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Book Announcement: Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps

Via UH Press. Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps Editor: Richard A. Pegg University of Hawai’i Press 2014 | 140 pages | 130 color illustrations Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-4765-4 | $40.00 BioMaps are the manifestation of an intellectual construct of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society

Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society Based upon a survey of five Japanese faith-based volunteer groups, the book offers insights and fresh perspectives into the ways women’s participation in religious civic organizations may work as a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Labour market deregulation in Japan and Italy

Labour market deregulation in Japan and Italy: Worker protection under neoliberal globalisation By Hiroaki Richard Watanabe Description: Japan and Italy encountered severe economic problems in the early 1990s, and the governments had to deal with those issues effectively under the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: From White to Yellow: The Japanese in European Racial Thought, 1300-1735

From White to Yellow: The Japanese in European Racial Thought, 1300-1735 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, December 2014). “This magisterial work fills an important gap in contemporary scholarship about racial history and European perceptions of the Japanese during the age of maritime explorations, beginning with … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia  by Jiang Wu, Associate Profess, Department of East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona   Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan

Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan Jason Danely (Author) Description By 2030, over 30% of the Japanese population will be 65 or older, foreshadowing the demographic changes occurring elsewhere in Asia and around the world. What can … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Koans

Author: Heine, Steven; 206pp. August 2014 Paper – Price: $17.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3974-1 Cloth (Print on Demand) – Price: $48.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3973-4 Via University of Hawai’i Press “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” “Does a dog have Buddha-nature?” These cryptic … Continue reading

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