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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: Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects, written by Jordan Sand, is now available. About the book: Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: “Japanese Cities in their Global Context”

Special Paper Sessions at the 2013 AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 9-13, 2013. Organizers: David W. Edgington (University of British Columbia) and Carola Hein (Bryn Mawr College) Two of the featured themes for the 2013 Annual Meeting of … Continue reading

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Book announcement: Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives

Edited by Christoph Brumann, Evelyn Schulz Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Workshop on Natural Disaster and the City

Call for Papers Workshop on Natural Disaster and the City Historical Perspectives from Southeast Asia and Japan, 1945-2010 16-17 January 2013 Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University will be … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Embodying Urban Asia

http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/printfriendly_event.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1276 Workshop at the National University of Singapore, 29 to 30 November 2012 Deadline for submissions 23 July 2012 Further information http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1276 Asian cities have attracted significant scholarly attention in recent years. Existing academic literature includes examination of the spatial … Continue reading

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Postdoc Fellowships at International Institute of Asian Studies

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships at the International Institute for Asian Studies. We are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three clusters: “Asian Cities”, “Asian Heritages”, and “Global Asia” FOR DESCRIPTIONS OF THESE THREE CLUSTERS LINK TO: <http://www.iias.nl/research/cities&gt; … Continue reading

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