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Book Announcement: Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China

Via University of Washington Press: Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China YUN XIA $30.00S PAPERBACK (9780295742861) $90.00X HARDCOVER (9780295742854) PUBLISHED: December 2017 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies / China; History; Law BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 344 pp., 1 bandw illus, … Continue reading

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Research Opportunity: NHK Archives

Location: NHK Archives, Tokyo or Osaka Application Deadline: 30 June (4pm Japan Time) (Description below paraphrased/summarized by Travis, from NHK Japanese-language website. I apologize for any mis-translations or mis-representations. Please consult the NHK page for official description and terms) Program … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach Ugo Dessi (Routledge 2017) https://www.routledge.com/The-Global-Repositioning-of-Japanese-Religions-An-integrated-approach/Dessi/p/book/9781138099869 The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Secrets of Soy Sauce

Though it can be found in various forms across Asia, soy sauce is easily one of the most iconic elements of Japanese cooking. With a long and diverse history, some families have maintained secret recipes for hundreds of years and regional variations bring … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan

Aiba, Keiko. (2017). Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan. Osaka, Japan: Union Press. http://www.union-services.com/upen/book_list.html Women’s pro wrestling in Japan has always been controlled by an independent organization of which the members have only been women. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning Kanji through Poop

With the growing ubiquity of technology, Japanese and Chinese societies fret over “character amnesia“– the loss of knowledge of kanji in the younger generation, the generation who don’t have nearly the same need to memorize written characters as those for whom … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan

The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan: New Perspectives Edited by Thomas French. Routledge, 2018. From the publisher’s website: About the Book The Occupation era (1945-1952) witnessed major change in Japan and the beginnings of its growth from of … Continue reading

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