Selected Publications

 

The 'Greatest Problem': Religion and State formation in Meiji Japan (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2014).

“At the Threshold of Modern Living: Tokyo in the 1920s and 30s,” in Re-Inventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination, ed. Samuel C. Morse. (Lebanon, NH: New England University Press, 2012), 27-37. 

Jipangu: Re-Imagining Defeat in 21st-century Japan,” The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 10, Issue 25, No. 2. June 18, 2012. [http://www.japanfocus.org/-Trent-Maxey/3772]

"The Crisis of 'Conversion' and the Search for National Doctrine in Early Meiji Japan," in Converting Cultures: Religion, Ideology, and Transformations of Modernity, ed. Dennis Washburn and Kevin Reinhart (Leiden: Brill, 2007).

Translations

"Two Concepts of Western 'Human Being': Anthropos and Humanitas," Translation into English of article by Prof. Nishitani Osamu of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, in Translation, Biopolitics, Colonial Difference (Traces: A Multilingual Series of Cultural Theory and Translation no. 4) (2006).

"The Imaginary-Geography of a Nation and De-nationalized Narrative," Translation into English of article by Prof. Kan San-jung of Tokyo University in Contemporary Japanese Thought, ed. Richard Calichman (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005).

"Religious Ideology and Social Movements in Jamaica," Co-translation into Japanese of article by Prof. Stuart Hall of Open University, Gendai Shiso 30 no.15 (December 2002).