Publications

The Atomic Bombings & Nuclear Weapons & Technology Issues
Ainu Aesthetics
Gardens & Environmental Aesthetics
Japanese & Asian Aesthetics
Japanese Art History
Literature, including Japanese Literature
Philosophy, Language
Selfhood and Personal Identity
Women’s Studies

The Atomic Bombings & Nuclear Weapons & Technology Issues

  1. 2013         “Terrible Knowledge And Tertiary Trauma, Part I: Teaching About Japanese Nuclear Trauma And Resistance To The Atomic Bomb,” The Clearing HouseA Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 86(05), 157-163; published online 05 July. https://www.academia.edu/6008237/Terrible_Knowledge_and_Tertiary_Trauma_Part_I_Japanese_Nuclear_Trauma_and_Resistance_to_the_Atomic_Bomb_in_the_Classroom
  2. 2013         “Terrible Knowledge And Tertiary Trauma, Part II: Suggestions for Teaching about the Atomic Bombings, with Particular Attention to Middle School,” The Clearing HouseA Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 86(05), 164-173; published online 05 Jul 2013. Full-text version: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/BzdnTTjDKtjBVUZqQYc2/full
  3. 2012 “Japanese Literary Aesthetics Today: Rewriting the Traditional in the Post-Atomic World,” in Nguyen Minh, ed., “Report on ‘Japanese Aesthetics’,” APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, Vol. 11, No. 2.
  4. 2010         “Japanese Aesthetics and the Disruptions of Identity after the Atomic Bombings” kritische berichte. zeitschrift für kunst- und kulturwissenschaften, 2/2010, 73-82, special issue on Japanese identity after the atomic bombings

Ainu Aesthetics

  1. 2015 (online), 2017 (print): Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy, Bret Davis, ed. Oxford University Press: “Chapter 23: Japanese and Ainu Aesthetics.”
  2. 2015         “Ainu Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Replication, Remembering, Recovery,” Koji Yamasaki and Mara Miller, New Studies in Japanese Aesthetics, edited by Minh Nguyen. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.

 Gardens & Environmental Aesthetics

  1. 2013    “Philosophical Issues in Japanese Gardens: In Reality, Literature and Film” in David Jones and Michele Marion, ed., The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asia: Essays on the Ongoing Development of Asian Studies, SUNY Press
  2. 2012    “Genji’s Gardens: From Symbolism to Personal Expression and Emotion: Gardens and Garden Design in The Tale of Genji,” in States of Mind in Asia, Santangelo, Paolo & Giusi Tamburello, eds, Florence: Olschki, pp. 105-141
  3. 2011    “Philosophical Dimensions of Japanese Gardens in Literature and Film” in David Jones and Michele Marion, ed., Discovery and Praxis: Essays in Asian Studies, SUNY Press;
  4. 2008         “Japanese Gardens as Texts and Contexts,” in East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies,” v. 7, no. 1, pp. 85-106; http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Japanese+gardens+as+texts+and+contexts.-a0186951067
  5. 1997         “The Garden as an Art,” Gartenkunst, summer
  6. “The Politics of Garden Design: Perspective on the Walpole-Chambers Debate,” Empire and Revolutions: Proceedings of the Folger Institute for the History of British Political Thought, vol. 6, Gordon Schochet, ed., Folger Shakespeare Library
  7. “Gardens as Political Discourse in the Age of Walpole,” Politics, Politeness, and Patriotism: Proceedings of the Folger Institute for the History of British Political Thought, vol. 5, Gordon Schochet, ed., Folger Shakespeare Library, 263-280.
  8. “The Garden as Significant Form,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, vol. Il, no. 4, 267-287
  9. “Knot Gardens and the Genesis of the Scientific Attitude,” Comparative Civilizations Review, no. 18, p. 58-90
  10. “Gardens as Works of Art: The Problem of Uniqueness,” British Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 26, no. 3, 252-6–Discussed by Thomas Leddy, “Gardens in an Expanded Field,” British Journal of Aesthetics, 28, 4
  11. “The Garden as a Work of Art,” in The Eidos of Art: Proceedings of an International Conference on Aesthetics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1986
  12. The Emperor of China’s Palace at Pekin: A New Source of English Garden Design,” APOLLO, v. 119, no. 265

