Category Archives: announcements

Job Opening: Pre-modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution: University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, EALC Location: Illinois, United States Position: Lecturer The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-academic year Lecturer/Instructor in pre-modern Japanese literature and culture. … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, job openings, jobs | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: Cartographic Japan

Kären Wigen, Sugimoto Fumiko, and Cary Karacas (eds.), Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, University of Chicago Press, 2016. From the publisher: Miles of shelf space in contemporary Japanese bookstores and libraries are devoted to travel guides, walking maps, and … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Intimate Connections: EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES OF INTER-ASIAN TIES

Call for Papers Intimate Connections: EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES OF INTER-ASIAN TIES A Workshop sponsored and organized by the Japan Institute, and the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australia National University DATES: 11 August – 13 August 2016 LOCATION: The Australian … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, conferences | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

Japan’s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a “Suicide Nation”. This tendency causes … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies conference

DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: MAY 30, 2016 The College of Liberal Arts of Towson University and the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 45th annual conference.  The conference theme “Pivot to Asia: Poetics, … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, conferences, graduate school | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Call for Papers: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures

MECHADEMIA CONFERENCE ON ASIAN POPULAR CULTURE — MINNEAPOLIS 2016 SGMS 2016 CALL: “World-building in Asian Popular Cultures” The Call for Mechademia 10 stated: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, conferences, graduate school | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free online course: Japanese Culture Through Rare Books

A free online course on Japanese rare books will soon be available through Keio University! Click the link below to sign up and read more about it! Some information from the website is reproduced below. === https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/japanese-rare-books-culture This is an … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, fun links, graduate school, useful links | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment