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Book Announcement: Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo

Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo Thomas Baudinette Shinjuku Ni-chōme is a nightlife district in central Tokyo filled with bars and clubs targeting the city’s gay male community. Typically understood as a “safe space” where … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tales of Idolized Boys: Male-Male Love in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Narratives

Tales of Idolized Boys: Male-Male Love in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Narratives Sachi Schmidt-Hori In medieval Japan (14th–16th centuries), it was customary for elite families to entrust their young sons to the care of renowned Buddhist priests from whom they received … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Mechademia: Second Arc, vol 13.1: Queer(ing)

CFP: Mechademia: Second Arc, Vol. 13.1: Queer(ing), guest ed. James Welker (due 1 June 2019; published spring 2020) Japanese manga, anime, and games culture is associated with excessive sexuality and gender-bending that have unsettled cultural norms in multiple, often queer, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Queering the Transpacific: Asian American, American and Asian Queer Studies

In an era of neo-nationalism and the waning of Pax Americana, Asia ascends and transpacific tensions rise,evident in both Obama’s Pivot to Asia and Trump’s America First policies.  A post-national Asian/American studies is thinking more robustly about transpacific relations that pay more … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Poems of Penisist by Takahashi Mutsuo

POEMS OF A PENISIST A collection of homoerotic poetry by one of Japan’s most prominent poets By Mutsuo Takahashi Translated by Hiroaki Sato, with introduction by Burton Watson University of Minnesota Press | 128 pages ISBN 978-0-8166-7972-0 | paperback | … Continue reading

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