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International Center for the Promotion of Art and Science (JICPAS)

Review of Japanese Culture and Society

JICPAS issues an English-language magazine "Review of Japanese Culture and Society" offering an international analysis of Japanese people and culture. This magazine is published with a view to enhance international recognition of Japanese culture and its society as well as to stimulate mutual understanding and study the methods of cultural theory.

Review of Japanese Culture and Society Vol.XXII December 2010 (Decentering Theory:Reconsidering the History of Japanese Film)

Introduction: The Theory Complex
Aaron Gerow
Does Film Theory Exist in Japan? (translated by Joanne Bernardi)
Satō Tadao
The Principles and Applications of the Moving Pictures (Excerpts) (translated by Aaron Gerow)
Gonda Yasunosuke
The Process of Theory: Reading Gonda Yasunosuke and Early Film Theory
Aaron Gerow
A Theory of the Animated Sound Film (translated by Michael Baskett)
Imamura Taihei
A Theory of Film Documentary (translated by Michael Baskett)
Imamura Taihei
Approaching Imamura Taihei: Film Theory and Originality (translated by Phil Kaffen)
Irie Yoshirō
Film Theory and the Crisis in Contemporary Aesthetics (translated by Phil Kaffen)
Nakai Masakazu
An Assault on “Meaning”: On Nakai Masakazu’s Concept of “Mediation” (translated by Alex Zahlten)
Kitada Akihiro
My Theory of Film: A Logic of Self-Negation (translated by Patrick Noonan)
Yoshida Kijū
The Alterity of Cinema: Subjectivity, Self-Negation, and Self-Realization in Yoshida Kijū’s Film Criticism
Patrick Noonan
An Impaired Eye: Hasumi Shigehiko on Cinema and Stupidity
Ryan Cook
Ozu, or On the Gesture (translated by Kendall Heitzman)
Nakamura Hideyuki
Asakusa Park: A Certain Film Script (translated by Kyoko Selden)
Akutagawa Ryūnosuke
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