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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history and hopes to one day be competent enough to teach it to others.

Living in Japan Part 4: How to Read Apartment Listings

In my previous article, I explained many of the basics of what to keep in mind when you apartment hunt in Japan. Now you’ve got an idea of a location you might want to live (or at least have located … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: UC Berkeley Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference – Media & Transmission

April 17-18, 2015 University of California, Berkeley CALL FOR PAPERS This conference will bring together graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to explore the past and present role of media in Japan. What can the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie and Ulrike Wöhr, Routledge, 2014 Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Conference

We are pleased to announce the University of Colorado, Boulder, Asian Studies Graduate Conference will be held at the end of February 2015. The University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association will hold its Annual Graduate Student Conference on February 27-28, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: East Asian/Non-Western History

Institution:       Hood College, History Location:          Maryland, United States Position:          Assistant Professor of History, East Asian/Non-Western History.  East Asian/Non-Western. Hood College in Frederick, MD, seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of history, with a specialty in East Asian history (China … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Cultural Interactions between Korea & Japan

Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan, From the Pre-modern to the Colonial Period Cultural interaction between Korea and Japan has become more fluid ever since Korea lifted the ban on importing cultural products from Japan in 1998, and since … Continue reading

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Funding: Postgraduate Opportunities in Japanese Studies at SOAS, University of London

The SOAS Japan Research Centre offers partial funding for MA, MPhil and PhD studies at SOAS via the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship (application deadline 27 February 2015), the Kayako Tsuda Bursary (deadline 22 May 2015), and the Meiji Jingu Scholarships (deadline 22 May 2015). … Continue reading

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