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No.34(2023)Division, Diversity, and Unity

2023.12.13 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editor’s Introduction

3. Seong-Ho LIM, What Kind of “America” Mattered in the State Building of South Korea? The “Tudor” Polity and the “Progressive” State
29. Yoshiko UZAWA, The Yellow Jacket (1912): Chinese Opera as Techne in Early Twentieth-Century American Theatre
45. Hiro MATSUBARA, “What a Quickening It Was to My Soul”: The Emergence of Women’s Autonomy in the New York Religious Tract Society, 1812–1826
67. Junko ISONO KATO, Counting Diversity in an Attempt to Achieve Unity: How the Three-Fifths Clause United and Divided Americans
89. Yuki ODA, Family Unity and “Noncitizen Citizenship”: The Advocacy of the International Institutes on Behalf of Separated Families
111. Shunta MATSUMOTO, The Role of Congress in the Current Polarized Age: Unified Decision-Maker or Partisan Arena?
137. Yutaka NAKAMURA, Informal Mediation on the Street: An Ethnographic Exploration of Discrimination and Division within Muslim Communities in Harlem

163. English Language Works by JAAS members 2021

The Fifty-Seventh JAAS Annual Meeting Map&Guide

2023.05.28 What's New,Annual Meeting,Infomation

Map to the Ikuta Campus is below.

https://www.senshu-u.ac.jp/english/campus/ikuta/

The Fifty-Seventh JAAS Annual Meeting Program

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STYLE SHEET AND GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

2023.05.07 Infomation

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The Japanese Journal of American Studies STYLE SHEET AND GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

I. Procedure for submitting manuscripts

first stage

  1. In order to facilitate the printing process, manuscripts should be prepared using a personal computer.
  2. The paper should not exceed 7,000 words, including notes.  If graphs, maps, etc. are included, then the number of words should be reduced proportionally in order to accommodate these materials.  For details, please refer to section II.
  3. Once the manuscript has been reviewed by a native speaker of English  familiar with academic style, 3 copies of the completed paper should be sent to The JJAS Editorial Committee, JAAS, c/o The University of Tokyo Center for Pacific and American Studies, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902.
  4. The editorial committee will meet to review the submitted manuscripts  and make its decisions, and authors will be informed of the results before the end of June. Papers will be either (A) accepted as submitted, (B) accepted contingent on revision, (C) not accepted.

second stage

  1. For papers in categories (A) and (B),  authors will be requested to submit an electronic file for editing. For papers in category (B) the committee will decide after reviewing the revisions made whether or not to accept the paper for publication.  The editorial committee may make suggestions for revision of accepted manuscripts, and will then return them to each of the authors.  Authors are requested to take these suggestions into consideration as they revise their manuscripts. During this second stage, the editorial committee may continue to suggest further revisions.

third stage

  1. Three copies of the final manuscript should be submitted to the editorial committee: 2 hard copies and one on a floppy disk (see note III below).

proofreading

  1. Galleys will be sent to authors in March or early April.  Authors should notify the committee in advance if they will be away from their usual mailing address at any time during this period.  At this time, authors are also requested to submit a short English summary  (no more than a paragraph) of their paper, for the editor-in-chief’s reference. In principle, authors will proofread only the first galleys. In order to communicate corrections and additions clearly to the printer, authors should annotate their manuscripts by hand in red pencil or ink, before returning the corrected galleys to the editorial committee. There is no need to submit the revised version on floppy disk.

other matters

  1. Authors will receive 50 offprints and two copies of the Journal.
  2. Submitted materials will not be returned. 
  3. Acknowledgments should be kept to a minimum.  The Journal’s policy is only to allow acknowledgements  that recognize specific assistance made in preparing the submitted manuscript, for example, from libraries or institutions.  More general acknowledgments, for example of colleagues or editors who read and commented on the manuscript or assisted the author more generally, should not be included.
  4. Papers published in the Journal will be simultaneously published in electronic form on the Journal’s website.  Any author who does not wish their paper to be included in the electronic form of the journal should notify the committee in advance.

