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Book Announcement: Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom (Routledge) By Brian J. McVeigh Paperback: 978-0-415-73016-7; Hardback: 978-0-415-73014-3 Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy “how to” guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan

The SOAS Japan Research Centre, in association with Bloomsbury, is pleased to announce the publication of the first book in its new SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series. Jan Bardsley’s Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan reveals the diverse possibilities of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Constructing the Colonized Land: Entwined Perspectives of East Asia around WWII

Constructing the Colonized Land: Entwined Perspectives of East Asia around WWII Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014 266 pp. ISBN: 9781409428183 (hbk) ISBN:9781409428190 (ebk-PDF) ISBN:9781472404367(ebk-ePUB) Despite the precipitous rise of East Asia as a center of architectural production since the Second … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Modern Buddhism in Japan

Modern Buddhism in Japan edited by Hayashi Makoto, Otani Eiichi, and Paul L. Swanson. Published by Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2014 (224 pp). This is a collection of essays on the development of Buddhism in Japan in response … Continue reading

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Resources: Japanese Literature in Translation

In college, when I had a lot more time to read modern and premodern Japanese literature, I often found myself wondering whether certain authors had more works in translation that I could get my hands on, but didn’t know where … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Princess Nun

Harvard East Asian Monographs 366 The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan Gina Cogan The Princess Nun tells the story of Bunchi (1619–1697), daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshōji. Bunchi advocated strict adherence … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan

SOAS STUDIES IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY JAPAN Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan.  Emily Anderson October 2014 Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan explores how Japanese Protestants engaged with the unsettling changes that resulted from Japan’s emergence as a world … Continue reading

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