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Book Announcement: From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī Cult in Medieval Japan

From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī Cult in Medieval Japan. Brill’s Japanese Studies Library, vol. 50. Leiden: Brill, 2015. 340 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-29339-7 (hardback) http://www.brill.com/products/book/outcasts-emperors-shingon-ritsu-and-manjusri-cult-medieval-japan In From Outcasts to Emperors, David Quinter illuminates the Shingon Ritsu movement founded by the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan

Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan Peter D. Shapinsky   Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies Number 76 A John Whitney Hall Book Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan ISBN … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History which has been co-published by Honk Kong University Press and the University of Hawai’i Press and co-edited by Vimalin Rujivacharakul, H. Hazel Hahn, Ken … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond

Evgeny Steiner. Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 475 pp. with ill. This book examines Japanese culture of the Muromachi epoch (14-16 centuries) with Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) as its focal point. Ikkyu’s contribution to the culture of his time … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: To Hallow Genji: A Tribute to Noh

This tribute to the Noh theater includes eighteen plays and four essays. Among the plays are five non-repertoire that survive in Zeami’s own hand. The eighteen are Genji kuyo, Akoya no matsu, Funabashi, Furu, Genjo, Hakozaki, Higaki, Kuzu, Matsura Sayohime, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu

Via University of Hawai’i Press. http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8944-9780824835651.aspx Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu Author: Laffin, Christina; Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women explores the world of thirteenth-century Japan through the life of a prolific … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Plotting the Prince: Shotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8620-9780824834630.aspx Plotting the Prince: Shotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism Author: Carr, Kevin Plotting the Prince traces the development of conceptual maps of the world created through the telling of stories about Prince Shōtoku (573?–622?), an eminent … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Open Rank Professor of Medieval or Early Japanese History

Institution: Princeton University, East Asian Studies Location:   New Jersey, United States Position:   Assistant Professor, Full Professor Princeton University Open Rank Professor of Medieval or Early Japanese History The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites applications … Continue reading

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Conference: Reassessing the Shoen System: Society and Economy in Medieval Japan

June 4-6, 2012, 10 AM-5:30 PM University of Southern California (building and room to be announced) Shoen, agricultural estates with a complex hierarchy of rights to income from the land and cultivators, represented a major landholding structure in classical and … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Samurai: The Warrior Transformed

Date: March 7, 2012 – September 3, 2012 Time: 10 AM – 6PM Daily Location: Washington D.C. Price: Exhibition included in National Geographic Museum Admission; Adults – $8; Members/Military/Seniors (over 62)/Students/Groups (25+) – $6; Children (ages 5-12) – $4; School & youth … Continue reading

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