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Book Announcement: The Merchant’s Tale

The Merchant’s Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan Simon Partner Columbia University Press In April 1859, at age fifty, Shinohara Chūemon left his old life behind. Chūemon, a well-off farmer in his home village, departed for the new port … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Event: Interdisciplinary graduate student conference Where: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) When: March 16-17, 2018 Call for Papers Deadline: Dec 31, 2017 The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children

Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children (Brill, 2016) ISBN: 9789004337138; List price: €59 / $65 http://www.brill.com/products/book/recasting-past-early-modern-tales-ise-children In Recasting the Past: An Early Modern Tales of Ise for Children Laura Moretti recreates in image and text … Continue reading

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Conference: The Life and Legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu

A conference to examine the legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu will be held at Durham University on the 7th-9th of June to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Ieyasu’s death falling this year. We are delighted to invite you to join us. The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan FEDERICO MARCON Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, the field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced knowledge that … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750 –1850

An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750 –1850 edited by Sumie Jones with Kenji Watanabe  This is an anthology of literature centered in the city of Edo, now Tokyo, from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century. It includes many … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 400th Anniversary of Japan-British Relations

Although 2013 is already half over, the history nerd in me still feels the need to promote this fabulous factoid and fun link, which came to me earlier this year as a website announcement: 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of … Continue reading

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