Mr. Smith Goes to Tokyo: Japanese Cinema Under the American Occupation, 1945–1952 by Kyoko Hirano

A Map of the East Photographs by Leo Rubinfien

Re-Made In Japan: Everyday Life and Consumer Taste in a Changing Society edited by Joseph J. Tobin

How to Work for a Japanese Boss by Jina Bacarr

The Counterrevolutionary

Sto Sorok Besed s Molotovym (One Hundred Forty Talks with Molotov) by Feliks Chuyev

Inside Gorbachev’s Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev by Yegor Ligachev, translated by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick and Michele A. Berdy and Dobrochna Dyrcz-Freeman

Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered

Illustration by J. Hillis Miller

Ariadne’s Thread: Story Lines by J. Hillis Miller

The Critics Bear It Away: American Fiction and the Academy by Frederick Crews

Double Agent: The Critic and Society by Morris Dickstein

Thinking Across the American Grain: Ideology, Intellect, and the New Pragmatism by Giles Gunn

The Uses of Adversity

Daumier Drawings 26-May 2 an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February

Daumier Drawings by Colta Ives and Margret Stuffmann and Martin Sonnabend

The Party’s Secrets

Time for Telling Truth Is Running Out: Conversations with Zhang Shenfu by Vera Schwarcz

A Chinese Odyssey: The Life and Times of a Chinese Dissident by Anne F. Thurston

Chinese Village, Socialist State by Edward Friedman and Paul G. Pickowicz and Mark Selden, with Kay Ann Johnson

Wall Power

Arts of Power: Three Halls of State in Italy, 1300–1600 by Randolph Starn and Loren Partridge

Painting, Power and Patronage: The Rise of the Professional Artist in Renaissance Italy by Bram Kempers, translated by Beverly Jackson


Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of ‘A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent books are Music of a Distant Drum and What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. (May 2002)

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.

David Remnick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin’s Tomb, The Devil Problem and Other True Stories, and Resurrection. He is the editor of The New Yorker.

Thomas Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. (December 2001)

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.