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Book Announcement: History of Japanese Psychology

The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950 by Brian J. McVeigh, Bloomsbury Press, 2017.  ISBN-13: 978-1474283083 // ISBN-10: 147428308X During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries the individual became the basic, self-contained unit of society whose interior life was increasingly … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Turning Invasive Species into Sushi

  A lot of factors can affect changes in our local and global environments, but one that has become a big problem with little attention paid to it is that of invasive species. Sometimes new species get introduced to non-native … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children

Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children (Brill, 2016) ISBN: 9789004337138; List price: €59 / $65 http://www.brill.com/products/book/recasting-past-early-modern-tales-ise-children In Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children Laura Moretti recreates in image and text … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: the Salt Sculptures of Motoi Yamamoto

Sorry for the lack of Fun Link Fridays, everyone! It was a busy holiday season and I hope you all enjoyed it. Today is a quickie fun link, something that I had saved and meant to put up around New … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: In Search of the Way Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860

In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860 Richard Bowring In Search of the Way is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, covering the years 1582-1860. It begins with … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Origins of Japan’s Christmas Cake

As the holidays rapidly approach, you may or may not be feeling nostalgic for the spongey, strawberry-laden cakes so well-known in Japan– the Japanese Christmas cake. Orders for this beloved item start being taken all the way back in September in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Shinto

Shinto: A History Helen Hardacre Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely … Continue reading

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