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Literature

Contemporary Japanese Literature

An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and Other Writing Since 1945 Edited by Howard Hibbett

Ferris Wheel

101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka Edited & Translated by Kozue Uzawa, Amelia Fielden

"A solid, sensitive and top-quality gathering . . . A treat for readers curious to discover the best in the flourishing Japanese literary scene." -- Publishers

Weekly

"[Ferris Wheel] can be a door into a whole wide world of poetry that the reader will always remember with a special sense of gratitude and return to with renewed appreciation." -- Janine

Beichman, author of Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works

Ideal for: General audiences. This superb survey of one of the most dynamic literary scenes of the twentieth century is back. Contemporary Japanese Literature brings together works in translation from nearly two dozen major postwar Japanese writers in a literary gathering that is unmatched in its breadth. The stories, poetry, a play--even scripts from film directors Kurosawa and Ozu--all capture the feel of post-1945 Japanese culture. Editor Howard Hibbett, professor emeritus of Japanese literature at Harvard University, contributes a preface and short biographical study of each writer. Authoritative and rich in provocative reading, Contemporary Japanese Literature is a guidebook for everyone interested in the impact of literature on our world. Cheng & Tsui, 2005, 6 x 9.25, 496pp.

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Winner of the 2007 Japan­U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, Ferris Wheel delivers the world of modern Japanese tanka to Western readers. Astonishingly complex imagery and emotions condensed into 31 syllables are the hallmarks of these evocative vignettes. Tanka have been an essential part of Japan's literary aesthetic for more than 1,300 years, and Ferris Wheel shows how modern masters have renewed tanka as a dynamic expression of Japanese sensibility. Here, Uzawa and Fielden have translated 101 tanka, many appearing for the first time in English, that combine classical form and an unmistakably modern sensibility. Each is presented in Japanese, with romanized transliteration and English translation. This format makes Ferris Wheel as relevant to translators and students of Japanese as it is welcoming to everyone interested in Japanese poetry. Cheng & Tsui, 2006, 5.5 x 8.5, 160pp.

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Masaoka Shiki

His Life and Works By Janine Beichman

Tangled Hair

Selected Tanka from Midaregami (EnglishJapanese Bilingual Edition) By Akiko Yosano Translated by Sanford Goldstein, Seishi Shinoda

"Excellent...Anyone interested in Shiki should consult [this] by all means." -- Burton Watson The first critical biography of Shiki in English, this book offers a complete portrait of the life and farreaching influence of "the father of modern haiku." The author, a renowned literary scholar and translator, puts Shiki's brief, energetic life, his personality, and his fertile work--including haiku, tanka, and diaries--into fascinating context. Cheng & Tsui, 2002, 5.5 x 8.5, 192pp.

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Akiko Yosano's Tangled Hair, published in 1901, had a sensational impact on Japanese literature, and we are pleased to make this highly praised translation (originally published 30 years ago) available once again in a revised Cheng & Tsui edition. Yosano reshaped the tanka, the most popular form of Japanese poetry for 1,200 years, into a modern poetic form. In this new work, her tanka appear in their original Japanese, in romanized transliterations, and in English translation, along with a new preface and notes by Sanford Goldstein. Cheng & Tsui, 2002, 5 x 8, 192pp.

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The Legend of Semimaru

Blind Musician of Japan Second Edition By Susan Matisoff

Language Learning

Textbooks: Grades 6­12

Obento

Second Edition

By Peter Williams, Sue Xouris, Kyoko Kusumoto

"An imaginative study of a fascinating topic... throroughly and competently researched." --

Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies

Whether Semimaru was a blind wandering lute player or a beggar who was once a prince, his legend has inspired many of Japan's literary giants for over a thousand years. From origins in the Golden Age of classical Japan, the story of Semimaru inspired significant written lore up through the 13th century. Matisoff's The Legend of Semimaru is the definitive English-language study of this fascinating figure. Included here are translations of the three most important Semimaru works, as well as the seven classical waka poems that have been attributed to Semimaru. This new edition includes an updated preface, a revised translation of the Noh play Ausaka Madman, and a supplementary bibliography. Cheng & Tsui, 2006, 5.5 x 8.5, 320pp.

