Akita International University Press

Akita International University Press

The Akita International University Press was established in January 2008 for communicating each faculty member’s achievements in education and research to institutions of higher education in Japan and abroad, as well as the wider world.

AIU Press Mission Statement

AIU Press is committed to promoting the results of scholarly research and to publishing high quality teaching materials, with the purpose of furthering the goals of the University’s international liberal arts education.

AIU Press publications are written in English, but address issues important for Akita, Tohoku, Japan, and the world from a global perspective, and contribute to the promotion of both local and global traditions and culture.

Annals / Collection of papers

Global Review

Global Review

The “Global Review” is an academic report the AIU Press has been publishing since 2009. It is a collection of papers relating to a broad range of liberal arts fields from linguistics to recent international security issues. (All contents are in English.)

Global Review

Student Journal

Student Journal

The “Student Journal of International Liberal Arts” provides a place for students and graduate students to present their creative academic studies in the liberal arts fields they spearhead. Topics include a wide range of fields such as politics, education, linguistics and history. Essays are always welcomed.

Student Journal

AIU PRESS BOOKS

Readings for Academic Writing

Editor: Clay Williams, Rachael Ruegg, Naoko Araki, Mary Frances Agnello, Paul Chamness Miller, Lindsay DeWitt / Published:March 28th, 2016

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Title
Readings for Academic Writing
Editor
Clay Williams
Rachael Ruegg
Naoko Araki
Mary Frances Agnello
Paul Chamness Miller
Lindsey Dewitt
Softcover
Pages: 217 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9908590-1-5
Published
March 28th, 2016
Price
2,695 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
This textbook contains a collection of essays by over 30 Akita International University faculty members, assembled to exemplify the various rhetorical modes commonly taught in university-level English composition classes. Varieties of writing represented include argument writing, compare/contrast, narration, classification, process, description, critical analysis, problem solution, explanatory synthesis, argument synthesis, and empirical research.

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Spanish in Action

Author: Alex Pinar / Published: March 16th, 2015

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Title
Spanish in Action
Author
Alex Pinar
Softcover
Pages: 209 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-9-7
Published
March 16th, 2015
Price
5,000 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
This textbook is a communicative-action-oriented course of Spanish. It is divided into three modules which correspond to levels A1, A2, and B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Each module contains the most relevant contents detailed for each level in the Instituto Cervantes' syllabus.

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Partners in the Classroom -Collaborative English Language Teaching and Learning Projects-

Author: Cherie J.Brown and Erina M. Brown/Published: March 31st, 2014

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Title
Partners in the Classroom
- Collaborative English Language Teaching and Learning Projects -
Author
Cherie J. Brown and Erina M. Brown
Softcover
Pages: 145 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-7-3
Published
March 31st, 2014
Price
3,500 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
“Partners in the Classroom” is a unique volume that brings project-based learning alive for the contemporary ESL/EFL classroom. A practical volume that promotes a blend of language and content learning, and centres on seven detailed, easily adaptable and well-trialed projects, suitable for a range of levels. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, clear objectives, assessment tools and photocopiable material.
Lecturer Cherie Brown


Cherie Brown(Akita International University, Lecturer)

Ms. Cherie Brown lectures in the English for Academic Purposes and Basic Education programmes at Akita International University, Japan. She has team-taught English-medium content classes at Miyazaki International College, Kyushu, Japan, and pre-sessional English as a Second Language (ESL) and Study Abroad programmes at The University of Otago Language Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand and The University of Waikato Language Institute, Auckland, New Zealand, where she also worked as a programme co-ordinator.

Ms. Brown has experience in language school administration, and early childhood and elementary school teaching and administration. She holds university degrees in Education and History, Second Language Teaching and Learning, and Applied Linguistics.

Her research interests include vocabulary acquisition and collaborative teaching and learning practice, and she also writes in the field of teaching resources. She is co-author of “Max Vocab”, a volume designed for upper level students of English, that introduces learners to the history of English words, and “Partners in the Classroom: Collaborative English Language Teaching and Learning Projects”, which is a step-by-step, teaching resource book designed to enable teachers to introduce a collaborative approach to teaching and learning English, via student-directed projects, into their modern language classrooms. Ms. Brown’s collaborative work in Project Based Learning in the ESL classroom earned the inaugural ‘New Zealand International Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award ’. She has also been a writer and editor for ‘English-to-Go’, an online English Language teaching and learning resource site which provides Reuters’ news-based ESL/EFL resources to teachers and students around the world via the Internet.