II. Manuscript style

  1. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on A4 paper (approximately 65 characters/spaces to a line, 25 lines to a page). The total length should be approximately 35 pages, including notes. Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words, including notes, less if necessary to accommodate graphs, maps, and illustrations within an equivalent number of pages.
  2. In principle, authors should refer to  The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed.  (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993) for style guidance.  Kate Turabian’s  A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses,  and Dissertations, 6th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996) is a useful abbreviation.  In some cases the following reference works may also be used:  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed. (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003),  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 3rd ed.      (Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1984).  In all cases, authors should use a uniform style throughout the manuscript.
  3. Please refer to the back issues for basic style.
  4. Notes should be presented as endnotes, following the main body of the text, and typed double-spaced (approximately 65 characters/spaces to a line, 25 lines to a page).
  5. The author’s name should be given below the title, in the order of given name and then family name. The official English language name of the author’s affiliation (university, research institute, etc.) should also be given.
  6. In order to make the papers easier to read, it is desirable that each manuscript be divided into several sections, with roman numerals or headings (or a combination thereof) at the beginning of each section. The first section and last section may be given topic headings, or headed as “introduction” and “conclusion,” and/or they may be given roman numerals. Headings should not be centered.
  7. Graphs, maps, photographs, etc. should be glued individually on to separate sheets of A4 paper, without page numbers.  Captions should be written concisely beneath each figure. The location of final insertion in the manuscript (page and line) should be noted clearly on both the separate page and in the text itself.

III. The final manuscript

  1. The final manuscript, with all necessary additions and corrections,  should be submitted to the editorial committee in the form of one floppy disk  (text file) and 2 hard copies.  Authors should make sure that they have kept a back-up disk containing their manuscript. On the submitted floppy disk, please note the name of both the hardware and the software program used.
  2. Block quotations should not be indented or single-spaced, but should be indicated in the margin of the manuscript.
  3. The first line of each note should not be indented, and the note number should be given in the same font size as the text of the note. One space should be inserted between the number and the beginning of the note. Notes should be double-spaced.
  4. For further guidance on any editorial issues, please write to the editorial committee.

Citation Samples

A. Books

1. with a single author

William H. Chafe, The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II , 3d ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), 146-48.

2. with an editor/editors

(1) where no author’s name appears on the title page

Walter Lippmann and Allan Nevins, eds., A Modern Reader: Essays on Present-day Life and Culture (Boston: Heath, 1936), 76.

(2) the edited work of one author (unless the editor/translator is more important to the discussion than the original author)

John Stuart Mill, Autobiography and Literary Essays , ed. John M. Robson and Jack Stillinger (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1980), 15.

3. a work in a series

Luli Callinicos, Workers on the Rand: Factories, Townships, and Popular Culture, 1886-1942 , A People’s History of South Africa, vol. 2 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1985), 48.

4. a translation

Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji , trans. Edward G. Seidensticker (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978), 46.

5. a work in a language other than English

Yoshiko Yoshida, Amerika to Nippon no taiwa [The Dialogue between the United States and Japan] (Tokyo: Shunju-sha, 1995), 189-200.

When romanizing Japanese language titles, capitalize the first word and proper nouns. The accompanying English translation should be capitalized according to note G below. Underlining is not necessary except in cases  where the English translation of the Japanese title has been indicated by the author.

6. when it is important to indicate the year of original publication

(1) reprint editions

Gunnar Myrdal, Population: A Problem for Democracy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1940; repr. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1956), 9.

(2) the first paperback edition of an original hardback
(i) by a different publisher

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus (the 1818 text) , ed. James Reiger (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Phoenix Books, 1982), 37.

(ii) by a publisher within the same group

Leon F. Litwack, North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961; Phoenix Books, 1965), 65.

B. Articles

1. in a book

Jack Goody and Ian Watt,  “The Consequences of Literacy,” in Literacy in Traditional Societies , ed. Jack Goody (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968), 34.

2. in a professional journal

(1) general

Patricia A. Cooper,  “What Ever Happened to Adolph Strasser?” Labor History 20 (Summer 1979): 17-30.

(2) where the journal is paginated by issue

Lisa Steinman, “Moore, Emerson, and Kreymborg,” Marianne Moore Newsletter 4, no. 1 (1980): 9.

(3) where the journal is paginated by volume

Konrad Lorenz, “The Wisdom of Darwin,” Midway , no. 22 (1965): 43.

3. in a popular magazine

(1) signed articles

Anne B. Fisher, “Ford Is Back on the Track,” Fortune , 23 December 1985, 18.

(2) unsigned articles

“Ethiopia’s No-Win War”, Newsweek , 24 April 1989, 19.

C. Other sources

1. newspapers

Michael Norman,  “The Once-Simple Folk Tale Analyzed by Academe,” New York Times , 5 March 1984.

2. encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Americana , 1963 ed., s.v. “Sitting Bull.”

Columbia Encyclopedia , 1990 ed., s.v. “Tocqueville, Alexis de.”

3. unpublished dissertations

Sandra Landis Gogel,  “A Grammar of Old Hebrew” (Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago, 1985), 46-50.

