Tag Archives: Meiji Japan

Book Announcement: Interpreting the Mikado’s Empire: The Writings of William Elliot Griffis

Interpreting the Mikado’s Empire:The Writings of William Elliot GriffisEDITED BY JOSEPH M. HENNING For more than fifty years, William Elliot Griffis (1843–1928) chronicled a rapidly changing Meiji Japan and its people. He was unequaled in the length of his writing … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel

Licentious Fictions:Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese NovelDaniel Poch Nineteenth-century Japanese literary discourse and narrative developed a striking preoccupation with ninjō—literally “human emotion,” but often used in reference to amorous feeling and erotic desire. For many writers and critics, fiction’s capacity to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies, UCSB

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2019-2020 academic year. We seek applicants with expertise in Japanese literature from the … Continue reading

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Resource: The Meiji at 150 Project

Today we introduce a wonderful, multifaceted and multi-year project spearheaded by the University of British Columbia that has been bringing great content to the Japanese Studies community in a number of forms: The Meiji at 150 Project. In honor of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Turn Against the Modern: The Critical Essays of Taoka Reiun (1870-1912)

The Turn Against the Modern: The Critical Essays of Taoka Reiun (1870-1912) Ronald P. Loftus  The Turn Against the Modern is a biography of the late Meiji social and cultural critic Taoka Reiun (1870–1912) who was known for his fierce attack … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan Author: Nenzi, Laura 280pp. February 2015 Cloth – Price: $48.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3957-4 Categories: Asia, Japan, history, biography The Chaos and … Continue reading

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Book announcement: Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan: The Development of the Feminist Movement

Author: Mara Patessio WOMEN AND PUBLIC LIFE IN EARLY MEIJI JAPAN focuses on women’s activities in the new public spaces of Meiji Japan. With chapters on public, private, and missionary schools for girls, their students, and teachers, on social and … Continue reading

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