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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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Book Announcement: Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain

Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain by Caroline Hirasawa The book is a highly interdisciplinary examination of the Tateyama cult and its material culture, and will be of interest to art historians … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Challenge of Linear Time: Nationhood and the Politics of History in East Asia

The Challenge of Linear Time: Nationhood and the Politics of History in East Asia Edited by: Viren Murthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Axel Schneider, University of Goettingen (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2013) 302 pp ISBN13: 9789004260139 E-ISBN: 9789004260146 The papers … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Classical World Literatures- Publication of “Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons”

by Wiebke Denecke Ever since Karl Jaspers’s “axial age” paradigm, there have been a number of influential studies comparing ancient East Asian and Greco-Roman history and culture. However, to date there has been no comparative study involving multiple literary traditions … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States

Via University of Washington Press. A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States Gordon K. Hirabashi, with James A. Hirabashi and Lane Ryo Hirabashi. paperback not available $29.95 HARDCOVER (9780295992709) PUBLISHED: April 2013 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian American Studies, … Continue reading

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