Tag Archives: Edo

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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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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Resource: ee-Tokyo.com

A professor recently introduced me to the website http://ee-tokyo.com/, which is just loaded with all sorts of information about Tokyo history. This could be a great resource for anyone studying Edo-Tokyo history, but also for those visiting (or living in) … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The 47 Bronin

Jamie Noguchi of the webcomic Yellow Peril has created one of the best webcomic fillers I’ve ever seen: the tale of the 47 “bronin,” or the classic tale of Lord Asano’s ronin exacting revenge on Lord Kira– but with bros, fistbumps, and dropping … Continue reading

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Workshop: Edo-period written Japanese: an intensive course

江戸時代の書き言葉   集中セミナー Emmanuel College (The University of Cambridge – Dr Laura Moretti) and Nishōgakusha University (Tokyo – Prof Yamabe Susumu) will offer a two-week intense course that teaches comprehensively the written languages and the written styles used in early-modern … 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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Book Announcement: An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750-1850

Via the University of Hawai’i Press: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8943-9780824837402.aspx An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750-1850 Editor: Jones, Sumie; Watanabe, Kenji; 528pp. February 2013 Paper – Price: $30.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3740-2 Cloth – Price: $70.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3629-0 During the eighteenth century, Edo … Continue reading

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