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Book Announcement: Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan edited by Kaori H. Okano Critical Studies in Asian Education series About the Book Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan critically examines an aspect of education that has received little attention to date: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio

The Undiscovered Country: Text, Translation, and Modernity in the Work of Yanagita Kunio Yanagita Kunio (1875–1962) was a public intellectual who played a pivotal role in shaping modern Japan’s cultural identity. A self-taught folk scholar and elite bureaucrat, he promoted … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book explains the history of nuclear power in Japan, the sociopolitical backdrop of post-3.11 social movements, the censorial pressures that musicians are under, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Values, Identity and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan

Values, Identity, and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan Edited by Peter Nosco, University of British Columbia, James E. Ketelaar University of Chicago, and Yasunori Kojima, International Christian University, Tokyo The chapters in this volume variously challenge a number of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Reading The Tale of Genji: Sources from the First Millennium

Reading The Tale of Genji: Sources from the First Millennium Edited by Thomas Harper and Haruo Shirane Columbia University Press http://cup.columbia.edu/book/reading-ithe-tale-of-genjii/9780231166584 The Tale of Genji, written one thousand years ago, is a masterpiece of Japanese literature, is often regarded as … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War

Via University of Washington Press. Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War NORIKO KAWAMURA paperback not available $34.95 HARDCOVER (9780295995175) ADD TO CART PUBLISHED: November 2015 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies / Japan; History; Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 248 pp., … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952

Reto Hofmann, The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015) Description During the interwar period, Japanese intellectuals, writers, activists, and politicians, although conscious of the many points of intersection between their politics and those of Mussolini, … Continue reading

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