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Resource: Japan Biographical Database

Today’s resource is the Japan Biographical Database. This bilingual, interactive database is a network studies project run by a research unit of the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo. Focusing on early modern Japan, the participants have spent years … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Turn Against the Modern: The Critical Essays of Taoka Reiun (1870-1912)

The Turn Against the Modern: The Critical Essays of Taoka Reiun (1870-1912) Ronald P. Loftus  The Turn Against the Modern is a biography of the late Meiji social and cultural critic Taoka Reiun (1870–1912) who was known for his fierce attack … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Princess Nun

Harvard East Asian Monographs 366 The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan Gina Cogan The Princess Nun tells the story of Bunchi (1619–1697), daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshōji. Bunchi advocated strict adherence … Continue reading

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Book announcement: The Truth of the Ancient Ways: A Critical Biography of the Swordsman Yamaoka Tesshu

Language: English Publisher: Kodenkan Institute Publication date: January 31, 2012 Binding type/size: paperback, 6″ x 9″ Description: 202 pages, bibliography, index ISBN-13: 978-0984012909 ISBN-10: 0984012907 Library of Congress Control Number: 2011938616 Book description Among practitioners of Japanese martial arts both … Continue reading

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