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Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe

Press Releases, Reports, and Interviews.

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Select Reviews on the Web and in Print

  • 2014-11-30: "Notes on Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe" in Andrea Horbinski's blog, Cognitive Resonance: The Ironic Imagination
  • 2014-Winter: Kyoto Journal. "Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How and American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan and Japan to the West." Review by Stephen Mansfield.
  • 2013-11-17: The Circus Diaries: "'Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe’, by Frederik L. Schodt" by Katharine Kavanagh.
  • 2013-11: Spectacle Magazine, Book Review Vol. II, No. 1. "More Than a Foot Juggler."
  • 2013-10-07: Wonderful Rife. "Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe-Book Review," by Andrew Joseph.
  • 2013-09: The Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, The World History Shelf. "Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe."
  • 2013-09: Journal of Inquiry and Research, 98, pp.89-95. "Le Professeur Risley et les premiers acrobates japonais en France. Compte-rendu de Frederik L. Schodt, Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe. How and American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan – and Japan to the West (Berkeley, 2012)," by Alexis D'Hautcourt.
  • 2013-07-25: Nichi Bei. "The Uncommon Commoners," by Tomo Hirai.
  • 2013-07 & 08: Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society. "A Book Review: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan--and Japan to the West by Frederik L. Schodt." Reviewed by Herb Ueckert.
  • 2013-07: Art Times, No. 10. "Circus Book Review: Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe," by Aya Mihara. <三原文先生による日本語書評>
  • 2013-06: King Pole, No. 193, "Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe," reviewed by Don Stacey.
  • 2013-05: "Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe," review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi in The Japan Society Review.
  • 2013-04: ALA Choice. "Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe," by L. Simon (Skidmore College).
  • 2013-03-16 O Globo, "A trupe japonesa que encantou o Ocidente," by Claudia Sarmento (In Portuguese).
  • 2013-01-09: Experiments in Manga. "Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan—and Japan to the West," by Ash Brown.
  • 2013-02-15: Circus Zeitung, No.2/2013. "Buchen: Professor Risley," by Gisela Winkler (In German).
  • 2012-12-09: Japan Times "Globe-trotting acrobat left a mark on Japan," by Kris Kosaka
  • 2012-11-10: SchoolGirl Milky Crisis: "Japan Crazy" by Jonathan Clements.

Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese is published by the intrepid Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, California, 2012. It is available for order through finer bookstores (please also ask them to stock it), as well as on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other on-line retailers. It is also available as an e-book on the Amazon Kindle platforms for PC, Macs, and tablets.