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Book Announcement: Agents of World Renewal: The Rise of Yonaoshi Gods in Japan

AGENTS OF WORLD RENEWAL: THE RISE OF YONAOSHI GODS IN JAPAN Takashi Miura This volume examines a category of Japanese divinities that centered on the concept of “world renewal” (yonaoshi). In the latter half of the Tokugawa period (1603–1867), a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives

Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives By Gwyn McClelland On 9th August 1945, the US dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Of the dead, approximately 8500 were Catholic Christians, representing over sixty percent of the community. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Law, Transnational Nazism: Ideology and Culture in German-Japanese Relations, 1919–1936

Transnational Nazism: Ideology and Culture in German-Japanese Relations, 1919–1936 Ricky W. Law Book website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/transnational-nazism/3A72AC2415A209D3ACF3C934A1740DD5 In 1936, Nazi Germany and militarist Japan built a partnership which culminated in the Tokyo-Berlin Axis. This study of interwar German-Japanese relations is the first to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Castles: Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace

Japan’s Castles: Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace Oleg Benesch and Ran Zwigenberg An innovative examination of heritage politics in Japan, showing how castles have been used to re-invent and recapture competing versions of the pre-imperial past and project … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: PhD Studentship in Modern Japanese History

The Department of History at the University of York is delighted to invite applications for a three-year PhD studentship to work on the history of Japan as a major producer of the natural insecticide, pyrethrum. This studentship forms part of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War by Duncan Ryūken Williams http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674986534&content=reviews This groundbreaking history tells the little-known story of how, in one of our country’s darkest hours, Japanese Americans fought to defend their … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan’s Modern History

Uneven Moments Reflections on Japan’s Modern History Harry Harootunian Columbia University Press Few scholars have done more than Harry Harootunian to shape the study of modern Japan. Incorporating Marxist critical perspectives on history and theoretically informed insights, his scholarship has … Continue reading

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