Japanese & Asian Aesthetics: Encyclopedia & Other Reference Works:

  1. 2015 (online), 2017 (print): Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy, Bret Davis, ed. Oxford University Press: “Chapter 23: Japanese and Ainu Aesthetics.”
  2. 2014: Revised edition of 1998 The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Michael Kelly, ed. Oxford University Press: “Gardens”
  3. 2010: Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy, Jay Garfield and William Edelglass, eds. Oxford University Press: “Chapter 23: Japanese Aesthetics.” 317-333.
  4. 2005: New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Maryanne Kline Horowitz, ed. in chief, Charles Scribner’s Sons, “Aesthetics (Asia)”
  5. 2005: New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Maryanne Kline Horowitz, ed. in chief, Charles Scribner’s Sons, “Gardens”
  6. 1998: The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Michael Kelly, ed. Oxford University Press: “Gardens.” 274-280.

Japanese  Aesthetics: Journal Articles and Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

  1. 2017: “Beauty, Religion and Tradition in Post-Nuclear Japanese Arts and Aesthetics,” in Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, edited by Kathleen Higgins, Shakti Maira & Sonia Sikka. Dordrecht: Springer
  2. Review of Alan Tansman’s The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism, for Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 73, 2, Spring 2015, pp. 218-222
  3. 2010         “Japanese Aesthetics and the Disruptions of Identity after the Atomic Bombings” kritische berichte. zeitschrift für kunst- und kulturwissenschaften, 2/2010, 73-82, special issue on Japanese identity after the atomic bombings
  4. 2010         “Negative Aesthetics in Art, Environment, and Everyday Life: Arnold Berleant’s Theory and the Novels of Kirino Natsuo,” (in Polish) Sztuka i Filozofia (Studies in Philosophy), number 10, 90-117, special issue on the philosophy of Arnold Berleant
  5. “Teaching Japanese Aesthetics: Whys & Hows for Non-Specialists,” Newsletter of the American Society for Aesthetics, 16, 2, 1-3.

Literature, Including Japanese Literature

  1. 2014         “‘A  Matter of Life and Death:’ Yasunari Kawabata on the Value of Art After the Atomic Bombings,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 74:2, Summer 2014, 261-275. Abstract Full Article (HTML) Enhanced Article (HTML) PDF(208K)
  2. 2014         “Aesthetics as Investigation of Self, Subject, and Ethical Agency under Trauma in Kawabata’s Post-War Novel The Sound of the Mountain,” Philosophy and Literature, summer 2014
  3. 2015         “Agency, Identity, and Aesthetic Experience in Three Post-Atomic Japanese Narratives: Yasunari Kawabata’s The Sound of the Mountain, Rio’s Thread Hell, and the Anime Film Barefoot Gen, Minh Nguyen, ed., New Studies in Japanese Aesthetics, edited by Minh Nguyen. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016?
  4. 2012 “Japanese Literary Aesthetics Today: Rewriting the Traditional in the Post-Atomic World,” in Nguyen Minh, ed., “Report on ‘Japanese Aesthetics’,” APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, Vol. 11, No. 2.

Japanese Art History

  1. 2014         “‘I let the piece sing its own stories:’ Post-Modern Artistic Inspiration,” Sztuka i Filozofia (Studies in Philosophy), special issue on inspiration, Winter 2014. PAGE NUMBERS
  2. 2014         “Denis Dutton’s The Art Instinct and the Recovery of Ainu Aesthetics,” Philosophy and Literature: “Evolutionary Aesthetics: A Special Issue in Memory of Denis Dutton,” 38, 1A, October 2014, pp. A48-A59. | DOI: 10.1353/phl.2014.0030 http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/philosophy_and_literature/toc/phl.38.1A.html
  3. 2015         “Ainu Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Replication, Remembering, Recovery,” Koji Yamasaki and Mara Miller, New Studies in Japanese Aesthetics, edited by Minh Nguyen. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.
  4. 2007         “Identity, Identification, and Temperament in Emblematic Portraits of Edo Japanese Literati Artists Taiga & Gyokuran: A Philosophical and Theoretical Analysis of the Ming-Qing Legacy,” MingQing Yanjiu (MingQing Studies),” (Napoli: Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici, Universita degli Studi di Napoli), pp. 65-116
  5. 2005         “Paintings of Agriculture as the Image of Ethics: Cross-Cultural Case Studies,” in Maaseudun uusi aika (New Rurality) (translated into Finnish) (Helsinki: Maahenki Oy)