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Ideal for: Grades 6­12. This obento (lunchbox) offers a culturally based approach to Japanese language study. Students will love the lively and authentic presentation of this colorful contemporary series. The new and updated Obento series offers a fully integrated course in three stages: Obento Deluxe, Obento Supreme, and the brand new Obento Senior. Obento is adaptable, allowing teachers to choose from a wide variety of content, and contains a wealth of teacher support material. Student books feature colorful manga-style cartoons; detailed grammar and vocabulary; and additional activities. Teacher resource files (also sold separately) feature teaching techniques, audio transcripts, activity suggestions, and more. Nelson (Cengage)/Cheng & Tsui, 1997­ 2007, B/W and color illustrations and photos.

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Features

¯ KokinshU

A Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern Translated by Laurel Rasplica Rodd, Mary Catherine Henkenius

N A fresh, uncluttered design. N Expanded grammar sections. N More listening activities and songs. N Teacher CD-ROMs with modifiable worksheets. N Contemporary Japanese culture notes. N Speaking activities extended and reinforced in the workbooks.

This book is the first complete translation of the ¯ tenth-century KokinshU, one of the most important anthologies of the Japanese classical tradition. Imperially commissioned to return poetry to the public arena after a renewed interest in Chinese literature, its compilers linked the poems by topic, theme, imagery, and chronological and narrative progression to form an integrated anthology. Winner of the 1982 Japan­U.S. Friendship Commission's Friendship Literary Translation Award, Rodd's work presents annotated translations of the 1,111 poems, and of the original Japanese and Chinese prefaces. Includes a translator's introduction and an essay on ¯ Chinese influences on the KokinshU prefaces. Indexed. Cheng & Tsui, 1996, 6 x 9, 442pp.

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Mirai Obento Snack Pack

By Sue Xouris

By Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Setsuko Taniguchi

Ideal for: Grades 6­12. Ideal for: Grades 6­12. By the author of the popular Obento series, Obento Snack Pack uses games, crafts, songs, cartoons, and interactive CD-ROMs to provide an appealing introduction to Japanese. Nelson (Cengage), 2008, Twocolor illustrations. N Lesson-based resources for one semester or one year of introductory Japanese. N Multimedia links with Activity Book content. N Fun activities for both students and teachers. N Flexible design to support any course. Mirai, a California state-adopted series, is a six-stage, full-color, user-friendly course with a fun and engaging approach to the Japanese language that will appeal to students and teachers alike. The approach is communicative, with an emphasis on natural language. Mirai features clear explanations of language structures, idiomatic expressions, and appropriate language use. Authentic and up-to-date photos and maps are presented in context so that students gain an appreciation of Japanese language and culture. Throughout the series, students follow the daily adventures of various cartoon characters, two real-life teenagers living in Japan, and even a music band. Perfect for middle and high school Japanese classes, each stage of Mirai includes a course book, activity book, teachers book, and audio CDs. The second edition of Stages 5 and 6 includes a greater range and diversity of exercises, improved audio CDs, revised topics to align with learning goals, and an expanded teachers book. Pearson/Cheng & Tsui, 1995­2006, B/W and color illustrations and photos.

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Stage 2

Tsumiki

By Margaret Lee, Yuka Ito Ideal for: Grades 7­10. Tsumiki, on California's Japanese language program approval list, presents a logical sequence of sentence patterns that allows students to build continuously on previous knowledge. Nelson (Cengage)/Cheng & Tsui, 2002.

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Course Book Activity Book Audio CDs (2) Teacher's Book

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Adventures in Japanese

By Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo "Unlike usual "grammar-speak," these explanations make sense to my students. They are concise and easily understood. I think that's why they are not afraid when I use the word "grammar"." -- Kim Roberts, Lake Washington School District Ideal for: Grades 9­12; also recommended for grades 7­8. Drawing on their experience in American classrooms, authors Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo have developed a course that combines cultural activities with beginning to advanced instruction in all four language skills. Adventures in Japanese has been widely adopted across the nation. The series is user-friendly, fun, and aids teachers in integrating the National Standards for Foreign Language Education's "5-Cs". Adventures in Japanese is full of culturally related activities--from learning Japanese songs to understanding Japan's educational system--that enrich learning. A "Japanese Culture Corner" presents projects that students research and share with classmates, and a "Fun Corner" offers instructions for Japanese crafts and games such as origami and karuta. Volume 1 covers hiragana and katakana, and by the end of Volume 4, students will have learned 340 kanji.

