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Book Announcement: Embracing Asia in China and Japan

Torsten Weber, Embracing ‘Asia’ in China and Japan. Asianism Discourse and the Contest for Hegemony, 1912-1933. (Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 407 pages, 8 illustrations). https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319651538 This book examines how Asianism became a key concept in mainstream political discourse between China and Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds – A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales Edited by Keller Kimbrough and Haruo Shirane Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring demons, samurai, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan by Rebecca Corbett The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tokyo Roji: The Diversity and Versatility of Alleys in a City in Transition

Tokyo Roji The Diversity and Versatility of Alleys in a City in Transition By Heide Imai The Japanese urban alleyway, which was once part of people’s personal spatial sphere and everyday life has been transformed by diverse and competing interests. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia Peter Francis Kornicki Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia is a wide-ranging study of vernacularization in East Asia–not only China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, but … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Studies in Japanese and Korean Historical and Theoretical Linguistics and Beyond

Studies in Japanese and Korean Historical and Theoretical Linguistics and Beyond Edited by William McClure (Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York) and Alexander Vovin (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France). … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms Editor: Bullock, Julia C.; Kano, Ayako; Welker, James Welker Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies … Continue reading

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