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Book Announcement: Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan edited by Kaori H. Okano Critical Studies in Asian Education series About the Book Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan critically examines an aspect of education that has received little attention to date: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio

The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio Yanagita Kunio (1875–1962) was a public intellectual who played a pivotal role in shaping modern Japan’s cultural identity. A self-taught folk scholar and elite bureaucrat, he promoted … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book explains the history of nuclear power in Japan, the sociopolitical backdrop of post-3.11 social movements, the censorial pressures that musicians are under, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan Author: McNally, Mark Thomas; 344pp. November 2015 Cloth – Price: $67.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5284-9 Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan probes the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. 246pp. July 2015 Cloth – Price: $59.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5153-8 Religion is at the heart of such ongoing political debates in Japan as the constitutionality of official government visits to Yasukuni Shrine, yet the very categories … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Via University of Hawai’i Press. 256pp. December 2015 Cloth – Price: $49.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5157-6 In Spectacular Accumulation, Morgan Pitelka investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in late sixteenth-century Japan, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory Editor: Adolphson, Mikael S.; Commons, Anne; 344pp. October 2015 Cloth – Price: $55.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-4675-6 Lovable Losers is the first substantial piece of English-language scholarship to examine … Continue reading

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