Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

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

Book Announcement: Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan

Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan Max M. Ward In Thought Crime Max M. Ward explores the Japanese state’s efforts to suppress political radicalism in the 1920s and 1930s. Ward traces the evolution of an antiradical law called the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors

Samurai An Encyclopedia of Japan’s Cultured Warriors by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan’s samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603–1868, a time when Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A New History of Medieval Japanese Theatre: Noh and Kyōgen from 1300 to 1600

A New History of Medieval Japanese Theatre: Noh and Kyōgen from 1300 to 1600 Authors: Pinnington, Noel J. This book traces the history of noh and kyōgen, the first major Japanese theatrical arts. Going beyond P. G. O’Neill’s Early Nō Drama of … Continue reading

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2019 Summer Kuzushiji Workshop

The Center for East Asian Studies Committee on Japanese Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2019 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 17th-21st. The year’s workshop will feature two … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War by Duncan Ryūken Williams http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674986534&content=reviews This groundbreaking history tells the little-known story of how, in one of our country’s darkest hours, Japanese Americans fought to defend their … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Haiku of Basho

The Haiku of Basho, by John White and Kemmyo Taira Sato The Buddhist Society, London: 2019 See: https://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/5-7-5-the-haiku-of-basho-1 Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) is widely acknowledged as the greatest of all the Japanese haiku poets. In the original Japanese, the two defining features of … Continue reading

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Funding: Japan-US Friendship Commission Fellowships

The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, … Continue reading

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