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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

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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

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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

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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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