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Trustees of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Sumie A. Jones (Project Director: December 2015 to present)

Scholarly Editions and Translations
Research Programs

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$84,751 (approved)
$84,751 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2020

Completion of an Anthology in English of Early Edo-period Japanese Literature, 1600-1750

Preparation for publication of the final volume (1600-1750) of a three-volume anthology of Japanese urban literature (1600-1920), with translation into English.

Following the publication of two volumes of an anthology of early modern Japanese literature, one of late Edo-period and the other of Meiji-period works, the proposed project aims to complete a volume representing the early Edo-period. Tentatively entitled, "A Kamigata Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Metropolitan Centers. 1600-1750," it will be the last volume to be published of this series. Focused on the cities of Osaka, a thriving hub of commerce, and Kyoto, the ancient imperial city, Japan saw its first blooming of urban popular culture and the roots of later artistic phenomena including the current fashion of media arts in Japan. Interested in establishing reliable English texts, this volume represents the original style and tone as much as possible, making the works available to a broad range of American readers, including scholars and students. Particular emphasis is placed on the presence and quality of pictocentric features of popular art.