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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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Call for Papers: East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (Intellect Press) is calling for general papers for the 2:3 edition. We encourage articles that are both localized (towards a specific popular culture tend, figure or industry) as well as articles that are … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Extra History – Sengoku Jidai

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who first got interested in studying Japanese history and culture because, well, samurai and ninja and pirates, and cool battles and so on and so forth. But, before … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Cultural Interactions between Korea & Japan

Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan, From the Pre-modern to the Colonial Period Cultural interaction between Korea and Japan has become more fluid ever since Korea lifted the ban on importing cultural products from Japan in 1998, and since … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, University of Florida The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Japanese literature and culture, period open, beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will contribute … Continue reading

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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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Fun Link Friday: Loneliness sells?

Some of you may remember many news articles in recent months detailing the popular practice of one restaurant, Tokyo’s Moomin Cafe, to provide single customers with oversized stuffed animals as company for their dining pleasure. Though I’ve not seen it … Continue reading

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