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Book Announcement: Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945

Electrified Voices How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 Kerim Yasar Long before karaoke’s ubiquity and the rise of global brands such as Sony, Japan was a place where new audio technologies found eager users and contributed … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia

Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia  Editor: Garrett L. Washington This edited volume explores the complex roles that Christian ideas and institutions played in the construction of modern womanhood in East Asia. While contributing to gender dynamics that … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Ise and Japan Study Program 2019

Kogakkan University (located in Ise City, Mie Prefecture) will be hosting a sixth year of the “Ise and Japan Study Program,” which is open to graduate (Master or PhD) or post-graduate researchers who are interested in learning more about Japanese … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance.

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance Edited by Bruce Baird, Rosemary Candelario The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh. Originating in Japan in the 1960s, butoh was a major innovation … Continue reading

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Workshop: Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography

We are delighted to announce that the Sixth Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run from Monday 5 August to Saturday 17 August 2019 at the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK). We are now accepting applications. The deadline for submitting an … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Miniature Bonsai Sculptures

In the past we’ve featured some neat Friday features on bonsai, like magnetic tree bases for your favorite trees or bonsai in space, and this week there’s even more fun to be had! Forbes recently featured the Japanese artist Takanori Aiba, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Early Sound & Video Footage of Japan

This week is a quick Fun Link Friday, as I don’t have much info on the origins of these audiovisual materials. These videos have been making their rounds lately, and so far as I can tell people have taken them … Continue reading

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