. The critical discourse that surrounded women artists of the late twentieth-century - the Super Girls of Art - i

The Great Mirror of Male Love

Author: Saikaku Ihara
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804718950
Category: Fiction
Page: 371
View: 2086
Winner of the 1990 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. ---------- "A welcome opportunity for wider comparison of the literary traditions and sexual conventions of Japanese and Euro-American cultures."--Journal of Japanese Studies

Ut pictura amor

The Reflexive Imagery of Love in Artistic Theory and Practice, 1500-1700
Author: Walter Melion,Michael Zell,Joanna Woodall
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004346465
Category: History
Page: 812
View: 4336

Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting

Kano Hogai and the Search for Images
Author: Chelsea Foxwell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022611080X
Category: Art
Page: 281
View: 3925
Introduction. Nihonga and the historical inscription of the modern -- Exhibitions and the making of modern Japanese painting -- In search of images -- The painter and his audiences -- Decadence and the emergence of Nihonga style -- Naturalizing the double reading -- Transmission and the historicity of Nihonga -- Conclusion

Thomas Rowlandson

Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England
Author: Patricia Elaine Phagan,Thomas Rowlandson
Publisher: D Giles Limited
ISBN: 9781904832782
Category: Art
Page: 184
View: 9604
Accompanying the first major exhibition of Thomas Rowlandson's work in North America for some 20 years, this volume reflects the growing emphasis on the social and political context of the satirical watercolours, drawings and prints of the 18th and 19th

A History of Japan, 1582-1941

Internal and External Worlds
Author: L. M. Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529181
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 357
View: 6973
Distinctive overview of the internal and external pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan.

Performing "Nation"

Gender Politics in Literature, Theater, and the Visual Arts of China and Japan, 1880-1940
Author: Doris Croissant,Catherine Vance Yeh,Joshua Scott Mostow
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004170197
Category: Social Science
Page: 445
View: 1396
Uniquely covering literary, visual and performative expressions of culture, this volume aims to correlate the conjunctions of nation building, gender and representation in late 19th and early 20th century China and Japan. Focusing on gender formation, the chapters explore the changing constructs of masculinities and femininities in China and Japan from the early modern up to the 1930s. Chapters focus on the dynamism that links the remodeling of traditional arts and media to the political and cultural power relations between China, Japan, and the Western world. A true tribute to multidisciplinary studies.


Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art
Author: Timothy Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714124766
Category: Art
Page: 536
View: 5524
Discover Japanese art like no other. Originally created by the artists of the ukiyo-e school of the floating world to advertise brothels in 17th-century Yoshiwara, these popular spring pictures (shunga) transcended class and gender in Japan for almost 300 years. These tender, humorous and brightly coloured pieces celebrate sexual pleasure in all its forms, culminating in the beautiful, yet graphic, work of iconic artists Utamaro, Hokusai and Kunisada. This catalogue of a major international exhibition aims to answer some key questions about what shunga is and why was it produced. Erotic Japanese art was heavily suppressed in Japan from the 1870s onwards as part of a process of cultural modernisation that imported many contemporary western moral values. Only in the last twenty years or so has it been possible to publish unexpurgated examples in Japan and this ground-breaking publication presents this fascinating art in its historical and cultural context for the first time. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence modern forms of art, including manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. Drawing on the latest scholarship and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book sheds new light on this unique art form within Japanese social and cultural history. Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum from October 2013 to January 2014.

Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns

Author: Constantine Vaporis
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392005
Category: History
Page: 273
View: 4997
Draws on primary sources to chronicle Japan's Tokugawa period, a time of the unification of warring states and the origin of Kabuki theater and sushi.

The Aesthetics of Strangeness

Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan
Author: W. Puck Brecher
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Art
Page: 267
View: 9927
This book provides a corrective to existing scholarship on eccentric artists by reconsidering the sudden and dramatic emergence of aesthetic strangeness during the mid Edo period. It explains how through the period, eccentricity and madness developed and

The Role of Japan in Modern Chinese Art

Author: Joshua A. Fogel
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780984590971
Category: Art
Page: 489
View: 9948

The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature

Author: Haruo Shirane,Tomi Suzuki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316368289
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
View: 4524
The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature provides, for the first time, a history of Japanese literature with comprehensive coverage of the premodern and modern eras in a single volume. The book is arranged topically in a series of short, accessible chapters for easy access and reference, giving insight into both canonical texts and many lesser known, popular genres, from centuries-old folk literature to the detective fiction of modern times. The various period introductions provide an overview of recurrent issues that span many decades, if not centuries. The book also places Japanese literature in a wider East Asian tradition of Sinitic writing and provides comprehensive coverage of women's literature as well as new popular literary forms, including manga (comic books). An extensive bibliography of works in English enables readers to continue to explore this rich tradition through translations and secondary reading.

Courtly Visions

The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation
Author: Joshua S. Mostow
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004249435
Category: Art
Page: 368
View: 9353
Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation traces—through the visual and literary record—the reception and use of the tenth-century literary romance through the seventeenth century.