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CEAS Book talk: Eight Dogs, or Hakkenden: Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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CEAS welcomes author Glynne Walley to talk about his book Eight Dogs, or Hakkenden: Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest, a translation of Kyokutei Bakin's Nansō Satomi hakkenden. This multigenerational samurai saga was one of the most popular and influential Japanese books of the nineteenth century and has been adapted many times into film, television, fiction, and comics. Part One tells the story of Princess Fuse of the Satomi clan, whose tragic and heroic sacrifice leads to the creation of the Eight Dog Warriors.

Glynne Walley is an Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Oregon. His research interests involve popular literature and how it negotiates the requirements of industry and genre, the demands of a mass audience, and the aspirational pull of “serious” literature.  His main focus is popular fiction of the late Tokugawa period, particularly Hakkenden. He is also the author of Good Dogs: Edification, Entertainment and Kyokutei Bakin's Nansō Satomi hakkenden (CEAS, 2017).

Housed in the East Asia Program, CEAS is an internationally known, award-winning scholarly press. CEAS publishes on subjects relative to the cultures of East Asia, covering topics in history, culture, and society, and translations of literary works. 

Since its inception in 1973 as a venue for publishing papers that were submitted to the East Asia Program, the Series has grown into its current status as a publisher with a reputation for quality and specialized academic titles. More than 200 volumes have been published to date, with hundreds of titles in print and dozens of titles available digitally for free through the Cornell University Library.


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