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Book Announcement: Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan Author: Fowler, Sherry D.; 384pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $70.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5622-9 Buddhists around the world celebrate the benefits of worshipping Kannon (Avalokiteśvara), a compassionate savior … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Return Migration Decisions: A Study on Highly Skilled Chinese in Japan

Return Migration Decisions: A Study on Highly Skilled Chinese in Japan by Ruth Achenbach Wiesbaden: Springer VS. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658160265 Ruth Achenbach develops a model of individual return migration decision making, which examines both the process and the decisive factors in return … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974

Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, 1913-1974 STEFAN HUEBNER The history of regional sporting events in 20th century Asia yields insights into Western and Asian perspectives on what defines modern Asia, and can be read as a staging … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A History of Japanese Theatre

We are  delighted to announce the publication by Cambridge of A History of Japanese Theatre, edited by Jonah Salz. Featuring chapters by fifty international experts, including fifteen Japanese scholars, this book is the first in English since Benito Ortolani’s 1991 … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A Tokyo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Modern Metropolis, 1850-1920

A Tokyo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Modern Metropolis, 1850-1920 edited by Sumie Jones and Charles Shirō Inouye. The volume is available for pre-order on Amazon. The city of Tokyo, renamed after the Meiji Restoration, developed an urban culture that was … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan Drott, Edward R. Scholars have long remarked on the frequency with which Japanese myths portrayed gods (kami) as old men or okina. Many of these “sacred elders” came to be … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan Kumiko Nemoto ILR Press http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100219580&fa=author&person_id=5396 The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated … Continue reading

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