Author Archives: Travis

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I am currently working on how cultural and political realities were produced and maintained through diplomatic ritual performance in Luchuan (Okinawan) embassies to the Tokugawa shogunate.

Job Opening: Associate Program Officer, Grassroots Exchange &Education, JFNY

Position: Associate Program Officer, Grassroots Exchange & Education Institution: Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Location: New York, NY Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2019. Reposting from Japan Foundation New York website: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), New … Continue reading

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PhD positions in Munich, “Radical Utopian Communities”

The research group “Radical Utopian Communities: Global Histories from the Margins, 1900-1950” invites applications for two (2) doctoral positions (TV-L E13, 65%) to join the team on 1 April 2020 or at an early date thereafter. The research project is … Continue reading

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Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell

*Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) *Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY *Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2019 Description from Cornell Department of Asian Studies website: Transnational Experience in Postnational Asia. The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for the … Continue reading

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MA in Japanese Studies, U of East Anglia

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA), in Norwich, England, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) is now offering a new MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies. … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow – USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Position: 9mo postdoc, 2019-2020 Institution: Center for Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco Location: San Francisco, California The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship. … Continue reading

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Resource: All Research is Fieldwork: A Practical Introduction to Studying in Japan as a Foreign Researcher

The Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus) has just published an excellent preliminary guide to approaching fieldwork in Japan, by Prof. Levi McLaughlin (Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State). In it, he touches upon the importance of building personal connections with … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Okinawan Art in its Regional Context

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK October 10-11, 2019 Deadline for submissions: June 14, 2019 We are pleased to announce the international conference entitled ‘Okinawan Art in its Regional Context: Historical Overview and Contemporary Practice’, which is to be hosted … Continue reading

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