Dictionary

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See p. 14 for more information about the Adventures in Japanese Multimedia Companions and Images CD. Cheng & Tsui, 1998­2009, B/W illustrations.

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Teacher's Handbook 3rd Ed. (Pbk.)

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Adventures in Japanese, Multimedia Companions

By Jan Asato, Brandon Yoshimoto Ideal for: Grades 9­12. The Adventures in Japanese Multimedia Companions combine a mix of fast-paced games, electronic flashcards, and colorful exercises that students love. Students can build their listening and reading skills by interpreting conversations, arranging information, and selecting the correct words to use. Perfect for those who want extra practice at home or in a language lab, this program also includes a score report so students can get instant feedback on their knowledge and progress. For more information about the Adventures in Japanese series, see p. 13. Cheng & Tsui, 2005­2007.

Min. req. Mac: Macromedia® Flash Player (free download), OS 9.2 or higher (OS X compatible), 600 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, 360 MB ® available disk space.Windows: Macromedia Flash Player (free download), Windows 2000 or later, 900 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 1024æ768 monitor resolution, 710 MB available disk space. Mozilla Firefox® Internet Browser recommended.

Adventures in Japanese, Volumes 1 & 2 Images CD-ROM

By Jan Asato, Matthew Yoshida Teachers, you spoke and we listened! Perfect for teaching vocabulary, this CD-ROM is sure to add color and fun to your Japanese classes! Arranged by lesson, each digital image file is a multicolored rendition of the vocabulary and expressions section found in the Adventures in Japanese, Volumes 1 and 2 Textbooks. The images can be mixed and matched to create vocabulary review quizzes, classroom games, and paired speaking activities using a computer or overhead projector. Teachers can also use these images to enhance their own worksheets, matching exercises, tests, and quizzes for the Adventures in Japanese series, or print them out to create unique flashcards and other study guides. Each picture is in a simple JPEG format and can be displayed on any computer with a CD-ROM drive. These JPEG images offer a more colorful and convenient version of those printed in black & white in the "Overheads" section of the teacher's handbooks for Volumes 1 and 2. For more information about the Adventures in Japanese series, see p. 13. Cheng & Tsui, 2008.

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AP Preparation

Further Adventures in Japanese

An Advanced Course, Suitable for AP Preparation

Cheng & Tsui's Strive for a 5

AP Japanese Practice Tests By Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo, Junko Ady

By Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo, Junko Ady Ideal for: Students preparing for the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam. No matter what Japanese language textbook series you've been using, Further Adventures in Japanese gives teachers and students the tools needed to run a successful Advanced Placement program and ace the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam. Written by the authors of the best-selling Adventures in Japanese series (see p. 13), this revised version of Further Adventures in Japanese is ideal for students who have studied the equivalent of three to four years of high school Japanese. Based on feedback from the field, this edition is fully aligned with the format of the 2009 AP exam and includes more practice questions, as well as expanded cultural notes. The practice tests and units in the book cover all official AP topics and themes. Each unit provides cultural information, vocabulary, kanji, and grammar review. Additional activities in each unit offer targeted practice in the four language skills. An answer key is included. A Teacher's Manual (available Summer 2009) will have teaching suggestions, answer keys, quizzes, and tips on use in class. A Field Test edition of the textbook is now available; the full edition will be available in Summer 2009. Cheng & Tsui, 2008­ 2009, B/W illustrations. N Contains a thorough review of vocabulary, grammar, and cultural information with a complete list of 410 kanji needed for the AP exam. N Offers an abundance of exercises modeled after the exam. N Provides test-taking strategies and tips. N Covers AP-specific topics such as hobbies, media, Japan in the world, and more! N Includes FREE audio and flashcard downloads at www.cheng-tsui.com/downloads.

