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The Editors

Articles by Kyoko Selden

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Kyoko Selden (1936-2013) taught Japanese language and literature as a senior lecturer at Cornell University until her retirement in 2008. Author, translator, artist and calligrapher, she was the translation coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Journal. Her major works as translator centered on Japanese women writers, the atomic bomb, the Ainu and the Okinawans. Her major translations included Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fiction, More Stories By Japanese Women Writers, An Anthology, Kayano Shigeru’s Our Land Was a Forest, Honda Katsuichi’s Harukor: Ainu Woman’s Tale, The Atomic Bomb: Voices From Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Shin’ichi Suzuki's Nurtured by Love, and Cho Kyo’s The Search for the Beautiful Woman, A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty.

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Artistic Legacy of the Fifteenth Century Selections from Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture, 1185-1868
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The Search for the Beautiful Woman: A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty
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Selections from “Ukiyo-e Landscapes and Edo Scenic Places”
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Wanderings in the Realm of the Seventh Sense
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Selections from Nurtured by Love
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Calligraphy: Three Heian Poems
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A Childhood Memoir of Wartime Japan
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Masks of Whatchamacallit: A Nagasaki Tale
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Selected Haiku
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The Song the Owl God Himself Sang, “Silver Droplets Fall Fall All Around,” An Ainu Tale
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The Goddess of the Wind and Okikurmi
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Atomic Bomb Poems
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Swaying, Swinging
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Selections from the Taiheiki: The Chronicle of Great Peace
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Introduction to the Hinin Taiheiki: The Paupers’ Chronicle of Peace
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Hinin Taiheiki: The Paupers’ Chronicle of Peace
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Renga by Sasaki Dōyo: Selected from the Tsukubashū (Tsukuba Anthology)
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The Takarazuka Concise Madame Butterfly
The Goddess of the Wind and Okikurmi
Memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Messages from Hibakusha: An Introduction−−
The Song the Owl God Himself Sang. An Ainu Tale