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Workshop: Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography

We are delighted to announce that the Sixth Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run from Monday 5 August to Saturday 17 August 2019 at the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK). We are now accepting applications. The deadline for submitting an … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The view from the shogun’s (toilet) seat?

In case you needed a little more excitement on your visit to the bathrooms at Kyoto station, The Asahi Shimbun reported that through August 16, the subway station paneled the inside of two of their stalls (one in the men’s … Continue reading

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Resource: Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society

Those who are interested in art history or just a fan of early modern painting and prints can explore Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society, an online bilingual research project centered on situating the artist Hokusai (1780-1849) in his social and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Portraits of samurai

I’ve been majorly guilty of neglecting our Fun Link Friday posts, being busy this last month running the medieval komonjo workshop here at Michigan, but as the summer winds down I’m starting to catch up on my blogging duties! So … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Postdoctoral Researcher, Japanese History, University of Amsterdam

The Freedom of the Streets Research Project is looking for a: Postdoctoral researcher, 30 months, 0.7 FTE, Amsterdam/Tokyo. Project sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) This postdoctoral project will reconstruct women’s use of urban space in the biggest city … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan by Rebecca Corbett The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating … Continue reading

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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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