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Washburn, Dennis C. (Dennis Charles) 1954-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 6,779 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romances  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Parables  Psychological fiction  Illustrated works  Poetry  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PL788.4.G4, 895.631
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dennis C Washburn
Translating Mount Fuji : modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity by Dennis C Washburn( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume Soseki, Mori Ogai, Yokomitsu Riichi, Ooka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing on certain interconnected themes, Washburn illuminates the contradictory desires of a nation trapped between emulating the West and preserving the traditions of Asia." "A unique combination of intellectual history and critical literary analysis, Translating Mount Fuji recounts the evolution of a conflict that inspired remarkable literary experimentation and achievement."--BOOK JACKET
Converting cultures : religion, ideology and transformations of modernity by Dennis C Washburn( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume considers the concept of conversion as a tool for understanding transformations to modernity. It examines conversions to modernity within the Ottoman domain, India, China, and Japan as a reaction to the pressures of colonialism and imperialism
The temple of the wild geese ; and Bamboo dolls of Echizen : two novellas by Tsutomu Minakami( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two elaborate tales written in the early 1960s by the Japanese author Mizukami (1919--2004) explore volcanic oedipal urges lurking just below the surface of unlikely love triangles. In The Temple of the Wild Geese, set at a Zen Buddhist monastery in the mountains, Jinen, an unhappy, disfigured and lonely orphaned novice, develops a filial crush on Satoko, a recent widow and the reverend Jikai's new common-law wife, which she encourages. It's a simple jealousy tale centered on a complex relationship, and Mizukami achieves remarkable psychological depth through detail and stylistic finesse. Bamboo Dolls of Echizen, set in 1924, similarly hinges on a maternal relationship gone sour when a young bamboo craftsman takes his father's prostitute as a wife and insists on treating her as a mother rather than as a proper wife, to the detriment of her health
Word and image in Japanese cinema by Dennis C Washburn( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Word and Image in Japanese Cinema examines the complex relationship between the temporal order of linguistic narrative and the spatiality of visual spectacle, a dynamic that has played an important role in much of Japanese film. The tension between the controlling order of words and the liberating fragmentation of images has been an important force that has shaped modern culture in Japan and that has also determined the evolution of its cinema. In exploring the rift between word and image, the essays in this volume clarify the cultural imperatives that Japanese cinema reflects, as well as the ways in which the dialectic of word and image has informed the understanding the critical reception of Japanese cinema in the West."--Jacket
A Wife in Musashino by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dilemma of the modern in Japanese fiction by Dennis C Washburn( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines modernity in Japanese literary culture as a continuing historical dynamic rather than merely the product of the intense Westernization of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author links the modern in Japan to a sense of cultural discontinuity that may be located in fictional narratives before the encounter of Japan with the West, and he argues that modernity in Meiji Japan can be understood in terms of cultural conflict - not only Japan versus the West but also Japan's present versus its past
Laughing wolf by Yūko Tsushima( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 2213 and a mysterious plague has broken out. Scientists can't stop its advance, and humanity is suddenly poised on the brink of eradication. The only possible cure is Lupus Ridens, or Laughing Wolf, a flower once common in ancient Rome but extinct for more than 2,000 years. Fifteen-year-old Felix Taylor, the last person on Earth who can speak and read Latin, must project back to Roman times circa 71 BC and retrieve the flower
The tale of Genji; a novel in six parts by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A graceful, lucid translation of the world's first, and one of its greatest, novels."--Alan Tansman, University of California, Berkeley. Murasaki Shikibu, born into the middle ranks of the aristocracy during the Heian Period (794-1185 CE), wrote The Tale of Genji--widely considered the world's first novel--during the early years of the eleventh century. Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki's tale came to occupy a central place in Japan's remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. The Tale of Genji is presented here in a flowing new translation for contemporary readers, who will discover in its depiction of the culture of the imperial court the rich complexity of human experience that simultaneously resonates with and challenges their own. Washburn sets off interior monologues with italics for fluid reading, embeds some annotations for accessibility and clarity, and translates poetry into English into triplets to create prosodic equivalents of the original"--