4. government publications

U.S. Congress, House Committee on Education and Labor, White House Conference on Aging: Report to Accompany S.J. Res. 117 , 90th Cong., 2d sess., 1 May 1968, 5.

D. Indirect citations

Glenway Wescott, Images of Truth: Remembrances and Criticism (New York: Harper, 1962), 128, quoted in William L. Nance, Katherine Anne Porter and the Art of Rejection (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1964), 207-9.

E. Repeated citations

  1. Use “ibid.” (not underlined) when referring again to the single work cited in the immediately preceding note. Except at the head of a sentence, “ibid.” should not be capitalized.

    See ibid., 52-58.

  2. Use short title forms when referring again to a previous citation not in the immediately preceding note. Include the author, title (abbreviated if necessary), and page number.

    Chafe, The Unfinished Journey , 150.

F. Multiple-item notes

When citing more than one source in a single note, connect the items with semi-colons, and insert “and” before the final item.

Chafe, The Unfinished Journey, 180-81; Cooper,  “What Ever Happened,” 24; and Lorenz, “The Wisdom of Darwin,” 46.

G. Capitalization in English language sources

  1. Capitalize the first letter of each word, but (with the exception of the first and last words) use lower case for articles, prepositions, the word “to” used as part of an infinitive, and coordinate conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for).

    Economic Effects of War upon Women and Children “What It Is All About”

  2. The capitalization of the original title should be retained in principle, but for the sake of uniformity the capitalization described above may be used.

  3. With regard to Japanese language materials, see A.5. above.

H. Omission of the definite article in titles of magazines, journals,  and encyclopedias

(The) New York Times, (The) Chronicle of Higher Education

I. Place of publication

  1. When an American location is not well known, include the state name. Abbreviate as follows:

    Ala. Alaska Ariz. Ark. Calif. Colo. Conn. Del. D.C. Fla. Ga. Hawaii Idaho Ill. Ind. Iowa Kans. Ky. La. Maine Md. Mass. Mich. Minn. Miss. Mo. Mont. Nev. N.H. N.J. N.Mex. N.Y. N.C. N.Dak. Ohio Okla. Oreg. Pa. R.I. S.C. S.Dak. Tenn. Tex. Utah Vt. Va. Wash. W.Va. Wis. Wyo.  

    In the case of Cambridge (for example), if the publisher is other than Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, or MIT Press, indicate “Cambridge, England” or “Cambridge, Mass.”

  2. The US capital, Washington D.C., should be referred to as “Washington, D.C.” except in the case of publications from bodies such as the US Congress, in which case there is no need to indicate place of publication.  See C.4. above.

  3. When a title page indicates more than one place of publication, in principle only the first should be given.

J. Publisher

  1. Omit the first “The” and also “Inc.” or “Ltd.”

    (The) University of Chicago Press, Alfred A. Knopf (Inc.)

  2. Simplify “and” to “&,” and “Company” to “Co.”

K. Numerals

  1. Page numbers: 46-48, 135-37, 204-6, 281-302
  2. Volume numbers: use arabic numerals — “vol. 4” (not “vol. IV”)
  3. Ordinal numbers: 2d, 3d (not 2nd, 3rd).

No.033 (2022) Mobility/Immobility

2022.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editor’s Introduction

5. Takahiro SAKANE, Mobile Monuments: Dialectic of Commemoration in Henry James’s The American Scene
25. Yuri SAKUMA, African American Migration Narratives of the Harlem Renaissance: Jazz as a Symbol of Racial Uplift, “Low-Down” Migrants, and Black20232023 Feminism
45. Manako OGAWA, Konpira-san as Enemy Asset: The Contestation and Confrontation over the Interpretation of a Shinto Sea Deity and the Kotohira Jinsha v. McGrath Case in 1949
67. Ichiro MIYATA, “A Must for Atlanta’s Future”: Metropolitan Atlanta and the Rapid Transit Idea, 1963-65
87. Yuka MIZUTANI, Promotion of Gastronomic Traditions in the Sonoran Desert and Changes in the Representation of the US-Mexico Borderlands
109. Masahito WATANABE, Mobilizing Party Participation: Defending the Iowa Caucuses
133. Yoshiaki FURUI, Through an “Impenetrable Thicket”: Penetrating Depth and Alterity in Melville’s Typee
151. Shogo TANOKUCHI, Freaky Asian Junks: Herman Melville and Antebellum Exhibition Culture

173. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2020

Special Notice in Regard to the JAAS 2021 Annual Conference

2021.06.30 Annual Meeting

Dear Colleague,

We inform you that the JAAS Executive Board and Program Committee decided that our 55th Annual Conference on June 5-6, 2021, is to be held ONLINE. We appreciate the JAAS members and partners at Keio University, and apologize for inconveniences this decision may cause to those of you who had planned to attend the 2021 Conference. Details regarding the online conference will be provided on the JAAS official website and through the association mailing list.