Philosophy, Language

  1. “Language & World View: Reapproaching the Whorf Hypothesis,” Philosophy & Culture, v. 3, Venant Cauchy, ed; Montreal: Montmorency, pp. 214-18
  2. Dying in the Sun: Existentialism and Beyond,” World Literature Written in English, University of Texas at Austin, v. 11

Women’s Studies

  1. “Canons and the Challenge of Gender: Women in the Canon of Japan,” in The Monist (Special Issue on Canons), 76:4, 477-493.
  2. “Ikeno Gyokuran,” in Moving Out: Feminist Literary and Arts Journal. Wayne State Univ.,
  3. “The Many-Petaled Blossom: A Screen of Sketches by Ikeno Gyokuran,” Bulletin of the Museums of Art & Archaeology, University of Michigan, v. 1 (no number), pp. 54-70

Journal Articles and Reviews in Preparation or under Review “Making Historic Terror Tolerable to Children: Barefoot Gen and Grave of the Fireflies,” under review “Comparative Informatics: A New Information Science in the Service of Crisis Containment and Trauma Prevention and Recovery,” under review “Comparative Informatics: Disaster Management, Trauma, and Information Science,” in preparation “Nō Wrinkles: The Aesthetic Construction of Aging in Enchi Fumiko’s Onnamen 女面,” from panel Thinking through One Wrinkle at a Time:  The Aesthetics of Female Aging in Japanese Narrative, under review “Environmental Stewardship, Diasporic Communities, and Recovering from Disasters:  How China’s “New National Garden Cities” (NNGCs) and Traditional Chinese Gardens Interact Globally for 21st Century Healing”inJournal of US-China Public Administration, forthcoming Book Chapters (Refereed): in preparation: “Teaching About the Atomic Bombing,” Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation website

