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Book Announcement: Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History which has been co-published by Honk Kong University Press and the University of Hawai’i Press and co-edited by Vimalin Rujivacharakul, H. Hazel Hahn, Ken … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Editors: Mark J. Hudson, Ann-Elise Lewallen, Mark K. Watson 272pp. January 2014 Cloth – Price: $52.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3697-9 In 2008, 140 years after it had annexed Ainu lands, the Japanese government shocked observers by finally recognizing … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Ito Hirobumi – Japan’s First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji Constitution

Ito Hirobumi – Japan’s First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji Constitution By Takii Kazuhiro Translated by Takechi Manabu Routledge – 2014 – 250 pages Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Hardback: $155.00 978-0-415-83886-3 January 20th … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan

Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan Brill, 2014. 444 pages. Hardcover, $63/€49 /£42. In Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan, Torquil Duthie examines the literary representation of the late seventh-century Yamato court as a realm of “all … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Literature and Art after Fukushima

Gebhardt, Lisette; Masami, Yuki (eds.) (2014): Literature and Art after Fukushima. Four Approaches. (German Studies on Japanese Literature and Culture Vol. 7). Berlin: EB-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-86893-118-1 http://www.ebv-berlin.de/Band-7-Literature-and-Art-after-Fukushima This English language volume “Literature and Art after ‘Fukushima’” has been edited by … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture

Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: identity politics, schooling and popular culture Paul Morris, Naoko Shimazu and Edward Vickers, editors (Routledge: 2013) 264 pp ISBN: 978-0-415-71399-3 In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued … 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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