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Job Opening: Fixed-term position: Lecturer in Japanese, University of Cambridge

Institution:         University of Cambridge, Department of East Asian Studies Location:          United Kingdom Position:           Unestablished Lecturer in Japanese (Fixed Term) Salary: £37,756-£47,787 Reference: GX03463 Closing date: 15 August 2014 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Capturing Contemporary Japan

Satsuki Kawano, Susan Long, and myself, as editors; U. Hawaii Press What are people’s life experiences in present-day Japan? This timely volume addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters collectively … Continue reading

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Chino Kaori Prize for Grad Student Essay on Japanese Art

The Japan Art History Forum (JAHF), a great online community / mailing list for art historians & scholars of visual culture of Japan, offers an annual prize for outstanding papers in Japanese art history or visual culture. I have copied … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ournal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies

The Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies is currently seeking manuscripts for the 2014-15 issue to be published in March 2015. This year, we are accepting full-length research papers (up to 20 pages in length), research notes (up to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Academic Assistant East Asian Studies, Bucknell University [part-time]

Institution: Bucknell University Location: Lewisburg, PA Posted: 07/03/2014 Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Part-Time/Adjunct Job Summary: Bucknell University seeks a part-time Academic Assistant to oversee the daily operations of the East Asian Studies department. The position provides support to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard by an Edo Samurai

The translators and editors are delighted to announce the publication from Columbia University Press of Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard by an Edo Samurai, translated by Mark Teeuwen, Kate Wildman Nakai, Miyazaki Fumiko, Anne Walthall, and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost

Via Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost by Zack Davisson Chin Music Press Inc. (September 2, 2014) I am proud to announce that my book Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost is finally available for preorder! This book is the culmination of … Continue reading

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Job Opening: In-House Translator & Assistant Language Specialist

Sojitz is looking to recruit someone within Japan for an entry-level in-house translator position. Sojitz Corporation is a general trading company conducting trading and project investment in diverse fields including machinery, energy, metals, chemicals, and consumer lifestyle businesses. Position:        In-House Translator &Assistant … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese History

Institution: Johns Hopkins University – Homewood Location: Maryland, United States Position: TESOL; Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Japanese History ~~History, Assistant Professor of Japanese History The Department of History at The Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond

Evgeny Steiner. Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 475 pp. with ill. This book examines Japanese culture of the Muromachi epoch (14-16 centuries) with Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) as its focal point. Ikkyu’s contribution to the culture of his time … Continue reading

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