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Book Announcement: The Meiji Japanese Who Made Modern Taiwan

The Meiji Japanese Who Made Modern Taiwan Toshio Watanabe; Translated by Robert D. Eldridge The Meji Japanese Who Made Modern Taiwan describes the story of Japan’s involvement and administration of Taiwan in the pre-war era, with a focus on the period … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Archaeology and History of Toraijin: Human, Technological, and Cultural Flow from the Korean Peninsula to the Japanese Archipelago c. 800 BC–AD 600

Archaeology and History of Toraijin: Human, Technological, and Cultural Flow from the Korean Peninsula to the Japanese Archipelago c. 800 BC–AD 600 By Song-nai Rhee, C. Melvin Aikens, Gina L. Barnes Archaeology and History of Toraijin: Human, technological, and cultural … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gas Mask Nation: Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan

Gas Mask Nation Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan Gennifer Weisenfeld A fascinating look at the anxious pleasures of Japanese visual culture during World War II. Airplanes, gas masks, and bombs were common images in wartime Japan. Yet amid … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Politics of Trauma and Integrity: Stories of Japanese “Comfort Women”

The Politics of Trauma and Integrity: Stories of Japanese “Comfort Women” Sachiyo Tsukamoto The Politics of Trauma and Integrity uses the lenses of gender and trauma to tell the stories of narratives testified by two contrasting Japanese “comfort women” survivors. Through … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The New Real: Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji

The New Real: Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji Jonathan E. Abel Unlocking a vital understanding of how literary studies and media studies overlap and are bound together A synthetic history of new media reception in modern … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia

Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia Edited by James Welker The boys love (BL) genre was created for girls and women by young female manga (comic) artists in early 1970s Japan to challenge oppressive gender and sexual norms. Over … Continue reading

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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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