Tag Archives: Tokugawa period

Book Announcement: Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku

Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku David J. Gundry, University of California, Davis The first monograph published in English on Ihara Saikaku’s fiction, David J. Gundry’s lucid, compelling study examines the tension reflected in key works … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: In Search of the Way Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860

In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860 Richard Bowring In Search of the Way is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, covering the years 1582-1860. It begins with … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Princess Nun

Harvard East Asian Monographs 366 The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan Gina Cogan The Princess Nun tells the story of Bunchi (1619–1697), daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshōji. Bunchi advocated strict adherence … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life in the Age of the Shoguns

Voices of Early Modern Japan Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns Constantine Vaporis (Author) Trade Paperback · 352 Pages $36.00 U.S. · $41.50 CAN · £23.99 U.K. · €25.99 E.U. ISBN 9780813349008 Description Voices of … Continue reading

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Workshop: Hokusai & Book Illustration

Rare Book School offers five-day, intensive courses for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of manuscript, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. This year, we are pleased to present more … Continue reading

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Symposium: Interpreting Parades and Processions of Edo Japan: History, Culture, and Foreign Relations

An exciting joint international symposium, ” Interpreting Parades and Processions of Edo Japan: History, Culture, and Foreign Relations,” will be held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 11, 2013. The online registration is now open. … Continue reading

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