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Book Announcement: Nara Japan, 749-757: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi, Tenpyō Shōhō 1 – Tenpyō Hōji 1

This is the first full translation into a Western language of this segment of Shoku Nihongi, the official court chronicle of Japan’s eighth century. It includes Emperor Shōmu’s declaration beforeRushana Buddha at Tōdaiji, Shōmu’s abdication and the accession of Empress … Continue reading

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Call for Applications for “Japan’s Oldest Archive: A Workshop on the Shosoin”

With generous support from the Princeton University Humanities Council, Graduate School, East Asian Studies Program, Buddhist Studies Workshop, and Religion Department we are pleased to announce that “Japan’s Oldest Archive: A Workshop on the Shosoin” will be held at Princeton … Continue reading

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