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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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Book Announcement: The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier Translated by J. A. A. Stockwin Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Routledge Description In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan

Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan Peter D. Shapinsky   Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies Number 76 A John Whitney Hall Book Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan ISBN … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie and Ulrike Wöhr, Routledge, 2014 Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in … Continue reading

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