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About Paula

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

Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Japanese history, Yale University

The Yale University Department of History intends to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the history of the Japanese colonial empire, to begin on July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on the history of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The view from the shogun’s (toilet) seat?

In case you needed a little more excitement on your visit to the bathrooms at Kyoto station, The Asahi Shimbun reported that through August 16, the subway station paneled the inside of two of their stalls (one in the men’s … Continue reading

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Resource: Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society

Those who are interested in art history or just a fan of early modern painting and prints can explore Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society, an online bilingual research project centered on situating the artist Hokusai (1780-1849) in his social and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Postdoctoral/Post-MFA position in Asian Digital Film Production, Hamilton College

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57038 The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral/post-MFA position in Digital Film Production, effective July 1, 2019. As part of the College-wide curricular emphasis on digital and experiential learning, the Program seeks a … Continue reading

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Funding: Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates

JAPANESE STUDIES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM This program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. 4-12 months of dissertation research in Japan for students in the humanities and the social sciences. Applicants … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan

Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan Edited by Janet R. Goodwin, Joan R. Piggott Landed estates (shōen) produced much of the material wealth supporting all levels of late classical and medieval Japanese society. During the tenth through … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Portraits of samurai

I’ve been majorly guilty of neglecting our Fun Link Friday posts, being busy this last month running the medieval komonjo workshop here at Michigan, but as the summer winds down I’m starting to catch up on my blogging duties! So … Continue reading

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