  1. 2015    “Nuclear Technology and Wisdom,” in Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, Issues and Questions for a New Millennium, edited by Nikunj Dalal, Ali Intezari, Marty Heitz. UK: Gower Publishing: Series: The Practical Wisdom in Leadership and Organization Series. http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=638&series_id=622&calcTitle=1&forthcoming=1Gower Publishing, 2015.
  2. 2015    “Re-Creating History and Memory: The Visual and Visceral Records,” Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Memory, Kenya Davis-Hayes and Roger Chapman, ed.
  3. 2015    “Violence, Nonviolence, and Japanese Religions: Past, Present, and Future,” Michel Mohr, ed., under review.
  4. 2014    “Visualizing the Past, Envisioning the Future: Utilizing Atomic Bomb Memorials, Fukushima, and the ‘Fourth Space’ of Comparative Informatics to Construct a Peaceful Future” in “Violence, Nonviolence, and Japanese Religions: Past, Present, and Future,” Michel Mohr, ed. Numata Conference in Buddhist Studies. http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/32952
  5. 2014    “Agency, Identity, and AestheticExperience in ThreePost-Atomic Japanese Narratives: Yasunari Kawabata’s The Sound of the Mountain, Rio Kushida’s Thread Hell, and the Anime Film Barefoot Gen,” New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics, Nguyen Minh, ed., Lexington Books (imprint of Rowman & Littlefield)
  6. 2014    Yamasaki Koji and Mara Miller, “Ainu Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: Replication and Recovery.” In New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics, Nguyen Minh, ed., Lexington Books
  7. 2013    “Early Feminist Aesthetics in Japan: Murasaki Shikibu, Sei Shonagon, and A Thousand Years of the Female Voice,” Ryan Musgrave, ed., Feminist Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art: The Power of Critical Visions and Creative Engagements, Springer Press, (ISBN: 978-1-4020-6836-2)
  8. 2012    “Reflecting the Moon: Teaching East Asian Aesthetics K-12,” Teaching Asian art: Content, Context, and Pedagogy, Chung, Sheng Kuan, ed. Sponsored by The National Art Education Association, 11-17.
  9. 2011    “Time, History and Temporality in Gardens and Gardening,” Dan O’Brien, ed., Gardening and Philosophy: Cultivating Wisdom, Blackwell-Wiley, 2010; US, 2011, 178-191.
  10. 2010    “The Sky in the Garden—with Special Attention to Japanese Moon-Viewing” (in Finnish), The Aesthetics of Sky, Space and Heaven (Korkea Taivas), Yrjo Sepaanmaa, ed., Helsinki: Maahenki, Ltd., 281-292.
  11. 2010    “The Garden in the City: Philosophical Reflections on the Past and the Future,” Chen Wangheng, ed., Front Edge of Environmental Aesthetics, University of Wuhan Press, China
  12. 2007 “Gardens, Parks, and Forests as Socio-Cosmic Models: Imagining Community and Identity for the 21st Century,” in Sepanmaa, Yrjo, Maiseman kanssa kasvokkain (in Finnish), Helsinki: Maahenki Oy, 300-307.
  13. 2006    “Agriculture as the Image of Aesthetics and Ethics: A Comparative View,” in Hussain, Mazhar, The Pursuit of Comparative Aesthetics: An Interface between the East & West, Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 187-204
  14. 2004    “Four Approaches to Emotion in Japanese Visual Arts,” in Emotion in Asia, Paolo Santangelo, ed., Naples: Universita degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, 265-313
  15. 2002    “Ethics in the Female Voice: Murasaki Shikibu and the Framing of Ethics for Japan” in Varieties of Ethical Perspectives, Michael Barnhart, ed., Lexington Books, 175-202
  16. 2000    “The Lady in the Garden: Subjects and Objects in an Ideal World” (on images of women writers from Medieval Europe and Heian Japan), in Crossing the Bridge, Cynthia Ho and Barbara Stevenson, eds., St. Martin’s Press, 189-211.
  17. 1999    “Time and Temporality in Japanese Gardens,” in Between Architecture and Landscape, Jan Birksted, ed. Chapman & Hall, 43-58.
  18. 1998    “The Way of Bogs, Mires, and Marshlands: Myths, Symbols and Knowledge,” (in Finnish), in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics (Suo On Kaunis) (Ilomantsi, Finland), Kirsi Martikainen with Yrjo Sepanmaa, ed., Helsinki, Finland: Maaseudon Sivistisliitto (Union of Rural Education), 1999 (on the history of East Asian art about bogs and wetlands (think Buddhist lotus ponds, and ducks returning to marshes) and their philosophical underpinnings and implications), 132-143.
  19. 1998    “Art and the Construction of Self & Subject in Japan,” in Self as Person in Asian Theory and Practice, Roger Ames, Wimal Dissanayake, & Thomas Kasulis, eds., SUNY Press, 421-460.
  20. 1997    “Views of Japanese Selfhood: Japanese and Western Perspectives,” in Culture and Self: Philosophical and Religious Perspectives, East and West. Douglas Allen, ed., Westview Press, 145-162.
  21. 1997    “Ogrod jako dzielo sztuki” (“The Garden as a Work of Art,”) Estetyka W Swiecie: Wybor tekstow, vol V., Maria Golaszewskiej, ed. Krakow, Jagiellonian University Press (translated into Polish)
  22. 1995    “Aesthetics and the Refusal of Objectification in Japanese Erotic Prints,” in Aesthetics in our Lives and Our World, Kathleen Higgins, ed., Harcourt Brace