Ayumu KANEKO
Chair, Program Committee, JAAS

No.032 (2021) Transnationalism

2021.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editors Introduction

7. Yuko TAKAHASHI, Transgender Students and New Admission Policies at Historically Signifi cant Women’s Colleges in Twenty-First Century United States and Japan

29. Nozomi FUJIMURA, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Transnational Revision of America and Civil Wars: The American Claimant Manuscripts Reconsidered

51. Takayuki TATSUMI, The Laws of Literary Life Cycle: Reading Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? as a Transnational Play

71. Keiko ARAKI, Transnational Nationalism: Revisiting the Garvey Movement

91. Yoshie TAKAMITSU, Interwar Transnational Network and the British Commonwealth: The Institute of Pacifi c Relations and Transformation of Relations among the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, 1942-43

109. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2019

Call for Paper Proposals: The 55th JAAS Annual Meeting

2021.03.15 Annual Meeting

The 55th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for American Studies,
(Keio University, Tokyo, Japan)

The 55th JAAS Annual Meeting will be held on June 5th and 6th, 2021 at Keio University, Tokyo. The JAAS Annual Meeting Program Coordinating Committee invites JAAS members to send paper proposals for the “Independent Paper Sessions” to be held on June 5th, 2020. If you are interested in giving a paper, please send by email a proposal that includes (1) your name, (2) your affiliation, (3) the title of your paper, (4) a summary of your paper (approximately 800 words) and (5) five keywords to the JAAS Annual Meeting Office (program@jaas.gr.jp) by November 20th, 2020 (Japanese Standard Time, JST).

The 55th Conference may be held online, if the of COVID-19 pandemic is not sufficiently resolved. Please check JAAS official website for the latest information.

[Proposals from Japan] Only JAAS members can submit a paper proposal. Proposals from non-members will be reviewed if their membership application is received by November 20th, 2019 and the membership is approved in the Board of Executive Directors meeting. Upon approval, you should compete your membership payment.

[Proposal from outside Japan]Non-members can submit a proposal. When the paper is accepted, you should register before March 1st, 2021 (JST) to ensure your presentation. Registration fee is 8,000 JPN. Please note that registration fee is non-refundable.

You can present a paper in the “Independent Paper Sessions” two years in a row, but not three years. A previously published paper will not be accepted.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to submit your full paper (approximately 5,000 to 7,500 words) to the JAAS Annual Meeting Program Coordinating Committee by May 15th, 2021. The paper will be posted at the JAAS Internet site for two weeks before and after the Annual Meeting; it will be protected by a password that will be given to JAAS members only.

The JAAS Annual Meeting Program Coordinating Committee

No.031 (2020) Community

2020.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies

1. Editors Introduction

3. Izumi OGURA, The Concord Community: Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Antislavery Movement

21. Yuko MATSUMOTO, Community Building in Harlem: The New York Age in the 1910s

45. Michiyo KITAWAKI, The Making of Western Dressmaking Culture in the Hawai’i Nikkei Community before World War II

65. Bruce P. BOTTORFF, Forging American Womanhood: The Acculturation of Second-Generation Immigrant Girls in Honolulu, 1917-1938

87. Yushi YAMAZAKI, Becoming Internationalist Subjects: The Growth of Multiracial Labor Organizing among Japanese Immigrant Communities in California, 1925-1933

111. Ayako SAHARA, Sharing the Travail of Reeducation Camps, Expelling the Betrayer: The Politics of Deportation in a Vietnamese American Community

133. Kumiko NOGUCHI, Keeping the Indian Tribal Community Together: Nation Building and Cultural Sovereignty in the Indian Casino Era

157. Satomi MINOWA, “Free Love” in Sectional Debates over Slavery in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America

179. Koji ITO, Contesting Alaskan Salmon: Fishing Rights, Scientifi c Knowledge, and a US-Japanese Fishery Dispute in Bristol Bay in the 1930s

201. Mai ISOYAMA, The Asia Foundation’s Cold War Infl uence on Tadao Yanaihara’s Educational Research Institute in Japan

223. English-Language Works by JAAS Members 2018

No.030 (2019) Democracy

2019.04.01 The Japanese Journal of American Studies