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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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Book Announcement: Zen Past and Present, by Eric Cunningham

Zen Past and Present Eric Cunningham ISBN 978-0-924304-64-4. 98 pages. Paperback. Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier Translated by J. A. A. Stockwin Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Routledge Description In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan

Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan Peter D. Shapinsky   Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies Number 76 A John Whitney Hall Book Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan ISBN … 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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Book Announcement: Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868 by Brian Woodall 300 pages  Pubdate: 06/17/2014  6 x 9  5 figures, 12 tables The world’s third largest economy and a stable democracy, Japan remains a significant world power; but its economy has … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-century Japan

Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki are pleased to announce the publication of their collaborative work, which as some subscribers to this list know has been a long time in preparation: The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-century Japan, by Sugawara … Continue reading

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