Ms. Brown has a keen interest in teacher development, and has been an active member of THT (Teachers Helping Teachers), a Special Interest Group with JALT (the Japan Association of Language Teachers) since 2008. THT provides annual teacher-training workshops and conference events in several countries in Asia. She participates regularly in THT programmes, in events in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan. She has also presented at a wide range of teacher development workshops and ESL/EFL conferences in Cambodia, Thailand, Turkey, Japan and New Zealand.

At AIU, Ms. Brown’s teaching focus includes classes across all levels in reading, speaking and listening skills for academic purposes, with the objective being to prepare non-native university level users of English for tertiary content studies in English, at AIU and beyond Japan (in Study Abroad programmes with AIU partner institutions).

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A MOON IN A DEW DROP

Author: Alexander Dolin / Published: December 20th, 2013

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Title
A MOON IN A DEW DROP
Author
Alexander Dolin
Softcover
Pages: 192 (Japanese, English, Russian)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-6-6
Published
December 20th, 2013
Price
2,205 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
Rogetsu Ishii (1873-1928) spent most of his life in his birthplace, Akita, whilst studying under Shiki Masaoka. This book introduces the poems of lyrical poet Rogetsu, who lived from the second half of the 18th century to the first half of the 19th century, in Japanese, English and Russian. The book also includes many photographs of the hanging scrolls created by Rogetsu.
Professor Alexander Dolin


Alexander Dolin

Professor Alexander Dolin began his scholarly career by studying Japanese classics and comparative culture at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences) where he has been working for two decades since 1971. Then from April 1992 through March 2004 he was teaching Comparative literature at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.His research activity has been rather diversified and covers several related areas of culture: from Japanese literature, ethics and aesthetics to world literature, history and religion, always being on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary studies.

Professor Dolin is an author and translator of over 50 books. A number of his books – published in Russian, German, English and Japanese – explore the history and theory of classic and modern Japanese poetry as well as history and philosophy of Far Eastern Martial Arts, spiritual sources of cultural evolution and the ways of cultural exchange. His works on Russian literature and society issued in Japan (in Japanese) and in Russia have been met with interest both by specialists and by public at large.

He is also acknowledged in Russia as a poet and writer in his own right, being a member of the Russian Writers’ Union and International PEN Club.

His massive History of New Japanese Poetry in several volumes issued both in Russian and in English became a significant contribution to the studies of Japanese literature in the West.

Dr. Dolin regards translation of old and new classic Japanese literature as his lifelong mission. Scores of collections and anthologies in his translations introduced to readers a broad panorama of Japanese poetry from ancient times till present day. He also published the translations of popular novels by Tanizaki Junichiro, Osaragi Jiro, Tsushima Yuko and many others. His work has been widely appreciated in Russia. It also has been recognized by a Special Prize for Cultural Achievements of the All-Japan Translators Association (1995).

Since the establishment of Akita International University in April, 2004, Dr. Dolin has been teaching Japanese Literature and Comparative Culture to Japanese and international students.

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THE FADING GOLDEN AGE OF JAPANESE POETRY

Author: Alexander Dolin / Published: March 31st, 2015

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Title
THE FADING GOLDEN AGE OF JAPANESE POETRY
Author
Alexander Dolin
Hardcover
Pages: 497 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-8-0
Published
March 31st, 2015
Price
3,000 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
The final third volume of the popular History of New Japanese Poetry introduces the reader to the fascinating world of tanka and haiku tracing the main trends and schools in the traditional genres since the Meiji Restoration. The best poetic works and theoretical writings by Masaoka Shiki, Ito Sachio, Saito Mokichi, Yosano Tekkan, Yosano Akiko, Ishikawa Takuboku, Natsume Soseki, Naito Meisetsu, Takahama Kyoshi, Kawahigashi Hekigoto, Ozski Hosai, Taneda Santoka, Mizuhara Shuoshi and many other renowned poets of the late XIX-early XX cc. are given thorough analyses in the special essays. The text is richly illustrated with portraits of the poets and the lithographs by early modern artists.
Professor Alexander Dolin


Alexander Dolin(Akita International University, Professor)

Professor Alexander Dolin began his scholarly career by studying Japanese classics and comparative culture at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences) where he has been working for two decades since 1971. Then from April 1992 through March 2004 he was teaching Comparative literature at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.His research activity has been rather diversified and covers several related areas of culture: from Japanese literature, ethics and aesthetics to world literature, history and religion, always being on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary studies.

