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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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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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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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Book Announcement: Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ), recently published an edited volume, Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, 2013) This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Adam Clulow Columbia Studies in International and Global History Cloth, 352 pages, Color Illus.: 9, , Maps: 2, ISBN: 978-0-231-16428-3 $55.00 /  $B# (B38.00 Published by Columbia University Press http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-16428-3/the-company-and-the-shogun The Company and the Shogun examines the encounter between the … Continue reading

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