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Book Announcement: Cartographic Japan

Kären Wigen, Sugimoto Fumiko, and Cary Karacas (eds.), Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, University of Chicago Press, 2016. From the publisher: Miles of shelf space in contemporary Japanese bookstores and libraries are devoted to travel guides, walking maps, and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7

Ross Bender’s Nara Japan, 758-763: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi,Tenpyō Hōji 2 – 7 is now available at CreateSpace and Amazon: https://www.createspace.com/5981677 This is the third in a projected five-volume translation of Shoku Nihongi for the years 749-770. Also available are The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability was published by the University of Hawaii Press in January of 2016. The book is based on a decade of research into the documentary and material evidence from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Osaka River kaitenzushi

A group called The Osaka Cavas put on a delicious-looking art show recently in Osaka that featured giant plates of sushi floating on down Osaka’s Dōtonbori Canal like it was any old conveyor-belt sushi restaurant. Is your stomach rumbling yet? … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640

The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1560-1640. Jefferson (NC): McFarland Publishers, 2016. Nagasaki, on the west coast of Kyushu, is known in the West for having been the target of an atomic bomb attack … Continue reading

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Job Opening: East Asian History, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Institution:       University of Tennessee – Knoxville Location:          Tennessee, United States Position:          Lecturer, East Asian History The Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track lectureship, possibly renewable for a second year, … 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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