Tag Archives: Japan

Book Announcement: Sangaku Proofs: A Japanese Mathematician at Work

James Unger Sangaku Proofs: A Japanese Mathematician at Work During many decades of national isolation, a mathematical tradition called wasan flourished in Japan independently of the advances of Enlightenment mathematics and virtually unknown to Europeans before the Meiji Restoration. Yet … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 8-bit Japan nostalgia

Feeling nostalgic for Japan and its daily life? Design Made in Japan recently posted an article highlighting the gifs created at the 1041uuu Tumblr, which, if you’ve ever lived in Japan, hit you right in the sweet spot. Check out … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Barbara Ambros, Women in Japanese Religions

Ambros, Barbara R. Women in Japanese Religions. NYU Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781479884063 Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Negotiating Identities: Mixed-Race Individuals in China, Japan, and Korea

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for papers for “Negotiating Identities:  Mixed-Race Individuals in China, Japan, and Korea,” a conference to be held at the University of San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, … Continue reading

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The Job Hunt: Resources (4)

In four previous articles, we introduced a number of sites that are helpful for finding Japan-related jobs. The Job Hunt: Getting Started: The Job Hunt: Resources The Job Hunt: Resources (2) The Job Hunt: Resources (3) This week we’re providing … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal

The purpose of the U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal is to exchange scholarship on women and gender between the U.S., Japan, and other countries; to enlarge the base of information available in Japan on the status of American women as well as … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures, 2015 “Gaming/Gender”

Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures, 2015 “Gaming/Gender” September 25-27, 2015 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, Minnesota Special Guest: Brianna Wu The recent rash of death threats toward feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian after her polemic on the violence toward … Continue reading

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