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Job Opening: Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution:    University of California – Davis, East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) Location:          California, United States Position:           Associate Professor, Full Professor in modern and contemporary Japanese literature and culture The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures … 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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Fun Link Friday: Modern Japanese Crests

Here’s a fun link I stashed away since earlier this year: Japanese family crests, or kamon have been embedded in all kinds of items since premodern times, from ceramics and kimono to castles. These days, you might find them most often on samurai … 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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