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Book Announcement: Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868-1940

Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940 Alice Y. Tseng Can an imperial city survive, let alone thrive, without an emperor? Alice Y. Tseng answers this intriguing question in Modern Kyoto, a comprehensive study of the architectural and urban projects carried … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640

The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640. Jefferson (NC): McFarland Publishers, 2016. Nagasaki, on the west coast of Kyushu, is known in the West for having been the target of an atomic bomb attack … Continue reading

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Workshop: 12th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students

Call for Applications: 12th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students Venue: EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France Date: 4-7 July 2016 Project director: Dr Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS) Language for applications and during … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto: Claiming a Right to the Past

  As the historic capital of the country and the stronghold of the nation’s most celebrated traditions, the city of Kyoto holds a unique place in the Japanese imagination. Widely praised for the beauty of its townscape and natural environments, … Continue reading

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Conference: Religious Performance, City and Country in East Asia

The University of Illinois will host an international symposium, “Religious Performance, City and Country in East Asia,” October 9-10, 2013, at Levis Center of the Urbana-Champaign Campus.  For details concerning the event, including registration and schedule, see below. University of Illinois … 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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