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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability was published by the University of Hawaii Press in January of 2016. The book is based on a decade of research into the documentary and material evidence from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Anatomical illustrations of Japanese Folk Monsters

Japan loves its ghost stories, and it especially loves the huge variety of supernatural creatures that feature in them. From handscrolls to ukiyo-e prints, artists have been bringing the spooky to life for centuries. This week’s Fun Link Friday is … Continue reading

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Call of Paper: East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, Space

Call for Papers EAST ASIA AS METHOD: CULTURE, KNOWLEDGE, SPACE An Interdisciplinary Conference for Junior Scholars October 7 & 8, 2016 Keynote Speakers: Jini Kim Watson, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University (Discussant: Dan O’Neill, Associate Professor, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting Instructor in East Asian History and Culture

Eckerd College, East Asian Studies Visiting Instructor of East Asian Studies & History Eckerd College seeks a Visiting Instructor in East Asian history and culture to teach five courses per year, including a two-semester sequence in East Asian culture and history; one World History … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore

  The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore Michael Dylan Foster; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin University of California Press, 2015 http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271029 This monograph introduces yokai in a style that is intended to be accessible to students … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: magnetic air bonsai

This week we have a pretty rad invention you may have seen on Spoon & Tamago: magnetic floating bonsai trees! A small company in Kyushu called Hoshinchu has developed bonsai tree bases with magnets and ceramics that create little floating gardens that … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: “Emoticons, Emoji and Kaomoji – The Transformation of Communication in the Digital Age”

Call for papers for the international conference “Emoticons, Emoji and Kaomoji – The Transformation of Communication in the Digital Age,” which will be held in June 2016 at the Institute for Japanese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. The deadline for the … Continue reading

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