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Dr Kristin H. Williams

Subject groups/Research projects

Japanese Studies:

Key Publications

Children in an Early Red Book: Cuckoo of Mt. Gratis,” in Childhood in Japanese History. Concepts and Experiences / Kindheit in der japanischen Geschichte. Vorstellungen und Erfahrungen, edited by Michael Kinski, Eike Großmann, and Harald Salomon (Harrassowitz, 2016).

Translation: “The Japan-U.S Textile Negotiation” and “From the Plaza Accord to the Collapse of the Bubble Economy” in Politics and Power in 20th Century Japan: The Reminiscences of Miyazawa Kiichi, translated by Timothy S. George, et al.  (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Visualizing the Child: Japanese Children's Literature in the Age of Woodblock Print, 1678–1888,” PhD dissertation, Harvard University, 2012.

Crisscrossed Confucianism: Images of Edo, Japan, as a Virtuous Dystopia,” International Journal of Comic Art 9.1 (Spring 2007): 119-134.

Other Publications

Translation: Two sections in Kōsaka Masataka Japan as a Maritime Power, translated by Paul Midford, et al. (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

"A review of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)," Dissertation Reviews http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/13058 (Mar. 30, 2016).

“A review of Sharebon and the Courtesans: A Phase of Edo Aesthetics as the Dispersal of Ideology, by Nahoko Fukushima,” Dissertation Reviews http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/7415 (Feb. 25, 2014).

“Pages of Prints: A Rare Display of Japanese Books,” Art New England, 34.4 (Jul. / Aug. 2013): 38-40.