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Fun Link Friday: Roman Coins Found in Ryukyu Castle

For our archeology and history enthusiasts: Okinawa was a historical trade hub, and recently ten ancient coins, including several from the Roman and Ottoman empires, were excavated in Katsuren Castle, Uruma, Okinawa. “We don’t think that there is a direct link … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Via University of Hawai’i Press. HIRO SAITO DECEMBER 2016 264 pages ISBN 9780824856748 $62.00 East Asia / history / sociology Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains embroiled in controversy with its neighbors … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Conference on Reconsidering Militarism in Twentieth Century Japan

(reposted from H-Net) Call for Papers Officers, Adventurers and Statesmen: Reconsidering Militarism in Twentieth Century Japan What: International Conference Where: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, When: June 18-20, 2017 Deadline: Jan 1, 2017 On August 15, 1945 the government of … Continue reading

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Call for Participants: Ise and Japan Study Program 2017

Dear all, Applications are open for a fully funded study program (lectures and field trips) for researchers (graduate or post-graduate) that is sponsored by Kogakkan University and Ise City. It will be held in and around Ise, which is home to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: East Asian History and Humanities, Reed College

Institution:  Reed College Location:  Oregon, United States Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor The History Department of Reed College invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor in East Asian history and humanities.  The position carries a load of four … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Traditional Japanese history & culture, University of Hawai’i

Traditional Japanese Culture and History.  The Department of History at the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa, seeks applications for the position of associate professor of traditional Japanese history and culture.  This position is known as the Dr. Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished … Continue reading

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Okinawa Resources: Watanabe Miki personal website

21Watanabe Miki 渡辺美季, a professor at the University of Tokyo, is easily one of the leading up-and-coming scholars of Ryukyuan history. Her 2012 book Kinsei Ryūkyū to Chūnichi kankei (近世琉球と中日関係; my rough translation: “Early Modern Ryukyu and its relations with … Continue reading

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