Category Archives: culture

Resource: Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society

Those who are interested in art history or just a fan of early modern painting and prints can explore Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society, an online bilingual research project centered on situating the artist Hokusai (1780-1849) in his social and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan

Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan Edited by Janet R. Goodwin, Joan R. Piggott Landed estates (shōen) produced much of the material wealth supporting all levels of late classical and medieval Japanese society. During the tenth through … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Portraits of samurai

I’ve been majorly guilty of neglecting our Fun Link Friday posts, being busy this last month running the medieval komonjo workshop here at Michigan, but as the summer winds down I’m starting to catch up on my blogging duties! So … Continue reading

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Resource: Japanese Children’s Literature: A History from the International Library of Children’s Literature Collections

Japan’s National Diet Library (NDL) has a ton of digitized resources in both English and Japanese. So much so that sometimes it’s easy to forget how many of those resources have been curated into mini-exhibitions or databases geared toward specific … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War

Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War Ethan Mark Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War draws upon written and oral Japanese, Indonesian, Dutch and English-language sources to narrate the Japanese occupation of Java as a transnational … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art Halle O’Neal In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O’Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these … Continue reading

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Resource: The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue

Today’s online resource is The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue, a collaborative public history project and exhibition that addresses the fascinating history of Okinawan-American relations in the years following World War II. Based out of the University of California, Santa … Continue reading

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