Tag Archives: early modern Japan

Book Announcement: The Tokugawa World

The Tokugawa World Edited By Gary P. Leupp, De-min Tao With over 60 contributions, The Tokugawa World presents the latest scholarship on early modern Japan from an international team of specialists in a volume that is unmatched in its breadth and scope. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Samurai: A Very Short Introduction

Samurai: A Very Short Introduction Michael Wert The idea of the sword-wielding samurai, beholden to a strict ethical code and trained in deadly martial arts, dominates popular conceptions of the samurai. As early as the late seventeenth century, they were … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eight Dogs, or “Hakkenden” Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest

Eight Dogs, or “Hakkenden” Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest by Kyokutei Bakin Translated by Glynne Walley Kyokutei Bakin’s Nansō Satomi hakkenden is one of the monuments of Japanese literature. This multigenerational samurai saga was one of the most popular and influential books of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Private Spheres: Autonomy in Japanese History, 1600-1930

Japan’s Private Spheres: Autonomy in Japanese History, 1600-1930 Author: William Puck Brecher Japan’s Private Spheres: Autonomy in Japanese History, 1600-1930 traces the shifting nature of autonomy in early modern and modern Japan. In this far-reaching, interdisciplinary study, W. Puck Brecher explores the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Lego Great Wave

Are you a fan of art? Of LEGOs? LEGO art? I think we all are. Which is why it was so cool this amazing piece from Jumpei Mitsui, Japan’s only certified professional LEGO builder (did not know that was a … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Contemporary Ukiyo-e in Airbrush

Here at Shinpai Deshou we’re no stranger to fun ukiyo-e-related news, whether it’s the chance to make your own mish-mashed print or see prints as animated gifs. Today’s fun link is to the works of a contemporary ukiyo-e artist, Ishikawa … Continue reading

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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: 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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Book Announcement: Pleasure in Profit: Popular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Pleasure in ProfitPopular Prose in Seventeenth-Century Japan Laura Moretti In the seventeenth century, Japanese popular prose flourished as waves of newly literate readers gained access to the printed word. Commercial publishers released vast numbers of titles in response to readers’ … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-Enerator

In case you need some more things to do on the internet instead of thinking about what you should be doing, the Ota Memorial Museum of Art collaborated earlier this year to create a “Make Your Own Ukiyo-e” page. Just pick … Continue reading

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