In keeping with our prospectus, which outlines this blog as a potential resource for students, here is a list of sources that we have used both in class as well as for this blog. Some are Works Cited, others Works consulted, and even others are recommended readings or readings that might inspire further research of your own.
We have made a point to refer to other course texts aside from Ishiguro's Remains to offer different examples of Japanese concepts and perspectives on civilisation exclusivity. Our course texts include:
Clavell, James. King Rat. 4th ed. Dell, New York: 1986.
Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day. Vintage International edition. Vintage Books, New York: 1993.
Long, John Luther. “Madame Butterfly.” Madame Butterfly and A Japanese Nightingale. Eds. Maureen Honey and Jean Lee Cole. Rutgers, Piscataway, NJ: 2002. 29-79.
Murakami, Haruki. Norwegian Wood. Trans. Jay Rubin. Vintage Books, New York: 2000.
Siku. The Manga Bible. Random House, Galilee Trade: 2008.
Watanna, Onoto. “A Japanese Nightingale.” Madame Butterfly and A Japanese Nightingale. Eds. Maureen Honey and Jean Lee Cole. Rutgers, Piscataway, NJ: 2002.
Some secondary sources mentioned in this blog are cited in the particular posting, while other posts use a source and refer to this bibliography for the citation. The secondary sources in this blog include, but are not limited to, the following:
Calza, Gian Carlo. Japan Style. Phaidon Press, London: 2007.
Davies, Roger J., Osamu Ikeno, eds. The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture. Tuttle Publishing, Rutland, VT: 2002.
De Bary, William Theodore, et al. Sources of Japanese Tradition. Volume 1, 2nd ed. Columbia University Press, New York: 2001.
Heine, Steven. “From Rice Cultivation to Mind Contemplation: The Meaning of Impermanence in Japanese Religion.” History of Religions 30.4 (1991): 373-403.
Meli, Mark. “Motoori Norinaga’s Hermeneutic of Mono no Aware: The Link between Ideal and Tradition.” Japanese Hermeneutics: Current Debates on Aesthetics and Interpretation. Ed. Michael F. Marra. University of Hawai’i Press: Honolulu, 2002. 60-75.
Here are some links to secondary sources online:
Lewis, Barry. Kazuo Ishiguro. Contemporary World Writers. Manchester University Press, Manchester: 2000.
Nitschke, Günter. “Rock. Flower: Transience and Renewal in Japanese Form.” Kyoto Journal 50: 2002. 1-12.
Richie, Donald. A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics. Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA: 2007.
Lastly, while online encyclopedias or dictionaries can be useful, they are most often not considered "scholarly." They can however, be a starting point for further research, for example:
British Council: Contemporary Writers. “Kazuo Ishiguro.”