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Jones, Sumie

Overview
Works: 34 works in 87 publications in 3 languages and 1,842 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Comics (Graphic works)  Humor  Fiction  Poetry  Literature  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Translator
Classifications: PL726.1, 895.609
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sumie Jones
An Edo anthology : literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850 by Shinji Nobuhiro( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the eighteenth century, Edo (today's Tokyo) became the world's largest city, quickly surpassing London and Paris. Its rapidly expanding population and flourishing economy encouraged the development of a thriving popular culture. Innovative and ambitious young authors and artists soon began to look beyond the established categories of poetry, drama, and prose, banding together to invent completely new literary forms that focused on the fun and charm of Edo. Their writings were sometimes witty, wild, and bawdy, and other times sensitive, wise, and polished. Now some of these high spirited works, celebrating the rapid changes, extraordinary events, and scandalous news of the day, have been collected in an accessible volume highlighting the city life of Edo. Edo's urban consumers demanded visual presentations and performances in all genres. Novelties such as books with text and art on the same page were highly sought after, as were kabuki plays and the polychrome prints that often shared the same themes, characters, and even jokes. Popular interest in sex and entertainment focused attention on the theatre district and "pleasure quarters," which became the chief backdrops for the literature and arts of the period. Gesaku, or "playful writing," invented in the mid-eighteenth century, satirized the government and samurai behavior while parodying the classics. These entertaining new styles bred genres that appealed to the masses. Among the bestsellers were lengthy serialized heroic epics, revenge dramas, ghost and monster stories, romantic melodramas, and comedies that featured common folk. An Edo Anthology offers distinctive and engaging examples of this broad range of genres and media. It includes both well-known masterpieces and unusual examples from the city's counterculture, some popular with intellectuals, others with wider appeal. Some of the translations presented here are the first available in English and many are based on first editions. In bringing together these important and expertly translated Edo texts in a single volume, this collection will be warmly welcomed by students and interested readers of Japanese literature and popular culture
Principles of classical Japanese literature by Earl Miner( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tokyo anthology : literature from Japan's modern metropolis, 1850-1920 by Joel R Cohn( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The city of Tokyo, renamed after the Meiji Restoration, developed an urban culture that was a dynamic integration of Edo's highly developed traditions and Meiji renovations, some of which reflected the influence of Western culture. This wide-ranging anthology--including fictional and dramatic works, essays, newspaper articles, political manifestos, and cartoons--tells the story of how the city's literature and arts grew out of an often chaotic and sometimes paradoxical political environment to move toward a consummate Japanese "modernity." Tokyo's downtown audience constituted a market that demanded visuality and spectacle, while the educated uptown favored written, realistic literature. The literary products resulting from these conflicting consumer bases were therefore hybrid entities of old and new technologies. A Tokyo Anthology guides the reader through Japanese literature's journey from classical to spoken, pictocentric to logocentric, and fantastic to realistic--making the novel the dominant form of modern literature. The volume highlights not only familiar masterpieces but also lesser known examples chosen from the city's downtown life and counterculture. Imitating the custom of creative artists of the Edo period, scholars from the United States, Canada, England, and Japan have collaborated in order to produce this intriguing sampling of Meiji works in the best possible translations. The editors have sought out the most reliable first editions of texts, also reproducing most of their original illustrations. With few exceptions the translations presented here are the first in the English language. This rich anthology will be welcomed by students and scholars of Japan studies and by a wide general audience interested in Japan's popular culture, media culture, and literature in translation." -- Publisher's description
Imaging/reading Eros : proceedings for the conference, Sexuality and Edo Culture, 1750-1850, Indiana University, Bloomington, August 17-20, 1995 by Sumie Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic fiction in Japan during the later Edo period by Sumie Jones( )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The force of vision : proceedings of the XIIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association = actes du XIIIème Congrès de l'Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée by International Comparative Literature Association( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentō shinwa by Kunisada Utagawa( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Edo Anthology : Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750-1850( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the eighteenth century, Edo (today’s Tokyo) became the world’s largest city, quickly surpassing London and Paris. Its rapidly expanding population and flourishing economy encouraged the development of a thriving popular culture. Innovative and ambitious young authors and artists soon began to look beyond the established categories of poetry, drama, and prose, banding together to invent completely new literary forms that focused on the fun and charm of Edo. Their writings were sometimes witty, wild, and bawdy, and other times sensitive, wise, and polished. Now some of these high spirited works, celebrating the rapid changes, extraordinary events, and scandalous news of the day, have been collected in an accessible volume highlighting the city life of Edo. Edo’s urban consumers demanded visual presentations and performances in all genres.
Visions in history / Visions of the other / ed.: Margaret R. Higonnet, Sumie Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The force of vision. Proceedings of the XIIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, ICLA '91 Tokyo( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue : Literary translation : current issues and new approaches ; and, the translation workshop( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The force of vision. Proceedings of the XIIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, ICLA '91 Tokyo( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The force of vision. Proceedings of the XIIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, ICLA '91 Tokyo( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary translation: current issues and new approaches, and the translation workshop( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The force of vision : ICLA'91 Tokyo by Association internationale de littérature comparée( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexuality and Edo culture, 1750-1850 : papers presented August 17-20, 1995, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana by 1750-1850 Sexuality and Edo Culture( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retorikku to shite no Edo by Sumie Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue comparative literature and culture( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentō shinwa( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jones Sumie

Jones, Sumie Amikura

Jōnzu, Sumie

Jōnzu, Sumie 1937-

Sumie Jones

ジョーンズ, スミエ

ジョーンズ, スミエ 1937-

ジョーンズスミエ 1937-

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