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  Contributor Biography:  Paul Gordon Schalow 
 
Paul G. Schalow is Associate Professor of Japanese at Rutgers University. He received his doctorate from Harvard in 1985. He has translated Ihara Saikaku's The Great Mirror of Male Love and co-edited The Woman's Hand: Gender and Theory in Japanese Women's Writing. Among his projects is a study of how male love was debated in seventeenth-century vernacular Japanese texts.

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literature >> Japanese Literature

The trajectory of the treatment of same-sex love in Japanese literature differs radically from that in Western literatures, but offers many interesting texts that include male-male or female-female love.

literature >> Saikaku, Ihara

Saikaku's The Great Mirror of Male Love is a collection of short stories that depict male homosexual love as it was practiced in seventeenth-century Japan.

   

 

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