Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.

Fun Link Friday: From Mud to Kimono

How do some of the most beautiful and valuable kimono get made? The BBC Arts series Handmade in Japan recently traced this process from start to finish at the island of Amami Oshima, which is famous for producing a specific and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Project Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Faculty Development, University of Tokyo

Institution: University of Tokyo Location: Japan Position: Project Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Faculty Development In 2015, the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo launched “Global Faculty Development (GFD),” a faculty development program focused primarily on courses offered in … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Project Exhibitions Assistant for Fergus McCaffrey, a Post-War and Contemporary Chelsea gallery

Project Exhibitions Assistant for Fergus McCaffrey, a Post-War and Contemporary Chelsea gallery Job description: The Project Exhibitions Assistant will focus on an upcoming exhibition and function as the central point of contact between the guest curator and the various artists/estates/galleries in Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

Holthus, B. and Manzenreiter, W. eds. 2017. Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan London/New York. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Life-Course-Happiness-and-Well-being-in-Japan/Holthus-Manzenreiter/p/book/9781138290594 https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Well-being-Institute-Routledge-Japanese/dp/1138290599. This book investigates the connections between sociostructural aspects, individual agency and happiness in contemporary Japan from a life course perspective. For the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Asian Literature Session at PAMLA 2017

Asian Literature Session at PAMLA 2017 Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12, 2017 Chaminade University of Honolulu http://pamla.org/2017 The Asian Literature standing session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is now accepting proposals for the organization’s … Continue reading

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Fellowships: Fulbright Scholar Awards in Japan

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty as well as for professionals and independent scholars. Awards that … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia Saito, Hiro University of Hawaii Press, December 2016, 264pp. For more information, please visit http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9697-9780824856748.aspx. Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains … Continue reading

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