Category Archives: study tools

Resource: Institutional Repositories

Institutional repositories (IRs) are all the rage these days in university libraries and similar institutions, especially in Japan, but also increasingly in the United States. These are databases of journal articles and other similar scholarly products put out by members … Continue reading

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Translation Workshop: Japanese to English

TRANSLATION WORKSHOP Where: University of Oxford, UK When: April 2 to April 5, 2017 We are seeking applications from research students to translate scholarly articles from Japanese to English for the second BAJS (British Association for Japanese Studies) Translation Workshop … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Bugei

Header banner from Ryukyu-bugei.com. Copyright Andreas Quast. Yiftach Raphael Govreen (PhD candidate, Hebrew University) was kind enough to introduce me today to the website of Andreas Quast, ryukyu-bugei.com/. Quast is a Dusseldorf-based martial artist with some 20+ years of experience, … Continue reading

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Resource: Asian Historical Architecture

Today we introduce a somewhat unusual resource, the site Asian Historical Architecture. This collection of user-donated materials provides a photographic survey of architectural heritage across Asia, taking “Asia” in a refreshingly broad interpretation. Background information and virtual tours are available … Continue reading

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Resource: Petzold scrolls collection of Buddhist art

Harvard University’s Harvard-Yenching Library recently launched digital access to one of their most valuable collections, the Petzold scrolls collection. The collection includes 424 scrolls that were acquired from the family of Bruno Petzold (1873-1949) in 1951. Petzold was a German-born … Continue reading

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Resource: Tobunken-Sainsbury Institute Research Collections Database

The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) has just made available a new online database adding in English-language publications and media on Japanese arts, compiling books, exhibitions, etc. released/published within the last few years (and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning Japanese through Instagram Flashcards

Using flashcards with words on them is one thing, but they don’t always give you the kind of vocabulary you may need when you actually hit the ground in Japan: visual. If you’re looking for a fun new way to … Continue reading

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