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Book Announcement: The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture

The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture Dumas, Raechel This book explores the monstrous-feminine in Japanese popular culture produced from the late years of the 1980s through to the new millennium. Raechel Dumas examines the role of female monsters in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Merchant’s Tale

The Merchant’s Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan Simon Partner Columbia University Press In April 1859, at age fifty, Shinohara Chūemon left his old life behind. Chūemon, a well-off farmer in his home village, departed for the new port … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The Book in Transition, the East and the West

The Book in Transition, the East and the West Symposium Date: 9 December 2017 Place: G-Lab (6-7th floors), East Research Building, Mita Campus, Keio University, Tokyo Deadline: 21 August 2017 (Japan time) Keynote speaker: Dr Paul Needham (Scheide Librarian, Princeton University) Conveners: Mayumi … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children

Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children (Brill, 2016) ISBN: 9789004337138; List price: €59 / $65 http://www.brill.com/products/book/recasting-past-early-modern-tales-ise-children In Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children Laura Moretti recreates in image and text … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture Patricia J. Graham What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? And why does Japanese style speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Heritage Management in Korea and Japan

Via H-Japan Heritage Management in Korea and Japan: The Politics of Antiquity and Identity Hyung Il-Pai December 2013 298 pp. ISBN: 9780295993058 Paperback $30.00 ISBN: 9780295993041 Hardcover $70.00 Publisher’s blurb, from University of Washington Press: Imperial tombs, Buddhist architecture, palaces, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tang China in Multi-polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8941-9780824836443.aspx by Wang Zhenping 2013, 480 pages $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3644-3, Hardcover Publisher’s blurb: Using a synthetic narrative approach, this ambitious work uses the lens of multipolarity to analyze Tang China’s (618–907) relations with Turkestan; the Korean states of Koguryŏ, Silla, … Continue reading

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