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Ideal for: Students preparing for the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam. Written by the authors of the bestselling Adventures in Japanese series, Cheng & Tsui's Strive for a 5: AP Japanese Practice Tests includes over a dozen practice tests in the format of the AP exam, along with answer keys. The authors also provide helpful study skills and test-taking tips based on their own successful AP classes. Includes free access to audio materials and kanji flash cards. This full edition is fully aligned with the format of the 2009 AP exam and includes more practice questions for every section of the exam, as well as expanded cultural notes. The practice tests cover all 20 official AP topics and themes. Cheng & Tsui, 2008, 8.5 x 10.75, B/W illustrations, 262pp.

N Includes over one dozen practice tests using the grammar, vocabulary, kanji, and topics from the AP exam. N Contains reading, writing, speaking, and listening sections that mirror the formats on the AP exam. N Presents cultural information to help students prepare for the speaking portion of the exam. N Offers valuable advice from expert teachers on how to excel at every part of the exam. N Provides an answer key for self-evaluation and study planning. N Includes FREE audio downloads at www.chengtsui.com/downloads.

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Textbooks: College & Beyond

Genki

By Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Yoko Sakane, Chikaki Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki Ideal for: Beginning-level students in high school, college, and adult education courses. Genki offers beginning students of Japanese a solid grounding in all four language skills, with a special emphasis on listening and speaking. This two-volume series comprises 23 engaging lessons packed with easy-to-understand grammar explanations, illustrated exercises, and scenes taken from everyday life. A supplementary workbook and audio CDs give students numerous opportunities to practice their skills. Great for classroom use, the CD-ROM contains picture cards for vocabulary covered in the Dialogue and Grammar sections of the text. A Teacher's Manual offers instructions in both English and Japanese, plus answer keys, scripts for the listening comprehension practice, mnemonics to help students learn kanji, and blank worksheets for classroom exercises. Japan Times, 1999­2005, B/W illustrations.

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An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese

Revised Edition

Ideal for: Intermediate-level college or adult learners. With equal emphasis on the four skills, this text uses a systematic approach to address the needs of intermediate students in vocabulary-building, kanji, grammar, and communication strategies. Reading passages are taken from authentic materials and are full of information on Japanese culture. Japan Times, 1994­ 2008. N Updated topics and content with new conversation practice in each lesson. N A completely re-written Chapter 15. N A separate workbook with more grammar drills, content questions, and more. N Two audio CDs (included with the textbook), containing listening material.

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The ABCs of Japanese

By Cyrus Rolbin

Teacher Manual

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Ideal for: Grades 6­12. Take a cultural journey through hiragana and katakana, the ABCs of Japanese! This workbook offers a fresh, innovative approach to mnemonic-based kana instruction. In the hiragana section, characters are illustrated by images of Japanese cultural terms and daily expressions. For katakana, each lesson presents mnemonics that relate to a theme: famous places, food, etc. Learning how to write is easy with this stimulating, supportive curriculum, presented through an integrated workbook, two CDs, and website. Intext, 2008, 8.25 x 11, B/W illustrations, 148pp.

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Robo-Sensei

Personal Japanese Tutor

By Noriko Nagata

The Key to Kanji

A Visual Guide to the Origin of 1,100 Characters

By Noriko Williams Ideal for: Students at all levels. Learning kanji is not difficult and complex if presented in an engaging way! The Key to Kanji: A Visual Guide to the Origin of 1,100 Characters is a unique, fully illustrated, etymologically-based learning approach and reference tool for Japanese teachers and students at any level. Each of eleven hundred essential kanji is explained by the close relationship between its written form and meaning in ancient times, and how that shaped the character's form and meaning in present day usage. In addition to illustrations and a brief English summary of the character's etymology, each kanji is also given on- and kun- pronunciations, a section header in a traditional kanji dictionary, a clear stroke order illustration, and sample words that are useful for learners. The unusually wide breadth and depth of information in The Key to Kanji meets the needs of students and teachers in university, high school, and heritage language school programs, as well as independently studying adult learners. Available Fall 2009. Cheng & Tsui, 2009, B/W illustrations

"The strength of Robo-Sensei is clearly evident in its answer-judging capability. It gives remarkably flexible feedback by analyzing the student's input, and not by predicted incorrect answers." -- Kazumi

Hatasa (Purdue University) in Oshirase, the newsletter of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT)

