GENDER AND POWER IN THE JAPANESE VISUAL FIELD, edited by Joshua S. Mostow, Norman Bryson and Maribeth Graybill. Honolulu: Hawai’i University Press, 2003, 292 pp., 7 color plates, 106 b/w illustrations, $36.00 (cloth).

The original impetus for this interesting volume came during the 1994 Kyoto Conference on Japanese studies, which that year put emphasis on shunga, those traditional erotic prints that had been, until then, tidied up or hidden away.

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