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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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Resource: Japanese Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

For those looking for more educational resources to use in the classroom, today we’ll briefly introduce a resource developed by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures with sponsorship from Hitachi: The Online Resource for Japanese Archaeology and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Imperial Edicts in the Shoku Nihongi

The Imperial Edicts in the Shoku Nihongi  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1983595454 The imperial edicts from the eighth century comprise a magnificent collection of ancient Japanese prose. Known as the senmyō, they were inscribed in Old Japanese in the court history Shoku Nihongi (Chronicles of Japan, Continued), … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7

Ross Bender’s Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7 is now available at CreateSpace and Amazon: https://www.createspace.com/5981677 This is the third in a projected five-volume translation of Shoku Nihongi for the years 749-770. Also available are The … Continue reading

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