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Book Announcement: Turning toward Edification: Foreigners in Chosŏn Korea

Turning toward Edification: Foreigners in Chosŏn Korea by Adam Bohnet University of Hawaiʻi Press, December 2020 Though not a book on Japan, Turning toward Edification promises to be a valuable volume for insights into how categories of identity (“ethnicity” if … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ), recently published an edited volume, Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, 2013) This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Three Videos on Language & Ethnicity

P. Kerim Friedman, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan, recently posted some funny videos on Savage Minds (one of the most prominent anthropology blogs out there, it would seem, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Asia through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders

How has Asia been imagined, represented and transferred both literally and visually across linguistic, geopolitical and cultural boundaries? This book explores the shifting roles of those who produce, critique and translate creative forms and practices, for which distinctions of geography, … Continue reading

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Book announcement: NAKAGAMI, JAPAN: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Our book announcements tend to get buried in the files for some reason, so here’s another belated one: — How Japan’s most canonical postwar writer brought that country’s largest social minority into the mainstream NAKAGAMI, JAPAN: Buraku and the Writing … Continue reading

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