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Book Announcement: Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japan

Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japanby Jan Bardsley Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e project and modern prints

We’ve covered modern takes on and uses of ukiyo-e prints from early modern Japan a handful of times for our Fun Link Fridays here at Shinpai Deshou. The latest way in which ukiyo-e can be seen persisting in the cultural imaginary is … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese Popular Culture, University of British Columbia

Institution: University of British Columbia Location: British Columbia, Canada Position: Assistant Professor The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Japanese Popular Culture. Expertise … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dialectics of the Goddess in Japan Audiovisual Culture

Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture EDITED BY LORENZO J. TORRES HORTELANO – CONTRIBUTIONS BY LINDA C. EHRLICH; IRENE GONZÁLEZ-LÓPEZ; DOLORES P. MARTINEZ; JOSÉ MONTAÑO; LAURA MONTERO; VÍCTOR NAVARRO-REMESAL; SYBIL A. THORNTON AND LORENZO J. TORRES HORTELANO Through provocative essays by … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Teaching Anime and Manga

Teaching Anime and Manga Northeast Modern Language Association convention This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience

Call for Papers Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018 Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017 Proposals for … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore

  The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore Michael Dylan Foster; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin University of California Press, 2015 http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271029 This monograph introduces yokai in a style that is intended to be accessible to students … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Franco-Asian Connections and Intersections through Popular Culture

Date: September 30, 2015 Asian pop music, comics, drama, film, graphic novels; these cultural products are increasingly present transnationally signaling new currents of popular culture and underscoring the interconnected nature of our globalizing world. Within the pan-Asian context, the concepts … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures, 2015 “Gaming/Gender”

Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures, 2015 “Gaming/Gender” September 25-27, 2015 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, Minnesota Special Guest: Brianna Wu The recent rash of death threats toward feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian after her polemic on the violence toward … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Regionalizing Culture: the Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia

Nissim Otmazgin Regionalizing Culture: the Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia University of Hawai’i Press This ambitious work provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded study of the production, circulation, and reception of Japanese popular culture in Asia. While many … Continue reading

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