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Book Announcement: The Fabric of Indigeneity: Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan

The Fabric of Indigeneity: Ainu Identity, Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan ann-elise lewallen For more information, please visit http://unmpress.com/books.php?ID=20000000007984 In present-day Japan Indigenous Ainu women stitch together ancestral values and global Indigenous activism to challenge bitter legacies of settler racism … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War: A Transnational History

Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War: A Transnational History Ethan Mark SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War draws upon written and oral Japanese, Indonesian, Dutch and English-language sources … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Post-Fascist Japan: Political Culture in Kamakura after the Second World War

Post-Fascist Japan: Political Culture in Kamakura after the Second World War Laura Hein SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan In late 1945 local Japanese turned their energies toward creating new behaviors and institutions that would give young people better … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan

The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan Sari Kawana SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan explores the varying uses of literature in Japan from the late Meiji period to the present, considering how … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Postwar Emigration to South America from Japan and the Ryukyu Islands

Postwar Emigration to South America from Japan and the Ryukyu Islands Pedro Iacobelli SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan Placing a distinct focus on the role of the sending state, this book examines the history of postwar Japan’s migration … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself

Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself By Peter Nosco Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

Holthus, B. and Manzenreiter, W. eds. 2017. Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan London/New York. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Life-Course-Happiness-and-Well-being-in-Japan/Holthus-Manzenreiter/p/book/9781138290594 https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Well-being-Institute-Routledge-Japanese/dp/1138290599. This book investigates the connections between sociostructural aspects, individual agency and happiness in contemporary Japan from a life course perspective. For the … Continue reading

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