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Book Announcement: The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan Author: Nenzi, Laura 280pp. February 2015 Cloth – Price: $48.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3957-4 Categories: Asia, Japan, history, biography The Chaos and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The White Plum: A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women’s Higher Education in Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. The White Plum: A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women’s Higher Education in Japan Author: Furuki, Yoshiko 196 pp. January 2015 Cloth – Price: $31.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5339-6 Categories: Asia, history, biography Description At the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region

TRANSNATIONAL TRAJECTORIES IN EAST ASIA: NATION, CITIZENSHIP, AND REGION.  Edited byYasemin Nuhoḡlu Soysal.  Routledge 2015, 273 pp. ISBN 978-1-13-881935-1 (paperback due in December 2015) http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138819351/ Since the late twentieth century, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea Author: Park, Albert L. 320pp. January 2015 Cloth – Price: $56.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3965-9 Why and how did Korean religious groups respond to … Continue reading

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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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