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Book Announcement: A Transnational Critique of Japaneseness: Cultural Nationalism, Racism, and Multiculturalism in Japan

A Transnational Critique of JapanesenessCultural Nationalism, Racism, and Multiculturalism in JapanYUKO KAWAI In this book, Yuko Kawai departs from the common conception of Japan as an ethnically homogenous nation. A Transnational Critique of Japaneseness: Cultural Nationalism, Racism, and Multiculturalism in … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Sasakawa Studentships at the University of East Anglia, UK

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, has once again been invited to submit applications for a number of Postgraduate Studentships from the Great British Sasakawa Foundation. These are available for students pursuing postgraduate (MA and PhD) … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Competing Visions of Japan’s Relations with Southeast Asia, 1938-1960: Identity, Asianism, and the Search for a Regional Role

Competing Visions of Japan’s Relations with Southeast Asia, 1938–1960:Identity, Asianism and the Search for a Regional RoleVon Dr. Heiko Lang In a detailed discourse analysis, it compares competing arguments offered by business circles, the military, the political and diplomatic elites, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: Case Studies from Japan and Europe

The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: Case Studies from Japan and Europe Simon Kaner (Editor); Brian Ayers (Editor); Richard Pearson (Editor); Oscar Wrenn (Editor) In recent years, major new archaeological discoveries have redefined the development of towns and cities in the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Women and Networks In Nineteenth-Century Japan

Women and Networks In Nineteenth-Century Japan Bettina GRAMLICH-OKA is Professor of Japanese History at Sophia University (Tokyo).MIYAZAKI Fumiko is Professor Emerita at Keisen University (Tokyo).SUGANO Noriko was Professor at Teikyo University (Tokyo).Anne WALTHALL is Professor Emerita at the University of … Continue reading

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Japan Foundation “Mask Up 2020” Design Competition

In case you’re looking for a creative way to encourage people to wear masks and support distribution of free masks to various organizations, Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership is sponsoring “Mask Up 2020,” a design competition. Open to all … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Pleasure in Profit: Popular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Pleasure in ProfitPopular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan Laura Moretti In the seventeenth century, Japanese popular prose flourished as waves of newly literate readers gained access to the printed word. Commercial publishers released vast numbers of titles in response to readers’ … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography (Cambridge University, 2-14 August 2021)

Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography2-14 August 2021. Upon careful thinking and wide consultation with all the parties involved, including the senior officers of Emmanuel College, we have decided to conduct the 2021 programme virtually. The 2021 summer school … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes

Eating Wild JapanTracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes Winifred Bird with illustrations by Paul Poynter From bracken to butterbur to “princess” bamboo, some of Japan’s most iconic foods are foraged, not grown, in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Ishikawa Sanshirō’s Geographical Imagination: Transnational Anarchism and the Reconfiguration of Everyday Life in Early Twentieth-Century Japan

Ishikawa Sanshirō’s Geographical ImaginationTransnational Anarchism and the Reconfiguration of Everyday Life in Early Twentieth-Century Japan Nadine Willems In modern Japan, anti-establishment ideas have related in many ways to Japan’s capitalist development and industrialization. Activist and intellectual Ishikawa Sanshirō exemplifies this … Continue reading

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