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Book Announcement: Cartographic Japan

Kären Wigen, Sugimoto Fumiko, and Cary Karacas (eds.), Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, University of Chicago Press, 2016. From the publisher: Miles of shelf space in contemporary Japanese bookstores and libraries are devoted to travel guides, walking maps, and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

Japan’s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a “Suicide Nation”. This tendency causes … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives Rajyashree Pandey University of Hawaii Press, 2016. Pandey suggests that “woman” in medieval Japanese narratives does not constitute a self-evident and distinct category, and that there is little … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms

University of Hawai’i Press has just published John R. Bentley’s ABC Dictionary of Ancient Japanese Phonograms, the first comprehensive dictionary of man’yōgana. It is the ninth entry in the ABC Chinese Dictionary Series edited by Victor Mair. The 600-page volume is … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability was published by the University of Hawaii Press in January of 2016. The book is based on a decade of research into the documentary and material evidence from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640

The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640. Jefferson (NC): McFarland Publishers, 2016. Nagasaki, on the west coast of Kyushu, is known in the West for having been the target of an atomic bomb attack … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishō Japan

The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishô Japan Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 78 ISBN 978-1-929280-86-5, viii + 220 pages, paperback Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan The Culture … Continue reading

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