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Book Announcement: Sōjiji: Discipline, Compassion, and Enlightenment at a Japanese Zen Temple

Sōjiji: Discipline, Compassion, and Enlightenment at a Japanese Zen Temple Joshua A. Irizarry Sōjiji is one of the two head temples of Sōtō Zen, the largest sect of Japanese Buddhism. The temple is steeped in centuries of culture and tradition, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Narratives Without Guilt: Japanese Perpetrators and the Question of Responsibility

Narratives Without Guilt: Japanese Perpetrators and the Question of Responsibility Frank Jacob During the Second World War Japanese soldiers committed several different war crimes, including the kidnapping and raping of women or the mistreatment of POWs. In relation to the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan on the Jesuit Stage: Two 17th-Century Latin Plays with Translation and Commentary

Japan on the Jesuit Stage: Two 17th-Century Latin Plays with Translation and Commentary Akihiko Watanabe The Jesuits were a major source of European information on Japan from the late 16th to early 17th century. Not only were they active missionaries … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tsuchi: Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art

Tsuchi: Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Bert Winther-Tamaki An examination of Japanese contemporary art through the lens of ecocriticism and environmental history Bert Winther-Tamaki explores how Japanese artists have continually sought a passionate and redemptive engagement with earth. By … Continue reading

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Funding: Asian Division’s Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship

The Library of Congress’s Asian Division is happy to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2023 Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program. Please note that the fellowship application is accepted only via email submission. In order to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Beyond the Book: Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America

Beyond the Book: Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America Edited by Jidong Yang Beyond the Book is the first ever volume dedicated to the studies of rare East Asian materials collected by individuals and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan

Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan Garrett L. Washington Christians have never even constituted one percent of Japan’s population, yet Christianity had a disproportionately large influence on Japan’s social, intellectual, and political development. This happened despite the Tokugawa … Continue reading

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Intensive Summer Japanese Workshop: IU Bloomington

Every June and July, the intensive summer Japanese Workshop helps students develop their linguistic and cultural competency rapidly and effectively through live online instruction, extracurricular activities, authentic materials, and real-time interactions with instructors and presenters from Japan. Classes are conducted … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Immersive Enclosure: Virtual Reality in Japan

The Immersive Enclosure: Virtual Reality in Japan Paul Roquet Although virtual reality promises to immerse a person in another world, its true power lies in its ability to sever a person’s spatial situatedness in this one. This is especially clear … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Overseas Shinto Shrines: Religion, Secularity and the Japanese Empire

Overseas Shinto Shrines: Religion, Secularity and the Japanese Empire Karli Shimizu (Author) Through extensive use of primary resources and fieldwork, this detailed study examines overseas Shinto shrines and their complex role in the colonization and modernization of newly Japanese lands … Continue reading

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