Author Archives: Travis

About Travis

I am an aspiring scholar of Japanese & Luchuan history with a particular interest in cultural history & the arts, from the traditional to the contemporary, the elite to the popular.

Fun Link Friday: Far Outliers

The blog Far Outliers describes itself as “Exploring migrants, exiles, expatriates, and out-of-the-way peoples, places, and times, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region.” Posts on the blog range widely, covering lots of really interesting and, indeed, “far outlying” topics, from a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan

Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan: Class, Culture and Consumption in the Meiji Period Taka Oshikiri From Bloomsbury Publishing: By examining chanoyu – the custom of consuming matcha tea – in the Meiji period, Gathering for Tea in Modern Japan … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Transnational Asia, an online interdisciplinary journal

Transnational Asia is a new online interdisciplinary journal, put out by he Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, and edited by Sonia Ryang & Richard J. Smith. In blurbs I excerpt from various parts of the journal’s website, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia

Symposium Date: Thu, 11–Sat, 13 Jan 2018 Organisers: Asia Art Archive in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong (reposting from Japan Art History Forum): This symposium asks how periodicals in Asia across the twentieth century have fostered conversations about … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Kyoto University Graduation Cosplay

It’s graduation season here in Japan, and here at the University of Tokyo, I’ve been seeing people day after day walking around in graduation robes, beautiful kimono, or slick suits, taking selfies or family photos in front of the iconic … Continue reading

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Summer Study Abroad: UNO-Japan: Study at Doshisha University Program

(reshared from H-Net) The 2017 U. of New Orlean-Japan: Study at Doshisha University Program is a 6-week (online intro-week plus 5 weeks in Japan) summer program designed for participants to learn about Japanese Culture, Philosophy, Cinema, History, and Language while … Continue reading

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First Japanese Diaspora Initiative Workshop at Hoover Institution

Institution: Hoover Institution, Stanford University Location: Stanford, California Dates: November 13-15, 2017 Call for Papers Deadline: August 21, 2017 (below text from the official Call for Papers) The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is hosting the first Japanese Diaspora Initiative … Continue reading

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