Schmidt, David Andrew

About the author: David Andrew Schmidt is a professor of Japanese at the Center for International Studies, William Woods University. He has spent time as a research fellow at Tsukuba University and Chiba University, Japan and Yonsei University, South Kore

Gogatsu No Shi / Poems of May: A Collection of Miscellaneous Poems
1998
First full collection of Terayama's poetry to appear in English. Better known in Japan for his success as a playwright and founder of his own theater troupe, Terayama was also a literary critic, script writer, film-maker, and essayist. He experimented with new poetic structures, blending classic and avant garde styles. Includes the original Japanese with facing-page translations, and a short biographical introduction.

Ianfu - The Comfort Women of the Japanese Imperial Army of the Pacific War Broken Silence
2000 0-7734-7825-6
Three former comfort women, Koreans, broke their silence in 1991 and sued the Japanese government and requested a formal apology and reparations. Their lawsuit made the international community aware of the ianfu issue, which had been concealed for half a century.