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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Professor Andrew Gerstle

BA(Columbia) MA(Waseda) PHD(Harvard)

Overview

Drew Gerstle
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Professor of Japanese Studies

Japan Research Centre (JRC)

Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Member, Centre for Translation Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Name:
Professor Andrew Gerstle
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4207
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
390
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 11-12am and by appointment

Biography

Literature; theatre

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Barbara Micyk, The supernatural in pre-modern Japanese illustrated fiction
  • Ivan Rumanek, The appropriation of Noh by Joruri and Kabuki
  • Jennifer Coates, "National Crisis and the Female Image: Expressions of Trauma in Japanese Film 1945-1964".
  • Kristian Bering, Bakin and the Theatre
  • Ryoko Aoki, The Construction of Japanese Noh Theatre as a Masculine Art: an Analysis of its Traditional and Modern Discourse

Research

Japanese traditional theatre

Expertise

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Available for
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • TV
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Japan
Languages
  • Japanese

Publications

Authored Books

Gerstle, Andrew (2011) Edo onna no shungabon: tsuya to warai no fûfu shinan (『江戸をんなの春画本ー艶と笑の夫婦指南』Shunga books for Edo-period women; charm and humour for couples). Tokyo: Heibonsha. (Heibonsha shinsho, 575)

Gerstle, Andrew and 早川聞多, (2010) 日文研所蔵近世艶本資料集成. 5 月岡雪鼎 2, 艶道日夜女宝記 (Nichibunken shozō kinsei enpon shiryō shūsei. 5 tsukioka settei 2, Bidō nichiya johōki). Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies. (Nichibunken Sōsho, 44)

Gerstle, Andrew (2007) Kinsei enpon shiryo shusei IV: Tsukioka Settei 1: 'Onna shimegawa oeshi-bumi. [Collected Erotic Texts of the Early Modern Period IV: Tsukioka Settei 1: ‘Love Letters and a River of Erect Precepts for Women’]. Kyoto: Kokusai Nihon Bunka Kenkyu Centre.

Gerstle, Andrew and Yano, A. and Clark, T. (2005) Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage 1780-1830. Honolulu: British Museum Press & University of Hawai'i Press.

Gerstle, Andrew (2001) Chikamatsu: Five Late Plays. New York: Columbia University Press.

Edited Books

Gerstle, Andrew and Clark, T. and Ishigami, A. and Yano, Akiko, eds. (2013) Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art. London: British Museum Press.

Gerstle, Andrew and Yano, Akiko, eds. (2009) 流光斎図録:上方役者似顔絵の黎明(Ryûkôsai zuroku:Kamigata yakusha nigao-e no reimei) = Ryûkôsai Catalogue: The Dawn of Osaka Actor Likeness Prints. Nishinomiya: Mukogawa Women’s University.

Book Chapters

Gerstle, Andrew (2012) 'Kabuki and the Cult of the Actor.' In: Stars of the Tokyo Stage: Natori Shunsen’s kabuki actor prints. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, pp. 15-19.

Gerstle, Andrew (2011) 'Creating Celebrity: Poetry in Osaka Actor Surimono and Prints.' In: Kimbrough, Keller and Shimazaki, Satoko, (eds.), Publishing the Stage: Print and Performance in Early Modern Japan. Boulder: Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder. (Boulder books on Asian studies, no. 1)

Gerstle, Andrew (2010) 'The impact of the Kyôhô Reforms on taboo and censorship of shunga.' In: Murakami-Giroux, Sakae, (ed.), Censure, autocensure et tabous : actes du quatrième Colloque d'études japonaises de l'Université de Strasbourg. Arles: Editions Philipe Picquier, pp. 81-99.

Gerstle, Andrew (2002) 'The Heike and the Island of Women.' In: Shirane, H, (ed.), Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1868. Columbia University Press, pp. 392-410.

