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Book Announcement: License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture  (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014). Publisher’s summary: Play is one of the most powerful cultural forces in contemporary Japan and in other late modern societies. In this notable contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture Patricia J. Graham What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? And why does Japanese style speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Secret of the Shinkansen

Ever wonder how and why trains in Japan like the bullet train (shinkansen) are always so efficient and on time?  tsunagu Japan recently posted an article explaining just how those super-fast trains always manage to get people where they’re going … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan Oleg Benesch Oxford University Press. “Inventing the Way of the Samurai examines the development of the ‘way of the samurai’ – bushidō – which is popularly viewed as a defining … Continue reading

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Job Opening: East Asian Popular Culture/Media Studies

Institution: Dickinson College Location: Pennsylvania, United States Position: Visiting Assistant Professor The East Asian Studies Department at Dickinson College invites applications for a two-year visiting position in East Asian popular culture or media studies. Applications from scholars who take a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital

Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital by Matthew Stavros (University of Hawai’I Press, 2014) For more information and to explore the companion web site, visit www.kyotohistory.com Overview Kyoto was Japan’s political and cultural capital for more than a millennium … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese literature and culture (two-year appt)

Institution: University of Rochester, Modern Languages and Cultures Location: New York, United States Position: Visiting Assistant Professor; 2 Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese (Literature and Culture) The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester invites applications for … Continue reading

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