Writings & Speeches by Barbara Ruch

Speeches by Barbara Ruch

  • Remarks at the 15th annual concert Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage (March 8, 2020, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the Shinnyoji Ceremony Celebrating the Completion of the Restoration of Four Nuns’ Statues (April 23, 2019, Kyoto, Japan) (in Japanese) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the 13th annual concert Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage (March 18, 2018, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the 12th annual concert Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage (April 2, 2017, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the concert “Celebrating the Genius of Michio Miyagi (1894-1956)” (October 5, 2016, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the 9th annual concert Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage (March 30, 2014, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the 8th annual concert Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage (March 8, 2013, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the Composers’ Workshop: New Music for Gagaku and Hōgaku Instruments (March 31, 2012, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the Composers’ Workshop (March 25, 2011, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at Ancient Soundscapes: New Echoes – A Symposium and Musicale celebrating composer Toshi Ichiyanagi and his Ensemble Origin (March 13, 2008, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks at the concert Ancient Asian Harp Reborn “The Kugo” (February 15, 2007, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • Surviving the Centuries: The Seasonal Celebrations and Remembrance Rites of Japan’s Imperial Buddhist Nunneries (at the Communal Studies Association [CSA] Conference, September 29 – October 1, 2005, Harmony and Old Economy Village, PA) [View speech PDF]
  • One Mind/One Gender: Female Footprints that Mark the Buddhist Path (at the Conference on Buddhist Nuns in East Asia, May 2004, Hanmaum Seon Center, Seoul, Korea) [View speech PDF]
  • Remarks on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture (April 18, 1996, New York, NY, U.S.A.) [View speech PDF]
  • 「女性の出家と古典文学:日本と西洋 (Nuns and the Literary Canon: Japan and the West)」 (a public lecture at the 17th International Conference on Japanese Literature in Japan) (in Japanese with English summary) (November 12, 1993, at the National Institute of Japanese Literature, Tokyo, Japan) [View speech PDF]

Writings by Barbara Ruch

  • “Beyond Absolution: Enchi Fumiko’s The Waiting Years and Masks in Columbia Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum: Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective – A Guide for Teaching edited by Barbara Stoler Miller (M.E. Sharpe, 1993) [View PDF]
  • “A Book of One’s Own: The Gossamer Years; The Pillow Book; and the Confessions of Lady Nijō” in Columbia Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum: Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective – A Guide for Teaching edited by Barbara Stoler Miller (M.E. Sharpe, 1993) [View PDF]
  • 「かざしの姫」”Kazashi no hime” (Princess Kazashi) one of four articles in the series “Chūsei no kōkei No. 95” (The Medieval Scene) in Asahi Shimbun, Osaka, November 20, 1993, evening edition (in Japanese) [View PDF]
  • 「メディアの誕生」”Media no tanjō” (The Birth of the Media) one of four articles in the series “Chūsei no kōkei No. 94” (The Medieval Scene) in Asahi Shimbun, Osaka, November 13, 1993, evening edition (in Japanese) [View PDF]
  • 「女性スター乙前」”Josei sutā Otomae” (The Female Star, Otomae) one of four articles in the series “Chūsei no kōkei No. 93” (The Medieval Scene) in Asahi Shimbun, Osaka, November 6, 1993, evening edition (in Japanese) [View PDF]
  • “Unheeded Voices; Winked-at Lives” in Rethinking Japan, Volume 1: Literature, Visual Arts & Linguistics edited by Adriana Boscaro, Franco Gatti and Massimo Raveri (Japan Library Limited, 1991) [View PDF]