Ideal for: Grades 9 and higher. Beginning- to advanced-level students; travelers, businesspeople, and independent learners. Robo-Sensei is a highly effective and interactive software program developed for learning and practicing Japanese grammar. Using artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and an enjoyable oneon-one method, Robo-Sensei provides detailed, personalized feedback to students as they work through a fun series of 24 modules--from beginning to advanced levels. Within Robo-Sensei's colorful program, you will perform fill-in-the-blank activities, sentence composition, dictation, and read short letters and passages. Practice drills mimic real-life communication situations. As you compose your own sentences in response to each new situation, Robo-Sensei uses artificial intelligence technology to interpret your responses, correct your mistakes, and provide feedback on the nature of your errors. The program incorporates Japanese characters, so you can read and type in Japanese and enhance your kana/kanji recognition. Instructions are provided for those who do not know how to type in Japanese, and the first five lessons are available in romaji. Extensive cultural information and color photographs of Japan accompany each exercise to help boost cultural knowledge and understanding. Cheng & Tsui, 2003.

Min. req. Mac: OS X; 120 MB free hard drive space; Internet browser with JavaScript enabled, and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download). Robo-Sensei runs on Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.Windows: Windows 2000 or later (Japanese Windows 98/ME is also supported); 90 MB free hard drive space (an additional 230 MB is required to install supplemental language support); Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+ or Netscape 7.1+ with JavaScript enabled, and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download). Windows Vista is supported.

Features

N A unique etymological and visual approach to learning kanji. N More interesting and effective than rote memorization, easing the anxiety common to beginners.

N Includes 1,006 official Educational Kanji plus 94 commonly-used kanji from leading textbooks and proficiency tests. N Five indexes assist users with looking up specific kanji. N Beginners apply understanding to new, unfamiliar kanji and swiftly expand their kanji knowledge. N Clear stroke order illustrations help users write kanji correctly. N Sample words introduce learners to common usage. N Includes background chapters about development of kanji, kanji types and dictionary headers, and Japanese writing systems.

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Japanese: The Written Language

By Eleanor Harz Jorden, Mari Noda

A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar

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By Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui

Ideal for: Beginning and low-intermediate level learners of Japanese. This companion to the bestselling Japanese: the Spoken Language. Begins with the two kana syllabaries and introduces approximately 300 kanji, following the spoken language text lesson by lesson. Appropriate for classroom or self-study programs. Non-returnable. Cheng & Tsui, 1994.

Volume 1

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To advance beyond beginning-level Japanese, students must develop an understanding of complex sentence structures, a mastery of conjunctions and transitional phrases, and a familiarity with nuances between related expressions. With an abundance of example sentences, A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar goes beyond the basics to provide students with information essential at the intermediate level. Main entries use furigana instead of romanization, and contain detailed, easy-to-understand explanations, examples, and charts for 200 topics on both written and spoken Japanese. Appendices deal with katakana transcription, particles, verbs, and more. Indexes are in English and romanized Japanese. Japan Times, 1995, 5.25 x 7.25, 760pp.

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Reference

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

Edited by Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui

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A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar

Edited by Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui

An indispensable reference tool for beginning-level students of Japanese, A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar offers a new approach to the interpretation of Japanese grammar and provides a convenient dictionary of grammar-related expressions. The text contains five different sections: Grammatical Terms, Characteristics of Japanese Grammar, Main Entries, Appendices, and Indexes. Main entries are arranged in dictionary format, with easy-to-read and comprehensive explanations, examples, and charts of 200 topics from both written and spoken Japanese. Appendices deal with katakana transcription, particles, verbs, and more. Indexes are in English and romanized Japanese. Japan Times, 1989, 7.5 x 5, 648pp.

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This advanced grammar dictionary offers approximately 230 key grammar items with extensive explanations in both English and Japanese. A great supplement and comprehensive resource, especially for reading materials such as newspapers, professional journals, technical/business/legal documents, academic papers, and literature. Japan Times, 2008, 7.5 x 5, 795pp. N Topics include adjective classification in Japanese, interpretations of N1 no N2, concepts of politeness and formality, meanings of rhetorical questions, metaphorical expressions, and number marking in Japanese. N Main entries offer detailed explanations of meaning and usage, examples of authentic usage, and comparisons between the target expression and similar expressions. N English and Japanese indexes allow for easy reference to all main entries and related expressions within the three volumes of the series.

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