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Book Announcement: The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan Author: Sango, Asuka 304pp. February 2015 Cloth – Price: $54.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3986-4 In this pioneering study of the shifting status of the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Singers of Tales: Ten Centuries of Performed Narrative

Japanese Singers of Tales: Ten Centuries of Performed Narrative Alison McQueen Tokita, Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan Alison Tokita presents a series of case studies that demonstrate the persistence of Japanese sung narratives in a multiplicity of genres over … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Pacific Strife

Inter-regional histories are all the rage these days, and Pacific Strife: The Great Powers and their Political and Economic Rivalries in Asia and the Western Pacific, 1870-1914, by Kees van Dijk (Amsterdam University Press, 2015) is certainly that. Most historians, … Continue reading

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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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