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Book Announcement: Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

Holthus, B. and Manzenreiter, W. eds. 2017. Life course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan London/New York. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Life-Course-Happiness-and-Well-being-in-Japan/Holthus-Manzenreiter/p/book/9781138290594 https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Well-being-Institute-Routledge-Japanese/dp/1138290599. This book investigates the connections between sociostructural aspects, individual agency and happiness in contemporary Japan from a life course perspective. For the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia Saito, Hiro University of Hawaii Press, December 2016, 264pp. For more information, please visit http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9697-9780824856748.aspx. Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Imagination and Narrative: Lexical and Cultural Translation in Buddhist Asia

Via University of Washington Press. Imagination and Narrative: Lexical and Cultural Translation in Buddhist Asia EDITED BY PETER SKILLING AND JUSTIN THOMAS MCDANIEL $32.50S PAPERBACK (9786162151354) hardcover not available PUBLISHED: October 2017 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 308 pp., … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China

Via University of Washington Press: Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China YUN XIA $30.00S PAPERBACK (9780295742861) $90.00X HARDCOVER (9780295742854) PUBLISHED: December 2017 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies / China; History; Law BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 344 pp., 1 bandw illus, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach Ugo Dessi (Routledge 2017) https://www.routledge.com/The-Global-Repositioning-of-Japanese-Religions-An-integrated-approach/Dessi/p/book/9781138099869 The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan

Aiba, Keiko. (2017). Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan. Osaka, Japan: Union Press. http://www.union-services.com/upen/book_list.html Women’s pro wrestling in Japan has always been controlled by an independent organization of which the members have only been women. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan

The Economic and Business History of Occupied Japan: New Perspectives Edited by Thomas French. Routledge, 2018. From the publisher’s website: About the Book The Occupation era (1945-1952) witnessed major change in Japan and the beginnings of its growth from of … Continue reading

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