REVIEWS: BOOKS, DVD/CD ROMS, EXHIBITIONS, and SYMPOSIA

  1. Review of Alan Tansman’s The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism, for Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 73, 2, Spring 2015, pp. 218-222
  2. 2014    Review of Michael Lewis and John Dixon Hunt’s A Cultural History of Gardens, 6 volumes, Landscape Architecture Magazine, June
  3. 2014    Review of Stephen E. Marvin’s Heaven Has a Face, So Does Hell: The Art of the Noh Mask, for Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 72, no. 1, Winter, 176-79.
  4. 2013    Review of Louise A. Mozingo and Linda Jewell’s Women in Landscape Architecture: Essays on History and Practice, Landscape Architecture Magazine, June
  5. 2010    Review of Arnold Berleant’s Sensibility and Sense: The Aesthetic Transformation of the Human World for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: 232.
  6. 2010    Review of Sherry D. Fowler’s Muroji: Rearranging Art and History at a Japanese Buddhist Temple and Gregory Levine’s Daitokuji: The Visual Cultures of a Zen Monastery, for Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Volume 68, Issue 2, Spring, Pages: 176–179
  7. 2010    Review of Glenn Parson’s Aesthetics and Nature for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: 164.
  8. 2009    Review of Denis Dutton’s The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution, for Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Volume 67, Issue 3, Summer, Pages: 333–336.
  9. 2008    Review of Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, for College Art Association (CAA) on-line reviews
  10. 2008    Exhibition and Symposium Review of Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, for College Art Association CAA on-line reviews
  11. 2008    Review of Japanese Masters of the Brush: Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran by Felice Fischer with Kyoko Kinoshita, for College Art Association CAA on-line reviews
  12. 2007    Review of A Philosophy of Gardens by David E. Cooper (Oxford Univ. Press, 2006), Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Volume 65, Issue 4, Fall, Pages: 430–432.
  13. 2007    Review of Preaching From Pictures: A Japanese Mandala, Education About Asia, Vol. 12, no. 2
  14. 1997    Review of English Gardens by David Coffin for Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 55, no. 3, Summer, Pages: 333-334.
  15. 1983    Review of Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff & Mark Johnson, Cognition & Brain Theory, v. VI, no. 3

PUBLICATIONS ON TEACHING (Duplicates of entries with primary location elsewhere)

  1. 2013    “Terrible Knowledge And Tertiary Trauma, Part I: Teaching About Japanese Nuclear Trauma And Resistance To The Atomic Bomb,” The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 86(05), 157-163; published online 05 Jul 2013.
  2. 2013    “Terrible Knowledge And Tertiary Trauma, Part II: Suggestions for Teaching about the Atomic Bombings, with Particular Attention to Middle School,” The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 86(05), 164-173; published online 05 Jul 2013.
  3. 2012 “12 Reasons the atomic bombings of Japan should be taught,” Honolulu Star Advertiser, August 8. http://www.staradvertiser.com/s?action=login&f=y
  4. 2012    “East Asian Aesthetics,” in Teaching Asian Art: Content, Context, and Pedagogy, Sheng Kuan Chung, ed. The National Art Education Association
  5. 2011    “No real reason to let social studies and civics fall down,” The Hawaii Independent, August 1 http://thehawaiiindependent.com/
  6. 2011    “Twelve Reasons Hawai`i Should Lead in Social Studies Education,” The Hawaii Independent: 8/12 (kept on front page thru 8/15/12). http://thehawaiiindependent.com/story/twelve-reasons-hawaii-should-lead-in-social-studies-education
  7. 2011 “Engaged or Enraged,” Honolulu Civil Beat, August 10 (kept on front page thru 8/15/12). http://www.civilbeat.com/posts/2011/08/10/12473-engaged-or-enraged/
  8. 2011    “Social Studies Education Is More Important Than Ever,” Honolulu Star Advertiser, Aug 1: http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorials/guesteditorials/20110801__Social_studies_education_is_more_important_than_ever.html
  9. 2011    “Philosophical Dimensions of Japanese Gardens in Literature and Film” in David Jones and Michele Marion, ed., Discovery and Praxis: Essays in Asian Studies, SUNY Press;
  10. 2009    “East Asian Aesthetics,” in Teaching Asian art: Content, Context, and Pedagogy, Chung, Sheng Kuan, ed. Sponsored by The National Art Education Association
  11. 2008    “Japanese Gardens as Texts and Contexts,” in East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies,” v. 7, no. 1, pp. 85-106
  12. 2007    Review of Preaching From Pictures: A Japanese Mandala, Education About Asia, 12, 2.
  13. 1996    “Teaching Japanese Aesthetics: Whys & Hows for Non-Specialists,” Newsletter of the American Society for Aesthetics, 16, 2, 1-3.
  14. 2000    “The Lady in the Garden: Subjects and Objects in an Ideal World” (on images of women writers from Medieval Europe and Heian Japan), in Crossing the Bridge, Cynthia Ho and Barbara Stevenson, eds., St. Martin’s Press, 189-211.

Articles: Japanese Aesthetics “‘A Matter of Life and Death:’ Yasunari Kawabata on the Value of Art After the Atomic Bombings,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 74:2, Summer 2014, 261-275. pdf “Japanese Aesthetics” pdf Reviews JAAC Miller rev of Ross

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