Tag Archives: books

Book Announcement: Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen

Kirsch, Griseldis (2015). Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen. A History, 1989-2005. SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan. London: Bloomsbury Academic. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/contemporary-sino-japanese-relations-on-screen-9781472572394/ About Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen Japan and China look back on a history of friendship as well as … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī Cult in Medieval Japan

From Outcasts to Emperors: Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī Cult in Medieval Japan. Brill’s Japanese Studies Library, vol. 50. Leiden: Brill, 2015. 340 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-29339-7 (hardback) http://www.brill.com/products/book/outcasts-emperors-shingon-ritsu-and-manjusri-cult-medieval-japan In From Outcasts to Emperors, David Quinter illuminates the Shingon Ritsu movement founded by the … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: Sangaku Proofs: A Japanese Mathematician at Work

James Unger Sangaku Proofs: A Japanese Mathematician at Work During many decades of national isolation, a mathematical tradition called wasan flourished in Japan independently of the advances of Enlightenment mathematics and virtually unknown to Europeans before the Meiji Restoration. Yet … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: Barbara Ambros, Women in Japanese Religions

Ambros, Barbara R. Women in Japanese Religions. NYU Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781479884063 Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: Hokusai’s Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Author: Guth, Christine 272pp. January 2015 Paper – Regular Price: $20.00 On Sale For: $15.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3960-4 Cloth – Regular Price: $57.00 On Sale For: $42.75 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3959-8 Categories: art, art & visual culture, Japan … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: The China Problem in Postwar Japan: National Identity and Sino-Japanese Relations

Recently published with Bloomsbury Press as part of the series SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan, edited by Christopher Gerteis. Robert Hoppens, The China Problem in Postwar Japan: National Identity and Sino-Japanese Relations, (Bloomsbury Press, March 2015), 298 pages, ISBN: … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Announcement: Folk Legends from Tono: Japan’s Spirits, Deities, and Phantastic Creatures

Legends Collected by Yanagita Kunio & Sasaki Kizen Translated and Edited by Ronald A. Morse Illustrated by Marjorie C. Leggitt Paperback: 176 pages Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 5, 2015) ISBN-10: 144224822X ISBN-13: 978-1442248229 BOOK BACKGROUND INFORMATION It is … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment