It’s this time of year again, the blog has aged another year. And just like last year, there shall be a recapitulation of what I have read during these past twelve months. Again, the books listed are those that have appeared in the “Current Literature” tab in the sidebar. This time, however, I want to keep it short – just like the table, unfortunately.
As you can see below, I have not read that much in the past year. And where I complained last year that I had read too little, this year’s result is a wholly underperforming one compared to last year’s.
The reasons for that are easily identified. Where I was travelling most of the remaining last months of my stay in Japan in the past year, I have been almost constantly working since I got back to Germany: two positions as a research assistant alongside seminars and lectures, of which last semester “software engineering” was quite time-consuming, and where I now have my bachelor’s thesis.
Apart from that, I spent some time preparing for prospective projects and conferences; this weekend, for example, I will be in Leiden in the Netherlands for a conference called “Digital Research in East Asian Studies: Corpora, Methods and Challenges”.
And now, have fun with the table!
|Black Star Over Japan: Rising Forces of Militarism||Albert Axelbank||Political science||240||7/10|
|Japan before Perry: A Short History||Conrad Totman||Historical science||246||7/10|
|A Russian Journal||John Steinbeck & Robert Capa||Travel and photo literature||240||9/10|
|Rabbit, Run||John Updike||Classic||288||10/10|
|Das große Heft||Agota Kristof||Contemporary literature||163||10/10|
|Zero Degrees of Empathy: A new theory of human cruelty||Simon Baron-Cohen||Psychology||208||7/10|
|Mephisto. Roman einer Karriere||Klaus Mann||Classic||400||10/10|
|Discourse Processing||Manfred Stede||Computational Linguistics||155||9/10|
|Die Galeere||Ernst Weiß||Modern literature||198||5/10|
|Death of a Salesman||Arthur Miller||Play||112||9/10|
|Vom Nachteil, geboren zu sein||Emil Cioran||Aphorisms/Philosophy||166||6/10|
|The Road||Cormac McCarthy||Contemporary literature||287||10/10|