Professor Dolin is an author and translator of over 50 books. A number of his books – published in Russian, German, English and Japanese – explore the history and theory of classic and modern Japanese poetry as well as history and philosophy of Far Eastern Martial Arts, spiritual sources of cultural evolution and the ways of cultural exchange. His works on Russian literature and society issued in Japan (in Japanese) and in Russia have been met with interest both by specialists and by public at large.

He is also acknowledged in Russia as a poet and writer in his own right, being a member of the Russian Writers’ Union and International PEN Club.

His massive History of New Japanese Poetry in several volumes issued both in Russian and in English became a significant contribution to the studies of Japanese literature in the West.

Dr. Dolin regards translation of old and new classic Japanese literature as his lifelong mission. Scores of collections and anthologies in his translations introduced to readers a broad panorama of Japanese poetry from ancient times till present day. He also published the translations of popular novels by Tanizaki Junichiro, Osaragi Jiro, Tsushima Yuko and many others. His work has been widely appreciated in Russia. It also has been recognized by a Special Prize for Cultural Achievements of the All-Japan Translators Association (1995).

Since the establishment of Akita International University in April, 2004, Dr. Dolin has been teaching Japanese Literature and Comparative Culture to Japanese and international students.

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THE BRONZE AGE OF JAPANESE POETRY

Author: Alexander Dolin / Published: March 31st, 2013

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Title
THE BRONZE AGE OF JAPANESE POETRY
Author
Alexander Dolin
Hardcover
Pages: 515 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-5-9
Published
March 31st, 2013
Price
2,858 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
The book, being the second part of the fundamental History of New Japanese Poetry, examines the developments in the realm of kindaishi and gendaishi verse of the Meiji – Taisho– early Showa period. The names of the great bards like Takamura Kotaro and Hagiwara Sakutaro, Nakano Shigeharu and Oguma Hideo, Murano Shiro and Nishiwaki Junzaburo , Miyoshi Tatsuji and Kaneko Mitsuharu are introduced along with the names of minor Japanese classics of the time. The concepts of the leading kindaishi and gendaishi schools analyzed in the monograph show the closest interaction of the Japanese authors with their counterparts in the West, which has resulted in the creative fusion of the indigenous and borrowed poetic traditions.The book is richly illustrated with portraits of the poets and lithographs by early modern artists.
Professor Alexander Dolin


Alexander Dolin(Akita International University, Professor)

Professor Alexander Dolin began his scholarly career by studying Japanese classics and comparative culture at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences) where he has been working for two decades since 1971. Then from April 1992 through March 2004 he was teaching Comparative literature at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.His research activity has been rather diversified and covers several related areas of culture: from Japanese literature, ethics and aesthetics to world literature, history and religion, always being on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary studies.

Professor Dolin is an author and translator of over 50 books. A number of his books – published in Russian, German, English and Japanese – explore the history and theory of classic and modern Japanese poetry as well as history and philosophy of Far Eastern Martial Arts, spiritual sources of cultural evolution and the ways of cultural exchange. His works on Russian literature and society issued in Japan (in Japanese) and in Russia have been met with interest both by specialists and by public at large.

He is also acknowledged in Russia as a poet and writer in his own right, being a member of the Russian Writers’ Union and International PEN Club.

His massive History of New Japanese Poetry in several volumes issued both in Russian and in English became a significant contribution to the studies of Japanese literature in the West.

Dr. Dolin regards translation of old and new classic Japanese literature as his lifelong mission. Scores of collections and anthologies in his translations introduced to readers a broad panorama of Japanese poetry from ancient times till present day. He also published the translations of popular novels by Tanizaki Junichiro, Osaragi Jiro, Tsushima Yuko and many others. His work has been widely appreciated in Russia. It also has been recognized by a Special Prize for Cultural Achievements of the All-Japan Translators Association (1995).

Since the establishment of Akita International University in April, 2004, Dr. Dolin has been teaching Japanese Literature and Comparative Culture to Japanese and international students.

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THE SILVER AGE OF JAPANESE POETRY

Author: Alexander Dolin / Published: March 31st, 2010

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Title
THE SILVER AGE OF JAPANESE POETRY
Author
Alexander Dolin
Hardcover
Pages: 383 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-1-1
Published
March 31st, 2010
Price
2,285 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
The research, which constitutes the first part of the author’s multivolume History of the New Japanese Poetry, traces the process of emergence and evolution of verse in the new forms after the Meiji Restoration. A totally new worldview forged in the fire of polemics on the pages of critical journals paved the way for the innovative aesthetics of the XX century Japan. The eloquent melodic Romanticist shintaishi poetry by Shimazaki Toson and Doi Bansui born from the synthesis of East and West, the lyrical masterpieces by the great Symbolists Kitahara Hakushu, Miki Rofu, Kinoshita Mokutaro and a brilliant constellation of other young talents laid the foundation for the modern Japanese poetry and poetics. The book is richly illustrated with portraits of the poets and original paintings.
Professor Alexander Dolin


