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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

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Book Announcement: A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism

A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism William E. Deal (Case Western U.) and Brian Ruppert (University of Illinois) From the Back Cover: A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism presents a vivid, nuanced, and chronological account of Buddhist religion in Japan, … 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: A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

The translation of texts has played a formative role in Japan’s history of cultural exchange as well as the development of literature, and indigenous legal and religious systems. This is the first book of its kind, however, to offer a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands

Over the long course of Japan’s history, its people profited from their rich natural environment while simultaneously facing significant environmental challenges. Over time, they have altered their natural environment in numerous ways, from landscape modification to industrial pollution. How has … Continue reading

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