Gerstle, Andrew (2002) 'Chushingura: Kanpei's Suicide.' In: Shirane, H, (ed.), Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1868. Columbia University Press, pp. 301-313.

Gerstle, Andrew (2002) 'Osaka Kabuki Actor Prints: Artists as Patrons.' In: Yonemura, A, (ed.), Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Arthur Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, pp. 15-23.

Gerstle, Andrew (2002) 'Gappo at the Crossroads.' In: Shirane, H, (ed.), Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1868. Columbia University Press, pp. 435-448.

Gerstle, Andrew (2002) 'Joruri o yomu: ima to mukashi.' In: Torigoe, B, (ed.), Jorurishu (Shinpen Nihon Bungaku Zenshu series, no. 77). Shogakukan, pp. 3-5.

Gerstle, Andrew (2000) 'Takemoto Gidayû to Osaka engeki no kojinshugi.' In: Osamu, Wakita and L, T, (eds.), Kinsei no Ôsaka. Osaka Daigaku Shuppankai, pp. 149-183.

Gerstle, Andrew (1999) 'Takemoto Gidayu and the Individualistic Spirit of Osaka Theatre.' In: McClain, J and Wakita, O, (eds.), Osaka: the Merchant''s Capital of Early Modern Japan. Cornell UP, pp. 104-124.

Gerstle, Andrew (1998) 'Gidayu Botsugo no Chikamatsu: Kokusenya kassen, Kanhasshu tsunagi-uma.' In: Torigoe, B, (ed.), Kabuki Bunraku Vol. 8 Chikamatsu no jidai. Iwanami Shoten, pp. 165-186.

Articles

Gerstle, Andrew (2013) 'Analyzing the Outrageous: Takehara Shunchôsai's Shunga Book. Makura dôji nukisashi manben tamaguki. (Pillow Book for the Young, 1776).' Japan Review (26). pp. 169-193.

Gerstle, Andrew (2005) 'The Culture of Play: Kabuki and the Production of Texts.' Oral Tradition, 20 (2). pp. 188-216.

Gerstle, Andrew (2005) 'Zuhan kaisetsu�.' Ukiyo-e geijutsu, 150 . 64-5, 69-70, 70-1.

Gerstle, Andrew (2005) '‘Kamigata yakusha to haikai, kyôkaren: shodai Arashi Rikan to sono hiiki tachi’.' Ukiyo-e geijutsu, 150 . pp. 6-23.

Gerstle, Andrew (2005) '�Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage: 1780-1830�.' Arts of Asia, vol. 3 . pp. 87-99.

Gerstle, Andrew (2005) '‘Nichi-ei kôryû: “Ôsaka kabuki-ten – yakusha to toshi bunka”.' Waseda daigaku engeki hakubutsukan, 93 . pp. 18-23.

Gerstle, Andrew (2002) 'Representing Rivalry and Transition in Kabuki: Arashi Kichisaburo II versus Nakamura Utaemon III.' Andon, vol. 7 . pp. 52-64.

Gerstle, Andrew (2001) 'Capturing the Essence of Performance.' Asian Art. (Special Supplement, The Art of Kabuki) . vi-vii.

Gerstle, Andrew (2001) 'Japanese Traditional Theatre in the World.' Pacific Friend, vol. 2 . pp. 26-27.

Gerstle, Andrew (2000) 'Performance Literature: Japanese Theatre as a Model.' Comparative Criticism, 22 . pp. 39-62.

Gerstle, Andrew (1997) 'Heroic Honor: Chikamatsu and the Samurai Ideal.' Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 57, 2 . pp. 307-381.

Gerstle, Andrew (1996) 'Hero as Murderer in Chikamatsu.' Monumenta Nipponica, 51 No. . pp. 317-356.

Translations

Gerstle, Andrew, trans. (2009) Great Pleasure for Women and Their Treasure Boxes & Love Letters and a River of Erect Precepts for Women by Tsukioka Settei. Hollywood, CA: Highmoonoon.

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