Tag Archives: Edo period

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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Resource: Ukiyo-e.org

Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, hold an esteemed place as one of the most well-known and prolific Japanese arts, having exploded in popularity in the early modern period (1603-1868) and become a great source of inspiration to many artists overseas. The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku

Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku David J. Gundry, University of California, Davis The first monograph published in English on Ihara Saikaku’s fiction, David J. Gundry’s lucid, compelling study examines the tension reflected in key works … Continue reading

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Workshop: Early-modern Palaeography (kuzushiji, hentaigana et al.): Fourth Graduate Summer School at Cambridge

We are delighted to announce that the Fourth Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run from Monday 7 August to Saturday 19 August  2017 at the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK). We are now accepting applications. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Problems on Twitter

This July, a new Twitter account appeared, and began tweeting out incredible small-scale, everyday, “truth is stranger than fiction” sort of stories about life in Edo period Japan. I tried to commit a drowning love-suicide with a Shinagawa prostitute, but … Continue reading

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Workshop: Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography

The third Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run from 1 August to 13 August 2016 at Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK). We are now accepting applications. The deadline for submitting an application is 31 March 2016.  The theme for 2016 is ‘Education and Learning in Early-modern … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e animated gifs

Just last month we posted on an artist’s rendering of 8-bit Japan nostalgic in GIFs, and lo and behold, this month we stumble across Edo-period early modern nostalgia in GIFs that bring ukiyo-e to life! The artist, who goes by … Continue reading

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