Alexander Dolin(Akita International University, Professor)

Professor Alexander Dolin began his scholarly career by studying Japanese classics and comparative culture at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences) where he has been working for two decades since 1971. Then from April 1992 through March 2004 he was teaching Comparative literature at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.His research activity has been rather diversified and covers several related areas of culture: from Japanese literature, ethics and aesthetics to world literature, history and religion, always being on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary studies.

Professor Dolin is an author and translator of over 50 books. A number of his books – published in Russian, German, English and Japanese – explore the history and theory of classic and modern Japanese poetry as well as history and philosophy of Far Eastern Martial Arts, spiritual sources of cultural evolution and the ways of cultural exchange. His works on Russian literature and society issued in Japan (in Japanese) and in Russia have been met with interest both by specialists and by public at large.

He is also acknowledged in Russia as a poet and writer in his own right, being a member of the Russian Writers’ Union and International PEN Club.

His massive History of New Japanese Poetry in several volumes issued both in Russian and in English became a significant contribution to the studies of Japanese literature in the West.

Dr. Dolin regards translation of old and new classic Japanese literature as his lifelong mission. Scores of collections and anthologies in his translations introduced to readers a broad panorama of Japanese poetry from ancient times till present day. He also published the translations of popular novels by Tanizaki Junichiro, Osaragi Jiro, Tsushima Yuko and many others. His work has been widely appreciated in Russia. It also has been recognized by a Special Prize for Cultural Achievements of the All-Japan Translators Association (1995).

Since the establishment of Akita International University in April, 2004, Dr. Dolin has been teaching Japanese Literature and Comparative Culture to Japanese and international students.

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Akita-Beyond the Narrow Road’s End

Author: C.Kenneth Quinones / Published: March 31st, 2011

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Title
Akita-Beyond the Narrow Road’s End
Author
C.Kenneth Quinones
Softcover
Pages: 209 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-3-5
Published
March 31st, 2011
Price
1,300 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
The modern version of Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Interior) depicts “Akita”, the home of AIU, from various angles. It is expected to be used to good effect as a teaching material in English for learning about “Akita”.

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THE WISDOM OF ASIA

Author: Lee Teng-hui & Nakajima Mineo / Published: March 31st, 2011

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Title
THE WISDOM OF ASIA
Author
Lee Teng-hui & Nakajima Mineo
Hardcover
Pages: 201 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-4-2
Published
March 31st, 2012
Price
2,380 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
Two friends of long years, LEE Teng-hui, former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and NAKAJIMA Mineo, president of Akita International University, work together to ponder on the questions of history and future in East Asia, to derive therefrom the wisdom of Asia.

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A History of Japanese Art

Author: Hidemichi Tanaka / Published: March 31st, 2011

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Title
A History of Japanese Art
Author
Hidemichi Tanaka
Softcover
Pages: 287 (English)
ISBN
978-4-9904329-0-4
Published
June 6th, 2008
Price
5,048 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
A definitive edition that covers the history of Japanese art from the Jomon period to today. It enables the reader to visually enjoy the history of art, as it includes many charts and photographs, in addition to extensive texts.

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Published work written by AIU faculty

日本の対内モンゴル政策の研究

Author: Gangbagana/Published: February 22nd, 2016 (Seizan-sha)

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Title
日本の対内モンゴル政策の研究
内モンゴル自治運動と日本外交 1933-1945年
Author
Gangbagana (Assistant Professor, Akita International University)
Hardcover
Pages: 315 (Japanese)
ISBN
978-4-88359-346-0
Published
February 22nd, 2016 (Seizan-sha)
Price
6,944 yen (excluding tax)
Contents
This book details how the “Manchuria-Mongolia problem”, which came about as a result of the post Russo-Japanese War power struggle between Russia and Japan in Northeast Asia, had migrated over to inner Mongolia as the “Mongolia problem”, by the virtual independence of outer Mongolia in 1911 and the establishment of “Manchukuo” in 1932, and how the problem was absorbed into the dynamic upheavals of the global community in the first half of the 20th century; a period of greatest changes in history. It examines the issues with a focus on the autonomic Inner Mongolian, which occurred in the 1930s, and Japan’s foreign policy against it, to reveal the pluralistic aspects of the Inner Mongolia issue in the global community at that time.

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