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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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Call for Papers: The Tsarist/Soviet empires and the history of modernity in Asia

Call for Papers September 12, 2017 to September 14, 2017 Location:  Germany The conference seeks to examine entanglements between Tsarist/Soviet and Asian modernities since the late 19th century. In Eurasia, Russia’s rise to great power status anticipated Japan’s (or later, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio

The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio Yanagita Kunio (1875–1962) was a public intellectual who played a pivotal role in shaping modern Japan’s cultural identity. A self-taught folk scholar and elite bureaucrat, he promoted … 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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Announcement: Harvard Summer School in Kyoto at Doshisha University June 8 – August 2, 2014

We invite you to take part in Harvard Summer School’s 8-week program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.  Students enroll in 2 courses:  Professor Mikael Adolphson’s course, “Japan: Tradition and Transformation,” which explores the nation’s tumultuous move to modernity. Professor … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism in Science Fiction Film, Media and, Literature

Editors: David Roh, Greta Niu, and Betsy Huang Deadline: March 15, 2012 We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or … Continue reading

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Harvard Summer School in Kyoto at Doshisha University June 4-July 27,2012

Dear prospective participants, I am writing to invite you to take part in Harvard Summer School’s 8-week program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.  Students enroll in 2 courses:  Professor Mikael Adolphson’s “Japan: Tradition and Transformation,”  explores the nation’s tumultous … Continue reading

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