Chigusa Yamaura is a sociocultural anthropologist, specializing in contemporary Japanese and Chinese society. She is a Departmental Lecturer and Junior Research Fellow at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Books by Chigusa Yamaura
Interviews with Chigusa Yamaura
Lovesick Japan: Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law
by Mark D West
Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club
by Anne Allison
Dancing with the Dead: Memory, Performance in Everyday Life in Post-war Okinawa
by Christopher T Nelson
Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation
by Jennifer Robertson
Depression in Japan: Psychiatric Cures for a Society in Distress
by Junko Kitanaka
Japan is one of the world’s most technologically advanced industrial societies, but it is organised around very conservative social and familial paradigms, says the Japanese sociocultural anthropologist Chigusa Yamaura. Here she selects five books that throw light on a fascinating country and culture.