Tamae K. Prindle
Oak Professor of East Asian Language and Literature [Japanese]
4406 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8844
Areas of Expertise
- Japanese language and literature
- Japanese business novels
- Japanese cinema, especially feminist perspectives on
Courses Currently Teaching
|EA240 A||Japanese Animation: Sensitivity to Differences|
|JA125 A||Elementary Japanese I|
|JA126 A||Elementary Japanese II|
|JA431 A||Business Japanese|
|JA432 A||Contemporary Japanese Novel|
Other Courses Taught
|FS132||Global Perspectives on Gender ...|
|EA332||Modern Japanese Literature|
|EA232||Literature of Japanese|
|EA457||Seminar on Japanese Culture|
|EA233||Money and Society in Japanese Literature|
|EA271||Women in Japanese Fiction & Cinema|
Labor Relations: Japanese Business Novel (University Press of America 1994) This is an introduction and translation of Kazuo Watanabe’s Japanese “business novel” (keizai shôsetsu) published by the Mainichi Newspaper company in 1979 under the title of Devouring the Company (Kaisha o kuu). Modeled after the Daimaru Department Store in Kyoto, it gives an example of the internal politics at traditional Japanese companies.
Takuboku Ishikawa (1885-1912) is one of the best-known poets in Japan. Most of the poems in On Knowing Oneself Too Well: Selected Poems of Ishikawa Takuboku(2010) come from Takuboku's five poetry collections, and many use the traditional tanka format of 5-7-5 syllables.
The Dark Side of Japanese Business: Three "Industry Novels" (M.E. Sharpe, 1996) is an introduction and translation of Ikk Shimizu's two novellas and one novel. Both the introduction and the novel explain the delicate relationship between a Japanese automobile maker and its parts makers.
Kinjo the Corporate Bouncer and Other Stories from Japanese Business (Weatherhill, 1989) is a reprint of the above book by another publisher for the non-U.S. markets.
Made in Japan and Other Japanese Business Novels (M.E. Sharpe, 1989) This is an introduction and translation of seven Japanese business novels by leading Japanese business novel writers, Sabur Shiroyama, Ikk Shimizu, Ry Takasugi, Taichi Sakaiya, and Takashi Kaik. These novellas describe what the expression, "made in Japan" used to imply, the spirit of the Japanese bank industry, an underground profession called skaiya, the mechanism of personnel decisions, the impact on the economy of the baby boom generation, and the CM competition.
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