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Call for Applicants: Saitama University’s MA program in Japanese & Asian Culture

Saitama University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for admission to our MA program in Japanese & Asian Culture, for the Fall 2017 semester.  The deadline for receipt of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Technology in Modern East Asia Workshop

Technology in Modern East Asia History Workshop June 8 -9, 2017 Hosted by Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK Call for Papers We are pleased to invite applications for the 2017 edition of the Technology in Modern East Asia Workshop which … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Origins of Japan’s Christmas Cake

As the holidays rapidly approach, you may or may not be feeling nostalgic for the spongey, strawberry-laden cakes so well-known in Japan– the Japanese Christmas cake. Orders for this beloved item start being taken all the way back in September in … Continue reading

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Online Workshop: Japanese Culture Through Rare Books

Japanese Culture Through Rare Books–Second offering, organized by Prof. Takahiro Sasaki of the Shido Bunko 斯道文庫, Keio University in Tokyo. Three parts offering, first part starting on January 9, 2017 Explore the important roles that books have played in the … Continue reading

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Funding: Carmen Blacker Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for the Carmen Blacker Research Fellowship tenable at Peterhouse for three years from Easter 2017 or as soon as practicable thereafter.  The Fellowship has been made possible by the generous bequest of the distinguished Japanese scholar Carmen … Continue reading

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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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