I’m hooked! Whenever I look at the new books coming into the Arts Library I now find myself trying to spot a recurring theme that might make an interesting blog post; and I think I’ve found another one.

Southeast Asian ceramics : new light on old pottery edited by John N. Miksic

Editions Didier Millet, 2009

Editions Didier Millet, 2009

Chinese ceramics by Stacey Pierson

V&A, 2009

V&A, 2009

Two lovely books focusing on ceramics from different parts of Asia.

Visions of Japanese modernity : articulations of cinema, nation, and spectatorship, 1895-1925 by Aaron Gerow

University of California Press, 2010

University of California Press, 2010

It often seems that not a week goes by without yet another study of Japanes cinema, not that I mind! Interestingly, this one looks at the first 3 decades of film in Japan and demonstrates how the influence of the silent cinema shaped the vibrant and extraordinary film industry that followed it.

From rajahs and yogis to Gandhi and beyond : images of India in international films of the twentieth century by Vijaya Mulay

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How a country presents itself in its films and how other countries represent it can be two very different things, perhaps nowhere better demonstrated than in the array of visions applied to India.

The honey gatherers : travels with the Bauls : the wandering minstrels of rural India by Mimlu Sen

Rider, 2010

Rider, 2010

The author fell in love with Paban Das Baul and his troop of strolling minstrels having watched them perform on the streets of Paris. This memoir of time spent on the road with them in India uncovers a way of life, and art, far removed from what she knew in the City of Light!

Visions of Japan : Kawase Hasui’s masterpieces

Hotei Pub., 2004

Hotei Pub., 2004

Not a new book at all, but one of my favourite Japanese artists, so why not?

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  1. I think it’s an excellent way to group new arrivals! fab.

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