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Book Announcement: The Last Female Emperor of Nara Japan, 749-770

The Last Female Emperor of Nara Japan, 749-770by Ross Bender The last female emperor of Nara Japan was Kōken/Shōtoku Tennō, who ruled from 749 to 770, with an interregnum from 758 to 764. She was the last in a series of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, and Mastery

Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan: Materials, Makers, and Mastery Christine M. E. Guth Crafts were central to daily life in early modern Japan. They were powerful carriers of knowledge, sociality, and identity, and how and from what materials they … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dancing the Dharma: Religious and Political Allegory in Japanese Noh Theater

Dancing the Dharma Religious and Political Allegory in Japanese Noh Theater Susan Blakeley Klein Dancing the Dharma examines the theory and practice of allegory by exploring a select group of medieval Japanese noh plays and treatises. Susan Blakeley Klein demonstrates how medieval esoteric commentaries on … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Feminities at Cambridge

Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Feminities at Cambridge Edited by Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch, Christopher Tso Kawaii. The love of all things cute has become the dominant image of Japanese girls and women. Real Japanese women are, however, more complex. Some … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Translating the Occupation: The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45

Translating the Occupation: The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45 Edited by Jonathan Henshaw, Craig A. Smith, and Norman Smith UBC Press From 1931 to 1945, as Japanese imperialism developed and spread throughout China, three regions experienced life under occupation: the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Shakespeare and East Asia

Shakespeare and East Asia Alexa Alice Joubin Structured around modes in which one might encounter Asian-themed performances and adaptations, Shakespeare and East Asia identifies four themes that distinguish post-1950s East Asian cinemas and theatres from works in other parts of the world: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Exporting Japanese Aesthetics: Evolution from Tradition to Cool Japan

Exporting Japanese Aesthetics:Evolution from Tradition to Cool Japan EDITED BY TETS KIMURA & JENNIFER ANNE HARRIS Exporting Japanese Aesthetics brings together historical and contemporary case studies addressing the evolution of international impacts and influences of Japanese culture and aesthetics. The volume … Continue reading

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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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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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