The Japanese Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies 日本映画研究へのガイドブック

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The Japanese version of the Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies that Markus Nornes and I produced back in 2009 has just been published by Yumani Shobo. This is not just a translation of our guide to archives, reference books, and websites important to the study of Japanese film, but a major update of the Guide. Not only have a few errors been corrected or addresses or URLs updated, but we’ve added or revised quite a number of entries, taking into account new archives and books as well as changing circumstances since 2009. Those of you who have used the English version and can read Japanese should get this version in order to have the most up-to-date information. Markus and I are thinking about putting out a revised English version—a plan we’ve had since the original book—but it may take some time before that is out.

I have not always had good luck with translations. The Japanese translation of Visions of Japanese Modernity has been in process for nearly fifteen years (starting even before California published it), and the translation of Kitano Takeshi has been in the works for about seven years. But I was fortunate this time. Not only did the translation not take too long, but we were fortunate that Dogase Masato supervised the translation, working with Otake Mizuho, Murakami Satoru, and Sawa Shigehito. They did a splendid job. The staff at Yumani also worked hard, checking all the phone numbers and addresses, and even allowing additions up until the last moment. It was a pleasure working with everyone.

The result is a fine version of the book. What’s even greater is that Yumani kept the price down to ¥2160! They said they are also thinking about putting out an electronic version in the near future.

Here is the bibliographic info:

  • 日本映画研究へのガイドブック
  • Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies
  • [著] マーク・ノーネス[著] アーロン・ジェロー[訳] 洞ヶ瀬真人
  • 定価2,160円(本体2,000円) 
  • ISBN 978-4-8433-4939-7
  • A5判/並製/カバー装/260頁
  • 刊行年月 2016年06月   

The Yumani page on the book, which includes the table of contents, is here.


フィルムアーカイブから基本 参考文献、ウェブサイト……、日本映画研究には欠かすことのできない資料源を網羅した、2009年版の原著を大増補改訂!!

『日本映画研究へのガイドブック』はレファレンスブックでありながら、日本映画研究の現状に対する挑戦でもある。本書は、真摯に学ぼうとする学生 や研究者が日本映画の歴史、美学、理論への興味を存分に追求するために必要とする資料源を、フィルムアーカイブから基本参考文献、ウェブサイトまで紹介す るものであり、いずれの言語においても初の試みとなる。これにならい、本書では良書などを見つくろうのではなく、どの種の研究プロジェクトの人々にとって も役立ちうる包括的資料を紹介するように心を砕いた。 日本語版がこの領域への挑戦として、かつ、今また英語版からアップデートされたものとして、英語圏でなされたのと同じように日本の映画研究に語りかけ、そこに対話をもたらすよう、私たちは期待している。 (「日本語版の刊行を契機に」より抜粋)

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