Shanghai : a novel by Riichi Yokomitsu( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shanghai, published serially between 1928 and 1931, tells the story of a group of Japanese expatriates living in the International Settlement at the time of the May 30th Incident of 1925. The personal lives and desires of the main characters play out against a historical backdrop of labor unrest, factional intrigue, colonialist ambitions, and racial politics."--BOOK JACKET
The shade of blossoms by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a three-year absence during which she was a man's mistress, a bar girl returns to her trade in the Ginza, Tokyo's red light district. At 38, it's a struggle, especially as Yoko Adachi has a tendency to tell her clients exactly what she thinks of them
The affect of difference : representations of race in East Asian empire by Christopher P Hanscom( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Affect of Difference' is a collection of essays offering a new perspective on the history of race and racial ideologies in modern East Asia. Contributors approach this subject through the exploration of everyday culture from a range of academic disciplines, each working to show how race was made visible and present as a potential means of identification. By analyzing artifacts from diverse media including travelogues, records of speech, photographs, radio broadcasts, surgical techniques, tattoos, anthropometric postcards, fiction, the popular press, film and soundtracks-an archive that chronicles the quotidian experiences of the colonized-their essays shed light on the politics of inclusion and exclusion that underpinned Japanese empire. One way this volume sets itself apart is in its use of affect as a key analytical category. Colonial politics depended heavily on the sentiments and moods aroused by media representations of race, and authorities promoted strategies that included the colonized as imperial subjects while simultaneously excluding them on the basis of "natural" differences
Studies in modern Japanese literature : essays and translations in honor of Edwin McClellan( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon : the Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan by Arthur Waley( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. In a small diary, a young courtesan of the Heian period gives her account of the Japanese courts of the day, providing perspective on a unique time in Japanese history. A contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu, the author of The Tale of Genji, Sei Sho-nagon's commentary brings an added dimension to that timeless and seminal work. In a pl
The tale of Genji : the Arthur Waley translation of Lady Murasaki's masterpiece by Murasaki Shikibu( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic
Botchan by Sōseki Natsume( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botchan, a timeless Japanese novel written by Japan's most beloved novelist, Soseki Natsume, is now available in a revised edition featuring a new foreword by Dennis Washburn, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages at Dartmouth College. Prof. Washburn's foreword places the importance of both the author and the book into perspective for the modern reader. Botchan's story is a familiar one: the youngest son in a middle class Tokyo family, he is consistently in the shadow of his elder brother. With a practically nonexistent relationship with his family, Botchan finds himself cast adrift after both his parents die. Now on his own, Botchan drifts through college only to find himself thrust into a teaching job in the unfamiliar realm of a country school, far from Tokyo and the life he has known. Botchan's difficulty adjusting to his new life is eloquently described, from his nosy landlord to his students, who delight in tormenting the newcomer from the big city. Through it all, Botchen's life is threaded with his vacillating concern for Kiyo, the family servant he left behind who was the only person to give him love and understanding in his life. Regardless of where he goes or what he does, he is always trying to apply the lessons she taught him to his life
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel, but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time. The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man--accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel's many plots, romance. The Tale of Genji and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celeb
Reading material : the production of narratives, genres and literary identities by Association for Japanese Literary Studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pillow book of Sei Shonagon : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan by Sei Shōnagon( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. In a small diary, a young courtesan of the Heian period gives her account of the Japanese courts of the day, providing perspective on a unique time in Japanese history
Discontinuity and the dilemma of the modern in Japanese literature by Dennis C Washburn( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanakage by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Translating Mount Fuji : modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity
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Converting cultures : religion, ideology and transformations of modernityThe temple of the wild geese ; and Bamboo dolls of Echizen : two novellasWord and image in Japanese cinemaThe dilemma of the modern in Japanese fictionShanghai : a novelStudies in modern Japanese literature : essays and translations in honor of Edwin McClellanThe pillow book of Sei Shonagon : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan
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