Tag Archives: Japan

Book Announcement: From White to Yellow: The Japanese in European Racial Thought, 1300-1735

From White to Yellow: The Japanese in European Racial Thought, 1300-1735 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, December 2014). “This magisterial work fills an important gap in contemporary scholarship about racial history and European perceptions of the Japanese during the age of maritime explorations, beginning with … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in Years Gone By

Have the sakura bloomed where you are yet? Whether you’re still waiting on them or they’ve come and gone, check out this retrospective from The Wall Street Journal of cherry blossom and hanami photos from 1955 on.

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Summer Workshop: Study Noh, Kyogen, and Buyo in Japan

The intensive summer program in Kyoto, Traditional Theatre Training (T.T.T.) 2015, invites applications to its 31st annual program. Orientation on 24 July (Fri) will be followed by daily, intensive training 25 July (Sat) to August 11(Tue). A professionally costumed recital will be held on the Oe Noh Stage on 12 August (Wed). … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia  by Jiang Wu, Associate Profess, Department of East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona   Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: the art of kintsugi

While many people might think of a broken bowl or cracked ceramic pieces as beyond repair and having lost their beauty as perfect objects, other see opportunity for a different kind of aesthetic. Colossal featured an article last year on kintsugi 金継ぎ, or “gold joinery,” which … Continue reading

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Internships: Summer internships at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan

Since 2007, ICAS at Temple University Japan has hosted summer interns from many universities across the world. These unpaid summer internships for non-TUJ students (undergraduate and graduate) offer a unique opportunity to spend a productive summer in Tokyo. Below is the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Energy in Modern Japan

CALL FOR PAPERS VSJF Annual Conference 2015 “Energy in Modern Japan. Past, Present, Future“ The annual conference of the VSJF – German Association for Social Science Research on Japan – will take place on November 20-22, 2015in Leipzig. This year’s topic … Continue reading

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