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Book Announcement: The Comfort Women of Singapore in History and Memory

The Comfort Women of Singapore in History and Memory Kevin Blackburn “Comfort women” or ianfu is the euphemism used by the Japanese military for the women they compelled to do sex work in the Second World War, and has become the term … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cultural Imprints: War and Memory in the Samurai Age

Cultural Imprints: War and Memory in the Samurai Age Edited by Elizabeth Oyler and Katherine Saltzman-Li Cultural Imprints draws on literary works, artifacts, performing arts, and documents that were created by or about the samurai to examine individual “imprints,” traces holding … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: What Women Want: Gender and Voting in Britain, Japan and the United States

What Women Want: Gender and Voting in Britain, Japan and the United States Gill Steel What Women Want analyzes decades of voting preferences, values, and policy preferences to debunk some of the media and academic myths about gender gaps in voting … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State

Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State Edited by Sebastian Maslow & Christian Wirth Mired in national crises since the early 1990s, Japan has had to respond to a rapid population decline; the Asian and global financial crises; the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese–English Translation: An Advanced Guide

Japanese–English Translation: An Advanced Guide Judy Wakabayashi This volume is a textbook for aspiring translators of Japanese into English, as well as a reference work for professional Japanese–English translators and for translator educators. Underpinned by sound theoretical principles, it provides a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gender, Culture, and Disaster in Post-3.11 Japan

Gender, Culture, and Disaster in Post-3.11 Japan Mire Koikari (Author) The Great East Japan Disaster – a compound catastrophe of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that began on March 11, 2011 – has ushered in a new era of cultural … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Online Summer Program in Japanese Cultural Studies

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures are pleased to invite applications for the 2022 Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies, running from Monday 1st to Friday 12th August … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Senmyō: Old Japanese Imperial Edicts in the National Histories 697-887

Senmyō: Old Japanese Imperial Edicts in the National Histories 697-887 Ross Bender The Old Japanese edicts in Shoku Nihongi have been intensively if not exhaustively studied. Remarkably, the readings that Motoori Norinaga assigned to them in the eighteenth century are essentially in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Designing Modern Japan

Designing Modern Japan Sarah Teasley From cars to cameras, design from Japan is ubiquitous. So are perceptions of Japanese design, from calming, carefully crafted minimalism to avant-garde fashion and street subcultures. But these portrayals overlook the creativity, generosity and sheer … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity

The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity Edited By Ayelet Zohar, Alison J. Miller This volume examines the visual culture of Japan’s transition to modernity, from 1868 to the first decades of the twentieth century. Through … Continue reading

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