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Book Announcement: Media Convergence in Japan

Media Convergence in Japan, co-edited with Patrick W. Galbraith  This collection of essays explores the convergences and divergences arising from the digital transition in Japanese media culture. The ebook version has been published for free and open access in PDF, ePub, and Mobi formats for download from the Internet … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning Japanese through Instagram Flashcards

Using flashcards with words on them is one thing, but they don’t always give you the kind of vocabulary you may need when you actually hit the ground in Japan: visual. If you’re looking for a fun new way to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Oldest Sake Shop in Tokyo

What a week it has been. In all the chaos of the news, I barely remembered to look up a Fun Link Friday this week. But in the end, what we could all use is a drink (if that’s your … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Pre-modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution: University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, EALC Location: Illinois, United States Position: Lecturer The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-academic year Lecturer/Instructor in pre-modern Japanese literature and culture. … Continue reading

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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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