Tag Archives: medieval Japan

Book Announcement: Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds – A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales Edited by Keller Kimbrough and Haruo Shirane Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring demons, samurai, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Iwashimizu Hachiman in War and Cult (Fourteenth-Century Voices) (Volume 3)

Iwashimizu Hachiman in War and Cult (Fourteenth-Century Voices) (Volume 3) Royall Tyler Here are three works from 14th c. Japan. MEITOKUKI narrates a failed rebellion against the shogun in 1391. OEIKI narrates another failed rebellion in 1399. The third work … Continue reading

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Workshop: University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018

University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018 “Commoners and Authority in Medieval Japan”, July 9 to August 3, 2018 We are delighted to announce the University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018, a month-long intensive summer program in medieval historical materials, the theme of which … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan

Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan Anna Andreeva http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674970571 HARDCOVER ISBN 9780674970571, Harvard East Asian Monographs 396 420 pages, 9 color illustrations, 1 halftone, 14 line illustrations, 3 maps During the late twelfth to fourteenth centuries, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Medieval Unfreedoms: Slavery, Servitude, and Trafficking in Humans before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Medieval Unfreedoms: Slavery, Servitude, and Trafficking in Humans before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade October 19 – 20, 2018 Across the medieval world (c. 500 — c. 1500), multiple forms and degrees of unfreedom—slavery, serfdom, forced concubinage, coerced labor, captivity, and … Continue reading

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Research Positions: Time in Medieval Japan

*Project: ERC-Advanced Grant Research Project “Time in Medieval Japan” (TIMEJ) *Position: Research Associate, 5-year, non-tenure-track position *Institution: Department of Japanese Studies, Institute for Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland *Dates: September 2017 until August 2022 Project Description The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Via the University of Hawai’i Press. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan JACQUELINE I. STONE 616pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $68.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5643-4 Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan Drott, Edward R. Scholars have long remarked on the frequency with which Japanese myths portrayed gods (kami) as old men or okina. Many of these “sacred elders” came to be … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Fourteenth-century Voices 1 & 2

FOURTEENTH-CENTURY VOICES I FOURTEENTH-CENTURY VOICES II Blue-Tongue Books Charley’s Forest, NSW, Australia All texts except Baishōron translated, introduced, and annotated by Royall Tyler. VOICES I From the Bamboo-View Pavilion: TAKEMUKI-GA-KI By Hino Nako (1310-1358) VOICES II Baishōron(ca. 1350), translated by Shuzo Uyenaka, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives Rajyashree Pandey University of Hawaii Press, 2016. Pandey suggests that “woman” in medieval Japanese narratives does not constitute a self-evident and distinct category, and that there is little … Continue reading

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