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Book Announcement: Japanese Culture Through Videogames

Japanese Culture Through Videogames Rachael Hutchinson Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analyzed together to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors

Samurai An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan’s samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603–1868, a time when Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Unbinding the Pillow Book: The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic

Unbinding The Pillow Book The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic Gergana Ivanova An eleventh-century classic, The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon is frequently paired with The Tale of Genji as one of the most important works in the Japanese canon. Yet it has … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Anthropology of the Machine

An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network Michael Fisch University of Chicago Press, 2018. From University of Chicago Press: “With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo’s commuter train network is one of the most complex technical … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan

The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan: New Perspectives Edited by Thomas French. Routledge, 2018. From the publisher’s website: About the Book The Occupation era (1945-1952) witnessed major change in Japan and the beginnings of its growth from of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan

Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan: Class, Culture and Consumption in the Meiji Period Taka Oshikiri From Bloomsbury Publishing: By examining chanoyu – the custom of consuming matcha tea – in the Meiji period, Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Feminist Debates

Japanese Feminist Debates: A Century of Contention on Sex, Love, and Labor by Ayako Kano University of Hawaiʻi Press, June 2016, $68 hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8248-5580-2 From the publisher’s website: Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Japanese feminism … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

A project many years in the works, University of Hawaiʻi Press is proud to announce (and I am excited to share with you all) the publication of Lina Terell & Bob Huey’s translation of Akamine Mamoru’s important monograph, 琉球王国~東アジアのコーナーストーン (Kôdansha, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa

Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa Editors: Steve Rabson and Davinder Bhowmik 336pp. March 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3979-6 Paper – Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3980-2 Via University of Hawai’i Press: Literature is an important vehicle to further … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A History of Japanese Theatre

Jonah Salz (ed.), A History of Japanese Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 2016. From the Cambridge University Press official webpage for the book: Description Japan boasts one of the world’s oldest, most vibrant and most influential performance traditions. This accessible and … Continue reading

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